Amesbury Notices - 27 June 2022

By John Murrihy | Posted: Sunday June 26, 2022

See you all on Tuesday as school closed on Monday (27 June) for a teacher only day

What's on this week?

  • Teacher Only Day - School Closed - Monday 27 June
  • Northern Zone Hockey - Tuesday 28 June
  • Y6 Road Patrol refresher training - Thursday 30 June
  • Koru Swimming (last session) - Thursday 30 June
  • Amesbury's Got Talent Final - Friday 1 July

School Closed - Monday 27 June

A reminder that school is closed on Monday (27 June) for a Teacher Only Day.

There will be no Kelly Club Holiday Programme for the day as there was insufficient interest.

Amesbury's Got Talent Finals

The heats have been held. The finalists have been decided. So we all now look forward to the 12 final acts to show us which is just a little better than the rest and be crowned the Amesbury's Got Talent winner for 2022.

The finals will commence at 2pm on Friday 1 July before a live studio audience - the ākonga.

Junior Invitational Cross Country - New Date

This term we sadly needed to postpone the junior invitational cross country race twice, due to poor weather.

We now have a new date in Term 3 for the race: Thursday 25th August, 9:30 - 11am. The event will be held at Amesbury School.

Early in Term 3 Eilis will confirm which Amesbury students will be competing.

Amesbury Student Achievements Outside of School - closing this week

One last request to receive details of your child’s achievements outside of school so that we can share them with the wider Amesbury whānau and celebrate them together.

We know that a number of students gain achievements outside of school in various activities like sport, music, and for clubs that they are members of, etc.

If your child/ren have something that they would like to share (along with some photos, if you like), please email the information to [email protected].

Clothing backup - for all Students

Just a reminder - if you hadn't noticed - that with winter here we have plenty rain, puddles and mud.

Please pack a spare set of shorts/track pants/leggings, and underpants in your child's school bag (for all ages) with a plastic bag to put the wet clothes in, and let your child know that they are there for them to get changed into.

For some children it can be quite embarrassing or upsetting when they unexpectedly become wet or dirty (particularly if there isn't anything for them to change into) or they don't like what is available. We have limited space to hold a selection of spares so are not always able to cater for all 'requests' and sizes (particularly size 8 plus).

Pizza orders 

If your child is going to be away and/or you want to cancel a pizza order, you can do this on your Kindo account in the My Orders section up until 9am on the day of the order. Orders can also still be submitted up until 9am.

Students collected during school time 

We appreciate that it's not always possible to have appointments or plans outside of school hours, but if it's at all workable it reduces your child's time away from learning.

If you do have a commitment during school time, to help make it faster and easier to locate them and be ready to go on time, please let the office know in advance and, if possible, pick them up at the beginning or end of a break/session time. They can return any time.

Here's a reminder of our timetable:

First morning session: 9:00-11:00am
Morning Break: 11:00-11:30am
Second morning session: 11:30am-12:50pm
Lunch break: 12:50-1:40pm
Afternoon Session: 1:40-3:00pm

Covid absence 

If a student is going to be away because they or a person in their household has tested positive for Covid, please also advise the Day 0 so we can confirm the students timeline for their return to school (this is either the day the symptoms started or the day of the positive test result (if there are/were no symptoms).

Lost and Found 

We are looking for the owner of the size 2 fleece in the photo below - please contact Rachel @ the office.

Term 3 Kelly Sports Winter Warm Up

Kelly Sports will be back in Term 3 with their fun and exciting classes on a new day – TUESDAY!!!

This 8 x weekly programme gives children the skills and confidence in a fun and enjoyable environment. It also encourages their enthusiasm for sport and the life skills that such involvement brings, giving them the confidence to join sports clubs and teams in the future. Come and try Football, Basketball, Hockey and Tag Games! It’s a great way to try new sports, learn new skills and improve ability and have lots of fun!!

Kelly Sports starts week 2 term 3.

