By John Murrihy | Posted: Wednesday January 30, 2019
Welcome to all our new and returning students, whanau and staff. We trust you've had a relaxing holiday period. Here are some things you may need to know as the school year begins...
Amesbury School Information
We will try to keep you up-to-date with all the news and notices in a way that best suits you. If you would prefer to get notification each time we post news or notices, just enter your email (on the right hand side of the homepage) of the school blog. Alternatively if you wish to read everything in one go, then we email a Digest (e-newsletter) to provide you with a weekly summary of our school communications.
Our school app is available for your phone and is a good one-stop spot for notices, alerts, important links and more. Search "Amesbury" in your app store: Apple App Store or Google Play. It is free to download.
School Events Calendar
For all our upcoming events, check out the school events page. This is regularly updated throughout the year, so sync it with your calendar or remember to check in regularly.
Mark the Dates
The next Board of Trustees meeting is being held at 5.30pm Wednesday 30 January
Our next school-wide event is our Pōwhiri which will be held this Friday, 1st February at 2.30pm.
Next week is our "Meet the Teacher" Community Evening on Friday 8th February from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. More details to come.
School Day: 9am-3pm
Children may arrive at school from 8:30am
First morning session: 9:00-11:00am
Morning Break: 11:00-11:30am
Second morning session: 11:30am-12:50pm
Lunch break: 12:50-1:40pm
Afternoon Session: 1:40-3:00pm
OFFICE HOURS: 8.30am - 3.30pm (school term only)
It is very important that you let us know when your child is not going to be at school so we can ensure that they are safe and where they should be. Either use the Absence Form on the website, or the Absence button on the front screen of the App to advise us of absences.
Staff in 2019
You can find us all here on the staff page, including our email addresses.
We offer a range of co-curricular lessons.
Classes start in the third week this term - 13th February. We still have a few spots available for this term. If you are interested in your child picking up a class, get in touch with us and we will fill the remaining spots on a first-come-first-in basis. If the class you desire is full we will waitlist your child for next term.
Carpark and crossing safety
Keeping everyone safe as we arrive and leave school is a priority. Please ensure that students who are walking, cycling or scootering to school use the pedestrian crossing on Amesbury Drive.
Please also take the time to read our carpark safety procedures regarding drop off and pickup processes.
We have a great range of lunch orders available. See our lunch order page here, and find links to order here as well.
School Uniform & Sunhats
New school uniform items can be purchased from the School Shop.
Please note: students are required to wear sunhats when outside during Terms 1 and 4. This includes during all breaks and while outside playing sport. Children without sunhats have designated shaded areas to sit in during breaks. Sunhats are $15.00 and must be ordered through the School Shop.
Making payments to Amesbury School
You can view and pay for your child’s school needs through our School Shop. Click here to shop or pay school expenses anytime, anywhere.
Signing in protocol when visiting Amesbury
Our primary goal is the safety of your children. If you are visiting school outside of drop off/pick up times, even for a few minutes, please see our article here.
Leaping Lizards School of Dance Open Day!
Saturday 2 February 9.30am-4.00pm at Amesbury hall. Come and experience our fantastically fun, friendly classes for girls and boys, 2 years and up. Jazz, Hip-Hop, Ballet, Contemporary and Pre-school Dance.
Full schedule available on the 'event' on our Facebook page or email [email protected] for more information.
Uniforms for sale
Skirt (size 4) for sale for $15. Clean and hardly worn. Contact Sophia [email protected] or 0211326738 (text preferred).
For all of the following items please contact Mason 02102611908 (photos below)