Amesbury Notices - 27 September 2021

By: John Murrihy | Posted Sunday September 26, 2021

What's on?

  • 4-year-old programme ends for Term 3 - Monday 27 September
  • Co-curricular lessons finish for Term 3 - Wednesday 29 & Friday 1 October
  • Student Conferences - Bookings Close - 8am Wednesday 29 September
  • Student Conferences - Wednesday 29 & Thursday 30 September
  • Onsie Day - Friday 1 October
  • Last Day for Term 3 - Friday 1 October
  • First Day Term 4 - Monday 18 October

A Reminder - Alert Level 2

While we remain in Alert Level 2 we are minimizing formal activities that bring people beyond our Level 2 boundaries that are not our students or staff. However, if you need to come onsite please either sign in at the Hub if that is where you are going, or the office for all other visits. While onsite we ask that you maintain social distancing and we also strongly recommend that you wear a mask.

Term 3 Online Conferences

Amesbury School will be holding our second round of student conferences in the final week of this term. Due to our current alert level, these conferences will be held online.

An article with all of the details, including how to book, are included in the HERO notification that you received on 12 September.

If you haven't booked a time already, please do so. Bookings close at 8am this Wednesday (29 September).

Wear your onesie or pyjamas to school FUNdraising day

This Friday, the last day of school this term (1 October), it's Onsie Day as we do our part to help fundraising for Wellington Free Ambulance.  Wear your onsie or pyjamas and bring along gold coin donation.


Since we've had one or two days of lovely sunshine, it's time to think ahead to Term 4 when sun hats are compulsory to wear. Does your child have a sunhat? 

  • If not, they can be purchased for $15 from the school shop.
  • If so, do they have a name clearly written on them so they don't get lost amongst the other 300 identical sun hats?

Year 3-6 Amesbury School Athletics Day

Our Year 3-6 Amesbury School Athletics day will be held in the first week of Term 4 (Thursday 21 October) at Newtown Park. 

Please note that this will still go ahead at Alert Level 2, however, in this scenario, parents will be unable to attend.

For all of the details please see Eilis's article which includes all of the organisational details.

Years 3 & 4 Camp info #2

Natalie has produced an update for this year's Years 3 & 4 camp at Palm Grove - Camp Info #2.

Please note the following key dates:

  • Sunday 3rd October: Fill out permission form for ALL children

  • Sunday 21st November: Pay the invoice on Kindo

  • Thursday 2 & Friday 3 December: Camp

Amesbury Speech Competition

Just a reminder about the heads-up I gave last week regarding the rescheduling to Term 4 of the Amesbury Speech Competition. Natalie will produce an article next week with all of the details including the timetable.

In the meantime, take the opportunity - over the holidays - to work on your speech as the heats will be early in Term 4.

Swimming Sports for Years 0-3

The swimming sports for all Year 0-3 students - whether in Harakeke or Koru Hubs - will be held in Week 5 next term (Thursday 18 November) at the Keith Spry Pool in Johnsonville.

All of the information is set out in the Swimming Sports article.

Please complete this form by the Friday 1st of October 2021.

Touch Rugby for Amesbury

If your child is interested in playing touch rugby for Amesbury next term, please fill in this form by Friday 8th October.

For all of the information you need please read Eilis's article on Touch Rugby.

Construction Site Fence Mural

Onaitta is organising a group of kids to paint a mural on the fence around the new build construction site. Apart from turning an ugly fence into a work of art for the next year or so, the mural will also be entered into the Resene Mural Competition.

You can play your part by bringing in any spare paint that you have lying around. Preferably please have your child drop it into the office. If you bring it in yourself please scan or sign in. Please note that the paint needs to be appropriate for external use. 

Community Notices

Summer Series Football & Netball Competition

Get your friends together and enter a team into the Summer Football or Summer Netball Competition. Held on Fridays for children 5 years +. A great way to introduce players to the sport in a fun, social environment or for your football/netball winter teams to continue playing and keeping active over summer. 8 weeks prior to Christmas and 8 weeks after Christmas. Prize giving after each round with “Player of the Day” certificates. Come along and enjoy a family atmosphere. Competition starts on 22 October 2021.

Go to www.kellysports/netball2021 or to register your team.

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The Circus Hub Holiday Programme

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Young Enterprise Scheme

The Gaia Collection is a YES (Young Enterprise Scheme) business that wants to help protect and spread awareness about New Zealand’s wildlife. They have created a unique line of wooden earrings in the shape of some of this endangered wildlife with $5 from every pair sold going towards Forest and Bird’s Fairy Tern Project.

To make a further impact, they have created the Community Collection Challenge. An event running from 11th-17th October, where they are challenging all New Zealanders to clean up their communities. You can register to be apart for $5pp with all proceeds going towards Forest and Bird's Fairy Tern Project.

For more information about The Gaia Collection head to their website and for more information about the Community Collection Challenge and how to register head to the “CCC” page.

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