Amesbury School


The earthquake on Sunday night certainly changed our Monday and probably will impact the rest of the week. However, I would like to take a moment to think of those who were injured, lost their lives, their homes and their livelihoods as a result of this earthquake; but also to think of the many in and around Christchurch who are still suffering from the earthquake of five years ago. For them, the world as they had known it, has changed dramatically. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this time.

It would also be good to humbly count our blessings. We live in a new suburb with strongly-made houses. Our school is largely one storey and built for movement. We were able to remain open yesterday, while other more earthquake prone schools needed/and are still waiting for reports from engineers. 

We have a great, celebratory event to look forward to tomorrow evening.  I hope to see you there - even if the weather is still wet and wild - as we celebrate the launching of our first cookbook; but also as we celebrate the richness of our diverse and multi-cultural community. 

Arohanui ki a koutou


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    Wed 16th Nov - Community Evening/Cookbook Launch (5.30-7.30) Fri 2nd Dec - Learning Celebration/Expo (1.45 - 2.45) Wed 14th Dec ... Read more…
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  4. Community Evening Update

    Make sure you have next Wednesday 16th November from 5:30pm in the diary for our final school community evening! Read more…
  5. Bike Track Update

    Storage container on site but there will be delays to track completion due to rain...  Read more…
  6. New Student!

    Welcome to Micah who started school in Te Rito this week.  Read more…
  7. Amesbury Community Expo - all welcome!

    Our learning celebration this term will be held on Friday 2nd December from 1:45 - 2:45pm. You are all cordially invited to come along.  Read more…
  8. Homestay Host Families Needed for Mandarin Language Assistant 2017 

    In 2017 we are privileged to be having a Mandarin Language Assistant (MLA) in our school for a year. We are seeking expressions of ... Read more…
  9. Community Evening: "A Taste of Asia"

    Join us for a food themed evening for our final school community evening of the year, on Wednesday 16 November from 5.30-7pm. Read more…
  10. First Aid & Survival Kits 

    Still getting around to putting a first aid or survival kit together, or need an extra for the car or sports bag?  Read more…