by John Murrihy

Amesbury Notices - 8 July 2022

School is finished for the term but we have just a few last minute things to share with you before everyone has a well earned break ....

Student Reports live on Hero

Urs advised on Wednesday, via a HERO post, that all student reports were up on Hero, on your child's learning page. Please refer to Urs's HERO post for the link to read more about what the report contains, and how to access it. 

School Photos now available to order

The school photos taken by Inspire Photography are now available for viewing and ordering.

The HERO notice with this week's Amesbury Digest has a link with all of the information necessary to purchase photos of your tamariki.

Please note that while photos are available for the next 12 months, the school only receives a commission for photos ordered before midnight on Sunday 7 August 2022.

School Swimming Sports

The school swimming sports are taking place early in Term 3.

Year 4-6 students have completed their entry forms for the swimming sports to be held on Thursday 4 August.

Parents were asked last week to complete this form for all Year 0-3 ākonga, however, a number have still not been filled in and returned - particularly the Year 2 & 3 students in Harakeke. Their carnival will be held on Thursday 18 August.

For all the details associated with the events please read Eilís' Swimming Sports article.

Covid-19 & Mask Update

For an update on the cases of Covid in our school currently, and our approach to Covid precautions, including mask use as we head into Term 3 please take the time to read through Urs's Covid-19 Update article.

Co-curricular Lessons for Term 3

Those who wish to continue with no changes to their co-curricular lessons for Term 3, you need not do anything. You will receive an invoice in your school shop account at the beginning of the school holidays.

For those who wish to change, add or subtract lessons please email this info to John (, preferably before the invoices go out.

If you know nothing about our co-curricular, please have a look at our co-curricular webpage. Then, if you have any queries or want to sign your tamariki up, please email John (

Term 2 Electives

Amaria has put together an article and photos on the electives programme that took place in Term 2. There was something for everyone - the difficulty would have been choosing only one!

Rāroa Intermediate School Enrolments

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Community Notices

Churton Park Community Newsletter

The latest Churton Park Community Newsletter is out and here's the link if you haven't already received a copy.

Wellington Polish School Fundraiser

The Wellington Polish School is presenting a movie, "Minions: The Rise of Gru". If you would like to watch the movie and, at the same time, assist them with their fundraising efforts, book your tickets for the screening on Saturday 16 July.

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Holiday Programmes

Kelly Club

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What's happening at Ngā Manu Nature Reserve?

Children’s Art & Nature Day with Harriet Bright – 12 July 2022 10am – 3pm

This workshop is strictly limited to 15 students between the ages of 7-12 years of age.

Children will need a packed lunch, drink and weather appropriate clothes including raincoat and gumboots.

Price: Friends of Ngā Manu members $55; Non-members $60

Click here to book your place

Golden Kiwi Egg Hunt – 9 – 24 July 2022 10am – 5pm

Find the locations of 8 Golden Kiwi Eggs hidden in the reserve and answer the questions to enter our weekly draw to win a Friends of Nga Manu Family Membership (valued at $100 and valid for 12 months). Existing members will have an additional 12 months added to their membership.

We will also be running two eel talks every day during the school holidays; one at 11am, the other at 2pm. The talks are free, but if you want to feed the eels it will be $2 per person. Tokens can be purchased at the Visitor Centre.

For more information about these events and others, check out our website.

Computer Classes

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Racketlon Holiday Programme

Once again Tawa Tennis, Tawa Squash and Wellington North Badminton are running the Racketlon holiday programme these school holidays.

Players rotate around each sport spending 1.5 hours at each club. Qualified coaches will take each session.

Please note that the holiday programme is for those 6 years and older.

  • Monday 18, Wednesday 20 and Friday 22 July 2022, 9am - 3pm
  • Cost: $50 a day or $135 for all 3 days.
  • Registrations:

For more information contact Babette at or call 2324774.