Newsletter 5th July 2022

Levin East School


Kia ora tātou,

Well, we have worked hard and the end of term is just around the corner. It has been a busy term, one made even busier by the impacts of Covid-19 and winter ills. I am incredibly proud of our staff who have shown flexibility and resilience to continue to offer programmes of learning and additional activities in an ever-changing environment. I am also proud of our tamariki who have shown the same resilience and flexibility to manage different programmes, a range of learning experiences, different teachers and much more. They have grown a lot in their learning, as is evidenced in the 3-way conferences many of you have attended. Thank you to you all for the huge part you play in supporting the tamariki in their learning.

Welcome to Whaea Jenn Perkin (photo included) who will be teaching in Room 21 for Terms 3 and 4. It is great having you onboard.

Tomorrow marks the end of a term-long dance programme with Kristin Reilly. She has worked with most children in the school and it has been wonderful to have her expertise in this area. Thank you to Kristin for the great programme and to Mrs Sanson for organising it for our children.

On Friday many of us watched our kapahaka tamariki perform at Te Takeretanga o kura-hau-po. It was the first time they have performed in their new piupiu - a very proud moment for our school. They performed well and looked magnificent. Thank you to our wonderful tutors - Whaea Aroha, Whaea Anna and Matua Ricky.

Next term the Launchpad (aka Bible in Schools) programme will run for the children in Māhuri and Te Whanake. Only those children who have a parent's permission can attend. Please contact the office if you want to check for your child.

As the children achieved the schoolwide Whānau House goal, the Movie and Popcorn event will be going ahead on Thursday. A list of movies is later on in the newsletter. Each team has 3 movie choices. Please contact your child's teacher if you have any concerns.

Congratulations to Sadhbh Mercer (Room 20) for winning a prize in the Libelle Lunches Matariki Giveaway). Ka pai to mahi Sadhbh.

We look forward to ending the week strongly and having a great break. Enjoy your whānau time and we will see you all back on Monday 25th July, starting with our pōwhiri.

Ngā mihi

Rikki Sheterline

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Māhuri (Rooms 1, 2 19)

Space Jam (new version) Rating: G

Artemis Fowl Rating: PG

One other o be confirmed

Te Whanake (Roms 3, 4, 20)

Jumanji (1995) Rating: PG

Hoodwinked Rating: PG

Flubber Rating: PG

Kōhuri (Rooms 10, 11, 13)

Trolls World Tour Rating: G

Alvin and the Chipmunks Rating: G

Matilda Rating: PG

Pihinga (Rooms 17, 18, 21)

Bugs Life Rating: G

Blinky Bill the Movie Rating: G

One other to be confirmed

Kākano (Rooms 5, 6, 7, 8)

Toy story 4 Rating: G

Shaun the Sheep movie Rating: G

Either Shrek Rating: PG or Trolls World Tour Rating: G

Whānau House Placings for Term 2 Week 9

1st: Good Whānau House

2nd: May Whānau House

3rd: Douds Whānau House

4th: Murray Whānau House

Congratulations: GOOD Whānau House, winners last week.

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A reminder that the Board of Trustee elections are in September. If you are interested in the Board's work or in standing for the Board, please come in and see Mrs Barnard (Leanne) or Mrs Mulholland (Vanessa).

Mrs Mulholland is our Returning Officer, so expect to see information coming out from her as we get closer to the different deadlines involved.

Spare Clothing

With the change of seasons upon us and the weather becoming colder and wetter it may pay for some students to have spare clothing in their bags for times of need.

Also, if you have any pants or trackies for children 8 and under that you could donate to us, we would really appreciate it.


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.


  • Tuesday 5th July: 3-way conferences after school
  • Wednesday 6th July: Māhuri team sexuality education / Pubertal Change
  • Thursday 7th July: WHanau House Movie and Popcorn celebration
  • Friday 8th July: Term 2 ends (2:50pm - normal time)
  • Monday 25th July: Term 3 starts (pōwhiri at 9:15am)


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.

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TERM 2: 2 May - 8 July

TERM 3: 25 July - 30 September

TERM 4: 17 October - 15 December


If you are considering standing for a Board of Trustees the NZ School Trustees Association are holding a Kōrari Question-and-Answer session on 21st July from 7:00 - 8:15pm. This online hui gives people an opportunity to ask questions directly of their regional advisors. If you are interested this is the link to register:

What’s happening at Ngā Manu Nature Reserve?

Children’s Art & Nature Day with Harriet Bright – 12 July 2022 10am – 3pm

This workshop is strictly limited to 15 students between the ages of 7-12 years of age.

Children will need a packed lunch, drink and weather-appropriate clothes including raincoats and gumboots.

Price: Friends of Ngā Manu members $55; Non-members $60

Click here to book your place

Golden Kiwi Egg Hunt – 9 – 24 July 2022 10am – 5pm

Find the locations of 8 Golden Kiwi Eggs hidden in the reserve and answer the questions to enter our weekly draw to win a Friends of Nga Manu Family Membership (valued at $100 and valid for 12 months). Existing members will have an additional 12 months added to their membership.

We will also be running two eel talks every day during the school holidays; one at 11am, the other at 2pm. The talks are free, but if you want to feed the eels it will be $2 per person. Tokens can be purchased at the Visitor Centre.

For more information about these events and others, check out our website.

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