Balclutha Primary School - T3 Wk 8
Newsletter 16 September 2022
Welcome to Week 8 of the term and Māori language week. This week the student council have been encouraging our students and staff to include more everyday kupu Māori into our daily conversations.
I have enjoyed listening to them introduce the kupu of the day over the loud speaker every morning and give examples of how we can use it. Tino pai ngā kōrero tamariki mā!
This week I also had the privilege to visit Room 11 and 12 at their camps at Camp Columba in Pukerau. Congratulations to Mrs Willocks and Miss Roughan for well organised and well run camps, and a huge thank you to all the amazing camp parents who helped out. I can imagine there will be some very tired students and adults this weekend.
Camp provides an opportunity for students to experience new things and to push themselves out of their comfort zone. A number of the camp activities including abseiling, raft building and the high ropes provided great opportunities for this. I really enjoyed watching our students' faces after they had jumped off the high ropes, or abseiled down a cliff. What an achievement! All our students should be very proud of themselves!
Only 2 weeks until the next term break.
Ngā mihi nui,
It has come to our attention that one of the photographers that took this year's school photos had a previous conviction involving questionable material, ten years ago, that made him unsuitable to work with children.
In line with school policy, the photographers were not alone with our students at any stage as all photos were supervised by staff.
The Board of Trustees has reviewed our policy and are confident that the policy was followed.
The photographer in question is no longer working for the company and has no access to our school images.
Moving forward we will ensure all school photographers have a successful police vet prior to coming onsite.
If you have any concerns around this matter, please contact the school.
Board Of Trustees
Whānau and School Update
BPS Home and Garden Tour - Sunday 6th November 2022
If you would like tickets to the House and Garden Tour, the tickets are $45 per person and includes lunch and afternoon tea.
Please email: email@example.com
If you would like to be one of the stall holders at one of the properties for the Home and Garden Tour please get in touch with Sara on 02102372282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next monthly meeting will be Thursday 29 September at 7pm in the school staffroom. Everyone welcome.
Keep safe and let's be kind to each other :-)
Sara Sutherland and Carleigh Frisby
Whanau and School Co-Presidents
Students have different lists to learn, and they will be tested on half of the words/letters on their list next Friday 23 September.
All students will need to have their spellathon card at school on Friday 23 September, so that their test results can be attached and they can then show their sponsors how many words they got right!
Monies raised will be used to support purchasing Structured Literacy resources for the whole school.
We look forward to your support.
2022 Sport News
Congratulations to the following students that have made the South Otago Rep Touch Teams.
U12 Boys Red
U12 Boys Blue
U12 Girls Red
U12 Girls Blue
Year 1/2 Hockey
Session 1 3:30 court 2
Session 2 4:00 court 2
Year 3/4 Basketball
BPS Purple vs Warepa Flames 3:30 court 3
BPS Blue vs Warepa Flames 4:00 court 3
BPS Green vs St Mary's Saints 5:00 court 4
BPS/Kai vs Romahapa 4:30 court 5
All sports payments to be paid into the BOT account 02-0900-0000452-00
Kaitangata BMX club - invites new riders to come and have a go Wednesday 28 September two free nights. See flyer below or contact Tania 0278699287.
Balclutha Primary School
Welcome to Meko, who started at BPS earlier this week...
Coming Up in the next two weeks...
22 September - Whole School Assembly (2.30pm)
22 September - BoT September meeting (7pm)
23 September - SPELLATHON DAY!
26 September - Closed - Public Holiday to observe Queen's passing
29 September - Whanau and School Meeting (7pm)
30 September - Pet Day - (and last day of term 3.)
Monday 17 October - Term 4 starts.
- 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