Kia ora koutou
The first two days of September have definitely been warm and Spring-like! Long may that continue!
There was great excitement in our Junior playground today as our long-awaited whare arrived and was eagerly unwrapped by a group of Kahikatea students! This new piece of equipment will be enjoyed by many children!
If you come visiting outside of school hours, please remind your children that the whare and the two teepees are not for climbing on.
A special thank you to Bruce Aldridge for answering our call for help in the Newsletter last week and giving his skills and time to help repair our seat. Much appreciated!
Ngā mihi nui
Tumuaki - Principal
Wed 7 Sep - School Photos
Wed 7 Sep - Board Election Day
Mon 19 Sep - Staff Only Day (School Closed)
Thu 22 Sep - BOT Meeting (5.30-7.30pm - te Rūma Kaimahi - Staffroom)
Fri 23 Sep - PTA Disco
Wed 28 Sep - PTA Meeting (7.30-9.30pm in the Green Room)
Fri 30 Sep - Last day of Term 3
Mon 17 Oct - First day of Term 4
Tue 25 Oct - Netsafe Workshop for all whānau - St Martins School, 7pm
Citizen of the Week
Louis English - Year 3Louis, you are a shining example of all our school values. The positivity and interest you bring to all learning is wonderful, and you persistently continue until your tasks are complete. Your inclusive nature has helped you make strong friendships quickly, and you continually encourage and build up all those you interact with. You bring fun, joy and light to all you do. Ka pai Louis!
Y7/8 Ski Trip
Yesterday life in Kauri hub began before the sun even came up! The year 7/8 team travelled to Mt Hutt for their annual trip to the ski slopes. We had a large number of beginning skiers as well as some seasoned pros, and some who had never seen snow before. After a focused morning of lessons with instructors, children had plenty of time to practice their skills and have fun with friends. We were amazed by how many beginners were given the green light by experienced skiers to use the chairlift and try out the more challenging tracks. A day of laughter, learning and many yawns on the bus trip home. A huge thank you to all the parents and staff who made this wonderful experience possible!
Kete Values Week
Starting from last week the Student Council are running activities to support and encourage our school values and use fun but challenging activities to instil this. Each week we will run a series of lunchtime and classroom activities. Last week we celebrated 'We Care' and it was a big success. This week we'll be celebrating 'We love Challenge' where students of all ages will be given an opportunity to participate in an obstacle course which will be set up for use on Friday lunchtime. We also have a series of classroom activities which the teachers will share with the students, further in the week. Following 'We love Challenge' we will celebrate 'We love Learning' where again there will be interactive tasks that teachers will later in the week share with the students.
School Photos Photos will be taken on Wednesday the 7th of September, these will be done in home groups throughout the day. Each child will have an individual and a home group photo, as well as any other school groups (Te Whānau Tahi, Student Council, etc.). There are no sibling photos being taken.
Lost Property - a lost taonga!
Please come to the Office to collect this, it appears to have been broken and left in the playground.
Returning Sports Uniform
Winter sport is coming to an end with the majority of students no longer participating. Can we please have sport uniforms that are no longer required returned to the Office.
Cross country and football have finished. Basketball finishes at the end of this term, and only one team each for hockey and netball is still playing. All other sports uniforms should be returned.
(Please see the image below of the various Sports Uniform)
Online Safety Workshop
Te Kura O Hato Matini - St Martins Primary School are hosting a free event for all local parents and whānau about keeping young people safe online. Netsafe's Relationship & Education Advisor, Paula Wistrand, will be talking about the risks, challenges and opportunities of digital technology, and the practical ways we can all help young people to be safe online. The session will look at how parents and whānau can support and enable children and young people to navigate online opportunities, challenges and complexities.
This will be a great chance to get educated on how we can keep our tamariki safe, and we would encourage you to consider attending.
Tennyson St Safety Measures
Thanks to everyone who has lobbied the Community Board over a long period of time around the Tennyson St crossing area. Special thanks to Ester Vallero, who has driven this lobby for a number of years. Thanks to Cleo Hopkinson (Y8) and Matthew Macdonald (BOT Chair) who spoke at the recent submissions meeting.
Scholastic Lucky Book Club
Issue 6 is Out Now! As you know, we have opted to go digital for our lucky book club so you can see the latest issue online, by clicking here
. Or, click on the link below for more information on how to order:
Cashmere High School Scholarship winners:
Lola Harris has been jointly awarded the Cashmere High School Sports Scholarship for 2023
Quinn Clarke and Zoe Winsor have been awarded a Cashmere High School Leadership Scholarship for 2023.
