by John Murrihy

School Notices - 9 March 2020

What's happening at Amesbury this week ....

What's on?

  • Northern Zone Football - Tuesday 10 March
  • NZ Opera in Schools Performance - Thursday 12 March

School Open Morning

Just a reminder that the School Open Morning is being held on Tuesday 17 March and there are still a few spaces left.

We held our first open morning last year, and it proved to be very popular and useful for parents and whānau who were interested in seeing how learning happened at school. We know that teams and learning spaces have changed since last year, and this is a good opportunity to see how the spaces are operating.

If you wish to attend, it is important for you to RSVP via the School Open Morning form. There is a limit on the number of responses that will be accepted because we do not want to inundate the hubs with too many parents. We would rather offer it again next term. Also, if you wish to attend you must be at the introductory session being held in the hall at 9.10am.

Newspaper Wanted

Does anyone have any newspaper that they can give to Koru Hub? If you do, could you drop it off in the Hub. It would be greatly appreciated.

Calling all scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians – we need your help!

Some of our students will be taking part in the Wonder Project Rocket Challenge in Term 2. It’s an amazing programme designed to get young Kiwis excited about STEM – science, technology, engineering and maths. The programme pairs STEM professionals with teachers to deliver the learning. However, we need more volunteers to help our kids design, build and launch water rockets!

Keen to help? It only requires 1 hour a week for 6–8 weeks during Term 2. The Wonder Project team provides all training and resources, including a rocket kit, a rocket launcher and all the learning modules.

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to guide young people on the Rocket Challenge. We are looking for passionate and committed professionals working in STEM fields who want to make a real difference – and inspire wonder in the minds of young people in their community.

Register online at

Found Property

Surely someone recognizes some of this found property - especially the helmets! Perhaps someone with one cold hand or one cold foot?

Image by: John Murrihy

Community Notices

Chalk Paint Class for Adults

Sounds like fun! And you create your own piece of art to take home.

If you are interested in joining one of our parents, Chantelle, for this class in the Amesbury Hall on Saturday 14 March please read the flyer below for all the details.

Wellington Junior Chess Tournament

After a successful first tournament held at Amesbury last year the Wellington Junior Chess Tournament is back for 2020. 

The 2020 tournament is on 28 March starting at 9:30am and runs until 3:30pm and will be held at the Johnsonville Community Centre Hall in Frankmoore Ave.

It open to all skill levels and players in Primary through to College to take part. There will be multiple divisions and cash prizes for winners. 

The tournament is not for profit! And the goal is to encourage more children to play chess!

Further details are in the flyer below and the link for registration is Wellington Junior Chess Tournament.