Last day of school for 2020

By Urs Cunningham | Posted: Saturday December 5, 2020

After a very unusual year for us all, school will be closing for the year on Thursday 10th December, at 12:30pm.

Our final day of school is on Thursday 10th December. Children are invited to dress in their own clothes on this last day of school. No uniform is required to be worn.

Final farewell: The day will begin with a farewell celebration in the school hall at 9:15am. This will last for approximately 25 minutes. At this celebration we will sing several songs, celebrate our Year 6 Leadership Award recipient for 2020, Neria, and farewell our year 6 leavers. We will also say farewell to any students from other year groups who will not be returning next year, and bid farewell to Mandy and Angela Johnston, who joined us at Amesbury for this term. 

Water play fun: After our farewell, students will spend a little time in hubs with their whānau groups, and then our water play fun will begin at 10:15am. Children across the school will be able to choose between a wide range of activities, such as water sprinklers, a slip 'n' slide, water trough play, a paddling pool, and a water gun fight. Please note that the water fight will happen only in a particular boundaried space of the grounds, meaning that children who do not want to be part of this can stay away from that area and not be involved in any way. There will also be a large area dedicated to non-water based activities, such as parachute games, free play and several sports games such as cricket and football.

Lunch will be a little earlier than usual, with the whole school meeting for a picnic lunch in the central courtyard at 11:30am. A sausage sizzle will be running, with all children able to have sausages (including vegetarian and gluten free) and vegetables if they wish to. We do ask children to still bring some lunch to supplement their kai (food) from school, as lots of play can make them hungry. For a dessert treat, lemonade ice blocks will be available for students, if they would like one. No money is needed for the sausages or ice blocks - the school will be providing them free of charge.

School will then close for the year at 12:30pm. Kelly Club will begin at 12:30pm for those children heading to After School Care.

If you have any questions about any of these events, please contact your child's whānau teacher.

We thank you all for your ongoing support for the school; it has been a busy and eventful year, with some unexpected changes along the way! Have a lovely summer break with your whānau and we look forward to seeing many of you again in the new year.

Warm regards,

The Amesbury team