School Notices - 23 September 2019

By John Murrihy | Posted: Thursday September 19, 2019

It's the last week of Term 3! So here's what you need to know for this week, a list of things to do over the holidays, and information for the start of Term 4 ....

What's on?

  • Science Roadshow - Harakeke Hub - Monday 23 September
  • Electives for Term 3 end - Monday 23 September
  • Science Roadshow - Te Rito and Koru Hubs - Tuesday 24 September
  • Student Conferences - Wednesday 25 & Thursday 26 September
  • Board of Trustees meeting - Wednesday 25 September
  • Inter Regional Cross Country - Thursday 26 September
  • Learning Celebration - Friday 27 September 1.50-2.50pm
  • Last day of Term 3 - Friday 27 September
  • No School
  • First day Term 4 - Monday 14 October

Term 3 Student Conferences

Everyone should have their times booked in for this week's student/parent/teacher conferences which take place on Wednesday and Thursday. If you haven't then you have until 8am this Wednesday (25 Sept) to do so.

If you've forgotten all the details please see here.

Learning Celebration

Our Term 3 Learning Celebration is on this Friday (27 Sept) at 1.50pm. Mark it in your calendars.

Apart from the presentation of 4 Amesbury Awesomeness Awards, the winners of the Amesbury Speech Competition will present their winning speeches, plus we will be treated to various performances and presentations from your super talented kids.

Bouncy Castle at Amesbury

Next Wednesday the 25th of September, Kelly Club Amesbury will be have an inflatable bouncy castle at Amesbury during 'afterschool' time. 

The cost of entry onto the bouncy castle is a gold coin donation, with all proceeds going to 'Cure Kids' as part of Red Nose Day. Cure Kids works to enable high-impact, New Zealand-based medical research to help save, extend and improve the lives of children diagnosed with serious life-impacting and life-limiting health conditions. 

The bouncy castle will be open to all children at the school from 3pm - 3.45pm, and then for Kelly Club kids from 3.45 - onwards. 

It would be great to raise some money to go towards what is an amazing cause.

Holiday Ideas

NZ Self-Defence Academy

The Krav Maga self-defence system provides kids (and adults) with non-violent ways to deal with bullying and violence.

Working with their parents and fellows, kids will learn unique life-saving and problem-solving skills which they can apply throughout their life. It’s also a very fun way to make new friends, work in a team and improve overall fitness and health.

This is the first time that we are running a self-defence workshop for our awesome kids in New Zealand!

This workshop will be suitable for ages 6 to 9, and is meant as an introduction to our upcoming kids weekly classes. Details, including a session in Johnsonville, can be found on our website:

The Pantoloons present

Alice in Wonderland - photo below

Oct 8-11 at 10am & 11.45 am

Tickets - $12 or Family pass $40

Previously Advertised Holiday Ideas

  • Kelly Club & Kelly Sports
  • KidzStuff Theatre for Children - The Pied Piper
  • Have-a-go at Springboard Diving
  • Artrageous Kids Programme
  • 'Write like an Author' or 'Draw like an Illustrator'

Community Notices

Tots to Teens Magazine

The new September - November ISSUE digital magazine is available here

In this issue, we have 25 simple and fun things to do with your young (and older!) activities that you should definitely put on your family bucket list. 

We look at the magic of Fairy Tales in helping with children’s reading. Also, how quiet time is good for all kids, as it’s a lifetime skill we can help our kids to learn. We ask the question “What *else* are computers good for?” (as we’re all well and truly over our kids’ desire for gaming) and we look at how to start an early savings plan for university

Our Food Editor has three very delicious recipes using healthy seeds that are great for nutritious school lunches, and we have an eco-themed family fun page for all to enjoy. 

This issue you have the chance to win a $6,500 family holiday to the Gold Coast: Read all about this easy and close destination in our travel story. 

Bikes in Schools Facilitator’

 The Greater Wellington Regional Council is currently advertising the above position. It’s 30 hours a week, with school holidays off so could be ideal for a parent.

For more details please see here.

UNICEF Tamariki Walk

The Tamariki Walk is now going to be held on the 22nd September this Sunday! (Previously scheduled for last weekend).It will be held at Boyd Wilson starting at 11:30. There will be a bake sale with sweets and savouries as well as a raffle. Email us ( to register for the event and the raffle. 

Bring a form of weights to make the walk a bit more challenging and fun! (suitcase, chair, mattress etc). This will also symbolise the struggle children go through to access water. All the proceeds from the bake sale and the raffle will be going to UNICEF's efforts to increase many countries access to water. 

Check their Facebook to keep up to date

So come along, bring friends and family!

Newlands Kids Choir

Enrolments for Term 4 for the Newlands Kids Choir are now open.

If you are interested please see the flyer below for info.

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