School Notices - 23 November 2020

By John Murrihy | Posted: Sunday November 22, 2020

Plenty happening this week before camp week next week ....

What's on?

  • Board of Trustees meeting - Wednesday 25 November @ 5.30pm
  • Last day of Wednesday co-curricular violin lessons - Wednesday 25 November
  • Learning Celebration - 1.45-2.45pm Thursday 26 November 
  • Scholastic Book Fair - Thursday 26 November - Tuesday 1 December
  • Last day of co-curricular lessons - Friday 26 November
  • Amesbury School Cultural Festival - 5-7pm Friday 26 November

Learning Celebration

Our final Learning Celebration for 2020 will be held in the Hall on Thursday 26 November from 1.45pm to 2.45pm.

Included, among other things, will be the Amesbury Awesomeness Awards, a walkabout to see the outcomes of this term's inquiry, and performances by the placegetters in our recent Amesbury Speech Competition

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!

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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.

EOTC / ‘Camp’ Week

All of the final arrangements for Camp week next week are being finalised.

If you haven't already done so 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:

Scholastic Book Fair at Amesbury

The Scholastic Book Fair is being held this week and next.

We are calling for some volunteers to come in and be shopkeepers. If you are available and interested in any of the following times, please email [email protected].

  • Wednesday 25th November 8.30 -11am to set up the book displays and tables
  • Thursday 26th November 2:45-3:30pm
  • Friday 27th November during our Community Evening 3.30 to 5.30pm (or part thereof)
  • Monday 28th November 8:30-9:15am or 2:45-3:30pm
  • Tuesday 29th November 8:30-9:15am or 2:45-3:30pm

No shopkeeping experience needed. All products and equipment are supplied and easy to use. It's a great place to be if you love books.

Amesbury Junior Athletics Carnival - Monday 7 December 

The Amesbury Junior Athletics Carnival now has a new date - Monday 7th December, 9.30am-12.30pm.

Originally planned for earlier this month, the Carnival was postponed due to the inclement weather.

Lost Property

Are you missing/looking for any of these potentially special items that are in our lost property?

  • Ring: gold band with inscription
  • Bangle: rose gold bangle with charm
  • Watch: casio
  • Snapper: in a sleeve/wallet
  • Teaspoon: Stuart silver plated
  • Tupperware container: small/green
  • Cricket ball: 2015 world cup
  • Lunchbag: Star Wars (orange, black & grey)

Lunch Orders

  • Last day for Pizza lunch orders is this week Thursday 26th Nov
  • Last day of Lunch Online (Pita Pit) orders is Friday 4th Dec
  • Last day of Lunch Online (Nada Bakery) orders Wednesday 9th Dec

Please remember when your child/ren will be away from school over lunchtimes, e.g. camp week, Year 6 end of year activities, etc. so that you don't place lunch orders for those dates.

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.

Children's Christmas Party - Sunday 29 November

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Children's Mental Health & Addiction Support

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The Voice of Christmas: Win a Smart Bedroom

This Christmas morning on Newstalk ZB - it's "The Voice of Christmas" singing competition... on the 'Crazy Kiwi Christmas Kids Show'... If you can sing, and you’re under 13, call 0800 THE VOICE (that’s 0800 843 864) and sing a Christmas carol or Christmas song as your audition. 

The grand prize? The ultimate smart bedroom bundle complete with an Amazon Echo Plus smart speaker and Alexa-enabled smart coloured light bulbs! Then tune in on Christmas morning to Newstalk ZB from 6am, to see if you've won!

School Holiday Computer Classes

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Attention all swimmers aged 7-10 years!

The Banana Boat OceanKids Series is coming to Freyberg Beach on Sunday 31 January - a great chance to have a go at a 100m or 200m ocean swim close to shore, in a safe, supportive, and fun environment.

The organisers have sent the school a couple of the swim caps and we are happy to pass them on to anyone doing this event. See Rachel.

Every child who participates will receive a finishers medal, photo, other goodies, and a great day at the beach!

Visit for more info and to enter.

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