By John Murrihy | Posted: Sunday August 2, 2020
ASB Sport sessions, swimming and co-curricular continue this week as advised previously as well as fitting in normal school lessons, but a few more things that you need to know ....
Amesbury School Photos 2020
The 2020 Amesbury School photos are now available to view and purchase.
An email was sent out to all parents last Tuesday (28 July) with all the 'How to' information.
This gallery will close at midnight on Wednesday 12th August 2020.
Keyboard Lessons Cancelled this week
Apologies, but owing to Tas's unavailability due to personal circumstances, co-curricular keyboard lessons will not be held this week - Wednesday & Friday.
All affected parents should have received an email. If you haven't or you have any other questions please contact John [email protected].
Amesbury's Got Talent heats will be running during lunchtimes in weeks 5 & 6 (17-28 August), with the finals the following week.
Now is the time to sign up, as entries close this Wednesday 5 August.
After that - start practising. We know that we will be amazed at the diverse range of talents on display.
Students have been very busy creating their own artwork that can be printed onto calendars, cards, diaries, mouse mats and sketch pads (spiral bound A5 notebook with blank pages) that are available for you to buy.
On Friday (31 July), your child/ren will have brought home a named order code form that will have a unique code that is linked to their art. Please use this to order online via the KidsArtWorks website. (Orders cannot be made via the school by cash or on the school account).
Final orders close at 10am on Monday 17th August and, sorry, no late orders can be accepted.
Purchased items will be delivered to school mid September and will be given to students to bring home.
Don't forget that Term 3, 2020 of Scholastic's Book Club is now available for online ordering.
Please do the ordering by visiting the website at mybookclub.scholastic.co.nz - no need to fill in the paper order form and please do not return anything to school. Everything can be done online.
Ordering will be open until Monday 31st August 2020 and books will be sent to school.
Can you help out with materials for Harakeke's Inquiry this term? They require newspapers and bubble wrap.
If you have any - whether or not your child/ren are in Harakeke - can you please drop it off in the hub (preferably) or into the office.
A big thank-you in anticipation.
There are signs that these pests are back again.
Please read through this article and take the appropriate steps. Thanks.
Koru Hub Swimming Lost Property
Koru Hub swimming only started last week and already they have a number of items of clothing in their 'lost property' pile. If you recognise it and, while it is all unnamed, it will be kept in Koru Hub for you to pick up.
Can I also take the opportunity to strongly encourage you to name all of your child/ren's clothing and things not only when they take them to swimming but whenever they bring anything to school?
Fleeces (most have been in lost property since end 2019 or Term 1)
SchoolAppsNZ have just released the latest App update 2.4.2 which resolves a couple of outstanding bugs some users were experiencing.
Most people have automatic updates set on their device, however, you might want to ensure that you have the update to the latest version of the app.
Election Day: Work Available
Our school will once again be a Voting Place on Election Day Saturday 19 September.
The Ōhāriu Electorate is looking for good people to staff the Voting Place, and there are also opportunities to work before and after Election Day. These are paid roles and full training is given.
See elections.nz/jobs for more details. If you wish to work on Election Day, please help the recruitment team by stating your preferred Voting Place when you apply.
Papararangi Kindergarten is turning 50
Paparārangi Kindergarten is turning 50 years old and to celebrate they are holding an open afternoon on Sunday 30th August from 1pm. There will be an afternoon tea at 2.30.
They would love to see past families, committee members and teachers join them. If you wish to attend please RSVP to [email protected].
Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Education for your daughter in Year 7, 2021
Open Mornings (tour the school, ask questions and find out about Marsden’s Visible Wellbeing approach and programmes): Friday 14 August and Friday 23 October 2020, 8.45am-12pm. Principal Narelle Umbers will be speaking briefly at 9am.
Year 7 Māori & Pasifika Scholarship applications for entry in 2021 close 31 July, see details and apply online.
Enrolments: Enrolments for entry in 2021 are now due.
To organise a personal tour or day in class for your daughter please contact Enrolment Registrar Leigh McCathie on 476 8707. marsden.school.nz