Amesbury Notices - 20 May 2024

By: John Murrihy | Posted Sunday May 19, 2024

Actions Needed:

  1. Order your sausage/s from the Junior Invitational Cross Country on Kindo by 2pm on 21 May
  2. Attend ICAS parent meeting 4pm on Thursday 23 May
  3. Sign up for Amesbury's Got Talent by 24 May
  4. Fill in Camp Consent Form by Friday 31 May
  5. Scholastic's Book Club online orders close on Friday 14 June
  6. Register interest in ICAS on the google form by Friday 21 June
  7. Search round home for the items needed for our Term 2 Inquiry - see below for details

What's on this week?

  • Playhouse Theatre Show: The Reluctant Dragon - Monday 20 May
  • Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge 2024 - Tuesday 21 May
  • Co-curricular lessons - Wednesday 22 & Friday 24 May
  • Junior Invitational Cross Country - 9.30-11am Thursday 23 May
  • ICAS Parent Meeting - in the Library - 4-5pm Thursday 23 May
  • Share and Celebrate - 2.15-2.45pm Friday 24 May

No Koru Swimming this Week

Please note that due to the Junior Invitational Cross Country being held at Amesbury on Thursday, there will be no  Koru hub swimming this week.

Amesbury School partnership with Churton Park New World

With no additional cost to our Amesbury whānau, our new partnership with Churton Park New World, will provide a source of fundraising for the school.

All we need from you is to link your New World Card to Churton Park New World - using this form, and school will receive 1% of your total spend which you continue to enjoy the full benefits of the card and all the discounts available.

Our plan is to let you know what we will use the funds raised for. The first item on our wish list is a Kī-o-Rahi kit.

For more details on the on the partnership, how it exactly works etc. please read Urs's article.

Sausage Sizzle - Orders close at 2pm on 21 May

We will hold a sausage sizzle at morning tea time on Thursday 23rd May alongside our annual Junior Invitational Cross Country at Amesbury.

Order sausages for your tāmāriki through our school Kindo shop. Orders close at 2pm on 21 May.

We also need some parent help on 23 May from 9am-noon to run the BBQ. While anyone can volunteer, we would particularly appreciate assistance from Year 5&6 parents as all of the money raised will go towards our senior camp at the end of the year. This sausage sizzle is one of the fundraising opportunities used to reduce the amount Year 5&6 parents have to pay for the camp.

ICAS Exams 2024

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 23 May 4-5pm - ICAS Exam Explanation Session
  • Friday 21 June - Last day for ICAS Registrations

Amesbury's Got Talent 2024 - Sign ups close 24 May

It's back for 2024!

Get preparing your item now to meet the following timetable:

  • Sign ups - close Friday 24 May
  • Heats - Weeks 6 & 7 (5-14 June)
  • Finals - 2pm on Friday 21 June

Northern Zones Cross Country Results

Some wonderful performances by our cross country runners at the Northern Zones earlier this week with nine athletes qualifying for Inter Zones by finishing in the top ten, with a further six finishing inside the top twenty.

To read about the day, who qualified and who went close, as well as plenty of photos please go to Gar Kee's report on the day.  

Inquiry Items still needed

Can you please bring the following items to the office and place them in the containers:

  • Glass jars with lids (cleaned, and labels removed, please)
  • Egg cartons
  • 2 or 3 litre plastic milk bottles (rinsed out thoroughly)

We have received 37 milk bottles so far and we need about 150 in total!

Year 5 and 6 camp at Teapot Valley in Nelson

This year in Week 7 of Term 4 (25- 29 November, 2024) the Year 5 and 6 students will be off to Nelson for camp week at Teapot Valley.

Jenny has sent out the details in a HERO post on 3 May - please read it if your child is in Years 5 or 6 - but the most important thing, at this stage, is to complete the Consent Form no later than Friday 31 May.

View your child's learning information on HERO

There is a lot of information on HERO which shows the progress your tamariki. Explaining how to find it and then understand it is the purpose of this article produced by Urs. Please take the time to read through the article and apply it to your tamariki. It will provide you with a treasure trove of information that will enable you to follow your child's progress at school.

Scholastic's Book Club

The latest Scholastic's Book Club issue is now available to view and for placing orders.

Please read the details of the latest issue and follow the easy link to place your order.

Online orders close on Friday 14 June.

NEW - Amesbury Hoodie!

For anyone who wants a hoodie as part of their school uniform, wait no longer. Plus there is an introductory price which is available until the end of Term 2.

Interested? Read more here.

Kelly Club

This coming week is Science Challenge week! We invite all mad and inspiring scientists to come join us for an especially crazy week at Kelly Club.

We will be making scones, crafting our own planets, running experiments and playing games. We can't wait to see you all there.

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