26th September 2019

From the Principal

Wow!  What an awesome but super busy week we are having with all of our production shows this week. It's so cool seeing our students maintaining the enthusiasm and energy levels as they present the production to the Community in each of the shows. Thank you so much parents for supporting our awesome students with our production - we really appreciate it. Thank you too staff (both teachers and support staff) for all of the additional extra hours/time you have been putting into this. We have one more show left tonight beginning 7pm (students need to be at school between 6.30p.m. and 6:40pm in their normal classes please).

As mentioned previously students are welcome to come later than normal tomorrow (except for our Year 7/8 students who have technology at the normal time) to sleep in after having another late night tonight. Buses will be running to normal times, and for students arriving at the normal school time we will have teaching staff on site.

Hope you all have an awesome and safe school holiday break and we look forward to seeing you all at the beginning of term 4 (Monday October 14).  A reminder that Monday the 4th of November is a teacher only day (all schools in the Puketeraki CoL/Kāhui Ako).

Nā mihi nui,
Hayden van Lent
The wakawaka dancers from Rōpū Kererū waiting for their turn to perform on Wednesday afternoon.  
Our E Focus for Weeks 9 & 10 has been Excellence - working with others to enhance  our school environment".
School assembly was held on Tuesday 24th September due to the production this week.

The following pupils received Certificates.
Principal Awards:
Ropu Ruru: Taygen B, Harmony M, Tomas P and Hunter E.
Ropu Kereru: Adam McG, Birgit R, Eli E, Ruby H
Ropu Kea: Maia R, Georgia B, Sofia S, Kaylee S, John W and Lily G
Ropu Karearea: Flynn W, Jett H, Daniel C and Suli U

E Awards:
Ropu Ruru: 
Jack R, Peyton S, James E/I, Bella G
Ropu Kereru: Bonnie Mac, Leilani S, Kenzie M, Luna W
Ropu Kea: Kieran W, Quinn B, Phoebe M, Shayla Mc, Lushian S, Mele B/V
Ropu Karearea: Jade C, Brooke C, Ella B, Rion B
A Big Thank You!!
To Fiona Fulton for the great work she has done behind the scenes with organising 
the 2nd hand uniform items to sell.
We really appreciate the work you have done in this area for the families and the school.  

All children that have their Pet Day entry submitted before the holidays will go in the draw for a spot prize.  There will be more chances to win spot prizes on Pet Day.  The spot prizes have kindly been donated by the Fanimals Production Team.  We thank them for their generous donation towards our Pet Day.
We need all Pet Day entries in by tomorrow so that we can spend time over the holidays arranging judges and planning out our Pet Day spectacular.    Please click on the link and let us know what pet you are bringing and what craft entries you are planning to complete.  If you need further information it is on the school website.  Look for the Learning tab, and then select Outdoor Education.
Calling all parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, older brothers and sisters and anyone else in the school community.   Have you thought about entering the new section at our Pet Day?
 We will be offering an adult cake baking and decorating section.  All cakes will be sold at the end of Pet Day as a fundraiser for the school.  We also have an adult colouring in competition if you would like to get involved.

Upcoming Events:

You can find school events on the website calendar and also on the West Eyreton School App that is downloadable from the Apple Store or Google Play.

School Calendar Link -
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School News

Pizza with the Principal:
On Wednesday 25th of September the following pupils had a late lunch with the Principal.
The pupils were chosen by their teachers to join in as an end of term treat.
Ropu Ruru: Oakley M, Sofia H, Mira F, Izabel G, Jack R, Tomas P, Leo K/B
Ropu Kereru: Hunter T, Eli E, Alex P, Leilani S, Bella P, Nina W, Isabella A, William F, Jolene B/V
Sienna H, Jacob S, Layla W
Ropu Kea: Sofia S, Kaylee S, Savanna H, Maddie T, Finn T, Matthew Mcl, Savannah W, Olivia W, Sam C, Zachary C, Macey B, Red S/R, Joseph P, Jack M, Isabella C
Ropu Karearea: Rion B, Shaun C, Dana F, Bella H, Cameron L, Suli U, Anabel B, Jett H, Eliza W, Haylee T, Flynn W
School Photos:
All school photos - (classrooms and groups) have now been named and corrected and sent back up to Auckland for the final printing.
Once this process is completed the photographers will then send us Online Photo Access Keys and Manual Ordering envelopes for families to complete their orders. They should be with us at the start of Term 4.

