Newsletter 14th September 2022

Levin East School


Kia ora tātou,

Isn't it lovely to see the sun more often, a shame it wasn't here yesterday! The drier days mean that there is more certainty around the wide range of events we have coming up - and there are a plethora of them. Last week saw the tamariki on Rooms 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 visit Wellington Zoo. They had a great, great time. Thank you to Mrs Raue and the Kākano staff for making this happen, and to the whānau who helped on those days.

This week we have SNAP Golf skills sessions for the tamariki in Te Whanake. This is the first time I remember having this at Levin East, and it is brilliant. Watching the children yesterday made me proud of what we offer.

On Friday we have our FundTogether discos - the first for such a long time. I am looking forward to seeing the children dressing up and having a great time!

Next week sees the Pihinga team crab hunting on the Foxton beach mudflats. From past stories, this is a trip to remember too!

A reminder that we have a Teacher Only Day on Tuesday 27th September (2 weeks away). School is closed for students on that day. It has been moved due to the Queen Elizabeth Memorial Day on Monday 26th September.

Kia pai tō wiki ō te reo Māori.

Ngā mihi

Rikki Sheterline

Whānau House Placings for Term 3 Week 7

Week 7:

1st: DOUDS Whānau House

2nd: Good Whānau House

3rd: Murray Whānau House

4th: May Whānau House

Congratulations: DOUDS Whānau House who were our winners last week.

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  • Friday 16th September: Fundtogether School discos
  • Monday 19th September: Cross Country Event
  • Tuesday 20th September: Crab Hunting Trip for Rooms 17, 18 & 20
  • Wednesday 21st September: Cross Country Postponement day
  • Monday 26th September: Board of Trustees hui 6pm
  • Wednesday 28th September: Wheels Day
  • Monday 26th September: Queen Elizabeth II memorial Day - school closed
  • Tuesday 27th September: Staff Only Day- school closed
  • Tuesday 20th September: PIhinga Team to Foxton Beach
  • Friday 30th September: Last day of Term 3 school finishes at 2.50pm
  • Monday 17th October: First day of Term 4 school starts at 9.00am
  • Monday 17th October: Whole school Pōwhiri 9.15am


As healthy lunches are provided for every student, every day, we no longer take lunch orders at the office. The shop is also unable to deliver lunches to school.


If your child/ren are absent from school please let us know by either:

Telephoning the office on 06 3687494 and leaving a message on the absence line.


Texting: 021 1286225 or via the Levin East School App

Thank you.

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Have you downloaded the Hero by Linc-Ed app?

This is how you access your child/ren’s reporting information.

We also use this app to keep you up to date with our community notices. Download ‘Hero by Linc-Ed’ at the app store and let us know if you need help from there.

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TERM 3: 25 July - 30 September

TERM 4: 17 October - 15 December