Monday 24th June, 2019

Kia ora whānau

This is our last newsletter of the term. There has been so much learning and growing going on in our school this term. Our steps to becoming an Enviroschool are very exciting and it’s wonderful to see our students becoming more and more intuned with positive education and looking after their physical and mental wellbeing.


I would like to say a big thank you to our kaiako for their hard work on report writing. A lot of time and thought goes into these. Reading through them, it shows how well they know your children. These will be sent out digitally next Monday. Please take the time to read through them with your children.

Ngā mihi
Maree Lucas

School Notices

Principal Award
The latest Principal’s award went to…Billy Esler.

Celebration of Learning
We welcome our whole community to our celebration of learning assembly this Wednesday at 2.30pm.

Teacher Only Day
We have a teacher only day with our Kahui Ako on Friday 30th August. There will be no school on this day.

Our wonderful posties
A huge thank you to Jan and Mark for delivering our newsletters every fortnight for us. We really appreciate your support of our school.

Pick up from Belfast
We are still looking for some autex to be picked up from Belfast before the school holidays. It will need to be on a trailer or in a ute. Please let me know if you are available.

Mud Kitchen
We are wanting to create a recycled mud kitchen for our students. If you are able to help create this, please contact Jennie -

Community Survey
If you haven’t already, can you please fill out our community survey by the end of the term. Let me know if you would like a hard copy of it.

ICAS tests
ICAS tests are optional tests for Year 4-8 students. They cost $15 each. Please let Maree know by the end of this term if your child would like to do any of them.

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Community Notices

MAKING SENSE OF SCHOOL MATHS:  Sue Graham is a former principal and is a specialist maths teacher and advisor to schools,  who knows how to make maths fun and understandable. She’ll explain the hows and whys of modern maths teaching so that you can help your children enjoy the subject and build their confidence. Her popular workshops for parents offer practical tips and resources you can use to support children develop a positive mindset toward maths. This approach can help them see maths’ relevance to other aspects of learning too.

7 – 8.30pm, Thurs 27 June, Leithfield School. Cost: 1.5 TimeBank Hurunui credits or donation appreciated. Register: 03 314 3406 or

Winter Ball - Omihi Hall fundraiser
Tickets are well under way for our winter ball. If you would like tickets or to purchase a table (tables are limited to 15), please go to We have had a couple of questions regarding the dress code - long or short dresses are fine and guys can wear suits, shirt and tie or just a nice shirt.

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Maree Lucas