4th July 2019

From the Principal

Thank you to everyone who supported our tamariki/students yesterday with the senior school learning celebration. Thank you students for sharing your passion projects and enterprise challenges with the West Eyreton Community (and thank you staff for supporting this). 

Either yesterday or today you would have received your child's mid year report (if your child was present at school). Students can make variations in progress at different times throughout their schooling. Teachers use a range of assessments and observations to make overall teacher judgements in relation to the New Zealand Curriculum expectations. These are moderated and discussed within and across teams. If you would like to discuss any aspect of your child's report further I would encourage you to touch base with your child's teacher.

Next term we welcome back Lisa Duff who has had a sabbatical this term and will be teaching in the Kererū classroom (room 3) for the remainder of the year. We thank Amanda van Rooy for her contributions to this class. Amanda will be joining Veanne Reed in the Rōpū Ruru from next term.

Thank you for your support over the past term. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday with your families and we look forward to seeing all our students re-energised ready for another awesome term of learning when we meet back on Monday the 22 July.
Our E Focus for the last two weeks has been Excellence - "striving for a high standard of presentation in all work".
A full assembly will be held tomorrow Friday 5th July at 9.00a.m. in the school hall.
The following pupils will receive awards:-

Rōpū Ruru: Stella S, Izabel G
Rōpū Kereru: Mariska D, Bonnie M, William F, Caitlin P
Rōpū Kea: Tommy B, Elizah V, Nikita P, Riley N, Liam H, Phoebe M
Rōpū Karearea: Eliza W, Cooper K, Noah d/R, Emma H

Principal Awards
The following pupils will receive the Principal's award.
Jack R, Stella S, Bella P, Alex P, Levi A, Isabella A, Bradley R, Georgia S, Damien T, Ella B, William W, James M, Eva H, Ty M, Eliza W, Cooper K,  Holly D and Victoria N

Upcoming Events:

Friday 5th July - Full School Assembly - 9.00a.m - school hall
Friday 5th July
- End of term sausage sizzle
Friday 5th July - Last day of Term 2

Monday 22 July - First day of Term 3

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 -

School News

New Pupil:
We welcome Luna Wells (Yr 3) to Rōpū Kererū. We hope you enjoy your time at our school.

Pizza with the Principal
The following pupils will be sharing pizza with the Principal tomorrow Friday 5th July.
 Charlotte G, Emily McK, Birgit R, Tyler S, Heitor B, Adam McG, Bella Mc, Lucas N, Ashton M, Flynn W, Cooper K, Sophie M, Jade C, Keisha McD/S, Ella B, Fay J, Ethan B, Alex F, Holly D, Daniel C, Bradley R, Tommy B, Charlie M, Elizah V, Georgia S, William Mck, Elli T

10.10a.m. Bella v/R, Stella S, Joshua R, James E/I, Theo H, Thomas A, Bonnie Mac, Noah H, Meredith J, Grace W, Isla M, Sapphire M, Georgia B, Riley N, Casey A/W, Angus F, Max D, Nikita P, Elisha R, Jack T, Finehika U, Phoebe M, Jessica Mc, William W
Please advise the school office by 9.00a.m. tomorrow morning of any food allergies that are not listed on our pupil's records or we may be unaware of.

School Assemblies:
Assemblies will be fortnightly on Wednesday’s from 9am in Term 3 because our Year 7/8 students will be having Technology on Fridays. We apologise for any inconvenience, and appreciate your understanding.

