Balclutha Primary School - T3 Wk 10

Newsletter 30 September 2022

Principal's Report

Kia Ora e te Whānau and welcome to the last day of term.

It is exciting to be able to finish the term in style with Pet Day today. There have been a lot of super excited children all week looking forward to today. A huge thank you to all the parents who have helped get pets ready and brought them along today. Pet Day is a day that wouldn't be possible without a lot of parent support.

As we finish off what has been a crazy term, I would like to thank all our school community for their ongoing support of our school, our students, and their learning.

Have a wonderful, well deserved break and we look forward to seeing you all next term.

Ngā mihi nui,

Vicki Neave

Room 2

The students in Rooms 1, 2 and 4 had a great time learning how to do stop motion movies together this week. It was wonderful to see some of the older Room 2 students helping out their younger friends.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY this week (and over the holidays) to...

Tyrone Gooch

Sam Kinder

Zack McAlister

Tristan Dobson

James Toole

Amelia Maxwell

Sophie Jack

Blake Galbraith

Congratulation Tiana!

Congratulations to Tiana Wyber for being selected in the Otago U12 girls touch team. Tiana will play in 4 tournaments around the South Island. Good luck with your games.
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Room 4

This week rooms 1,2 and 4 joined together for some fun activities. In room 4 we played some different Te Reo Maori games. We learnt alot about kuri (dogs) in preparation for pet day.

Whānau and School Update

Whanau and School Update

Roll on the holidays and a couple of weeks break for the children.

Thank you to everyone who came to the Whanau and School Meeting last night.

BPS Home and Garden Tour - 6th November - see link below

SPUD IN A BAG COMPETITION is back... Children will be given a spud in a bag with a notice (giving you the rules and what is required) and looking at handing them out the first Friday in Term four.

So watch this space for more information to come.

Have a great break :-)

Sara Sutherland and Carleigh Frisby

Whanau and School Co-Presidents

Room 5’s dream jars!

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Room 3

This week Room 3 pupils made cheese with help from Fonterra.

Welcome to our new pupils who started at BPS this week...

Room 6

The room 6 children have been working on replica stained glass windows to be displayed in the entryway at school. The stained glass windows depict iconic places around South Otago. These are three of our templates.
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Room 1

Room 1,2 and 4 students enjoyed different stations this week. One of the stations was playing a game called Inchworm. It was great to see them all working together as a team and being co operative.


Congratulations on a huge effort with our Spellathon last week. Thanks to our wonderful spellers and our very generous school community, we have raised over $2,500. Money raised will go towards some new Reading books.

Room 12

Room 12 students have been learning new teamwork games! Check out the new skills they have learnt.

Term 4 dates coming up...

Monday 17 October - Term 4 starts.

Teacher Only Day on Monday 28 November 2022.

Teacher Only Day

In last weeks newsletter, we shared that we will be having a Teacher Only Day on Friday 25 November. Due to the Orange Parade now being on that day for our senior road patrol students, Teacher Only Day has moved to Monday 28 November.

2022 Sport News


No touch over the holidays. All teams, including Teeny Touch, will start back on 20th October.

Touch Holiday Programme see attached notice for details.

Important dates

18 Oct - SOPSSA Swim Champs

25 Oct - Year 7/8 Cricket tournament

26 Oct - Year 5/6 Cricket tournament

4 Nov - SOPSSA Athletics

10 Nov - Otago Triathlon

12 Nov - Otago Swim Champs

16 Nov - Top Team Finale

10 Nov - Southland Athletics

22 Nov - Quadrathon

1 Dec - Colour Run and Playground opening

Students have been having a great time trying out some of our new equipment at lunchtime.

Room 11

Our Room 11 students spent a 45 minute session with Skip last Friday, practising catching and scooping skills for Touch.
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Bank Accounts

  • School Saveloys, sport fees and all camp fundraising and donations - 02 0900 0000 452 00
  • Whānau and School, all fundraising (except camp fundraising), school uniforms (2nd hand and new) -
  • 03 1734 0006449 00