School Notices - 18 November 2019

By John Murrihy | Posted: Monday November 18, 2019

This week at Amesbury ....

What's on?

Library will be closed from week 8 (from 2 December 2019) for stocktake 

Please advise your child/children to return all their borrowed books by Friday Week 7 (29 November 2019).

On Wednesday 4 December Regina will need some help with the stocktake. If you're free for an hour or so and can help Regina with this, that would be great so that our Library is tidy and ready for 2020. 

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.

Churton Park Craft Market

To be held at Amesbury on Saturday 16 November from 2-5pm. 

When you come along, don't forget to grab something from the 'Amesbury Sausage Sizzle' which the school is operating to raise funds for the school camps happening in Week 8.

See the flyer below.

Emergency mobile alert test - Sunday 24 November

The Ministry of Civil Defence wants to make sure all New Zealanders with a mobile phone, including visitors such as international students, are aware of the upcoming mobile alert test.

Emergency Mobile Alerts are messages about emergencies sent by authorised emergency agencies to capable mobile phones. The alerts are designed to keep people safe and are broadcast to all capable phones from targeted cell towers. They can be targeted to areas affected by serious hazards and will only be sent when there is a serious threat to life, health or property, and, in some cases, for test purposes.

For further information on the test, please refer to:

Healthy Futures - Healthy Steps

Healthy Futures is a Wellington-based charitable trust that seeks to support children, families, and whānau through health promotion activities, and working together with schools, councils and government to provide solutions and make healthy choices easier.

Our vision is a community where children are thriving, free from preventable health issues. To help us achieve this vision, we provide information, resources and advocacy services as well as running a number of programmes that we believe will help make a difference to the health and well-being of everyone in our community.

Our newest initiative is Healthy Steps.

Healthy Steps is fun, free and for everyone, and aims to keep families active. Healthy Steps provides families with an opportunity to take part in a community activity that can be tailored to meet their families schedule and abilities.

Our goal is that families within your school community will be motivated to participate in the Healthy Steps movement. Starting or joining an existing group is easy. Simply follow the link on our website:

If you require any further information, or would like to know about our programmes, resources and advocacy services, please do not hesitate to contact Paula Pollock, Communications Advisor, Healthy Futures, on mobile: 027 3800 156, or email: [email protected]

Group Skills Retreat

The Group Skills Retreat, will be back in February 2020 at which you will learn new group skills, understand the impact of overindulgence on your children, practical learning, self-care and growth skills.

The retreat will be located at Riversdale beach, Masterton, and is a 5 day course (Monday 17 - Friday 21 February).

The workshop has two main purposes: to support you to understand how to facilitate and lead a group and Raising Resilient Children. The structure of the workshop is interactive. You will not be listening to long lectures; you will be actively exploring facilitation and group leadership and learning skills. 

Please see the attached flyer below for more information.

Super Garden Trail

The popular biennial Karori Lions Super Garden Trail will take place on 23 & 24 November.

Visit 12 lovely gardens in Karori, including Zealandia.

The major beneficiary is the Wellington Free Ambulance.

Full details at

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