Tuesday, November 29, 2011

End of Term-itis

Hi all - it's that time of year when the pressure is on to get everything done - so please be patient with us all :)
With a couple staff away with illness today it has been a mad rush to try to get everything (especially the newsletter) done.
Hopefully all the information you need to survive the next few days is there.

please note that we will be at the hall practising the play tomorrow and as it is Jane's day off no one will be at school. We will check the answer phone before putting the kids on the bus so be sure to leave a message if you need to.

8 school days to go! Phew!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pet Day!

What a fantastic day!
Thanks so much to all the team at Home and School who organised such a wonderful day (well done on the weather!) and everyone else who helped out on the day.
It was fantastic to see such wonderful projects and so many fantastic pets.  You all made it very hard for the judges.
Well done to Luke and Pippa who won the cups.  Well done to Caleb who won the best pea plant prize! 
If you have any great pictures from the day please bring/send them in to school so we can make sure every student has a picture for their story writing.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Grandparent's Day

What a great turn out for Grandparents Day!  We had family from all over NZ and even some from Sydney!  We had a fantastic day with the cricket, volleyball and the great work the children shared with our guests.  A fun day topped off with a delicious shared lunch!
Thanks to everyone for coming, and we hope to see you all again soon.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

House Prize

Congratulations to Kowhai for winning this term's house points.
The Kowhai house will be heading to the Hokitika pool tomorrow for a swim as their prize. If you are able to help with transport, please let us know :)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Whooping cough

Whooping cough has made to school!  Please make sure you are keeping an eye out for symptoms and keeping children who are unwell at home. 

Click here for more information about Whooping cough

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Winter Sports

Please send in a photo of your child in action or with their team.  We are putting together a winter sports page for our next newsletter.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Ski Trip

A HUGE thanks to all the parents who helped us out - and to all those who stayed behind to look after brothers and sisters who weren't on the trip. It was a fantastic sunny day and the kids did fantastic. It was great to see the kids practicing their control in turning, speed and stopping. There were some other kids there who were very dangerous in the way they were screaming down the hill - one even went home with broken wrists as proof!

Click on the picture and it should take you to more pictures from skiing. If you have pictures from the day, we'd love to have a copy to help us with our story writing.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Welcome back

We hope you all had a great time with your children over the holidays. Its great to see them all back and enthusiastic!

Please note that we are currently in the process of upgrading our water filter system and your children need to bring a labelled water bottle to school each day.

Also the ski trip for year 3-6 students is on for Tuesday 9th of Aug. Please let us know ASAP if you are able to drive!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

End of Term!

Phew! What a long term. It's been tricky with so many kids being away this term so we are all looking forward to a well deserved break.
We are looking forward to you joining us tomorrow for a shared lunch and assemby. We are also saying farewell to Mrs McNish. It's been great having her with us this year and we are sure she will have lots of fun with her new baby.
Enjoy the holidays and keep an eye on the class blogs!

Monday, July 4, 2011

No Skiing tomorrow :(

We were really hoping for a cold miserable weekend and a good dumping of snow, however we had a lovely time in the sun. So, at this point we will not be skiing tomorrow.
We will have another look after the holidays. We will hold your money until then, unless you speak to Jane.

Keep an eye on Porter's website to find out more :

Friday, July 1, 2011

Congratulations Mrs B!

Mrs B has completed her required teaching time to achieve her full teaching registration.
We all enjoyed a great evening out and yummy meal to celebrate Mrs B's great work.

Keep up the great teaching.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Water filters

We forgot to say in the newsletter that the water filters have been changed. Our drinking water is all good to go. Thank you for sending in drink bottles for your children.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ski Trip

At the moment we have enough cars to get us up to the ski field and now we just need Mother Nature to provide the snow!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Changing the Blog

Hi all -
We are changing the blog so that we can use this space to keep parents updated on school events.
Class entries will now be on a different blog.
Hopefully you will find this site helpful - please leave us comments / feedback so we can do our best to keep you informed.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


What a great day at Shantytown! Thanks to all the parents who helped out and a huge thanks to the educators at Shantytown who taught us all about ways water has been used.

We'll be sharing what we learnt on here soon.

What was your favourite activity?

Monday, May 30, 2011


Here is our first attempt at stop motion annimation by Hayley, Danielle and Angel.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Run Jump Throw

Check out this Podcast! Let us know what you think.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Fun Jump Throw!

It was a day full of fun and mud! All the kids had great fun running races, jumping and throwing. Thanks to Ross School for joining in and to all the parents who helped run events and joined in to make it a great day.

The children have created podcasts (Playable On Demand broadCASTS) about the day which will be posted on here shortly.

We will also add a link to some pictures once we have them uploaded onto our school album.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Nelson Camp

Year 5 and 6 students had a fantastic time in Nelson in February. We were able to check out; Talley's Ice Cream and fish factory - Minigolf - aquarium - meet Grunt-Grunt - go sailing - Swimming - hydroslide - BrugerKing! - painting plates - WoW museam - and more.
Huge thanks to the parents who came along and helped with everything and a big thanks to everyone who worked hard fundraising to make the trip possible.
What was your favourite part?
click the link below to see more pics

Monday, February 7, 2011


Yahoo! Go Warriors!
Thanks to Lucas & Callum's Dad we were able to have a visit from 2 Vodafone Warriors!
Thanks to Lance and Russel for coming to see us. We had a great time, hope you did too.
check out this article about their visit...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Welcome back!

I hope you have all had a great summer with lots of fun, family and frineds! :)
We are looking forward to an exciting year with 3 classes.

What was your favourite part of the summer holidays?