School Notices - 16 November 2020

By John Murrihy | Posted: Sunday November 15, 2020

It's Week 6 of the term already so some activities are starting to wind down while others are in the final stages of organisation.

What's on?

  • Interzone Athletics - Tuesday 17 November
  • Last day of Wednesday co-curricular lessons (except violin) - Wednesday 18 November
  • Speech Finals - Thursday 19 November @ 1.30pm
  • 4-year-old programme ends for the year - Thursday 19 November

EOTC / ‘Camp’ Week

All permission forms were due to have been completed by now. If you are one of the few who haven't done so, a big please from the teachers to do so.

Also, the last of the invoices for EOTC are due by the end of this week. Please use this link in Kindo to make payment.

All of our end of year trips and activities will happen in our ‘EOTC’ (Education Outside of the Classroom) Week - Mon 30 Nov - Fri 4 Dec. For further information about what your child/ren will be doing for the week and what you need to know and to do, please read the following:

Cultural Festival at Amesbury

You and your family are warmly invited to join us for our Amesbury School cultural festival. This will take place at Amesbury School on Friday 27 November from 5:00pm-7:00pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

To help us represent the various cultures at Amesbury School, we would like to invite you (students and adults) to share something from your culture. It could be a cultural performance, a demonstration, traditional clothing or kai (food) to share. If you are keen to provide any of the above, please email Regina ([email protected]ol.nz) by Sunday 15 November. This will help us to finalise the programme and ensure we are ready for the festival.

But wait, there's more: One our our teachers, Gar Kee, has agreed to have her long hair cut for charity, or more precisely for the Cancer Society. If you wish to find out more and make a donation please follow this link.

Image by: John Murrihy

Community Notices

Online Safety Information Evening

Wednesday 25 November, 7pm – 8.30pm, Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, entry free. Enter the building at the Main Reception in the middle of the school.

You are invited to attend an information evening designed for adults with children in their lives to gain an understanding of some of the harms children face in the online world. Presented by Rob and Zareen Cope makers of the documentary Our Kids online: Porn, Predators and How to Keep Them Safe, this evening offers advice and resources to be able to approach these topics with your children at different ages. 

Please see attached information sheet and RSVP by 24 November to [email protected] with your "name" and "on-line safety evening" as reference.

Miss Punk-Chewation to the rescue

Image by: John Murrihy