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Week 10

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Term 4, Week 10, 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 fortnightly news blog…

Message from the Acting Principal

Kia ora e te whānau…

What a fantastic Graduation Ceremony.  I’m sure there are a lot of proud parents out there.  Weston School Staff wish everyone a happy and safe holiday and we look forward to

another great year at Weston School in 2017.

Reports were given to children yesterday so please check your child’s bag if you haven’t seen it. Included with reports will be a letter regarding End of Year Reports, Attendance, Classes for 2017 information, A 2017 Stationery List and information regarding Composite Classes.  Please see links to these documents below and a copy of our Uniform Policy and Schedule for your reference.

End of Year Report Letter and Classes Information

Composite Classes Information

Stationery List for 2017

Uniform Policy and Schedule

UNIFORM SHOP - The uniform shop will be open on Monday the 30th of January from 8:30-10:30am and again on Tuesday the 31st January 1:30-2:30pm.  Please feel free to email Bess over the holidays with orders for uniforms especially for sizes larger than 14 as it can be a 3 week wait for orders from the supplier.  Email address

Thanks Bess

Thank you for your support of Weston School in 2016. Have a very happy Christmas and we look forward to seeing you back at school on Monday the 30th of January.

Nga mihi

Sharlene Carki

2016 Year 8 Graduates

Year 8 pic.jpgSeated in Front—Corbyn King, Kayne Mathewson

Front Row—Flynn Hill, Cade Flett, Anthony Docherty, Riki Bush,

Ethan Waby, Jocelyn Fellowes, Sylvia Lott, Melissa Presnall

Middle Row—Dean Allan, Adam Devon, Sen Macmaster,

Alex Campbell, Brooke Meek, Bethany Paisley, Harry Wilson,

Lachlan Voyce-McCulloch

Back Row— Braydon Corbishley, River Cunningham, Nicole Cope,

Alice Petrie, Brylee Milmine, Elisha Carter, Molly Loe, Bailee Waby

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“Promise me you’ll always remember:

 You’re braver than you believe, & stronger than you seem, & smarter than you think.”  A.A. Milne



Year 8 Graduation Cups and Awards

For 2016 have been awarded to….

The Weston School Trophy for

Excellence in English

Jocelyn Fellowes

The Weston Home and School Cup for

Excellence in Writing

Molly Loe

Highly Commended Certificates for

Achievement in ICT

Riki Bush

Adam Devon

Kayne Mathewson

Bethany Paisley

McGee Family Cup for

Excellence in ICT

Corbyn King

The Harvey Family Cup for

Achievement in Mathematics

Sen Macmaster

The McMillan Family Cup for

Excellence in Science and Technology

Molly Loe

Certificates for Academic Achievement

Kayne Mathewson

Nicole Cope

Jocelyn Fellowes

Sen Macmaster

Lachlan Voyce-McCulloch

Behrent Family Cup for Sports Person of the Year

Alice Petrie and Molly Loe

Pine Family Cup for Achievement in Swimming

Alice Petrie

Special Awards

Board of Trustees Cup for Leadership

Alice Petrie

O’Connell-Cairns Family Cup for Endeavour

River Cunningham

Highly Commended Certificate for

Contribution to Weston School

Brylee Milmine

Jubilee Cup for Outstanding Contribution

Anthony Docherty

Doppenberg Cup for All Round Achievement

Nicole Cope

JC Watson Cup for Academic Achievement

Harry Wilson


Thanks Nadine for the lovely photos.

Middle School Cup   

Weston Middle School Cup Growth,

Confidence, Respect and Enthusiasm

Olivia Mavor

Chinese Mandarin Awards from Confucius Institute

Congratulations to the following students who have won awards.

Excellence awards for 2016 for Outstanding Performance in Mandarin Class.

Paige Black

Alexis Cuaresma

William Loe

Joel Carter

Olivia Mavor

Emma Spittle

3rd Prize in the 2016 Calligraphy Competition - Alexis Cuaresma

Merit award in the 2016 Calligraphy Competition - Emma Spittle

The great spud in a bag off…..and the results...

Kowhai  - 6 potatoes - special potting mix!

Tuatara - 23 magical red potatoes - school compost!!!

Tauhou - Nil - not one!!! Tosh’s magical mix!

So the winner is Kowhai due to interference with Tuatata Jersey Benny potatoes!

Thanks to the Oamaru Farmers Market for sponsoring this.





Santa Claus comes to Weston School - by Helicopter!!!

Thanks to the McMillian Family - Heliventures for transporting Santa to Weston School.

Thanks also to Home and School for the yummy iceblocks!  What a treat!





Year 8 Leavers Camp

What a lovely way to finish the year off with a Year 8 Leavers Camp.  

Thanks to the parents who assisted with transporting students and helping on the camp.



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LJ Hooker

Photo of Sheryl Heta, LJ Hooker, presenting a cheque to Sharlene for a percentage of the

sales in the Weston School zone over the last 3 months.  Thanks LJ Hooker!

A nice Christmas present for Weston School!


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Accounts - Statements have been sent home.  Any credits held will be put towards school fees unless otherwise notified.

Subway Orders - Please note Subway orders will recommence on Wednesday the 15th of February.

Weston Four Square - Mini Pizzas will no longer be available for School lunches.  The stock line has been discontinued.


Please find link below for Weetbix Tryathlon Registrations.  Children must be entered online by their parents.  Date - 5th of March.  Please link to Weston School as we need a certain number of entries linked to weston School to be eligible for prizes.

Weetbix Tryathlon Registration School link

Community Information

**********Please see below there is lots of club registration information and holiday activities*************

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.

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Active Music Academy - Online Holiday Program | Four weeks of fun!

Become your own music producer with Activate Music Academy’s Online Holiday Program! We’ll workshop your songs, make new friends in the community forum, and get creative to win awesome prizes. Complete beginner? Been making beats for a while? We're going to have a great time making music together! Register and find out more at:

Christmas Cricket Programme in North Otago

Classes in the Park

Free Xmas Fitness Classes

Looking for childcare over the summer holidays? OSCAR

OSCAR Summer Holiday Dates

Otago Wildlife Photography Competition

Waitaki Newcomers Network

Youthtown after school programme