School Notices: 12-17 October

By Rachael van Rij | Posted: Friday October 12, 2018

Everything you need to know around and about School at the start of Term 4.

We look forward to welcoming you back for Term 4 on Monday.

Key dates for the term: see details on the Events tab here

Sunhats: Remember school sunhats are compulsory for outdoor play/activities next term. If you need to purchase one ready for the summer term, please place your online shop order now!  

Amesbury Athletics Day: Our Amesbury School athletics day for Years 3-6 is happening on Wednesday in the first week back! It will run from 10am-2pm at Newtown Park on Wednesday 17th October.  Any parent helpers would be greatly appreciated to ensure the safe and smooth running of each event.   Article link.

School hours: please read our refresher article about school hours here

Resource request: Term 4's construction elective and Te Rito Hub need some resources to create with. We would gratefully accept donations of newspaper/ small boxes/ clean plastic bottles/ egg boxes/ lunch wrap tubes (not toilet rolls) and unwanted craft materials (e.g. feathers, stickers, buttons). Thank you for all of the donations so far. 

Gardening club: In term 4, our keen gardeners will be planting some summer vegetables. If you have any excess seeds, leftover plants or self-seeded vegetables/flowers growing in your garden, we would love to plant/replant these in our school garden. We garden on a Friday and any donations of items could be dropped with Gemma in Te Rito. Thank you. 

Term 4 Camps

Year 0, 1 and 2 Camp: here is a link to information for this upcoming camp in November.

Year 3 and 4 Camp: here is a link to information for this upcoming camp in November.

Year 5 and 6 Camp: here is a link to our previous article. Updated information will be sent out in week 1 or 2 of term. 

Co-curricular lessons (the classes below would be $10 per lesson): 

  • we have 2 remaining places in our "beginner level" year 4-6 speech & drama class. 
  • we have 1 remaining place for a group drum lesson - experience would be preferred as this group has been together for a few terms
  • we have 2 places left for beginner rhythmic gymnastics (years 1-3). 

Lunch time clubs

This term we will have a number of lunchtime clubs running. The following activities will be open to all students:

➢ Monday – Knitting with Hazel

➢ Tuesday – Girls only Tech with Lisa

➢ Wednesday – Tech Club with Lisa

➢ Thursday – Origami with Kalesha

➢ Friday – Gardening Club with Gemma

The library will also be running lunchtime activities each day:

➢ Monday – Game day

➢ Tuesday – Minecraft Book Club

➢ Wednesday – Readers Only/Librarians Day

➢ Thursday – Visitors Reading To Day

➢ Friday – Book/Craft/Create day

Miniball: Reminder there will be no Amesbury Miniball teams in term 4. 

Quiz Night Summary: thanks to all those who attended our Quiz night at the end of last term. We raised $1496 and we are very grateful for the donations that were received for raffles and for the support of all those who attended on the evening. 


Kelly Sports will be back in Term 4 with their fun and exciting classes. Kelly Sports encourages children to have fun, build confidence and to give sport a go. We believe that sport and physical activity has so much to offer young people; it improves fitness, develops communication skills, team work and gives them a place to channel their energy.

Summer Fun in the Sun! (Yrs 1-4) –Fridays 3.05pm-4.05pm. Come and try Athletics, Touch Rugby, Tball and Ultimate Frisbee. 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 email [email protected] or call 04 972 7201.