Amesbury Notices - 14 March 2022

By John Murrihy | Posted: Sunday March 13, 2022

Please note that we have a teacher only day this Friday (14 March) so you will need to make arrangements for your child/ren that day ....

Teacher Only Day - School Closed - Friday 18 March

The teacher only day is Friday this week, resulting in the school being closed for teaching & learning. 

Please ensure that you have put in place arrangements for your child/ren's care that day.

As part of the Primary Teachers Collective Agreement, schools can take 8 days across three years (2020-2022) as teacher-only days for professional development, without extending the school year. This Friday will be one of those days.

The schools in our local cluster will be coming together to spend the day doing professional development.

Movin' March is Underway

As advised last week, Movin' March is here and there are tons of prizes, including a $400 MyRide voucher, for those who participate, and participating is super easy. Simply walk or ride to school to qualify for a passport stamp, which automatically qualifies you the prizes. And, if you live too far away, park and ride also qualifies.

Don't forget there is a photo competition too.

All these prizes for doing something that is healthy for your child and the environment. That's got to be a big win/win.

For all of the details please read Natalie's Movin' March article.

School Donations

Do you want to know what these are for and how you can claim your contribution as a tax credit? Then head to this School Donations link for all the details.

Walking School Bus

With Movin' March almost upon us this is an opportune time to revive the 'Walking School Bus'.

If you want to know a little more about it please read Natalie's notice and contact her for further information or to offer assistance ([email protected]).

Scholastic's Book Club

Issue 1, 2022 of Scholastic's Book Club is now available for online ordering. Please read Kirat's article which explains how to place an order (which is different to the previous method).

The closing date is Friday the 25th of March 2022.

Celebrating our ākonga

Over the last few weeks we have been asking for submissions on out-of-school activities that our ākonga have been involved in and we have received a variety of responses which we would like to share with the rest of the Amesbury whānau.

Please go to Natalie's Celebrating our ākonga article and share what some of our wonderful tamariki have been up to outside the regular 9 to 3 on Mondays thru Fridays.

The Winter Project

Briefly, this is a project by a group of students from Samuel Marsden Collegiate School to coordinates, collect, and distribute winter clothing and blankets to low decile schools with families-in-need across the Wellington region.

We will have a donation box in the reception area at school, which we will use to gather and store any donations prior to handing them over to the girls from Samuel Marsden.  

For more information please read The Winter Project article.

Community Notices

Brain Play

Brain Play is a future-focused and innovative technology company that aims to introduce students aged 5 - 15, of all abilities, to science and technology fields such as coding, robotics, electronics, 3d printing and other STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)topics.
Open for ages 5 - 15 with no previous learning required. With such a variety of topics available, this is sure to inspire and engage your rangatahi, exposing them to the endless possibilities within STEM. Just get in touch at [email protected] for more details.

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