Pupils Absent From School:
This is another reminder about pupils being absent from school. Please leave a message either on the school answer phone, via email or on the school apps system.
We are having to ring parents/caregivers quite often now to get confirmation on why their child/children are away and this takes up considerable time in the morning when class registers need to be coded and printed off.
Messages need to be left on the various school systems by 9.00a.m. so that we can check them all before doing the registers and completing the reports by 9.30a.m.
Art Extension Group
Earlier this term West Eyreton School was fortunate enough to secure a grant from the Waimakariri District Creative Communities Scheme for an Art Extension Group.
For the past three weeks 15 excited students have been busy each Wednesday afternoon developing their art skills and working on their individual portfolios.
Teacher Cheryl Muirson, who is an art specialist, is leading the group and will work with them for a further 12 weeks. 
We are thrilled that we can offer this opportunity to some of our most artistic students from years 4 to 8 and are looking forward to seeing the wonderful final piece of collaborative artwork they create for our school.
Years 7/8 - Sports Uniforms
Could you please keep your sports uniforms until the Swannanoa Tournament in August Term 3.

Enterprise Challenges
Brooke, Ethan R, Mele, Finehika, Emily, Matilda and Jordis have earned their Bronze badges this week.  It has been great to see all of the challenges arriving this week to share with classes.
School Docs
If you are wanting to review any other school procedures please follow this link.
Thank you Oxford Mens Shed and the Millar family for helping Daniel with his passion project this week.  What a wonderful community we have where our children are supported with their learning outside of the classroom.

School Events

View School Calendar
From Friends Of The School

Firewood for Sale

This years Pine for Sale for $110 per m3 (including delivery). Please text 027537 4368 to order.
End of Term Sausage Sizzle
Our final lunch, the End of Term Sausage Sizzle is tomorrow Friday 5 July.
You can be order up until 8am on Friday on the lunch online website or if you prefer to send an envelope with your child/children's name, number of sausages and money to the office - all orders up until 9am will be accepted. 
Prices are $2 per sausage or $2.50 for gluten free option.
Wild Wild West Disco
Thank you to all who came out for our Wild Wild West Disco. We hope you all enjoyed boot scootin' your way into the weekend. It was so great to see the dress up's that you all wore.  Great behaviour on the night by all. 

Community Notices 


I am looking to make and donate woollen blankets for N.I.C.U. babies.
I  am asking anyone and everyone who can, or wants to knit peggy squares or crochet granny squares to donate as many as you wish.
Requirements: it has to be wool, and the measurements required are 10cm by 10cm.
No synthetic yarn please.
I am making my own squares and I'm looking forward to donating as many blankets to this unit as I can.
Please if you have some spare time these school holidays and are wanting to help out, I will be collecting any donations on or before the 31 of July.

Thank you
Jordis Mullligan
West Eyreton School Rm 6


Tips For Staying Well These School Holidays

With the flu circulating widely in the community, Canterbury DHB has some simple tips for how you can stop the spread, and look after yourselves and your whānau if you do get sick.

Stop the spread:

If you or your whānau are feeling unwell with flu-like symptoms such as a fever, headache, muscle aches, shivering, and a dry cough:

  1. Stay at home

  2. Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your inner elbow

  3. Wash and dry hands often, or use hand sanitiser

Treat the symptoms at home:

Most of the time, the symptoms of flu can be managed at home.

Canterbury DHB has produced the ‘Coping with the flu at home’ brochure, containing practical advice for caring for someone with the flu, such as:

  • how to treat the symptoms at home

  • danger signs to look out for, especially in young children/babies

  • when to seek medical advice and where to go.

The brochure is available online in the following languages: English, Māori, Hindi, Korean, Samoan, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Tagalog.

Where to seek help

If you are concerned about you or your whānau’s symptoms, call your general practice team 24/7 for advice rather than visiting in person. After hours, follow the instructions to be put through to a nurse for free health advice.

Avoid the hospital unless it is an emergency.

Update on the flu vaccine

Thanks to a great response from Cantabrians, flu vaccine supplies are now limited but they are still available from GPs and some pharmacists for the following priority groups: 

  • people over 65

  • pregnant women (any stage of pregnancy)

  • those with long-term health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes respiratory disease (including asthma that requires regular preventive therapy), kidney disease and most cancers

  • children aged four years and under who have been hospitalised for respiratory illness or have a history of significant respiratory illness.


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