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

Holiday Programmes

It's time to start thinking about holiday activities with only 2 weeks of school left for the term

Kelly Club

Kelly Club Holiday Programmes focus on giving children aged between 5 and 13 the opportunity to do things they enjoy in a safe, supportive and encouraging environment.

The July programme is packed with activities to entertain and inspire children. We have some exciting days planned:

"Manic Monday", Kelly Club Speed Races Day", "Pyjama Party Day", "Bricktastic Day", "A Magical Madness day with Zappo the Magician who is coming to Kelly Club with his brand new Magical Workshop"
Plus trips to: The movie "Lightyear", Laserforce, Ten Pin Bowling!

To see the activity plan go to: Amesbury Activity Plan

For full details and to enrol into our programmes visit email or call 021 133 2891

Kelly Sports

Football Morning Holiday Programme

(Yrs. 1–8) Green Room, Wests Rugby Clubrooms, Wilton (all weather indoor surface).

WEEK 1 - Tues 12 July, Weds 13 July, Thurs 14 July - 9.30am-12.30pm
WEEK 2 - Tues 19 July, Weds 20 July, Thurs 21 July - 9.30am-12.30pm
Perfect for beginners and those just wanting to have some Football Fun! Come along and improve Technique, Knowledge and learn more about the Basic Skills of "The Beautiful Game" (Football).
We will focus on the core skills of Control, Dribbling, Passing, Tackling, Shooting but most importantly having as much fun as possible!

Netball Holiday Programme

Week 2 ONLY - Tues, Weds, Thurs 9am-12pm

Come along and grow your child’s confidence at the Kelly Sports Netball Holiday Programme at the Northland Memorial Hall.

Years 1-4 - For Beginners, these sessions will work on improving basic netball skills and help start to develop technical and tactical knowledge in accordance with the Future Ferns Programme. Children will work towards the following skills Passing, Shooting, Spatial Awareness and Defensive Skills.

Year 5-8 - These sessions will work on sharpening the basic skills (from the above session) Passing and Shooting and we will start to develop a better understanding of the 7-aside game and the different positional roles.
We will use fun drills and games to develop and challenge young players focusing on the key skill areas for their level of development while also have fun.

KidzStuff Theatre

These school holidays KidzStuff Theatre for Children are presenting Kiwi Courage, written by Amalia Calder

What: Kiwi Courage

When: 9th - 22nd July 2022

Where: Tararua Tramping Club, 4 Moncrieff Street, Mt Victoria, Wellington

Times: Weekdays 10am & 11:30am, Saturdays 10am, no show Sundays

Tickets $12.50pp, Children under 2 Free


Multi-sport Holiday Camp

PLANiTPRO & Total Tennis are holding our 'Ultimate Multi-Sport Holiday Camp' these July holidays at the Mitchell Park Tennis Centre in Lower Hutt and the Renouf Tennis Centre in Wellington. There are a wide variety of sports and indoor activities including tennis, indoor hockey, futsal, dodgeball, baseball, and much more!

We run from 9:00am - 3:00pm with daily or weekly enrolment options available - we also offer an after camp care service until 5:00 PM

Our facilities have indoor and outdoor options so bad weather is no problem for us!

Learn more and enrol at check out our informational video at

'Wonderkind' - Live Theatre

'Wonderkind' is a brand-new, magical theatre experience for young children. 

You can join fledgling friends, Tim and Em, as they set off on a journey leading to the ultimate discovery; that endless possibilities for wonder and joy lie in true friendship. 'Wonderkind' is a theatre show featuring puppetry, live performance, a stunning scenographic design and a delightful original music score. 

This is a high-quality and visually striking piece of children’s theatre at Circa Theatre during the July school holidays.

Show Details: 'Wonderkind' runs 9th – 30th July at Circa Theatre, with shows at 11am and 1pm. Bookings through Circa Theatre's website. General Admission tickets - $15 each Family Pass for Four - $50 Under 2’s – Free

School Holiday Art Sessions

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