by John Murrihy

School Notices - 21 September 2020

It's the last week of Term 3, and everyone is looking forward to the holidays, however, there are still a few things happening ....

What's on?

  • Harakeke and Pōhutukawa Swimming / Waitohi Library - Monday 21 September
  • Student Conferences - Wednesday 23 & Thursday 24 September
  • Learning Celebration & Science Roadshow - 1.30-2.30pm, Thursday 24 September
  • End of Term - 3pm, Friday 25 September
  • 1st day Term 4 - Monday 12 October

Student Conferences for Term 3 - this week

Bookings for our student conferences, that will be running this week, on 23 & 24 September, close at 8am on Wednesday 23 September.
If you haven't already done so please follow the link in the email sent out on 20 August for more information about the conferences and how to book.

Do you have any Preschoolers?

If you have any preschoolers and you are thinking of sending them to Amesbury, it would be appreciated if you could enrol them, or at the very least advise us of those children by emailing John This will help us with our projections of school numbers for the next couple of years.

Little Garden Kits from New World

There will be a gardening elective group next term so if you have any spare Little Garden kits from New World, or you wouldn't normally accept them with your purchases, take them anyway, and drop them into the office. Much appreciated - thank you.

Lost and Found

All items will be displayed on a table in the corridor outside the hall from Tuesday-Friday, including when Student Conferences and the Learning Celebration are on. Remaining unnamed items not claimed on the last day of term will be donated to charity.

Sunhat Reminder 

Time to find, wash and name sunhats ready for Term 4. If you need to buy one, we have 5 sizes (XS-XL) in stock

Car Park Access 

If you are going to be driving down to school to use the grounds over the holidays, parking will need to be roadside due to the work being done on improving our school driveway entrance. 

 The car park will be completely out of action from Monday 28th September at least for the first week of the holidays and possibly for the duration of the 2 weeks depending on progress. With such a high use area, there's never a great time to do this sort of work, however, despite the temporary inconvenience, we look forward to the long awaited improved access!

Onslow Gymnastic Club

Kids got energy to burn? Gymnastics is the answer! Have Fun – Learn Skills – Build Confidence! Onslow Gymnastics has Recreational, TeamGym and Competitive classes for ages 5+ years. 

Recreational Gym-for-All classes are held at Khandallah School Hall (ages 5-9 years) and Onslow College Rec Centre (ages 7-14+). No previous experience is required to join any of our recreational classes. TeamGym (ages 10+) brings together tumbling, mini-tramp and dance to provide an energetic and creative performance. 

Registrations for Term 4 2020 open from 17th September 2020 or for more information please e-mail

Kiwi Hoops Basketball Camps

Kiwi Hoops Basketball Camps are back on these school holidays at Walter Nash Stadium in Lower Hutt. See the flyers below for more details.