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Week 9

Westie’s News

Term 4, Week 9, 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…

It is hard to believe that we are at the end of the year! I hope your Christmas preparations are going well and I wish you and your family a warm, relaxing and safe holiday time.

Please read the notices below carefully and note the important final dates of the year.

Staff are looking forward to the Year 8 Graduation on Tuesday evening, starting at 6.30pm. This is a wonderful time to reflect on individual learning journeys and celebrate the achievements for each student. It is also a time to say goodbye as we wish them well for their secondary school years. This morning I had the privilege of attending the Waitaki Girls High School Junior Prize Giving, and it was wonderful to see so many ex Weston students receiving prizes for excellence. Our staff take great pride in the achievements of both past and present Weston School students, knowing that our school has given them a good foundation for secondary education.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Board of Trustees, Lyndal Godsall,

Wendy McCoy, Stefan Mavor and our Board Chair Ivan Docherty. They have given a lot of time and energy into the role of governing our school and we appreciate their efforts.

A reminder that reports will go home on Wednesday the 16th of December. This is also the day for our final Assembly at 9:45am and a little surprise visit from a white bearded man in a new red suit.  You are welcome to take your child/ren with you at this time as teachers will be classroom cleanup mode.  


Thank you all for your support of Weston School in 2015. Have a very happy Christmas and we look forward to seeing you back at school on Monday 1st February.

Nga mihi

Sharlene Carki

Stationery List

Please find link below for 2016 Stationery Lists

Book Covers

Home and School have made available two book cover options  Please see links below for details.  Please ensure that when you place your order with EBC advise that your order is from Weston School and if ordering via EZ Cover to use the promotion code which is in the attached file in the flyer.  For every sale the school will receive proceeds back to school.

EZ Covers Brochure

EBC Book Covers

Weston School Fridge Magnets

School fridge magnets will come home in the envelope with your child/rens reports.  Many thanks to Home and School and to Brackens for these.  They are super handy!



             Brilee Young

Christmas is coming ....

Chloe Hayman shared this gorgeous gingerbread house with her classmates and staff!!!





Congratulations to Dean Allan and Lily and Flynn Hill who recently achieved their black belt 1st Dan in Taekwondo on Tuesday the 8th of December. Well done!

North Otago Athletic Results

11 Year Old 100 mtrs - 2nd equal, Alexis Cuaresma

9 Year Old 60 mtrs - 2nd, Olivia Mavor

9 Year Old Long Jump - 1st, Melissa Rawson

12 Year Old Discus - 1st, Molly Loe

10 Year Old Discus - 1st, Ebony Heta

9 Year Old Discus - 2nd, Emma Spittle

10 Year Old Shot Put - 2nd, Ebony Heta

9 Year Old Shot Put - 3rd, Zaria Kira

11 Year Old 100 mtrs - 3rd, Flynn Hill

8 Year Old Long Jump - 3rd, Lucas Chellew

11 Year Old High Jump - 2nd, Anthony Docherty

12 Year Old Discus - 1st, Luke Hayman

9 Year Old Discus - 2nd, Blake White

11 Year Old Shot Put - 2nd, Flynn Hill

8-9 Year Old Relay - 3rd

Team - Corey Pope, Emily Mavor, Ryan Tate-Ruddle, Olivia Mavor

10-11 Year Old Relay - 3rd

Team - Holly Harvey, Flynn Hill, Alexis Cuaresma, Lachlan Voyce-McCulloch

Congratulations to all of the students who competed and represented Weston School.  Well done to you all!


Burnside Visit

Students from Tui, Korora and Tuatara classes were lucky to have a trip to Burnside where they experienced different aspects of everyday life in olden day times.  Students and teachers also dressed for occasion.

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Citizenship Ceremony

A group of Weston School students performed at a very moving Citizenship Ceremony held on Monday.  They represented the School beautifully.


Waitaki Rural Schools Network Year 8 Day - Glenavy

We had a great day today at Glenavy - was quite damp and cold so activities were kept moving along ending with a swim in their pool!

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Climate change

Ngahere has been learning about Climate change.  Mr Oliver wanted to share this cool child friendly clip (pixar style) that can be discussed with your kids about climate change - its causes, impacts and what we can do about it.

Teachers Art Workshop inspiration

Some of our teachers recently attended an Art Workshop.  This is one of the projects which Ngahere and Awa-iti had fun with.

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Graduation - Graduation for Year 8 students will be held on Tuesday the 15th of December 6:30pm.  Invitations have been sent home to students and families from Year 7 and 8.   

Final Assembly - We will have a final Assembly on Wednesday the 16th at 9:45am.

Midori Sushi Orders - NO ORDERS NEXT WEEK!


Hijacked for a Holiday - Awesome, spectacular, fabulous photos of the Production are available for viewing at the school office taken by Ian Cope - (Fotographix).  Come and have a look they are really good.

Whole School Photo - Please come to the office for viewing.  


Statements - These have been sent home. Any credits held will be put to donations unless otherwise advised.

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.  

Uniform Shop - The uniform shop will be open from the end of the Final Assembly on Wednesday the 16th of December through to 1:30pm.  

Bess would like to encourage parents to order uniforms at the above time or if needed over the holidays Bess can be emailed at or contacted on 434 9953.

If anyone has any second hand uniform that they would like donate or sell please send it into the shop.  

Holiday Opening Times - Wednesday the 27th of January from 10am till 12noon and again on Monday the 1st of February 8:30am - 10:30am.

Term Dates 2016

Term 1 1st Feb - 15th Apr

Term 2 2nd May - 8th July

Term 3 25th Jul - 23rd Sep

Term 4 10th Oct - 15th Dec

Special thanks - Thanks to Craig McDonald for painting walls and doors in Kowhai class - you are awesome!

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!!!


Rummage around in your drawers and toy boxes and bring into School 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 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.

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

Aquatic Centre Newsletter - November 2015

Certificate of Parenting and Care of Children - March 2015 - CPIT

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

Forrester Gallery Holiday Programme

Fun run and duathlon series

Narnia Poster - Show Sunday 13 December 1 and 5pm

Oamaru Adventures Summer School

Oamaru Swim Club Fast Start Fund-raiser

Oamaru Triathlon and Duathlon - Sunday 6 March

Orwell Street Church Community Christmas Dinner

Santa’s Grotto at the Grainstore

Tennis Camp for all ages - 13-15 January

Twilight Farmers Market Wednesday 23 December

Vision Youth Junior Term 4 Programme

Weston Kids Club Term 4 - 2015

Weston Church Kids Club Garden Club

Waitaki District Libraries Summer Reading

Waitaki Newcomers Network

Waitaki Rec Centre FREE fun and fitness in the park