Balclutha Primary School - T2, Wk 4

Newsletter 27 May 2022

Principal's Report

Kia Ora e te Whānau and welcome to the end of another week.

It has been wonderful to have many of our parents at school and involved in the students learning this week.

On Wednesday and Thursday we had our second set of parent/ teacher interviews for the year. This was a wonderful opportunity for parents and teachers to connect and discuss the students learning. Thank you to all the parents who were able to come in for these meetings. Please remember that parents are welcome to come in and catch up about their children's learning at any stage. If you would like to meet with your child's teacher to discuss any concerns, share celebrations or monitor the progress of goals, please contact the teacher directly, or ring the school office to arrange a suitable time.

On Thursday a large number of BPS students participated in the rippa tournament. It was very exciting to have this event go ahead after so many COVID related cancellations over the last year. A huge thank you to the large number of parents who helped coach and manage our teams, or came along to support our players.

This weekend our school community has a huge weekend ahead with a large number of cheese rolls to make for our Whānau and School fundraiser. Thank you to everyone who has offered to come and help over the weekend. If you haven't put your name down but would like to help, you are very welcome! Our Whānau and School are a marvellous support for the school and every student benefits from the funds they raise. Thank you to everyone who is able to help.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Ngā mihi nui,

Vicki Neave.

Whānau and School Update

Thanks to everyone who came to the meeting last night.

CHEESE ROLLS - we need your help this weekend!! Come on down this weekend to the school hall. Thank you to everyone who has already put their name down.

Information for all helpers, please see below:

· Cheese Roll making is in the school hall

· Please make sure you wear a mask at all times

· Bring your favourite spreading knife (named)

· Bring a plastic chopping board (also named)

· Bring a water bottle, snacks and lunch

· Potentially, you could be on your feet for a long period of time so wear comfortable clothing and footwear

· It is best to leave children at home if possible, especially young ones. Older children might be able to help out as runners.

Food preparation rules, such as:

  • Long hair tied up
  • Gloves and hair nets will be supplied for everyone (we will all look ridiculous together)
  • Good hand hygiene
  • Don’t come if you are sick – cold/flu/upset tummy etc (or have been sick in past 48 hours)

This is the second time the WAS has attempted cheese rolls on such a large scale. We are hoping things will run smoothly, but please be patient if there are any hiccups.

If you have a large order, please be aware we may text you to say your order is ready, otherwise all orders must be collected by Sunday afternoon.

If you need any further information please contact Sara on 02102372282.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon :-)

Kind Regards

Sara Sutherland and Carliegh Frisby

Co-Presidents of Whanau and School

Sports News


Draw is as follows

BPS Yellow vs Warepa Rockets 5:10

BPS Blue vs Warepa Breakers 5:30


Draw for Saturday 28 May

Balclutha A vs Country Saints Black 1:00 court 3

Balclutha B vs TCAS Gold 10:00 court 3

Balclutha Blue vs Toko Ferns 12:00 court 1

Balclutha White vs Kai White 10:00 court 2

BPS/Clutha Valley vs Country Saints 3 12:00 court 5

Balclutha Green vs Lawrence Green 1:00 court 5

Rippa Rugby

Thank you to everyone who was involved in the Rippa Rugby Tournament that was held yesterday. It was a cold but great day and the kids all had a blast! The sportsmanship from BPS was amazing. I am very proud of everyone for trying their hardest, winning or losing. It was great to see the players step up and show the true culture of BPS. What a great place to be a part of.

Tania Arthur

Sports Coordinator.

Room 1

Room 1 have been reading Monkey’s Shoes as our shared book this week. Look how cool our monkey masks are that we made!
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Room 2

Room 2 explored measurement during Maths on Friday. We started looking at the sizes of different objects in the class and then headed outside to measure the length of the court. After careful counting, we decided it was 136 of Aubree's feet, long. We also enjoyed a walk around the school on Monday finding out facts about BPS in preparation for report writing in class.

Room 3

I asked the class, "What is special about the number 8,549,176,320?"

Room 5

Room 5 have been learning about Matariki with Mrs Morrison. We created a star to display facts about Matariki and the significance of our new public holiday we have this year.

Room 6

Room 6 used pastels and dye to create some wonderful butterfly art.

Room 12

This week Room 12 had Police Constable Rochelle Gordon teaching us how to be safe online.
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Room 11

Technology in action at South Otago High School.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY this week to...

Brendan Burgess

Mary Harborne

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