Kia ora koutou
It was wonderful today, to have our first Welcome Assembly again since our last one that was held on February 7th. We welcomed 41 students and 5 staff - a record for one Welcome Assembly. There was a huge parade of flags on show, and exciting to see two beautiful new flags presented - those of Cambodia and Kazakhstan.
Readathon and Book Week - coming up in Weeks 3 & 4.
An exciting group of annual events on our school calendar are the Readathon and Book Week, culminating in Book Character Day on Friday 14th August.
The Readathon is an important fundraising event that our PTA runs for us. Your child will come home on Monday 3rd August with a Readathon card.
The Readathon works by children selecting a daily reading goal (usually a time they will spend reading each day), then collecting sponsorship to complete that goal every day for two weeks.
Please take some time to discuss with your child in advance, what you all think a reasonable expectation for their reading goal should be. This goal will be different for every child and should be appropriate to their age and reading level. For a young child, it might be about number of books read each day e.g. two books each day, whilst most children will probably go for a time goal of independent (or shared) reading time e.g. 10mins a day - 30 mins a day.
As caregivers, your responsibility is to sign off the reading goal on their readathon card each day. Please support your child to get sponsorship for their goals, and ensure that the cards and money are returned to school the week after the Readathon.
The second week of Readathon is nominated as Book Week, and there will be a range of activities at school promoting books and reading. This all culminates on Friday 14th August with 'Book Character Day". This is an opportunity for your child to dress up as any character from a book that they would like to! Get your thinking caps on now and start talking about what this might look like for your child.
Upcoming EventsMon 27 Jul -
Y7/8 girls at Canterbury Basketball TournamentMon 27 Jul -
Y8 Family Meeting - meet Joe Eccleton, Principal of Cashmere High 6pm - 7pmTue 28 Jul
- Y7/8 ShowQuest students filming 'on location' in the cityThu 30 July
- Winter Sport Yrs 5 - 8Fri 31 July
- Celebration Assembly 2:20 - 2:50pmMon 3 Aug - Fri 14 Aug
- ReadathonThu 6 Aug
- Winter Sport yrs 5 - 8Thu 6 Aug
- BOT meeting 5:30 - 7:30pmWed 12 Aug
- Canterbury Cross Country - Halswell QuarryFri 14 Aug
- Book Character DayFri 14 Aug
- Celebration Assembly 2:20 - 2:50pm
Term DatesClick here to view 2020 & 2021 term dates
Citizen of the Week
Cayla Digan - Year 6Cayla, you bring a calm, caring presence to everything you do, and your quiet confidence makes you a wonderful role model in our team. You have a gift for knowing exactly when and where to lend a helping hand, and to whom. Thank you for truly showing how We Get There Together. Tino pai tō mahi, Cayla.
Thank you to everyone who has paid their school donation, or set up a regular payment to contribute to this ($150 per student, per year). If you would like a tax receipt for last year's donation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and request one.
We do rely on your donations to be able to support the diverse range of curriculum activities and resources that we are able to offer our children.
PTA Donation to School
We are very grateful to the PTA for donating $850 towards Learning Through Play equipment, and for agreeing to fund the cost of the SeeSaw licences ($1700) that we purchased during lockdown to support the online learning of our junior students.
Year 8 whānau meeting - Transition to Cashmere High
Monday 27 July, 6-7 pm - Staffroom
Families of Year 8 students are invited to come along and meet Joe Eccleton and other senior Cashmere High staff, talk about the transition from Year 8 to Cashmere High.
Free event for All Ages - Mike King
Mike King is coming to Christchurch to give a free public talk about Normalising the Inner Critic - "that little voice inside our heads that's constantly second-guessing us."
Canterbury has been over the past 10 years impacted by multiple large scale traumatic events and with the COVID pandemic still very current, particularly impacting our young people. We have invited Mike down to talk as we have witnessed increasing levels of mental health distress, thoughts around self-harm, and suicide.
WHERE: The McCombs Performing Arts Centre, Cashmere High School
WHEN: August 3rd, 2020 at 7pm
THIS IS AN ALL AGES EVENT
Please register your interest by clicking below on the Familial Trust Facebook page event
so they can have an indication of seating numbers.
Or Contacts us at
PLEASE NOTE : For multiple bookings Click here to email
or Phone (03) 9811-093 with your name and how
many seats required.
State Secondary Schools Enrolment Scheme
All state secondary schools in the Greater Christchurch area have an enrolment scheme or enrolment zone.
Applications for out of zone places in any of these schools close on Friday 31 July. To help schools with planning for 2021, enrolments from students living in zone for their local secondary school should also be submitted by this date.
Contact the school for enrolment information.
Mana Ake “Drop-Ins” are continuing…
A number of whānau have already made great use of the Mana Ake “drop-ins” that are available on Wednesday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30am. These drop-in sessions are here to provide parents with an opportunity to have a private, informal conversation around the well being of their child with one of our Mana Ake workers (kaimahi). If you feel like you would like to attend a drop-in session, please book in a time via the link here: Mana Ake booking The code to use is 88t39. Alternatively, you can contact Jacky in the office and she will make a booking for you.
Clubbercise is a fun, sweaty, dance exercise class. The lights are low, with disco lights flashing so no one can see how unco you are, but Chloe is a master teacher and even those of us with two left feet can join in and get the heart rate up! Tickets are $10, and thanks to Chloe’s generosity, almost all of the ticket price comes back to school. We can only do these in winter in the dark, so don't miss out, the first night is coming up soon 29 July at 7pm. Click this link to register and book your ticket.Clubbercise ticket booking
(Notices placed here are contingent on space and do not reflect the views or opinions of the school.)
Studio One Performing Arts
Your local dance school, is currently giving Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary 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 372-9191 or email email@example.com
Cashmere Choral Groups
Cashmere choral Groups will perform along with guest groups from Villa Maria and the Christchurch Youth Choir
Thursday July 30th in the Cashmere High School McCombs Performing Arts Centre, 172 Rose Street at 7pm (Doors open 6.30pm).