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Week 5

Westie’s News

Term 3, Week 5, 2015

Talofa lava, Kia orana, Taloha ni, Ni sa bula vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Talofa, Malo e lelei, Tena koutou, Tena koutou, Tena koutou katoa, hello and welcome to our fortnightly news blog…

Message from the Principal

Line of Command!

Please check your child’s bag today for a notice from our Board Chair regarding myself. I will need to take some sick leave from school from week 6 and hope to be back in the last two weeks of term. During the time I am away Carolyn Thelning (  will lead Weston School. Carolyn will still be a class teacher but may have a little bit of extra time out of class when Sarah Newton or Karen Ruddenklau will support her class. She will keep on with Reading Recovery teaching as she is so good at that! If you do have any issues you may contact the office and they will organise a time for you to see her. Please do see your child’s class teacher as your first port of call. As far as we are all concerned at Weston it is business as usual. It is a delight to walk around such busy classrooms and see all the work going on.

Road Support

Thanks to all those parents who are supporting us by ensuring children cross in the mornings by the cones. Constable Carrie Hamilton has been a huge help and this reinforces our Keeping Ourselves Safe Programme. We have even had interest from the newspaper regarding our plan to make sure our children follow road rules and avoid accidents. If your child rides a bike to school can you remind them to follow road rules such as riding on the right side of the road  and making sure two hands are on the handle bars? Helmets need to be done up firmly and make way for pedestrians.

Student Achievement

Our school is keeping how our children are progressing in their learning at the forefront of our minds, even when we are knee deep in afternoon practices for the best little production yet from Weston

Remembering we are aiming for all areas to be 85% at or above by the end of this year

2015 Mid-Year Data & Progression in Achievement

Whole school at or above the National Standard in Curriculum Areas

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2015 Mid-Year Data Progression in Achievement

Maori Students - at or above the National Standard in Curriculum Areas

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Nga mihi

Nicky Ryan




Maddi Hamilton


Public Health Nurse - Christine Mabon

Quad Bike Safety

Each year approximately 60 children will be severely injured while riding a quad bike (ATV). Nearly 80% of the injured children are the drivers of the quad bike at the time of injury. 

Recommendations from most quad bike manufacturers are:

  • Quad bikes should not be used by people under 16

  • Riders should never carry passengers

If you live on a farm, or are visiting a farm, make sure your children know the rules 

around quad bike use.

For more information go to

For more information please contact your public health nurse:

Your Public Health Nurse is: Christine Mabon, 4331162 or 027 2238468


Keeping Ourselves Safe Programme - Whole School - Term 3

Keeping Ourselves Safe is a child protection programme in which children and young people learn and apply a range of safety skills that they can use when interacting with others. Students recognise the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships, and those who have been or are being abused are encouraged to seek help.  We work with Constable Carrie Hamilton who supports us with some of these lessons.  It is a NZ Police programme which we do bi-annually.

Weston School Cross Country



Year 1 Girls,  Grace Webster, Quesha Sage, Milly Paterson

Year 1 Boys, Billy Pope, Jacob Rohrbach, Max Dunjey

Year 2 Girls, Lucy Mavor, Kayla Kira, Zoey Hughes

Year 2 Boys, Kouper Lynch, Henry Ward, Harry Mavor

Year 3 Girls, Poppy Golding, Rachel Hayward, Amelia Devon

Year 3 Boys, Angelo Bush, Jake Hacquoil, Myles Lott

Year 4 Girls, Emily Mavor, Evie Wilson, Bailie Lynch

Year 4 Boys, Angus Loe, Blake White, Billy McCabe

Year 5 Girls, Olivia Mavor, Amelia Bush, Jorja Belt

Year 5 Boys, Bryce Lott, Jesse Cope, Samuel Petrie

Year 6 Girls, Alexis Cuaresma, Katelyn Walton, Holly Harvey

Year 6 Boys, Liam Mavor, Willam Loe, Liam Direen

Year 7 Girls, River Cunningham, Molly Loe, Brylee Milmine

Year 7 Boys, Cade Flett, Riki Bush, Dean Allan

Year 8 Girls, Kazsandra Cuaresma, Bailey Collins, Safiya Hunter

                                                    Year 8 Boys, Josh Bryant, Luke Hayman



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North Otago Cross Country -

Weston School Cross Country - Monday 24 August

Postponement date - Wednesday 26 August

Details have been sent home with participating students.  Good luck to all of our competitors!

Weston School Production - 23rd / 24th September

Everyone in the school is involved and all children will be on stage. It will be an evening of dancing, singing, fun, laughter and awwwww moments! We will be performing at WBHS in their auditorium. More details of our plot to come as the term unfolds!



The next Mitchell and Webster labelling day is THIS SUNDAY the 23rd of August with a 9am start on Airedale Rd, Weston.  

We STILL ONLY HAVE 5 PEOPLE OUT OF ALL OF OUR WESTON FAMILIES AND NEED 12 to 15 people to make it a mornings work.  

If you can help please contact Kirsten Welsh URGENTLY ON - 027 423 2187.

Thank you

Library Books - Overdue Library Book notices will be sent home next week.

Piano for rehoming - we have a Piano for rehoming at Weston School.  Please contact the School Office if you are interested.  As is where is.  

Uniform Shop - The Uniform Shop will be open again on Wednesday the 2nd of September from 2:30-3:30pm.  It will be open every second Wednesday during term time.

Community Information

See details on our school noticeboard, click on the links below or visit our School Website on our Home Page under Community for details on events below.  Hard copies are at the School Office.

Next month Oamaru Plunket will be holding a fun, fashion, ladies evening out - 'What a Woman Wants' hosted by Lisa O'Neill on Monday 24th August, at the Loan and Merc 7.30pm.

Farmers Market Spud Growing Competition

Kids Club Dates Term 3 2015

Navigating Diabetes - Evening 2 September - 6:30pm

Oamaru Repertory Theatre Alice the Panto Auditions -  Young performers from age 9 will be very welcome.  Contact Judith on 4342213 for more information.

Weston Church Kids Club Garden Club

Waitaki Newcomers Network

Women Uncovered - Thursday 20th August, 7.30pm, The Brydone Hotel

Details: Get a group of your favourite girls together for a hilarious night of fashion, fun, being 40ish and freebies with fashion designer Tasmin Cooper and radio personality Nicky Rennie.

Freebies: There will be delicious nibbles and prizes galore including gifts from Farmers, Revlon and Aart on St Andrew. Each guest also goes home with a FREE MiNDFOOD magazine worth $9.95!   Tickets:  $37.00 available online at and at Paperplus Oamaru

Fundraising: All proceeds from this amazing event will help fund the work of the Cancer Society in Oamaru. Email:, Telephone: 03 479 6772