Newsletter 31st May 2022

Levin East School


Kia ora

Today nearly 40 students braved an early start to attend the annual Tough Guy Tough Girl Challenge in Papaioea. If you don't like mud, this isn't for you! They had a wonderful time, and I thank the staff and whānau who went with them to make it happen.

This Friday at 4pm many of us will be glued to our screens to watch the 2022 Showquest and Toi presentations and awards. Our children were amazing and we look forward to seeing their work. The best place to find the link will be on the Showquest Facebook page. Showquest photos for you to enjoy this week, Toi photos next week.

In two weeks' time, we will be opening our next new entrant class in Rom 8, and are thrilled that Mrs Zoe Raue will be taking this role. Welcome back, Zoe!

You may have received an email from our Board of Trustees about our principal recruitment. As you know, I am retiring at the end of the year and the Board are asking for your input in the process. I strongly encourage you to complete the survey, it will help the Board immensely.

Covid continues to be with us and we do have some staff in isolation. Please bear with us when we need to make changes because of this.

Have a great week, and stay safe and well.

Ngā mihi

Rikki Sheterline

Whānau House Placings for Term 2 Week 4

1st: Murray Whānau House

2nd: Good Whānau House

3rd: Douds Whānau House

4th: May Whānau House

Congratulations: MURRAY Whānau House, winners last week.

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.

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Lunch Orders

If a parent/caregiver wishes their student to have a lunch order they must order and deliver it to the office themselves.

The shop no longer delivers orders to school nor are students allowed to collect from the shop at lunchtime.

Please drop in any orders to the office before 12.10pm and we will call the student over to collect it.


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 or Mrs Mulholland.


  • Wednesday 1st June: Libelle Feast Workshop (1:40pm)
  • Wednesday 1st June: Libelle Feast Workshop
  • Thursday 2nd June: Lockdown Drill (to be confirmed - tbc)
  • Monday 13th June: Levin East School Swimming Sports (10:30 start) tbc
  • Wednesday 15th June - Weds 22nd June: Scholastic Book Fair
  • Thursday 20th June: Board of Trustees hui 6:00pm
  • Friday 24th June: Matariki Holiday (School Closed)


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