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Week 5

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Term 2, Week 5, 2016

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 weekly news blog...

Message from the Principal  



Helping to create a more respectful community!

I know that many of you will agree with me that manners are everything. We are currently focused on using good manners and speaking respectfully to adults, visitors and of course children. In week 7 starting 13th June we are going to have a manners blitz including practising looking at the person you are talking to, finishing sentences while standing still, using more words to answer back other than yeah or nah as well as being an attentive listener. As some classes are focused on speech making this is very appropriate. We are hoping to push for common sense and good practice as well as have some fun activities. We hope that we can work together with you at home to have some very well mannered Weston Kids!

Lockdown Procedure

As you will know more and more schools have gone into a lockdown situation over the past couple of years. As a part of our Health and Safety Procedures we would like to have a practice one. We have recently had the NZ Police in to go over guidelines and processes with the teachers. This has been shared with the board and we have more sharing to do with all of our staff. We would like to have a practice at the end of this term or early next term so that should this situation ever arise our children know what to do and so are not frightened.. Therefore before we introduce this to our children we need to share what this will mean if one ever does happen to our community and you as parents. If we are all informed we can make this an uneventful experience rather like a fire drill or earthquake drill. I am hopeful that as many of you as possible can make this sharing of information evening.

Meeting in the Learning Centre

16 June @ 7.00 pm

Please email,nz if you would like more information.

Change in Weather

Gosh winter has hit us with a rush. Please make sure that all items of clothing are named as students take off polar fleeces and jackets when they are in the warmer classrooms! Otherwise it can be really hard to return items to their rightful owners.

Nga mihi

Nicky Ryan

WELCOME to Weston School

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Kowhai/Kauri - Brook Newton, Sydney Winders

Tuatara - Josiah Murray, Brilee Young

Tauhou - Jakob Rohrbach, Kaylah Kira

Korora - Cameron Notman, Indi Kearns

Tui - Cash Paterson, Jacob Yeates

Kea - Sophie Notman, Corey Pope

Kohuhu - Regan Kitto, Lily Cadogan

Nga kau taki - Harry Wilson, Nga kau taki class

Ruma Rahi - Molly Loe, Braydon Corbishley

Excellence Awards-

Principal’s Awards: Melissa Carki, Jayden McFarlane

Wildlife photo competition finalist

Congratulations to Lily Cadogan who is a finalist in the Otago Museum Wildlife Photo Competition, Junior Section.  She is attending an awards gala next Wednesday night. Her photo will be displayed at the Museum.  

We wish her the very best.  

What’s been happening at Weston School

Weston Girls Cricket Team Cupcake Sale

Thanks to everyone who supported the Weston Girls Cricket Team by purchasing a cupcake.  It was very successful and we managed to raise $450.00!  We will be having another stall towards the end of the term.


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Jacket Madge!

If you visit the school office you might have the privilege of meeting Madge our school mannequin modelling the new school jacket!  She is a little unusual but we have tried to make her feel as welcome and loved as possible!!!

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Please see link below for details regarding our new school jacket.

Farm visit - Tuatara Class

'What fantastic learning experiences for us all: climbing an extinct volcano (Taipo Hill), watching the harvester working, finding out how wheat gets sown, seeing the tractor at work feeding out to the sheep. A big thank you to Geoff and Rebecca Mavor for a wonderful winter visit!

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Thanks LJ Hooker!


Stephen Robertson from LJ Hooker donated $120.00 to the school. He plans to donate a percentage of all sales in the Weston area quarterly as his way of giving back to the community.  Sheryl Heta presented Nicky with the cheque.  Thanks Stephen and the team from LJ Hooker!

Coming up at Weston School

Jump Rope for Heart begins on 13 June - so you might like to get your children skipping at home in preparation. There will be lots of opportunities for skipping at school this term too.


Board of Trustee Candidate withdrawal

Joy McGee has today received a withdrawal of nomination for the Board of Trustees from Ian Cope. All voting papers received are still valid however any ticks beside Ian's name will not be included in the count.

The poll closed at noon today and the votes will be counted 9th June (allowing time for any postal votes to be received) and the results will be published later that day.

Playcentre - cheese rolls

$7 doz or $20 for 3 doz.

Orders due Monday the 7th of June at the Weston School office.

Balance Bike and helmet

Found at Weston School.  Please see the office if it’s your child’s.


We were wondering if anyone has a 3 wheeled scooter in good working order that they would be happy to donate to the school.  

High School Open Day

Waitaki Boys High School Enrolment Evening - 28 June, 7pm.


The next Assembly will be held on Friday the 10th of June, 1:40pm in the Weston Hall.

ICAS Exams

The next ICAS exams is


to be held between the 13th and 17th of June


15 June

Students taking this exam must take it on this specified day.

Uniform Shop - The Uniform Shop will be open again on Wednesday the 15th of June from 2:30pm-3:30pm.

Queens Birthday Weekend - Reminder Queens Birthday Weekend - School will be closed on Monday the 6th of June.

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 also available from the School Office.

Aromatherapy Workshop

Barnardos Kidstart Childcare - Home-Based Education and Care service, also how to work from home as an Educator.  Susan Stowell - Barnardos Kidstart.  Ph: 0274962021

Fitness 24 Kids Fit Programme

Mandarin Classes at St Kevin’s College for children and adults

OSCAR @ Fenwick 2016 -

Oamaru Mail Paper Run

Oamaru Farmers Market Community Stalls

Waitaki Newcomers Network

Weston Indoor Bowling Club - Meet Wednesday nights 7:30pm, Weston Hall.  New members most welcome, phone 434 8281.

Weston Kids Club Term 2, 2016

Weston Church Fair