Newsletter week 1 Term 2

East Gore School May 6th 2021


Welcome back to Term 2.

What a great start we have had to the term with students settling back into class programmes quickly. The sunny weather has also allowed us to get outside during break times to enjoy the pump track, games on the field and playground.

It's a busy term coming up with our school cross country being held in the coming weeks. Our 10 and 11 year old students can go on to compete at the Eastern Zone event so if this sounds like your thing, I would recommend you get out practicing. All students compete in the school cross country which is held on our school field. When all the details are finalised we will let you know day and time it is happening.

Just a reminder if you have any questions, concerns, compliments please pop into the school and talk to your child's teacher or alternatively pop into the office and have a chat to me. A problem shared is a problem halved and as a staff we work hard to solve school problems at an early stage if we know about them. We also love to hear compliments.

We welcome two new students to East Gore this week, in Room Rata is Madison and in Room Totara is Lucas. We hope that you have a wonderful time learning lots of new things at East Gore School. It is great to have you here.

Kia pai tō rā whakatā (Have a great weekend).

Wendy Kitto


School Notices

ANZAC Day Assembly - Friday 7th May 2.20pm - all welcome

Reporting an Absence

If a student is away from school for any reason we need to know. Please text, phone or use the school app to report an absence. We need a reason for absence please, this a legal Ministry of Education requirement so please don't be offended if we ask for this.

Cellphones at School

We are noticing a few students are bringing cellphones to school. They do not need them at school because we have numerous devices for the students to complete school work on. If your child needs to bring a cellphone because of an after school activity, they must hand it in at the office. At the end of the day they can collect it from Mrs Nicholson.

Lunches in School

Apologies for not updating this sooner. This term we are working with Koha Kai to change the daily lunches more regularly instead of having a set menu. Koha Kai are working on developing a range of lunches that our students enjoy. So far this week we have enjoyed mac n cheese, a ham wrap, a mince pie and a sandwich.

Unfortunately the fruit we were enjoying last term is not been supplied this term, we would ask parents to send fruit or cheese along as a healthy snack each day again.

Staying in Touch

Please remember to update any changes in your contact details to the school office, its very important that we have you latest details in case of an emergency. Thank you.

Teacher Only Day

We will be having a Teacher Only Day on Friday 28 May. The purpose of this teacher only day is for all staff to refresh their first aid certificates which is a requirement of school staff. All schools are allowed to have a Teacher Only Day/s throughout the year however we always try to keep them to a minimum as we understand parents are busy working. Thank you for your support with this Teacher Only Day this term.

School Photos

School photos and individual & family photos will be taken Friday 21st May. Permission forms for family/sibling photos are attached to this newsletter are available from the office. We only need permission if you want family photos done. All students will have individual and class photos taken.

Scholastic Book Club Orders

Could all book club orders please be in by May 17th. Easiest way to order and pay is online at Cash orders can be made through the school office.

Senior Camp - Chocolate Fundraiser

Bars of chocolate will be available again from next week for those senior camp students wanting to fundraise. Each box contains 30 bars @ $2 each.

$24 profit is made from each box sold which comes off your camp cost.

Please see Debbie in the office to collect your chocolate!

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Breakfast Club

Just a reminder Breakfast Club starts at 8:30am and finishes at 8:53.

Thank you again to our volunteers who provide this service - if you would like to be involved for half an hour any day of the week please contact the office - helpers are always very welcome.

A huge shout out to BP Gore who very generously donate bread to Breakfast Club.


Our butterflies hatched over Easter! They are now free flying around Southland.

Upcoming Events

  • May 7th ANZAC assembly 2.20pm
  • May 21st School Photos
  • May 28th Teacher only Day

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