by John Murrihy

Amesbury Notices - 28 June 2021

Apologies for the last minute postponement of some activities last week but health & safety of our akonga (students) and kaiako (teachers) is our first priority.

What's on?

  • Final 4-year-old programme for Term 2 - 2-2.45pm Monday 28 June 2021
  • Board of Trustees meeting - 5:30pm Wednesday 30 June
  • Final Koru Swimming Session - Thursday 1 July
  • Newlands Intermediate Information Evening @ Newlands - 7.30pm Thursday 1 July
  • Co-curricular Open Day - Friday 2 July
  • Amesbury’s Got Talent Final @ Amesbury Hall - 5:30-6:30pm Friday 2 July

4-year-old Programme

Just a reminder that Monday (28 June) will be the last 4-year-old session for the term - to be held at the usual time of 2pm to 2.45pm.

Parents with enrolled children due to start in the near future will be invited early next term for the Term 3 programme.

Newlands Intermediate Information Evening - Thursday 1 July

Just a reminder that for those Year 6 parents considering sending their child to Newlands Intermediate School in 2022, there is an information evening at 7.00pm on Thursday 1 July to be held at Newlands Intermediate School.

Demelza emailed all Year 6 parents the poignant information on 23 June via a Hero notification.

Koru Swimming

The final session of Koru Hub swimming will occur this Thursday.

Please remember to send your child along with the equipment they need.

Amesbury's Got Talent Finals

Make sure you are available to come along on Friday evening (2 July) to watch this year's final of Amesbury's Got Talent. 

I've managed to watch some of the talent on show in the heats and I was impressed, and that included some that didn't make the final.

So put 5.30-6.30pm this Friday in your calendar and come along, watch and warmly support this year's finalists @ Amesbury.

What's been happening in Harakeke this year?

Sonali has provided a well written article about the teaching & learning that has occurred in Harakeke this year.

If you are a parent with a child in Harakeke, I highly recommend that you read this article which will provide you with a greater depth of understanding of the teaching that your child is receiving. If you want to have a discussion with your child  of what they are doing in school this will provide provide you with a good range of starter questions. As part of this log into Hero so that you can see the uploaded work that your child has done.

Te Ao Māori (Māori world view)

Amaria has penned an an excellent article on Te Ao Māori (Māori world view).

This article discusses what our kaiako (teachers) cover in their professional development, what learning our tamariki (children) have, and what other aspects of Māori language and culture we, at Amesbury, practise.

Electives Term 2

Each term electives are run where students opt into one of their choice from a range offered.

Urs has spent some time going around this term's electives and has talked to a number of the kids as they are doing their work. Read this article to see both Urs' and the kids thoughts on their electives.

Community Notices

Drama Remedy Holiday Programmes

Drama Remedy is run by Maneesha who teaches Speech & Drama at Amesbury.

July Holiday Programmes

We have two weeks of activities lined up for our drama enthusiasts of all ages. You can book for all the activities or simply select your favourites.

Week 01 - Play Performance

During the course of the 3 days we will work on a play script to suit all ages, interests and abilities of the children who are taking part.

When: 12th, 13th, & 14th July

Time: 9.00 am – 4.00 pm (doors open from 8.30 am)

Where: Churton Park Community Centre

Cost: $130 per child for the 3 day workshop

$50 per day per child

(We provide morning and afternoon tea)

Week 02

When: Wednesday 21st July – Drama Games (Ages 6-8)

Thursday 22nd July – Creative Writing (Ages 9-12)

Friday 23rdJuly – Debating (Ages 13-15)

Time: 10.00 am – 12.30 pm (doors open from 9.50 am)

Where: Churton Park, Wellington

Cost: $30 per student

(We provide all material)

For more details or for enrolment contact: 04 478 5962 or 022 027 3316

KidzStuff Holiday Programme

These school holidays KidzStuff Theatre for Children are presenting Badjelly The Witch, Adapted by Alannah O'Sullivan from the book by Spike Milligan and Directed by Hilary Norris

By arrangement with Playmarket.

What: Badjelly The Witch

When: 10th - 23rd July 2021

Where: Tararua Tramping Club, 4 Moncrieff Street, Mt Victoria, Wellington

Times: Weekdays 10am & 11:30am, Saturdays 10am, no show Sundays

Tickets: $12.00pp, Children under 2 Free