Cantamath participants and award recipients
On Wednesday, August 24th our problem-solving teams took part in the Cantamath competition. A big well done to Noah, Weaver, Rose and Frida (Year 7) and Quinn, Fergus, George and Ben S (Year 8) who took on the challenge of solving 20 very tricky problems in 30 minutes, amidst much noise and distraction that comes with the competition. Special congratulations to the Year 8s who scored 75 out of a possible 100 points.
Another part of Cantamath is the project competition. Here our kura excelled, with a large number of highly commended and excellence awards. We were extremely proud of Noah Palmer who received an outstanding award (only two of these were awarded) for his dynamic model of a trebuchet.
As Cantamath has not gone ahead for several years due to Cantamath, some of our Year 8s entered two projects - as their Year 7 projects were selected to go into a competition that did not go ahead last year.
- Noah Palmer (Outstanding)
- Rowan Hopwood
- Fergus Macdonald
- Daniel Webster
- Lilian Shelku
- William Pooch
- Caitlin McIntosh
- Lillie Neame
- Ella Coleman
- George Smith (Year 7 and Year 8)
- Quinn Clarke (Year 7 and Year 8)
- Freya Braun
Highly Commended Awards:
Overall Theme (Maths in entertainment):
- Harvey Graham
- Katya Atlas
- Keanna Hakeagaiki
- Lola Harris
- Oliver McLachlan
- Stella Gillman
- William Pooch
- Alfie Moore
- Ashlyn Taffs
- Frida Corin
- Jemma Sutherland
- Ben Scalan
BOT UpdateLast chance to vote for your Board of Trustees members. There are 3 positions available. Please see below the candidates and their profiles again. Please check your spam for any missed emails from CES that include the voting link.
Voting closes this Wednesday the 7th of September at 4pm.
(Notices placed here are contingent on space and do not reflect the views or opinions of the school.)
The Great Canterbury Duck Race 2022
On Sunday 6th of November, the Great Canterbury Duck Race will enter its 5th year. Entry to the event is free to the entire community, enabling everyone to have a fun time along with raising much-needed funds for Life Education Trust Canterbury.
There are 3 exciting races starting from the Bridge of Remembrance down the Avon River and past the Terrace Steps to the finish line at Hereford St Bridge.
Purchase a $10 community race duck and $5 will go towards your school's next Life Education visit. Ducks can be purchased at:
Hosting Cashmere High International Students
Studio One Performing Arts, your local dance school, is currently giving Ballet (R.A.D.), Jazz, and Contemporary (APDA) lessons in your area. The school’s director is teacher, choreographer & ex-ballet dancer Patricia Paul A.R.A.D. (London). Ballet lessons from 3 years through to Advanced, and all levels in Jazz and Contemporary starting from age 7. For all enquiries please phone 03 372-9191 or email email@example.com
Torpedo7 Friends & Family for Southern Schools
Offer begins Friday 16th of September!
Up to 60% off for everyone!
The Deal: Save up to 60% off
Valid Dates: 16th September – 2nd October 2022
How to redeem:
In-store - Show the above flyer. Store staff will either scan the barcode or enter the 3 digit code below the barcode.
Online - See the promo code on the flyer to use at the online checkout: 94A92F91
Terms and Conditions: Discounts are off RRP. If the product is already on promotion customer will receive the lower offer or promo pricing. Not all products are eligible for a discount. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Excludes Burton, Electronics, Freight, Gift Cards and Workshop Services.
VALID FROM 16/09/2022 – 2nd October 2022
Climb a tree - get one free
Coming up on Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 September on behalf of NZArb, The Tree People is proud to support the South Island Tree Climbing Competition at Orton Bradley Park.
Throughout both days there will be a separate tree climb event set up, especially for children.
Under the guidance of qualified arborists, children can put on a harness and be supported to climb or swing in a tree.
The first 50 children to give it a go will receive a free native tree from Trees for Canterbury.
We invite your community to come along, give it a go, and feel what it's like. Everyone is welcome to stay a while and watch the professionals in action as they compete in 5 different technical challenges.
Please note that Park entry requirements mean no dogs are permitted, and a $5 entry fee applies.
For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org