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West Melton School

Issue 10 - 2 November 2018

Term 4:

No-wrap-vember Challenge for the whole of November

Week 4: 

Mon 5 Nov – BoT Meeting @ 6pm

Wed 7 Nov - WMI - Canterbury Summer Sports - Cricket

Fri 9 Nov – Selwyn Central Athletics Day (Y5 - 8)

Week 5: 

Mon 12 Nov – FoWMS (PTA) meeting @ 7pm

Wed 14 Nov – Possible STRIKE DAY - School CLOSED

Fri 16 Nov – Canterbury Show Day - School CLOSED

Week 6: 

Mon 19 Nov – Teacher Only Day - School CLOSED

Tue 20 Nov - Community Thank You @ 7 - 8.30pm

Wed 21 Nov - Tough Kid Competition (Y5 - 8)

Thu 22 Nov - New Entrant Presentation @ 8.45am

Fri 23 Nov - Celebration of Learning @ 9am

Fri 23 Nov - FoWMS Disco 

Term Dates - 2018

Term 4 - 15 Oct – 18 Dec

Term Dates – 2019

Term 1 – Wednesday 30 Jan – 12 Apr

Term 2 – 29 Apr – 5 Jul

Term 3 – 22 Jul – 27 Sep

Term 4 – 14 Oct – Tuesday 17 Dec


Smiley Faces

Tumuaki Pānui

by Susan Jackson

Kia ora koutou e ngā mātua, e ngā whānau, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Konichiwa!

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by WMS

A very special welcome to all our new students and families.

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School strike

Possible Strike Day - 14 November

by Susan Jackson

New Zealand’s principals and primary teachers have just voted about what to do to get government action on the current crisis in recruiting and retaining teachers.

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How is your wellbeing?

by Susan Jackson

The following is an extract taken from one of the many agencies supporting our Charter goal of Hauora /wellbeing.

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West Melton School

2019 Organisation

by Susan Jackson

Organisation for 2019 is underway with discussions with staff and learners reflecting on 2018 and aspects we need to focus on to enhance and support learning.

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Marae visit

Kapa Haka, Cultural Festival and marae visit

by Carolyn Sutherland

West Melton kapa haka have been asked to perform at the official opening of the new West Melton Community Centre - what an amazing opportunity!

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by Darren Smalley

Next week is the start of Nowrapvember. This year, we will be counting the number of items of litter in each students lunchbox each day for four weeks.

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School Policy Reviews: Improving Educational Outcomes for Māori & Harassment

by Tracey Riley

The following policies are currently on Schooldocs for review:

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2018 WM's Got Talent

West Melton's Got Talent is back!

by Student Exec

The Student Exec are in the midst of organising WM Got Talent for the third year.

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Kāhui Ako

Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako update

by Susan Jackson

Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako newsletter.

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Managing anxiety and building-resilience in your children workshop.

by Susan Jackson

MHERC (Mental Health Education and Resource Centre) are offering free community workshops this November.

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🏆 Return of Trophies & Cups 🏆

by WMS Office

A reminder that all trophies and cups that were awarded last year need to be returned to the office by this Friday 9 November, cleaned and polished. Thank you.

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Wine and Cheese

Community Wine and Cheese

by Susan Jackson

To acknowledge and thank our community,

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40 hour famine

40 Hour Famine

by Susan Jackson

West Melton School raised $1,088 funds recently taking part supporting the 40 hour Famine.

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Pork meat

Ham and Bacon fundraiser

by FoWMS

The Friends of West Melton School are selling New Zealand Half Hams and Bacon this Christmas.

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Disco 23 November - Save the Date!

by FoWMS

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FruJu Friday

Fruju Friday: Is back for Term 4!!

by FoWMS

$2 on the front court every Friday. On Pet day, 2 Nov Fruju Friday will be at 12:30pm and not at 3pm.

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