Newsletter 8th November 2022

Levin East School


Kia ora tātou,

The weeks roll on as the Christmas break moves nearer. It is an exciting and busy time. Children are working hard in classes, sports teams are in action, trips are underway and staff continue to plan for engaging and exciting programmes. It is wonderful to see.

It was lovely to see so many whānau at the Junior Cross Country and Colour Dash, thank you for making the time to support your children and all those at Levin East School. Congratulations to our Interschool Cross Country team who ran their hearts out at Poroutawhao, finishing 5th overall.

We are looking at classes for 2023, so if you have, or know of, any new enrolments, please contact our school office. We are currently staffing our classes for 2023 - a key activity at this time of year. Knowing how many staff we need is a big part of that. The office contact number is 06-3687494.

Next Wednesday, 16th November, our teachers are attending Paid Union Meetings as they negotiate a new collective agreement with the Ministry of Education. I am sure you hope these negotiations acknowledge and recognise the amazing work our teachers do. We will remain open, but programmes will be different.

On the same day, our amazing New World Grocery Grab is drawn. This is a new fundraiser for us, and I urge you to grab your tickets as soon as you can. I thank the FundTogether team for making this happen.

Have a great week, and enjoy the photos.

Ngā mihi mahana

Rikki Sheterline

Whānau House Placings for Term 4 Week 3

Term 4 Week 3:

1st: May Whānau House

2nd: Murray Whānau House

3rd: Good Whānau House

4th: Douds Whānau House

Congratulations to MAY Whānau House who were the winners last week.

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  • Friday 11th November: Fire Drill (10:15am)
  • Wednesday 16th November: Teachers' paid Union Meetings (more info to come)
  • Wednesday 23rd November: Community Morning Tea (10am)
  • Thursday 1st December: Te Whanake Team trip
  • Thursday 15th December: School closes at 12:30 for the end of term.
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Supporting KidsCan

KidsCan are a wonderful supporter of our school.

Noel Leeming is delighted to again be supporting KidsCan by raising funds with our Friends and Family Promotion this November. With your help, we hope to make a difference by providing the essentials Kiwi kids need to learn, with 2.5% of the total sales from this event being donated to KidsCan. Last year's event raised over $8,400 for KidsCan.

This offer is open to our staff and our community. It gives everyone the opportunity to unlock amazing deals during the two-week period, starting on Monday October 31st and running through until Sunday November 13th, 2022.


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.


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.


TERM 1: 1 February - 6 April

TERM 2: 24 April - 30 June

TERM 3: 17 July - 22 September

TERM 4: 9 October - 15 December