School Notices - 30 November 2020

By: John Murrihy | Posted Sunday November 29, 2020

What's on?

School Camps (EOTC)

I'm sure that the kids haven't forgotten, but it's Camp Week this week.

Please check out the links above and the communications that the teachers have sent out directly, to ensure that you know what's happening where and when and what the kids need to bring along.

If you have any last minute questions please contact your child/ren's whānau teacher.

Scholastic Book Fair at Amesbury

The Scholastic Book Fair is finishing on Tuesday, so if you want to have a look for something come on in during the following times:

  • Monday 28th November 8:30-9:15am or 2:45-3:30pm
  • Tuesday 29th November 8:30-9:15am or 2:45-3:30pm

Amesbury Junior Athletics Carnival - Monday 7 December

The Amesbury Junior Athletics Carnival now has a new date - Monday 7th December, 9.30am-12.30pm.

Originally planned for earlier this month, the Carnival was postponed due to the inclement weather.

Lunch Orders

  • Pizza lunch orders have now finished for the year
  • Last day of Lunch Online (Pita Pit) orders is Friday 4th Dec
  • Last day of Lunch Online (Nada Bakery) orders Wednesday 9th Dec

Please remember when your child/ren will be away from school over lunchtimes, e.g. camp week, Year 6 end of year activities, etc. so that you don't place lunch orders for those dates.

Please Return all Books

A reminder to return all library books as soon as you can so Regina can do her end-of-year thing. Thanks.

Also, please don't forget to return all school readers before the end of the school year.

Gift for Teachers

Last week I emailed all parents/caregivers with a message from one of our parents, Mark Turner, who is co-ordinating a gift for the teachers as a thank you for their dedication to all of the Amesbury Kids.

If you wish to contribute, please refer back to that email for the details. Thanks.

Lost and Found

We have a number of items including un-named school uniform items, water bottles and containers.

Any items not collected by midday Thursday 10th Dec, will be donated to charity.

Kelly Club Holiday Programmes 

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


HO HO HO - We’re taking over Santa’s workshop for the Pre-Christmas Holiday Programme with lots of Christmas activities planned!

Messy Xmas Day, Super Hero Day, Summer Tea Party, Masterchef Monday, Christmas Party plus trips to Laserforce and we are off to see the movie Croods 2!


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

Trips to: Wellington Zoo, Staglands, Te Papa, Cure Kids Day!

Plus: "Minute to win it", Crazy Day, Harry Potter Day, Star Wars Day, H2GO Day and lots more!!

To enrol email or call 04 972 7201


Football - Wests Rugby Clubrooms, Ian Galloway Park, Wilton

Week 1 - Tues 12 Jan, Weds 13 Jan, Thurs 14 Jan

Week 2 - Tues 19 Jan, Weds 20 Jan, Thurs 21 Jan

Week 3 - Tues 26 Jan, Weds 27 Jan, Thurs 28 Jan

Sessions run from 9.30am-12.30pm

Years 1-4

Perfect for beginners and those just wanting to have fun. Come along and learn more about football and learning the basic skills of Football.

We will focus on ball control, dribbling, passing, tackling and shooting but MOST importantly having as much FUN as possible!

Years 5-8

Come along for a more advanced class for those wanting to improve their technical and tactical skills and understanding of the game. These sessions will focus on improving technique, knowledge and skills.

The cost for this three day programme is $95.00 or $36 per day.

Summer Netball Holiday Programme

Northland Memorial Hall, 5 Woburn Road, Northland.

Tues 19 Jan, Weds 20 Jan, Thurs 21 Jan

Session runs from 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, spacial awareness and defensive skills.

Years 5-8

These sessions will work on sharpening basic skills like passing and shooting and start to develop a better understanding of the 7-a-side game and the different positional roles.

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!

The cost for this three day programme is $95.00 or $36 per day.

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

Community Notices

Healthy Active Learning

Have your say on improving healthy eating and drinking and quality physical activity for our tamariki by participating in the Healthy Active Learning evaluation

To understand the impact that Healthy Active Learning is having and to improve what we do we would like feedback from as many care givers, teachers and principals as possible.

To better understand from parents, care givers and whānau how their children are participating in physical activity and healthy eating and drinking at your school, we invite all parents and care givers to complete our whānau survey. It takes 5-10 minutes and once completed whānau will go in the draw to win a $100 supermarket voucher.

For templates and more information to help you share our surveys please see the attached word document.

Massey University is undertaking the evaluation of Healthy Active Learning on behalf or Sport NZ, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education for more information on the evaluation please visit Massey University or view the evaluation facebook page.

  • Ajmol Ali PhD, Associate Professor, Associate Dean - International, phone: +64 9 213 6414, e-mail:
  • Owen Mugridge MSc, Research Trials Manager, 
  • Sophie Turner MSc, Senior Research Assistant

School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition | College of Health, Massey University

Nairnville Rec Centre 

The centre is running a community fun day out here at our facility on Sunday 20th December from 10am-3pm. We’ll have lots of fun activities planned for the day, as well as food and drinks available. Santa will also be in attendance.

We’d love to see as many people as possible come along on the day, as this is our way of giving back and saying thanks for all the support!

Book in for a summer of fun at Tawa Rec

Our school holiday programme is now open for registration! We've got everything from inflatables, to dodgeball, to giant bubbles and much more! Our programme, included below, runs from 11-29 January 2021.

Beat the Christmas rush and request a booking now -

Tawa Recreation Centre will be closed for the summer from Friday 18 December and reopen on Monday 11 January 2021.

Get your registrations in now. Emails will be cleared on Sunday 10 January if you request a booking during the closure.

Contact us at or 04 232 2260

Christmas Funday: 21 December 2020: 10am - 2pm

Tawa Anglicans annual Funday - Christmas crafts, games, stories... for primary school aged children. $15

See the flyer below.

Contact to book

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