Term 4, Week 3, 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 Acting Principal
With only 56 sleeps or 1342 hours or 80,572 minutes to go until Christmas I can see this term is going to fly by!!
This term I am filling in for Nicky Ryan as Acting Principal. Nicky is taking sick leave and we look forward to having her back on board with us as soon as possible.
The Junior swimming has been a huge hit for children in Years 1, 2 & 3. Thank you to Sara Brown and the fantastic team down at the Waitaki Aquatic Centre for ensuring such a slick operation!
The Board of Trustees are interviewing this weekend for 2016 teaching positions at Weston School. They have been very impressed with the number and calibre of applicants. You will be advised of who will be teaching at Weston School next year in the coming weeks.
All the best to our children for the upcoming athletics and thank you to our teachers who are organising this event.
Please note that our next assembly will be held on Thursday, the 6th December at 1.40pm due to hall availability.
Don’t forget to set your clocks ready for the big game on Sunday morning!
Go the mighty All Blacks!!
WELCOME TO WESTON SCHOOL
Johnny Tapueluelu Lie Tapueluelu Shanvi Mani
WESTIE’S OUTSTANDING STUDENTS
Kowhai - Charliee Burnett, Milly Paterson, Charlee MacLean
Kakapo - Miley Presnall, Charlotte Kershaw
Tuatara - Zoe Denize, Kouper Lynch
Kororaa - Sophie Rohrbach, Bailie Lynch
Tui - Angus Loe, Chloe Ruddle
Kea - Regan Kitto, Emily Watson
Kohuhu - Bree Rutherford, Hunter Wilson
Ngahere - Liam Direen, Flynn Hill
Awa Iti - Bethany Paisley, Braydon Corbishley
Bailey and Safiya play lead roles
Congratulations to Bailey Collins who is playing the role of Alice in Alice the Panto being held at The Oamaru Repertory Theatre from the 11-15th November
and as mentioned in our previous newsletter….
Safiya Hunter has been given the shared role of Alice in a theatrical event for children taking place at the Oamaru Opera House during the first 2 weeks of November.
It would be great to show support to Safiya and Bailey by attending these events.
See link below for event details which are part of the
Heritage Celebrations and ticketing details.
We hope that it goes well for you both! A great experience for developing talents as well as leadership opportunities.
WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT WESTON SCHOOL
Kowhai/Awa iti Library/PAL's afternoon
Awa iti spends some time with Kowhai Class
Weston Domain – Tree Planting
On Wednesday 21st October 2015, the Waitaki Community Gardens (WCG) co-ordinator, Sophia Leon de la Barra, came to the school to plant fruit trees and native plants with local Weston children in the Weston Domain. These plants were donated to our community as part of the WCG and Oamaru Food Forest Project. We planted plum, apple, cherry and black boy peach trees along with a few native plants.
On Tuesday of this week we went to see how the plants were doing and sadly, less than a week later, someone had ripped the native plants from the ground and strewn them about. Ms McNabb organised for a small group of us to replant and water them back in as we had before. We were very disappointed that these plants had been deliberately pulled from the ground. Please keep a look out in the area to avoid any future sabotage.
We wish to thank the Waitaki Community Gardens and the Oamaru Food Forest Project for donating the plants and allowing us to be part of the planting process. The trees should begin to fruit in 2-3 years for all Weston locals to enjoy.
By Brylee Milmine and Elisha Carter.
Assembly - Thursday 5 November, 1:40pm
Uniform Shop - Wednesday 4 November, 2:30-3:30pm
Technology at OIS for Year 7 and 8’s
Week 6 - 16-19 November
All students are required to wear closed footwear and long hair needs to be tied back.
Pencil case to be taken and this needs to include pens, pencils and glue stick. Please advise your student's teacher directly of any alternative transport arrangements e.g. dropping off/picking up at O.I.S. or early collection etc.
Sunhats - It is sunhat time again. Please make sure children bring their sunhats to school every day. School hats are available from the office or the uniform shop for $11.50. We are still waiting for medium size hats to arrive but will advise as soon as they are available. If your child is currently waiting for a medium size please wear another hat in the meantime.
Sausage Sizzle - No sausage sizzles this term sorry.
Weston School Athletic Sports
We need some parent helpers please.
Tuesday 10th November WEATHER PERMITTING
postponement Thursday 12 November.
North Otago Athletics - Monday 23 November
Seniors - start time, 10:00am.
Juniors – start time, 11:00am on the Weston School top field.
Approx 2pm senior relays
Children need to have;
· a named drink bottle, warm clothes, sun hat and sun cream/sun block/sun screen
· running shoes to prevent bee stings and injuries
· children may support their houses by wearing their house colours
Please send a packed lunch as there will be no lunch orders on this day.
Lunches - Subway and Midori Lunch Orders are taken from the Library FROM 8:45am.
Jacket - a Verge jacket was left behind after Production - mushroom colour. It is at the School Office.
Calendar Art has arrived - it will be distributed next week!
Found - a black adult rabbit by the cricket nets. Contact the school office.
Duathlon Training (running and biking) once a week
Available to any Weston School student 8 years and older. Interested in some lunch hour fun?
Mondays from 12:45–1:15pm.
The idea is to get some training in preparation for some fun Duathlon races in November, December and February in Oamaru.
Students must have a bike (a kid’s mountain bike is completely acceptable) in good working order, suitable bike helmet and running shoes.
Meet Twyla at the School Office at 12:45pm on Monday, October 19th (second week into Term 4).
Weet Bix Kids Tryathlon- Sunday 28 February 2016
Weston School is registered as a school for the Weet Bix Kids Tryathlon. If you would like your child/children to participate in this event please contact the school office. More information is available at try.weetbix.co.nz,. Give it a go!!!
It’s that time again to rummage around in your drawers and toy boxes and bring into School /Kindergarten/Creche/Playcentre any unwanted mobile phones you may have at home.
It is estimated that each year up to three million phones become obsolete in NZ, of those only 2% are recycled.
Phones collected help our School/Kindergarten/Creche/Playcentre gain valuable rewards and the environment benefits as well keeping our landfills free of mobile phones and their array of hazardous toxic substances.
Please drop any unwanted mobile phones you may have in the collection box in the reception area at School /Kindergarten/Creche/Playcentre.
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.