Amesbury Notices - 8 February 2021

By John Murrihy | Posted: Sunday February 7, 2021

Welcome to the first set of Amesbury Notices for 2021.

What's on?

Parent Sessions - Term 1

There are various Parent Sessions happening this term starting with the Meet the Amesbury Team this Friday from 5-7pm.

  • Koru Hub team session will run from 5:15 - 5:45pm in Kowhai (yellow carpet area in Koru Hub)
  • Harakeke Hub team session will run from 5:50 - 6:20pm in Kikorangi (blue carpet area in Harakeke Hub)
  • Pōhutukawa Hub team session will run from 6:25 - 6:55pm in Māwhero (ink carpet area in Harakeke Hub)

There will be information, food, entertainment, supervision for the kids, and lovely warm sunshine(???).

Please read through the article for further details and note the events in your calendar or simply use the school's Event Calendar.

Ways to be Involved at School

If you are looking for other ways to be involved in the school to the benefit of the students, please have a look through this article. If you see anything that you may like to be involved in please contact the person taking responsibility for the task. Thanks.

Co-curricular Lessons

Co-curricular lessons begin this week. If you've signed up and paid for this term's lessons, you will have been included in the timetable and classroom teachers will ensure that you get off to your co-curricular lessons on time.

We only have a few spots left, and these are in violin and keyboard. So if you are interested, get in quick before these, too, are gone. 

If you are interested in any of the other lessons please let us know and we will put you on the waiting list.

For any queries please contact John [email protected].

Term 1 Sport

Various sports for school teams are happening this term.

You will already have received notification of the plans around touch rugby and futsal. Interest for touch rugby is due by Tuesday 9 February. Please use the Touch Rugby - Term 1 - 2021 Google form to express your interest.

Scholastic's Book Club

The first issue of the 2021 Scholastic's Book Club is now available for online ordering. 

All the necessary information on how to take up the offer is in this article.

The closing date is Friday 19th February 2021.

Kelly Sports - Term 1

Kelly Sports will be back in Term 1 with their fun and exciting classes. Kelly Sports encourages children to have fun, build confidence and to give sport a go. We believe that sport and physical activity has so much to offer young people; it improves fitness, develops communication skills, team work and gives them a place to channel their energy.

Super Summer Sports! (Years 0-4) – Friday’s 3.05pm-4.05pm - Come and try the following sports: Tball, Dodgeball, Handball, Touch Rugby and Athletics!.

It’s a great way to try new sports, learn new skills and improve ability. We use games & drills to teach game sense and team play. Your child will learn the fundamental skills for all sports – throwing, running, jumping, striking, balance and many more – all while having a great time!

Netball Skills - Rāroa Intermediate School

Wednesdays 3.30-4.30pm

Years 1-4 - Learn the basic of netball in a fun and engaging environment. Learn the key skills and understanding of the game, ball handling, co-ordination, speed and accuracy.

Years 5-8 - For those already playing 7-aside netball and those wanting to get a head start and to advance their technical and tactical knowledge of the game.

For both sessions we use fun drills and games to develop and challenge young players focusing on the key skill areas for their level of development while also having fun!

Sessions start Weds 17 Feb 2021, Cost $96 for 8 weeks

Football Skills

Wednesdays 3.30-4.30pm - Years 1-8

An 8 week football skills programme in the "Green Room" at Wests Rugby Club Rooms, Ian Galloway Park, Wilton.

This Programme is designed to cover both individual and team skills including, Game rules, Ball control, Dribbling, Passing, Tackling, Defence, Team work, Goalkeeping, practice and warm up drills for players and teams.

Sessions start Weds 17 Feb 2021, Cost is $96 for 8 weeks.

For full details and to enrol into our programmes visit email [email protected] or call 04 972 7201. 

Second Hand Uniform For Sale

The following second hand uniform items are available for purchase:

  • 1 x fleece, size 4, excellent condition ($45)
  • 1 x fleece, size 6, excellent condition ($45)
  • 2 x skorts, size 4, excellent condition ($25 each)
  • 2 x skorts, size 2, excellent condition ($25 each)
  • 1 x sport t-shirt, size 6, excellent condition ($25)
  • 2 x blue polo shirts, size 6, slightly marked on the front ($15 each)
  • 2 x green polo shirts, size 6, slightly marked on the front ($15 each)
  • 1 x yellow polo shirt, size 6, slightly marked on the front ($10)
  • 1 x sun hat (smaller size), great condition ($10)
  • 1 x sun hat (larger size), great condition ($10)
  • 1 x beanie (smaller size), great condition ($12)
  • 1 x beanie (larger size), great condition ($12)

If you are interested please contact: Sharlene on 0212564255 or at [email protected].

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. 

The Reluctant Dragon - a Play in the Park

The Khandallah Arts Theatre presents The Reluctant Dragon.

Image by: John Murrihy

Aikido for Juniors

Aikido is a martial art with a difference, its focus being on defence rather than attack, i.e. a non-violent, defensive art. Aikido is renowned for its benefits for self-control, co-ordination and posture, and like all martial arts promotes confidence and provides fun, fitness and friendship. 

The Club are seeking more juniors students: being very Covid cautious we stopped training during last year’s restrictions, and are seeking to build up their lively classes again. 

The Club, in their 27th year, is a not-for-profit organisation teaching aikido, based in Kaiwharawhara.

See the flyer below for more details.

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