School Notices - 2 March 2020

By John Murrihy | Posted: Monday March 2, 2020

Halfway through Term 1 already ....

What's on?

  • Electives begin - Monday 2 March
  • Pōhutukawa He Tohu Trip - Tuesday 3 March

School App - are you in the right group?

I included this in last week's notices and while I see that there has been a small uptake in changing which hubs your app is linked to - a big thank you to those people - we still only have a small number in Pōhutukawa and we still have a lot in Te Rito which no longer exists!

Please take the opportunity to review which groups that you belong to within the app so that you will receive the notifications that are relevant to you.

It's great to see the steady increase in the number of parents that have downloaded the school app. We frequently use it to let you know of things that are happening at school that you need to know, especially around trips.

However, if you haven't joined up please do so.

Our school app is available for your phone and is a good one-stop spot for notices, alerts, important links and more. Download it by searching​ 'SchoolAppsNZ' and then 'Amesbury' in the App Store. It is free to download.

Lunch Orders

Now that everyone's back into the school routine just a reminder that both yummy and healthy lunches can be bought through lunchonline.

  • Wednesday: Nada Bakery -  filled rolls, savouries, fruit, drinks and sweet treats
  • Thursday: Pizza Hut - Fresh hot cheese pizza
  • Friday: Pita Pit - sandwiches are healthy and filling

For information follow this link

Lost and Found

  • Rakhi, Silver necklace, Ring (with engraving), Key (with a lego type keyring), Sylvannian, blue lens sunglasses
  • Fleeces: x1 size 2, x1 size 4 with rakhi in pocket, x1 size 8
  • Also items below
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Community Notices

Quiz Night

If you like quiz nights, here's your chance. 

The Johnsonville Lions Club are holding a quiz night at 7pm on Sunday 8 March to fundraise for the Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital.

See the flyer below for further information.


Do you or your children wish to participate in squash, the healthiest sport in the world?

Kids, learn a new sport and have fun. Junior Club nights Friday 5pm - 7pm (check our facebook for variations)

Mums - Drop the kids at school and try out a brand new sport through MUMS N BUBS SQUASH (bubs not compulsory - feel free to come alone). Thursdays from 9:30 - 11. First week free, then $5. Child friendly area.

Tawa Squash Club, 67 Main Road, Tawa (next to St Francis Xavier School) 04 232 8200


Join FUN FRIDAY Chess 6pm every Friday online and only for kids!

This is run by Parents please check them out to satisfy yourselves that it is safe for your kids to participate. Once your happy, proceed.

Ideally your child will need to use a desktop computer. The tournament starts at 6pm and runs every Friday. You can join the event from 5:45pm. You get 7 games of chess no matter if you win or lose. The time control is 5 minutes + 1 second bonus every move. The tournament should last between 60 and 90 minutes.

You will need to be a member of the ChessPowerNZ club on You can check which clubs you belong to by clicking Clubs on the left menu. If you are not a member and would like to be, please email [email protected] with your username.

A Samuel Marsden Collegiate School education for your daughter in Year 7, 2021

Key dates: 

  • Open Morning (tour the school, ask questions and find out about Marsden’s Visible Wellbeing approach and programmes): Wednesday 18 March 2020, 8.45am-12pm.
  • Year 7 academic Scholarships for entry in 2021 are now open, see details and apply online at Applications close 14 May 2020, exam date 23 May 2020.

To organise a personal tour or day in class for your daughter please contact Enrolment Registrar Leigh McCathie on 476 8707.

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