School Notices - 21 October 2019

By John Murrihy | Posted: Monday October 21, 2019

Week 2 - and the best news? We have 3 new entrants beginning today bringing our roll to 300!!!

What's on?

  • Electives start - Monday 21 October
  • 4 year old programme starts   - Tuesday 22 October
  • Note: Labour Day: School closed - Monday 28 October

Electives - do you have ...?

One of the electives starting today (Monday) is 'fort building'. So Kalesha is chasing after old sheets and towels and big cardboard boxes (broken down for ease of storage). If you can help it would be very greatly appreciated.

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. 

Head Lice 

It looks as though head lice maybe making a return yet again.

I refer you to a previous article on the subject which covers the identification and treatment. Please read it and take the necessary action.

Community Notices


If you didn't know already there is a Diwali Celebration being run by the Churton Park Community Association at Amesbury School commencing at 1pm on Sunday.

Lots to do, see and eat. Come along and see for yourselves.

For more info see the poster below.

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School for girls - Year 7, 2020

Final Open Morning for the year (tour the school, ask questions and find out about Marsden’s Visible Wellbeing approach and programmes): 25 October 2019, 8.45am-12pm.

To organise a personal tour or day in class for your daughter contact Enrolment Registrar Sonia Stinson on 476 8707. 

Enrolments for 2020 are due now, apply to enrol at

Volleyball Clinics

If you have a daughter aged 10-13 who may be interested in volleyball please see the flyer below.

Mindfulness Workshops for 9-13 year old BeYOUtiful young women

We would like to introduce you to BeYOUtiful workshops for young women aged 9 - 13 year old.

We have been sharing mind health and wellbeing tools through workshops to over 100+ BeYOUtiful young women in Auckland since February 2018.

Dee Petit is a Life Coach and Jacqui O'Connor is a School Nurse and Mindset/Confidence Coach. Emma is a Mindfulness Coach and Massage Therapist. We will be inviting a yoga teacher to be included in the workshops.

We introduce the young women to mindfulness, breathe work, yoga, meditation, wellbeing tools, core values, strengths, goal setting, creativity and more.

We are excited to bring BeYOUtiful to Wellington for 2x1 day workshops on Saturday 15th February and Sunday 16th February 2020.

For more information see and

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