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Amesbury Digest - 26th July 2021

Kia ora koutou,

Welcome back to Term 3; it is hard to believe we are in the second half of the year already! I hope people have had a good break. It was certainly nice to hear staff talking about having time to relax, spend quality time with friends and family, and in some cases travel to different parts of New Zealand.

The recent flooding has caused considerable issues in our local community, and our thoughts and best wishes go out to families who have experienced flooding in their houses or on their property. If there is anything we can do to help, please don’t hesitate to let us know. 

Our school buildings fared well in all the rain, but our wetlands and parts of our bike track have not done quite so well. There will be some work needed on the bike track and surrounding area at the back of the wetlands, as this area has sustained some damage. There is fencing closing off the worst affected areas of the grounds, and this may be up for some time while we work on it.

Staffing update

This term we welcome Yeping He to our teaching team. Yeping joins us as a full time release teacher for Terms 3 & 4. She will be largely based in Koru Hub, but will also do some release teaching in the other teams.

For the next few weeks Rachel Watson will be partly on leave and also completing some work from home, whilst she supports the recovery of a family member who has not been well. A number of people will be working in reception in the meantime. We will do our very best to maintain the well run ship that Rachel manages in reception; please bear with us if things are not quite so efficient in the next wee while.

Some exciting news: construction on our new hub building is now going full steam ahead. Please see the attached article, with images and a fabulous walk through video of the new building.

Events coming up

Monday 26th July: Term 3 starts

- Tuesday 27th July: Newlands Intermediate School in Action morning (year 6 students)

- Thursday 29th July: Year 0-3 disco at 5-6pm; Year 3-6 disco 6:30 - 7:30pm

- Friday 30th July: Playhouse Theatre performance of Rumpelstiltskin at school (all students)

- Tuesday 3rd August: School Swimming Sports Years 4-6

We hope you all have a good term.

Ngā mihi nui,

Urs Cunningham  


Construction starting on our new hub building

by Urs Cunningham

We are excited to announce the start of construction to increase the size of our school. The building contract has been awarded to Holmes Construction, and we are looking forward to working with them to achieve a great outcome.

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Amesbury Notices - 26 July

by John Murrihy

Welcome back for Term 3! Hopefully we have all had an enjoyable break and are ready for action ....

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Term 2 Disco - Thursday 29th July

by Kalesha Segatta

Both teachers and students are very excited to announce that we will be having a disco towards the end of this term. The disco will be held on Thursday 29th July and will be divided into two parts.

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Term 3 Information 2021

by Demelza Topp

This article contains some basic admin information for Term 3, along with details about our Module 3 inquiry (starting in Week 5), the focus for our Term 3 health sessions (growing and changing, and consent) and the main events for this term.

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Thinking about music or speech & drama for your child during school time?

by John Murrihy

We are now looking for additional participants for the start of Term 3 for our increasingly sought-after Amesbury co-curricular lessons.

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Hindi lessons at Amesbury School in Term 3

by Urs Cunningham

After school Hindi classes were trialed in Term 2 this year, and will be continuing in Term 3.

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