Amesbury Notices - 12 September 2022

By John Murrihy | Posted: Sunday September 11, 2022

Monday is the beginning of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2022 (Māori Language Week).

What's on this week?

  • Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2022 - 12-18 September
  • Four-Year-Old Programme - 2-2.45pm Monday 12 September
  • Futsal Festival (Years 1-4) - Tuesday 13 September
  • Junior Disco - 4.30-5.30pm Friday 16 September
  • Senior Disco - 6-7.30pm Friday 16 September

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2022 (Māori Language Week)

This week is Māori Language Week. This year is an extra special year as it is the 50th Anniversary of Te Petihana (Māori Language petition).

Please take the opportunity to read through Amaria's article which provides you with links to the school's focus this term - ngā tau (numbers) and ngā kai (food) - as well as links to help you get started.

School Board By-Election

Nominations have been called for three casual parent representatives vacancies on the school board.

The Returning Officer has provided the required information in the formal notification here.

Nominations must be submitted to the Returning Officer no later than noon on Thursday 29th September, 2022.

Online Conferences for Term 3

A reminder to book in for the online conferences if you haven't done so already.

The conferences will be held online and parents/caregivers are asked to book a time. All of the information, including links, are in the HERO notification that you have already received.

If you have any questions about the set up of the conference please contact your child's whānau teacher.

The Learning Partner - a new teaching role

Amesbury has implemented a new system to best support teachers with their continued growth and development - the learning partner.

Please take the time to read through Urs's article to see what is involved and how this ultimately directly benefits the teachers provided to our tamariki.

Love Tennis

Last Tuesday a number of our tamariki took the opportunity to 'have a go' at tennis which, by all accounts, was a very enjoyable and well received session.

Sunday 11 September is national Love Tennis Day and everybody is welcome to head down to the Churton Park Tennis Club at 11am to take part in the fun-filled day.

See Eilís's article on the tennis session at school and the details for the event being held at the Churton Park Tennis Club.

Pōhutukawa Hub Community Walk

On Thursday afternoon this week, Pōhutukawa Hub will be heading out on a walk around our community to take part in 'Clean up Churton Park Day'. 

We will be heading out with our rubbish gloves and bags to collect any rubbish we come across. Please give us a wave if you see us out and about! 

Term 3 Disco - this Friday

The Disco is planned for Friday 16 September.

This is an event that is always eagerly anticipated, so book tickets for your tamariki, and pre purchase pizza. 

As always, we are looking for volunteers to assist the smooth running of the event so, if you are able, can you please email Gar Kee ([email protected]) and let her know that you can help. Thanks so much.

How to do all this, together with all of the details for the event are in Gar Kee's Disco article.

Harakeke Hub this Term

If you are interested is seeing what the Harakeke ākonga have been up to this term please have a read through Sonali's review and the photos included with it.

Kindo (online school shop) - Tips & Tricks

We all use Kindo, so Gail has produced a list of 'tips & tricks'.

Take the opportunity to read through it and use those items that are useful to you.

Onesie Day

What a wonderful array of onesies were on display for 'Onesie Day' on Friday.

Among the fun was the opportunity to raise funds for Wellington Free Ambulance who do such an essential job in our community. We thank everyone for their contributions which will be forwarded on.


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Second-hand uniform for sale 

The following second hand uniform items are available for private sale: 

  • Skort Size 6 $30
  • Sports top Size 12 $35
  • Sports top Size 12 $35
  • Green polo Size 10 $20
  • Blue polo Size 10 $20

If you want any of these items please contact Sophia either 021 0132 6738 or [email protected].

Holiday Programmes

Kelly Club Holiday Programme

Kelly Club Amesbury 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.

This programme is packed with activities to entertain and inspire children. We have some exciting days planned: Time Travellers' Day, Kiwiana Day, Spy Academy, Island Gateway Day, Top Speed Day, plus trips to Awesome Bounce, Space Place, Roller Skating and Wellington Museum.
Click on the link to see the activity planner - Kelly Club Amesbury Activity Planner

To enrol, email [email protected] or ph. 021 133 2891.

Football Morning Holiday Programme 

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

Perfect for beginners and those just wanting to have 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!

Week 1 - Tues, Wed, Thurs 9.30am-12.30pm, Week 2 - Tues, Weds, Thurs 9.30am-12.30pm.

Netball Holiday Programme

Rāroa Normal Intermediate School Week 2 - Tues, Weds, Thurs 9am-12pm

Years 1-4 - These sessions will work on improving basic netball skills and start to develop technical and tactical knowledge in accordance with the Future Ferns programme. Children will improve their passing, shooting, spatial awareness and defensive skills.
Years 5-8 - These sessions will work on sharpening the basics like passing and shooting and we will learn to develop a better understanding of the 7 aside game and the different positional roles.
We use fun games and drills to develop and challenge young players focusing on the key skill areas of their level of development while also having fun!

Drama Remedy Holiday Programme

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Wellington School of Cricket Holiday Programme

Registrations are now open for our October Spring Holiday Programme held at the Sky Stadium.

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Community Notices

Parents for Climate Aotearoa

Ignite Consultants, a student group from Victoria University is, on behalf of Parents for Climate Aotearoa (PCFA), conducting a survey to find out how parents feel about climate change, and if they discuss it with their children.

PFCA is a charity that was founded in 2019 and helps facilitate conversations about climate change between parents and children. They are committed as parents to leaving a better world behind for their children.

If you are interested pleas complete this survey:

Learn to Sail

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