Kia ora koutou, Supervision before and after schoolWe are aware of an increasing number of students who are remaining at school after 3pm for significant periods of time without someone who has responsibility for them. Given the young age of students at Amesbury School, it is important that we ensure...
Posted: Monday March 16, 2020
Kia ora koutou, The ongoing situation with the COVID-19 respiratory virus is unsettling for people and there is some anxiety being expressed in our community, so I wanted to provide you with an update.Many of you will be aware that three of the four cases of COVID-19 confirmed in New...
Posted: Monday March 9, 2020
It has been a busy and exciting start to the 2020 school year. It is wonderful watching all the different happenings around the school at the moment, between biking, trips and exciting learning. Phutukawa Hub is very busy with Pedal Ready bike skills training last week and this coming week,...
Posted: Monday February 24, 2020
Kia ora and welcome to the latest Amesbury Digest
Posted: Monday February 17, 2020
It has been an exciting and engaging start to the year. We have loved watching students show such joy at meeting back up with old friends or making new ones, getting to know new teachers and different learning spaces.
Posted: Monday February 10, 2020
Welcome to the 2020 school year. We are now in our ninth year as a school, and I think we can now officially stop being classified as a new or even new-ish school, given that our school was built in the previous decade!
Posted: Monday February 3, 2020
Welcome to Amesbury School for 2020.
Posted: Wednesday January 29, 2020
Endings: This week was significant for John and I. We went to Auckland to attend our final (eighth) childs graduation from university. Serena, our baby, who came with us to Wellington as a 12 year old, graduated on Tuesday as a fully-fledged podiatrist and won the Academic Award for 2019...
Posted: Monday December 16, 2019
Ni hao from ChinaOur Shanghai legWe travelled to Shanghai on the bullet train which travels at 350km per hour. It is the fastest train in the world and apparently they are working on a train that will go 600km per hour! That will make it a 2.5 hour trip from...
Posted: Monday November 4, 2019
Kia oraWelcome to this week's Digest with our fearless leaders in China. I thought that while the cats (Lesley & Urs) were away, the mice (the teachers) would play. However, they've been all business as usual.Anyway, today we received an update from the intrepid explorers regarding the Beijing leg of...
Posted: Tuesday October 29, 2019