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Week 5

Westie’s News

Term 4, 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 Acting Principal

Kia ora e te whānau…

What a fabulous evening we had for the fireworks! Thank you again to the fireworks committee - you are the driving force! Thanks also to the parent helpers, teachers and students who all did their part to make the night such a success. The fireworks seems to get bigger and better every year!

We were also so fortunate weather wise for the athletics this week.  It was great to see so many families come and support this event. We have included lots of photos for those who were unable to make it.  I’m sure you had tired children come home from school on Tuesday afternoon!

You will have received your child’s school photographs - a big thanks to Ian Cope for his patience and organisation.

We hope you are able to join in the Community Victorian Heritage Celebrations from November 11th -15th. Find out more about what is on at This will support your child’s learning at school over the coming weeks.

Our senior children have Tech at OIS to look forward to next week then North Otago Athletics are planned for 23rd November. Junior children will have a Bible in Schools break up at the Weston Church on the 23rd, Seniors will have theirs on 1 December - so there is a lot to look forward to.

Nga mihi

Sharlene Carki



Isaac Yeates


Kowhai - Bridget Spittle, Jakob Rohrbach, Ollivia Olliver, Bella Tacchini

Kakapo - Emma Carki, Ethan Kennedy

Tuatara - Sophie Braid, Rory Bailey

Kororaa - Johnny Tapueluelu, Shanvi Mani

Tui - Jake Hacquoil, Beau Familton

Kea - Ashleigh Fraser-Wood, Mathew McCoy

Kohuhu - Corey Pope, Paige Black

Ngahere - Jesse Valpy, Bailey Chapman  

Awa Iti - Brylee Milmine, Sen Macmaster

Excellence Awards-

Acting Principal Award: Fin Carnell, Amelia Bush

Happiness: Zaria Kira

Science: Charlee MacLean, Jayden Tipa

Weston Students make representative touch teams


Pictured above: Brylee Milmine, Liam Mavor, River Cunningham and Emily Mavor who all made representative touch teams this season.  


Brylee Milmine -  under 13 girls.  Liam Mavor - under 13 mixed.

North Otago

Brylee Milmine - under 13 girls, River Cunningham - under 13 girls, Liam Mavor - under 13 boys, Emily Mavor - under 11 girls.


  • School Athletics

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  • All Black Mufti and Food Bank Day

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  • We celebrated the All Black Victory by having an 'All Black' themed mufti day. Thank you for the donations for our local food bank. We were delighted with the support and generosity from our school community.  Thank you.  

  • Please see link below a letter of thanks from the Food Bank.


  • Paper4Trees

  • Paper4trees is the largest school-based recycling programme of its type in the country.  Paper4trees provides us with the resources and equipment needed to set up our own in-house practical paper & cardboard recycling systems.

  • ​We are asked to record our paper & cardboard recycling throughout the year; Paper4trees then rewards us with eco-sourced native plants for our efforts!

We received 11 plants.

Students planting our Paper4trees Trees.  

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We are grateful to our sponsors - The Lion Foundation South and Oregon Nurseries.  

Thank you!


Enrolment - If you have a child starting school next year and have not yet enrolled your child please advise the school office so that we can prepare for classes for next year.  

Library Help - we would love some help with our Library stocktake - please see the School Office if you are able to help.  Thank you.  

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.

Sausage Sizzle - No sausage sizzles this term sorry.

North Otago Athletics - Monday 23 November.  

Assembly - Friday 20 November 1:40pm

School Photos - Orders to the School Office by Monday the 23rd of November please.

Uniform shop - The uniform shop is open again on Wednesday the 18th of November from 2:30-3:30pm.

If you have any second hand uniform that you would like sell or donate please bring into the School Office or to the Uniform Shop when it is open.  

The uniform shop will be open on Wednesday the 27th of January from 10am till 12noon and again on Monday the 1st of February 8:30am - 9:30am.

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,.   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.

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.

Air Training Corps Recruitment Year 8 up

Altrusa Fundraiser - Christmas Extravaganza 25 November, 7pm

Christmas in the Park - December 20

CRICKET - Cricket ball skills Thursdays, 4:00 pm at the Weston sportsground with a North Otago coach.

Any enquiries for Valley cricket for all ages and grades can be sent to Leigh Petrie at

Oamaru Swim Club Fast Start Fund-raiser

Oscar Help Please

That Dam Race - Omarama School Fund-raiser 5 December

Vision Youth Junior Term 4 Programme

Weston Kids Club Term 4 - 2015

Weston Church Kids Club Garden Club

Waitaki Newcomers Network

Waitaki Rec Centre FREE fun and fitness in the park