Enterprise Challenges

Congratulations to Zachary C for earning his silver badge and Angus B, Jake F, Jessica O and Nikita for their Bronze badges. Well done all of you.


On Wednesday 23rd October (week 2, term 4) we will be holding the Year 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 athletic sports.  Our postponement day will be Thursday 24th October.

We're hoping to have Mr Whippy and a coffee van there too.

The event should start at 10.15am and the events should begin at 10.35am.  This is an all day event so it is expected for students to wear their wide brimmed sun-hats and sun-screen.

LONG DISTANCE - Friday 18th October  - 1:30pm - 3pm

Year 4 - 1 x lap of domain

Year 5/6  - 2 x laps of domain

Year 7/8  - 3 x laps of domain  

Thank you
Linda Marshall
Books, books, books…
It would be greatly appreciated if everyone had a look during the holidays to find any levelled school reading books. Some of our sets of books are incomplete indicating we have a lot of books missing in action. We love receiving bags of books after the holidays so please add book hunt to your holiday ‘to do’ list.
Many thanks
Junior Team
Children’s clothes:
Following the success of the ladies’ night second-hand clothing sale we are planning to hold a children’s clothing sale in the library to raise funds to further develop the library which is a community space. We aim to hold the sale mid-way through term 4 before and after school.
Please hunt out any good quality children’s clothes that you would be happy to donate for this purpose and send them in after the holiday.
We already have many new or near items.  Please keep them coming!
If you would like to help with the sale or have any questions please contact either Angela Wells or Pip Wyatt.

Merino School Jersey

We are excited to announce that we are going to be introducing a Merino Jersey option to our school uniform range. This will only be able to be purchased through the school and we have samples for your children to try on. The Jersey's have our school wording on the left chest so they will be identical in style to our current range. 

So why are we introducing this option?
As you know - it gets very cold in our area so wearing Merino clothing is a much warmer option. It allows the children's skin to breath, less bulk allowing the children to learn to write without rolling up their sleeves, stretchy yet durable allowing your child to play freely. The garments don't fade or pill easily and best of all they are machine washable. 

The cost of the jersey is $80.00 including GST (including embroidery) when we order 10 or more garments in the first run. There after - each order of 5 or more garments will remain at this price and if you require  a 1 off order of less than this 5 garments - then the price will increase to $85.00 including GST. Therefore we will be doing bulk orders throughout the year in order to keep the price at $80.00 per garment. 

Please contact Maryann Read if you would like to view or try on a jersey.

There will be order forms at the office or you can email Maryann to receive one. All money for the orders are to be made to the school bank account and there will be no order submitted prior to garments being paid. If we get 10 garments purchased prior to the end of this week (Friday 27 September) we will place our first order then. 
Music and Dance Forms:
If your child/children are interested in taking part in the music or dance lessons at school for 2020 could you please fill in the forms below.
The link for the music one is:
The link for the dance one is:
Once completed please send forms back to school as soon as possible.
Primary School's Show Jumping:
Georgia, Kaylee, Macy and Jessica competed at the Primary School's Show Jumping Competition on Sunday, which was held at the Sefton Riding School. All did well and had a lot of fun.
                                    Left to Right - Jessica, Georgia, Macy & Kaylee               
                               Left to Right - Kaylee, Jessica, Georgia and Macy

From Friends of the School

Pet Day
On Monday 21 October the Pet Day BBQ Breakfast Cafe will be in full swing. We are searching for some helpers to assist with the running of our Breakfast Cafe so please get in touch with what time slots you may be able to assist with. 
8am - 9am, 9am - 10am, 10am-11am, 11am-12noon, 12noon - 1pm
Please email or go to our facebook page "West Eyreton FOTS" 
Our AGM is going to be held on Monday 4 November at 6.30pm in the school Staff Room. All welcome to attend. 
Thank you for all your help and support over Term 3. We hope you have a fun filled holiday and look forward to seeing you all in Term 4 with lots of exciting days planned like Pet Day.

Community Notices

What Now Television Programme:
Just a reminder before the holidays that your families are invited to register online to be part of the live screening of What Now on Sunday 13th October 2019.   Location: Kaiapoi North School, 278 Williams Street, Kaiapoi.
This is a FREE family fun event in your community!
You are most welcome to include this link in your notices for your families to register online to be part of the audience 
This garden tour fundraiser will be held on Sunday 24th November from 10a.m. - 4p.m.
Tickets are $25-00 available from the Ohoka School office or
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