School Notices - 14 October 2019

By John Murrihy | Posted: Monday October 14, 2019

Well that holiday seemed to go by fast! (maybe not for you parents). Anyway, we have 9 weeks to pack in a lot of stuff this term so here we go ....

What's on?

Term Dates

Our school events calendar has been updated with all known events for the current term. You can see it here or for a quick overview see here.

School App

​Have you signed up to our School App so you don’t miss any communications notifications from the school?

Download it by searching​ 'SchoolAppsNZ' and then 'Amesbury' in the App Store. 

Co-curricular Lessons

Our co-curricular lessons commence in this week (Wednesday 16 October). 

We've been able to expand the number of available lessons but even then a number of classes are filling fast.

If you've been thinking about an opportunity for your child(ren) to learn to play an instrument, do gymnastics or develop their communication or speech and drama skills read this article and contact John at [email protected]

Year 3-6 School Athletics

Just a reminder that Year 3-6 athletics is on this Thursday (17 October) at Newtown Park with the first event commencing at 10am.

Please read the article which also sets out what you need to send the kids along with. Also please note the request for assistance on the day. You won't miss your kids events by doing so.

Lunchtime activities

For Term 4 the following activities will be open to all students:

  • Monday – Library Activities, Science Club
  • Tuesday – Library Activities, Tech Club
  • Wednesday – Library Activities, Choir
  • Thursday – Library Activities, Tech Club
  • Friday – Library Activities, Garden Club

Lunch Orders

Before the kids tuck into their lunchtime activities perhaps they'd like to tuck into some kai.

Just a reminder that warm, yummy and healthy lunches can be bought through lunchonline.

  • Wednesday: Nada Bakery
  • Thursday: Pizza
  • Friday: Pita Pit

For information follow this link.

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.

Kelly Sports – Super Summer Sports Term 4 – Starting Week 1

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.

Super Summer Sports! (Yrs 1-4) – Friday 3.05-4.05pm - Come and try 2 weeks of: Football, T-ball, Frisbee and Athletics. This is a great way to try new sports, learn new skills and improve ability. We use games & drills to teach game sense and team play.

Your child will learn the fundamental skills for all sports – throwing, running, jumping, striking, balance and many more – all while having a great time!

Netball Skills for (Years 5-8), Raroa Normal Intermediate School, Johnsonville - Wednesdays 4.30-5.30pm beginning week 1.

These sessions will work on sharpening basic skills; passing, shooting and starting to develop a better understanding of the 7-a-side game with the different positional roles.

This programme will be run by Ashleigh who one of our experienced Kelly Sports Coaches and who has years of netball experience. It is great practice for the Summer Series Competition. Cost is $88.00.

Football Skills - Term 4 (Years 1-8) - Green Room, Ian Galloway Park, Wilton - Please note - this session is now on Wednesdays from 3.30-4.30pm starting week 1.

An 8 week football skills programme. Head coach Adam has designed this programme to cover both individual and team skills including; Game Rules, Ball control, Dribbling, Passing, Tackling, Defence, Team Work, Goal Keeping, practice and warm up drills for players and teams. It is ideal to improve skills and confidence for the up and coming Summer Series Competition. Cost is $88.00.

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

Heart Medications

The Heart Foundation are holding FREE sessions across the region to discuss heart medications.

Run by registered pharmacists, we will talk about all of the various groups of medications, what they do, common side effects, etc.

Whānau are encouraged to come along and learn more about your heart condition.

Wellington South: Weds 6 November, 5.45-7.15pm, ASB Sports Centre, 72 Kemp St, Kilbirnie
Wellington North: Thurs 14 November, 5.45-7.15pm, Ngaio Town Hall, 1 Ottawa Road, Ngaio
Porirua: Thurs 21 November, 5.45-7.15pm, Porirua Club, 1 Lodge Place, Porirua

Please register at

or contact Annette on 04 472 2780 or [email protected]

Learn To Swim – Easyswim Swim School

Bookings are opening for term four swimming lessons at Khandallah, Tawa, Rewa Rewa, Johnsonville and Plimmerton School pools. Early Childhood through to Adults are welcome in our warm private pools. 

For more information visit to book call 2347946 or email [email protected]

Bus Network Review

For those who are interested please go to:  to see where things are at with the review and to have your say as the process moves forward. 

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