Amesbury Notices - 29 May 2023

By: John Murrihy | Posted Sunday May 28, 2023

What's on this week?

  • Swimming Lessons (Harakeke & Pōhutukawa) - Monday 29 May
  • Four-year-old programme - 2-2.45pm Monday 29 May
  • Co-curricular Lessons - Wednesday 31 May & Friday 2 June
  • ICAS Exam Explanation Session - 4-5pm Thursday 1 June
  • Swimming Lessons (Koru) - Thursday 1 June
  • King's Birthday Public Holiday - School Closed - Monday 5 June

ICAS Exams 2023 - Compulsory Information Session on Thursday

This year's ICAS exams are coming up next term, however, there are a few things to do this term if you are interested in entering your tamariki.

If you don't know what ICAS exams are and who they are for please read Jenny's article.

Dates to note:

  • Thursday 1 June 4-5pm - ICAS Exam Explanation Session
  • Friday 23 June - Last day for ICAS Registrations

Amesbury’s Got Talent (AGT) 2023 - Entries close on Friday

  • Entries close on Friday (2 June)
  • Heats take place in Weeks 7 & 8 (6-16 June)
  • Finals 2pm on Friday 23 June

For further details please read through Kirat's AGT info.

Te Papa Trip - Parent Helpers Needed

As a part of our current inquiry, a trip to Te Papa next month is planned for all ākonga.

Jemima has provided all of the relevant information here.

As with all of out trips away from school - to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all of our tamariki - we still need more parent volunteers to also come along and help out. Please check the date that your tamariki will be attending and, if you are available to help, please contact the designated Hub teacher.

On the day of the trip all ākonga will need a packed lunch. If your tamariki have their trip on a Thursday and you have an order in for pizza please do not forget to cancel it at any time prior to the cut off time on the day. You can do this via Kindo > My Orders > Transactions (find the date) > Cancel.

Any orders not cancelled, will still be filled as we are unable to transfer them to a subsequent week. In this case ākonga will need to collect them from the office once they return from the trip or, alternatively, the following day.

  • Harakeke: Thursday 8th June
  • Pōhutukawa: Thursday 22nd June (parents of students attending this day and not the Tuesday will be advised closer to the time)

Term 2 Disco - Friday 16th June - Helpers still needed

Our Term 2 Disco is on Friday 16 June and Gar Kee has provided the "all you need to know" info here.

Apart from letting everyone know when it's on and what will be there, Gar Kee is also after as many helpers as possible so that the event runs smoothly and, more importantly, the tamariki have a wonderful time. So if you can help, please contact Gar Kee ( and let her know. She will be extremely grateful.

Netsafe Parent Information Session - Now on 15 August

The Netsafe Parent Information has now been rescheduled to 5-6pm on Tuesday 15 August in the school hall. Sorry for the inconvenience caused by the date alteration.

The session will focus on supporting adults to keep our tamariki safe online.

If you are planning to attend please complete the rsvp form. If you already completed the form for the earlier planned session, we would ask that you resubmit the for.

For all the details - including the areas that the session will cover - please read through Urs's article. Please note that this article has been updated since it was originally published.

Kelly Club

This coming week at Kelly Club is ‘Video Game Madness’ and the kids have helped to create a very exciting activity planner! 

  • On Monday we will have a ‘Mario Kart Mania’ day
  • On Tuesday we will be recreating the game ‘Papa’s Pizzeria’ where the kids will bake their own pizzas. 
  • Wednesday is going to be ‘Football Frenzie’ and we will be doing and playing all things football! 
  • On Thursday and Friday we will have a massive rock paper scissors tournament and a Roblox battlewar!! 

Book in through this link so you don’t miss out on the fun :)

For more information feel free to check out our website or email us at

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Just a reminder that our bookings for July Holiday Programme are open - we have an awesome programme lined up including laser force, ten pin bowling, arctic explorers and a mid winter christmas! Follow the link below to book in :)

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Community Notices

2023 Census

Everyone who stayed in New Zealand overnight on Census Day, 7 March 2023, is required by law to complete a census form. That includes people staying in New Zealand on a temporary basis, and children and babies. 

There are only a few weeks left until it closes on 30 June 2023 for you to complete and return your census.

If you have any questions, please email

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