Balclutha Primary School - T2 Wk 5
Newsletter 4 June 2021
Kia Ora e te Whānau,
Welcome to Week 5 of the term. It's hard to believe we are half way through term two already. Where is the year going?
Things have been a little quieter around school this week with our Year 6 and 7 students away on their Mt Cook camp for the week. They have been having some amazing adventures. If you haven't had a chance yet, check out some of the photos and videos they have put on our facebook page. We are all looking forward to having them back this afternoon.
Our school has 4 key values that we work to reinforce everyday. These are respect, responsibility, empathy and integrity. This term we have a spotlight on empathy. I have really enjoyed seeing this in action in the classrooms and the playground this term. Many of our students show empathy towards others around them though their kindness and compassion for each other. Everyday I see our students looking out for younger students, and making sure those around them are okay. This is just one of the many things that make our school a great place to be.
Enjoy the long weekend.
Ngā mihi nui,
Welcome to CJ who started school this week in Room 1!
Whānau and School Update
Last weekend we made approximately 23,000 cheese rolls! What a massive weekend it was!
Thank you to the parents, grandparents, teachers, additional staff within our school, students and past parents who came and helped out over Saturday and Sunday. We hope everyone is enjoying their cheese rolls.
From this fundraiser we have raised approximately $7,000 which is going towards our new playground surface. What a great effort!
Have a great long weekend :-)
Whānau and School Co-Presidents
Sara Sutherland and Carleigh Frisby
Uniform Update - in stock now
Size 6 skorts (skirts coming in a few weeks...)
Size 10 - skirts and cullottes
Size 12 - skirts and skorts
Size 14 - cullottes
Cullottes are $50
Skirts are $55
Skorts are $40
School Photos update
Galleries will be sent out this evening to all families who have supplied an email address to BPS.
You may need to check your spam folders, in case the email goes there.
If you don't have an email by tomorrow, please email Charlotte at email@example.com. It may be that your email address has changed recently. Charlotte will update her list and then re-send your gallery.
If you have not supplied BPS with an email address, Charlotte will send your login info to BPS. We will then print this out and send it home with your child next week. If you don't have access to the internet to use your login, please contact the school office next week and we will help you to access your photos another way.
Room 1 have been reading Mrs Wishy-Washy this week. We have done beautiful artwork to go with the book.
Check out Room 5's very colourful "Face Art" they did with Mrs Craig when she was teaching here earlier this week.
Room 6 have been working on some wonderful graffiti pastel art with Mrs Judson. We are really pleased with how bright and colourful our finished art is.
Congratulations to everyone who received an award at last week's assembly. Recipients are below with the reason they received their award! Well done everyone!
Joash Bokilis - for settling into class routine well. You always arrive with a big smile on your face. You are such a caring and helpful student!
Jarvis Tohiariki-Brooking - Jarvis has a positive attitude to his work and is enthusiastic in all areas of school.
Olivia Conway-Reid - Olivia is working hard in her reading and is challenging herself in maths lessons.
Aydan Field - has great IT skills. He helps others log on and makes sure Ipads are all charged.
TJ Lowe - for settling well into Room 3 and asking for help when he is unsure of a task.
Alfie Ferguson - taking responsibility for his own learning and always showing respect!
Hunter Barclay - working hard at maths and reading and making progress!
Meg Smith - for excellent efforts in writing,
Harry Coote - for being a leader in the classroom and a great friend to others.
Mabel Ferguson - for being a caring, respectful and kind member of Room 12.
Keira Frisby - taking leadership and putting in a huge effort to teach the aerobics routine.
Madison McElrea - for always knowing the "right thing to do" and supporting her classmates and teacher!
Nala Cain - for her leadership when coaching a Rippa Team and her hard working, positive attitude in the classroom.
Next week's events of note:
Room 12 and Year 6's back from camp! Yay!
Monday - School closed to observe Queen's Birthday
Thursday - Scholastic Book Club orders due at school
Friday - Assembly (2.30pm) - Room 2 sharing.
Balclutha School Website
Our new website will have links to our school calendar, facebook page and school app! We hope you take some time to check it out next week.
- School Saveloys, sport fees and all camp fundraising - 02 0900 0000 452 00
- Whānau and School, fundraising, school uniforms (2nd hand and new) -
- 03 1734 0006449 00