School Notices: 25 July - 1 August

By Rachael van Rij | Posted: Wednesday July 25, 2018

Everything you need to know around and about school for the next week.

Welcome back for Term 3. We hope you and your children are refreshed after the break!

Amesbury Awesomeness Winners

Did you see our Amesbury Awesomeness Winners from Term 2? Please see our article here and you'll also see photos from the fantastic musical celebration that we enjoyed at the Learning Celebration.

Swimming Sports

We enjoyed a great afternoon at the Year 4-6 swimming sports at the end of the term.  Please see the results here

Co-curricular lessons began today!

Don't forget co-curricular lessons start this week and run for 8 weeks of the term.  Parents have been emailed regarding this. 

Inspire Photography

It's time to photograph our students again! Inspire Photography are coming to school in week 3 from 9am on Tuesday, 7th August and Thursday, 9th August. Please see the attached information sheet. 

Inspire create beautiful photos and we have had lots of great feedback from parents about them. In the past we have taken hub photographs, as well as sibling and individual shots. As our hubs are continually growing we will be taking year group pictures this year instead of whole hub ones. We are aware that Te Rito Hub will be out of school on Tuesday afternoons this term for swimming and we will ensure they do not miss out on photographs during this time.

Events Calendar

Please remember to check the Events calendar here for the term's upcoming events. 

Spare Clothing

During the winter months, we often have a number of children come to us wet and muddy wanting clean clothes after play times. For all students, please pack spare clothing in the bottom of your child's bag in a plastic bag (particularly leggings and trousers/shorts) so they have something familiar that they can get changed in to.

Office & Library Hours

Please remember that the office and library area open from 8.30-3.30pm each day. 


Our Term 3 powhiri to welcome new students and staff will be held in Week 3 of the term. In this powhiri, we will welcome students who started in Weeks 3-10 last term and who have started in the first couple of weeks this term. The powhiri will happen on Monday 6 August at 2:30pm in the hall. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in. Families of new students are warmly invited to come along and join in the powhiri as we welcome you all to our school community.


This term Koru and Te Rito Hub will have their swimming lessons at Johnsonville School Pool. Koru Hub will have their lessons on Fridays and Te Rito on Tuesdays. This will begin in Week 2. For more information, please click on this link. We will finish the term with our Year 0-3 swimming sports on Tuesday 25 September (Week 10). 


Kelly Sports will be back in Term 3 with their fun and exciting classes.

Play Like a Sports Hero” (Yrs 1-4) – Friday 3.05pm-4.05pm

Come and try Football, Netball, Rippa Rugby and Handball. Try 2 weeks each of these sports. We use games & drills to teach game sense and team play.

It’s a great way to try new sports, learn new skills and improve ability. We use games & drills to teach game sense and team play. Learn the fundamental skills for all sports – throwing, running, jumping, striking, balance and many more – all while having a great time!

For full details and to enrol into our programmes visit or email [email protected] or call 04 972 7201.

A Marsden education for your daughter in Year 7, 2019 - Open Morning and enrolment information

You are invited to the Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Karori Open Morning, Friday 17 August, any time between 8.45am and 12pm. This is a great opportunity to see the Marsden campus, to explore the benefits of an all-girls education and to find out about Marsden’s 21st century learning and well-being programmes. There will be staff and students to talk to and the girls look forward to showing you around. For more information and to register visit

Enrolments - Marsden applications for enrolment for 2019 are open but there may be wait lists for some year groups. You can also apply to register your interest for 2020 and beyond. If you have any questions or would like a personal tour please call 04 476 8707.


The Johnsonville Scout group is currently inviting new members and welcome children to come and try out Keas, Cubs and Scouts.
If you are interested in joining or need more information, please contact our Group Leader Johann Weich at [email protected] Meeting days: Keas (age 6-8) Thursday; Cubs (age 8-11 ) Monday / Tuesday; Scouts (11 - 14) Wednesday. We have a free trial period of up to four weeks for any of our sections and would love to have you come along and give it a try.

French Lessons?

If you are interested in learning French, please see the attached flyer. 

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