School Newsletter- 07 April

Endeavour School - April 7th, 2022

Principal's Message

Good afternoon Whaanau,

This morning I had the privilege of being in contact with a local company who is wanting to provide our school sports teams with player of the day certificates and achievement awards for our winter codes. The support we hope to receive is a lovely gesture and will no doubt bring many smiles to our children throughout the winter.

However, it got me thinking how quickly we jump from one season to the next with our sporting codes. Having just finished coaching cricket for Term 1, I find myself well underway with planning out the rugby season, team make ups, training times, gear bags etc. No doubt many of you can relate and are likely in the same position.

Two key things come to mind when reflecting on the quick transitions. How wonderful it is, that so many people are willing to volunteer their time in supporting children with their involvement in sport. For me the benefits that come from watching children being involved in sports and physical activity far outweigh the small (but often many) frustrations that come with organising it. So thank you to the many who fit into the above.

Secondly, how often we as a society quickly move from one context to the next without taking the time to recognise, celebrate and acknowledge the many excellent aspects of what has just been. This thought extends beyond our sporting codes, but rather into life in general. How often do we genuinely take the time to pause, breath and reflect before we travel nose deep into the next challenge / outcome driven scenario, and as a result what is the invisible cost in doing so?

As next week sees an end to Term 1, I would like to extend a large thank you to you our community and our entire team here. I am proud of how we have travelled together through this term, focussing on children, keeping them at school and minimising the disruption to not just their learning but their lives in general. It has been a collective effort. I encourage you to take some time and have a glance below at examples of the wonderful learning that they have done.

As we move into Easter please find some time to enjoy a rest and be with your children. Having a chance to recharge and get ready for the eventful winter months ahead will be important.

Happy easter to all.

Warm regards


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2022 Term Dates

Term One: Tuesday 8th February 2022 - Thursday 14th April 2022

Term Two: Monday 2nd of May 2022 - Friday 8th July 2022

Term Three: Monday 25th July 2022 - Friday 30th September 2022

Term Four: Monday 17th October 2022 - Friday 16th December 2022


Endeavour School will be supporting “Shave For a Cure”, on Friday the 8th of April, 2022, to help raise funds and awareness for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand.

To show our support we will be holding a Crazy Hair Day! Students are asked to turn their hair into the craziest hairstyles they can think of for the day. We ask that everyone please donate a gold coin which we will present to the Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand Foundation.

Please note that this is not a mufti day and ALL students must come to school in their school uniform.

For more information about the “NZ wide Shave for a Cure” event click here

Thank you in advance for your support and we cannot wait to see our students rockin’ out their craziest hairstyles this Friday, the 8th of April.

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Whats Been Happening?

LC1 Fun!

LC1 worked hard during the term to fill the class bucket up! Their reward for this was to go to the park across the road for healthy snack time and a play at the playground!
This term we have been learning all about the ocean. We have learnt about the different layers of the ocean, why fish live where they do, and why we need to look after the ocean. As part of this we have done lots of art!

Theres an electrical buzz in LC3 & LC4!

During our Science based Learning Provocations and Literacy workshops, we have been exploring physical phenomena including Electricity. We learned that Electricity is the flow of electrons from one place to another and that everything has electrons so everything can have electrical current. In order to move, the electric current must flow in a closed circuit. We proved this by using playdoh to create a real working circuit where the bulb lit up!

After learning how batteries work we created our own model batteries. We used different coloured playdoh to represent the two chemicals (manganese oxide and zinc) found inside batteries and a Post-It note as the wall inside the battery which stops the electrons from moving straight from one chemical to the other.

We also did a lot of thinking about all the things we use everyday that rely on electricity - like the Bee Bots that we had fun programming.

We then transferred all our new vocabulary and thinking into our writing.

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Amazing LC5 Art!

This term a group of students have been working on their sketching skills with Mrs Beldham. This was part of their Arts Blast options in LC5 for Term One. The students needed to use skills to observe, redraw and build resilience to create each Native New Zealand Bird. They used drawing elements, such as line, shape and position and then shaded to create these stunning results. Once completed, they use colour to enhance one of their repeated sketches. A great result! Kia pai mai hoki!
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Community Notices

Soccer United Football Supplies is Hamilton’s newest soccer store – determined to meet all your soccer requirements. We are located at 137 Alexandra st (very close to Garden place). We hold heaps of kids boots, shinpads and footballs and other training equipment. We hold a lot of Northern United shorts and socks as well. If you do pop into the shop use the secret code ‘Mr Booth likes soccer more than rugby’ and get a discount off your purchase. Check us out online and facebook and we hope to see you soon.” 07 5950700

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