by John Murrihy

School Notices - 12 October 2020

Welcome back to Term 4 ....

What's on?

  • First day of Term 4 - Monday 12 October at 9am
  • Co-curricular lessons begin - Wednesday 14 & Friday 16 October
  • Year 3-6 Athletics at Newtown Park - Thursday 15 October

Co-curricular Lessons - Starting Wednesday

Amesbury's Co-curricular classes will start for Term 4 this Wednesday (14 October), so if you are keen to learn more or sign up, there's no time to delay.

If you require further information or you want to sign up please contact John

Lost Helmet

One of our students lost his treasured helmet recently. If you have found it please hand it into Rachel in the office. 

Image by: John Murrihy

Community Notices

Churton Park Community Centre Newsletter

If you haven't already come across it please check out the latest Churton Park Community Centre Newsletter to see what's happening in Churton Park.

Home Fire Risk Management

Fire and Emergency NZ (FENZ) are endeavouring to reduce the incidence and consequences of residential property fires. 

The approach of the Free Home Fire Safety Visit initiative is to educate families on home fire safety, working smoke alarms and safe meeting places. Annually Fire and Emergency NZ attend an average of 5226 residential property fires, resulting in 262 injuries and 19 fatalities. The average house can become totally involved in fire within 5 minutes, un-survivable in as little as 3 minutes and reach temperatures in excess of 1200 degrees Celsius (4 times hotter than the average oven).

FENZ is offering the Free Home Fire Safety Visit to families. This will include a member or a fire fighting crew from FENZ coming to your home and pointing out potential fire risks, discussing an escape plan and safe meeting place and installing a free long-life smoke alarm for free. See the poster below for more details.

Wellkiwis Study

Well kiwis is a longitudinal observational study running in the Wellington region. We are looking for hapu/pregnant mamas to join the study.

If you are interested, or interested in learning more, please check out the poster below or go to their website

Spring Into Tawa

Looking for a community craft event? Head along to 'Spring into Tawa' next Saturday (17 October) from 10am-3pm. Also enjoy free entertainment and free activities for the children. Poster below with more info.

Scary Music

The New Zealand String Quartet will present two family concerts of Scary Music, a story by Joy Cowley set to music by Wellington composer Gareth Farr on Saturday 17 October.

The show is for ages 4—10 and also includes music by Mozart and Beethoven. 

Joy Cowley’s tale of two children’s adventure in a haunted house is brought to life by the New Zealand String Quartet, performing music by composer Gareth Farr.

Bring your cushion and your courage.

Thistle Hall - Saturday 17 October, 1pm and 2:30pm

Tickets from $5 (+ booking fee) Visit for full programme and booking details

Tots to Teens (FREE digi-mag)

Here is the link to the latest Tots to Teens digi-magazine.

In this issue parents can win $600 worth of amazing Jamie Kay clothing! We have 5 ways a special furry friend can help your child’s mental health (check out adorable Jett and Noah on our cover), ways to match your child’s personality to the right childcare option and our experts help with understanding allergy symptoms (not to be confused with colds and flu!). We hope to inspire you with a mountain theme bedroom redo for three adventurous brothers and our Food Editor has come up with two delicious kid-friendly recipes including uber-healthy spinach. We have a ton of ideas and tips on travelling NZ with kids including a $1000 family getaway in Wairarapa up for grabs. There are a multitude of toys and books to win and a Family Fun page to enjoy.