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School Notices - 26 October 2020

John Murrihy —

No school tomorrow (Monday) and it looks like a good solid week of schoolwork planned for the rest of the week, but there are a number of preparatory things for everyone to deal with for upcoming activities ....

What's (not) on?

  • School closed - public holiday (Labour Day) - Monday 26 October

Junior Athletics Carnival

At the beginning of this term we held the Years 3-6 athletics day, next it's the turn of our Year 0-2 students to do the same. (This includes those Year 2s based in Harakeke).

Our Junior Athletics Carnival will be held at school from 9.30am-12.30pm on Tuesday 3 November.

Please refer to the Junior Athletics Carnival article for further details, especially around what to bring for the day.

EOTC / ‘Camp’ Week

This year, we have changed the format for our end of year overnight stays and camps due to issues with Covid-19. 

All of our end of year trips and activities will happen in our ‘EOTC’ (Education Outside of the Classroom) Week - Mon 30 Nov - Fri 4 Dec. For further information about what your child/ren will be doing for the week and what you need to know and to do, please read the following:

Amesbury Speech Competition

Entries are now open for the Amesbury Speech Competition. Sign up using the Registration Form attached to the article. Entries close on Friday 30th October 2020.

Heats will take place in Week 5 Term 4 (9th - 13th November) and the finals will take place in our school hall from 1:30pm on Thursday 19th November.

Scholastic's Book Club

Issue 7 of Scholastic's Book Club is now available for online ordering.

The closing date is Friday the 6th of November 2020.

Walk or Wheel to School

Last week was 'Walk or Wheel to School' Week and a big 'shout out' to all of those that participated.

Huge encouragement (and incentives) were given those involved. Passports were stamped as kids arrived at school. Heaps of spot prizes were handed out for a variety of reasons and these were received with great excitement and appreciation. 

Nits and Head Lice Checks

It's been a while since this has been an issue that's been brought to our attention, however, we have at least one sufferer in Harakeke Hub.

Please follow the information provided in this article published earlier in the year.

Labelling Kits - new provider available through Kindo

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2nd Hand Uniform for Sale

All items are in very good condition.

  • Shorts Size 6 $10
  • Fleece Size 6 $20
  • Pants Size 8 $10
  • Red Polo Size 10 $10.00
  • Yellow Polo Size 8 $10
  • Green Striped Polo Size 8 $10
  • Fleece Size 8 $20
  • Shorts Size 10 $15
  • Pants Size 10 $15
  • Hat $5

Contact: Tracey – 027 696 2374

Community Notices

Children's Activity, Karori Cemetery, Labour Day Monday

On Labour Day Monday 26 October the Friends of Karori Cemetery are holding an open day at the cemetery, during which there will be several guided tours, assistance with family history research and most importantly, a fun and informative activity for children aged from 5 years. 

The activity is a quiz, or a quest, to find headstones throughout one of the oldest parts of the cemetery and then answer questions about them. A list of the questions, and a map of the area will be provided, and each child who participates will get a small reward when they finish.

Participation is easy - and FREE. Turn up at the cemetery any time between 10.30am and 2.30 pm, register at the Shelter, and collect the list of questions and a map. The designated area has been checked for all safety considerations, and children must of course be accompanied by an adult/caregiver. We estimate the quiz will take between 30 minutes and an hour, maximum.

Karori Cemetery, at 100 acres, is the second largest cemetery in New Zealand, and is the largest by number of interments. For general information about the cemetery and the Friends refer http://friendsofkaroricemetery.co.nz/visit/.

Online Safety Info Evening - Tuesday 27th October

This is an interactive information evening designed to help adults gain a better understanding of some of the harms children face in the online world. The evening will use clips from the documentary Our Kids Online: Porn, Predators & How to Keep Them Safe and other resources to enable adults to confidently approach these topics with children and gain practical solutions on how to make their online experiences safer.

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Onslow College Rowing Club Book Fair

Now that we are back at Level 1, Onslow College have been given the go ahead to hold their Book Fair on 31st October.

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Wellington Diving Club

WDC turns 30 – Star Wars meets springboard diving at Kilbirnie Pool

Wellington Diving Club is turning 30 and to celebrate we’re putting on a spectacular display & show that will be hugely entertaining!

Saturday, 14th November – 11.00am

Free entry plus vouchers for all spectators for a free Sunday have-a-go session.

Trial Lessons also available throughout Term 4 – Tues, Wed, Thurs (4pm) or Saturday 10.15am. T&C’s apply.

For more information please call Barbara on 027 485 8888 or https://wellingtondiving.org.nz/contact.