School Notices - 1 July 2019

By: John Murrihy | Posted Monday July 1, 2019

What's on?

  • Swimming Lessons - Harekeke Mondays, Te Rito & Koru Thursdays
  • Regional Cross Country - Tuesday 2 July
  • Co-curricular - last lessons  - Wednesday 3 July
  • Learning Celebration - Friday 5 July 1.50-2.50pm 
  • Last day of Term 2 - Friday 5 July
  • Have fun!
  • First day Term 3 - Monday 22 July


The library is looking for some helpers to keep the shelves tidy...could this be you? 

Please email or come and see Chrissy in the library ASAP. Email:


We have had a notification from the Regional Medical Officer of Health regarding influenza in Wellington.

Influenza (flu) is a virus that spreads quickly from person to person. It can be spread through the air by coughing and sneezing as well as by hands, cups and other objects that have been in contact with an infected person’s mouth or nose.

The following information will help reduce the spread of influenza:
1. Make sure everyone covers their mouth and nose with tissues when coughing and sneezing.
2. Make sure students (and staff) with symptoms stay at home until they are well and free of symptoms.
3. Encourage everyone to wash their hands regularly. 

For further information please read the attachment below.

Parents please note: If you keep your child home because they have influenza (flu) or any other contagious/notifiable illness please select 'other' not just 'sick' on the absence form. This then gives you the option of providing a 'reason' where you can state "flu". Can you also please state whether this has been confirmed by a doctor.

Please be aware also of the school's policy that a certificate from a health professional should be provided after 3 days of absence.

Lost and Found 

Lots of goggles and socks! Attached photo of recent additions. Anything not claimed by 3.30pm on Friday 5 July (last day of term) will be donated.

Community Notices

Churton Park Community Centre Newsletter

If you haven't already come across it please check out the latest Churton Park Community Centre Newsletter to see what's happening in Churton Park. It also includes a number of holiday activities that you may be interested in.

Police Non emergency Number - 105

NZ Police recently launched a new non emergency number, '105'. This was done this to make it easier to get hold of the Police in the event of non-urgent situations or ‘Things which have Already Happened’, which don’t require Police assistance immediately.

You can call the Police on '105' for all non emergencies, or you can go online at to report things like:

- Lost property

- Theft from a public place or car

- Intentional property damage

- To get an update or add info to a previous report

In the event of an emergency, always call '111' - Things that are Happening Now.

Drama Holiday Programme – Drama Remedy

Who invented movie making? Can music and cinematography be called an art? Come join Drama Remedy’s exciting and enjoyable workshop on 9 -11  July to find out the answers. 

On the final day join the Weta Workshop crew on their exclusive WetaCave Workshop Tour: a unique behind-the-scenes look at how Weta Workshop helps craft some of the world’s biggest films!

To enrol or for more details contact (04) 478 5962 or 022 027 3316 or visit our website

Weta Workshop - school holiday activity

Have you been to the Weta Workshop yet, or perhaps it's been a while. 

It's great to see families enjoying a day out and kids being inspired by creativity! This July Weta will be offering school holiday Sculpting Goodie Bags worth $22.50 for only $15 for parents to purchase when booking tours online:

Beyond the Page – An exciting literary festival for tamariki - 6-21 July 2019

Featuring well known authors, illustrators, and performers, Beyond the Page is a festival brimming with literary adventures for tamariki and their whānau.

Children will have the opportunity to explore their creative side, be inspired by spell-bounding performances, pick up a new skill, and discover a world of possibilities at their local library.

Follow Beyond the Page on Facebook, and visit to find out what events are happening in your area. 

All events are free

International Culinary Studio

If you are interested in an Online Winter Cooking Programme over the holidays for your 8+ children please check out the attachment below and take advantage of the special holiday price.

Tots to Teens Magazine

The new July/August issue digital magazine is available here:

In this issue, we ask the question “Is my child entitled or do they understand their rights?” We also look at education issues for parents – why our children should all learn to code, and how predicting endings and outcomes of stories is an important life skill for children to learn. Help your kids engage both the left and right brain with our 5 simple brain games. We have a lovely story on using horses for children’s therapy for physical and mental well-being. We also look into grommets, one of the most common surgical procedures, and give parents a better understanding of what’s involved. To help with the consequences of reduced sunlight and close-quartered activity of sick children, we have three delicious lemon recipes, and five ways to supplement your family’s diet to get through winter unscathed. We have plenty of amazing prizes to win, holiday ideas to help entertain the children, and a kids’ fun page to enjoy.

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