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School notices: 24-31 October

Rachael van Rij —

Everything you need to know around and about school for the next week.

School hours: please read our refresher article about school hours here.

2019 Term Dates: First day of term for 2019 is Tuesday, 29 January.  See our Term Dates page on our website here for further details. 

Term 4 Camps

Year 0, 1 and 2 Camp: here is a link to information for this upcoming camp in November. Please complete the form BY FRIDAY. Thank you. 

Year 3 and 4 Camp: here is a link to information for this upcoming camp in November.

Year 5 and 6 Camp: here is a link to our previous article. Updated information will be sent out in week 1 or 2 of term. 

Year 3-6 Athletics day: please see our write up here and check out who will be representing Amesbury at Northern Zones in two weeks time. 

For your diary: We have booked in a school farewell event from 9-9:30am on last day of school this term (Thurs 13th, December). We will announce the Amesbury Awesomeness awards, give a school farewell to our Y6 leavers and also any other students who will be leaving. Note: students will then remain at school for a variety of fun activities including water play, sausage sizzle and picnic with school finishing at 12.30pm. 

To see our planned School Events for the term, please see the Events tab on our website here

Painting t-shirts: we would be grateful for donations of old t-shirts that can be used to cover our students' uniforms when they are painting. Please send in any old t-shirts to Kaleesha in Harakeke hub. 

Amesbury TV has another great episode live on our website. See here for the Amesbury's Got Talent wrap up. 

Book Fair is coming up in Week 5-6: We are looking for a Book Week team; anyone able to help out with library decorating, setting up and packing down or being rostered on as a cashier. The team will be vital to an exciting and successful Fair so if you think you can help out we'd love to hear from you - thank you!! Please email library@amesbury.school.nz

Second hand uniform for sale

Black sunhat with school logo, reasonable quality $5Size 6 black shorts, worn once, with school logo $ 252 x Size 12 shorts/skirt/ skort (not sure what its called) with school logo, near new $25 eachSize 12 Amesbury sports shirt, good condition $ 40Size 10 pale yellow polo shirt with school logo, very slight pilling, $ 15Size 10 burnt orange polo shirt with school logo good condition $ 20Size 12 burnt orange polo shirt with school logo good condition $ 20Contact: Hannah Cook 021 022 43126 or 4776655


Kelly Sports will be back in Term 4 with their fun and exciting classes. Kelly Sports encourages children to have fun, build confidence and to give sport a go. We believe that sport and physical activity has so much to offer young people; it improves fitness, develops communication skills, team work and gives them a place to channel their energy.

Summer Fun in the Sun! (Yrs 1-4) –Fridays 3.05pm-4.05pm. Come and try Athletics, Touch Rugby, Tball and Ultimate Frisbee. It’s a great way to try new sports, learn new skills and improve ability. We use games & drills to teach game sense and team play. Learn the fundamental skills for all sports – throwing, running, jumping, striking, balance and many more – all while having a great time!

For full details and to enrol into our programmes visit www.getyourgameon.co.nz/kellysportsemail adminwgtn@kellysports.co.nz or call 04 972 7201. 

Chorister for a Day?!

We are holding a 'Chorister for a Day' programme on Thursday October 25, which gives school children the opportunity to sing with the Cathedral Choristers as well as touring some of the usually inaccessible parts of the largest church in the city!
WHEN: Thursday October 25, 3.30-6.15pmWHERE: Wellington Cathedral of St Paul, cnr Hill and Molesworth Sts.  COST: $5

Paw Patrol: On Saturday 27th October Chase from Paw Patrol will be in store at Bunnings in Petone between the times of 1:30pm – 4:30pm.  There will also be a bouncy castle and face painter in store for the kids to enjoy.