Kia ora koutou
Welcome back to Term 4!
We have another exciting term of learning planned. With the weather warming up, we are looking forward to Athletic Sports next Wednesday.
A reminder that school is closed this Monday the 24th as it is a public holiday.
Welcome to the team to Stacey Hart, who will be joining us as a Teaching Assistant. If you see Stacey around our kura please make her feel welcome!
Dogs in and around school grounds
A reminder that no dogs should be on the grounds during school hours, unless by prior arrangement. Please ensure ALL dogs are on a leash when dropping off and picking up children as some people are not comfortable around dogs, and this keeps everyone safe.
Ngā mihi nui
Mon 24 Oct - Labour Day - (School Closed)
Tue 25 Oct - Netsafe Workshop for all whānau - St Martins School, 7pm
Wed 26 Oct - School Athletics Day (details below)
Fri 11 Nov - Canterbury Anniversary Day - (School Closed)
Thu 15 Dec - Last day of Term 4 - School closes at 12:30pm
Citizen of the Week
Vivienne Cross - Year 3Vivienne, you are such a vibrant and bubbly personality in our hub. You tackle any situation with great positivity and you have a wonderful sense of humour. You are a role model learner, showing great focus on your learning tasks and you put every effort into doing the best that you can. You are also very inclusive, ready to welcome anyone into your fold. You are a star!
Sunhats and Drink Bottle Reminder
This a reminder that Term 4 is a Sunsafe term. Time to find the sunhat!
Please ensure that you send your child to school with a named red or black sunhat (bucket or wide-brimmed) and a drink bottle every day during Term 4.
All sports uniforms that have been issued to students need to be returned, clean, as soon as possible. There is a labelled box "Returned Sports Uniforms" between the Office and Library that is accessible all day.
Do you, or your neighbours, have someone turning 5 next year?
We need to get all enrolments for 2023 in, ideally by the end of next week, so that we can ensure that we have been given enough staffing for the year from the Ministry of Education. We have the opportunity to apply for a review in early November, if we think we have been under-staffed.
PLEASE contact Jacky or Reihana in the office
for an enrolment form, or download one from our website
Keeping Young People Safe Online - Tuesday 25 October, 7pm
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.
Comedy Quiz Night 2022
Come and join us for a night of fun on Saturday, October 29th, while supporting Kauri Camp fundraising for 2023.
Tickets are $10 per person. Form a team of 4-7 people. Delicious supper provided. Bring money for bar and raffle tickets. Doors open at 7pm with quiz starting at 7:30. This quiz will be hosted Jarred Skelton, our local and much loved comedian.
Scholastic Lucky Book Club
In this Bumpre edition you will find:
- Christmas and Holiday Gift Ideas
- The Best Books of 2022
- Halloween Reads
- Big Savings on Packs
- $7 and Under Books, $3.50 Value Books and much more!
To make it easy to give the gift of reading this year, the LOOP Gift Function has automatically been turned on for this issue. Gift orders are intended to be given directly to the parents, not the child.
END-OF-YEAR DATES / TERM DATES FOR 2022 – 2023 LUNCH ORDERS
Monday 17th October – Friday 9th December
Monday 30th January – Thursday 6th April
Levi Bunting, who in June of this year was selected to represent Canterbury in the South Island Halberg games. He attended training sessions from June through to September before competing in a 3 day sports festival against athletes representing Tasman, Canterbury, South Canterbury, Otago, Southland and West Coast.
Halberg Games is a three-day national sports festival open to young people aged 8-21 with a physical or visual impairment.
Bella Day and Lola Harris, who are pictured wearing their championship medals and holding the trophy. They represented Canterbury in the South Island Regional Basketball under 13 tournament last week where they won 7 from 7 games and beat a tough Otago team in the final to win the tournament.
Both girls had strong performances and it was an amazing way for them to finish their season off in style.
Luca Arthur, who competed in the Secondary Schools National Mountain Bike Championships over the holidays. This involved racing in three events: downhill, enduro, and cross country. Luca placed first in the downhill and enduro and sixth in the cross country, an outstanding achievement that resulted in Luca also taking the overall win. Tino pai, Luca!
We are looking forward to our Whole School Athletics Celebration on Wednesday the 26th of October. Years 5 to 8 will be out on Beckenham Park competing in field and track rotations all day. Years 0 - 4 will start the day with their usual school routine and join us on the park for their run, jump, and throw rotations throughout the day.
Athletics learning is a key part of our PE curriculum across all teams. The children are being taught safe and effective techniques as well as perseverance, resilience and sportsmanship. Our whole school athletics day is a celebration of this learning.
Koru and Ferndale - 9:00 to 10:30
Kahikatea and Kōwhai - 11:00 to 12:30
Our athletics day concludes with sprint finals, starting at 2:00. Our whole school will come together to cheer on the runners. The final event is a House Relay, which doubles up as an adults versus children race. With years 0 - 8 participating in this relay, we are going to need your support to make up an adult team. Bring your running shoes!
(Notices placed here are contingent on space and do not reflect the views or opinions of the school.)
Fair Go - Consumer Heroes competition
We’re looking for tamariki who have a vision to change something in Aotearoa – it could be a big idea for the whole planet or the whole country, or a little change making a difference to their local community.
They come up with the idea, write a couple of sentences about what the vision/change is and what they need help with, and send it off to us.
If we choose it, the Fair Go team will leap into action, visiting with our camera and reporter teams, and helping them make a video pitching their amazing idea which will of course, then feature on Fair Go.
And – the lucky creatives will score amazing prizes provided by Canon, to help them continue with their creative journeys.
The website link below provides the relevant information (along with a helpful video).
Entries close on the 26th of October so they’ll only have a few days, and we don’t mind if the entries are a bit rough – as long as the key vision is there.
What we’re looking for is great ideas, a willingness to be on camera, and – of course – parental permission.
Port Hills Athletics Have a Go sessions
Have a Go is a community-based athletics programme for 4-11 year olds based on Run, Jump, Throw from Athletics New Zealand.
The sessions go from 5pm to 6.30pm starting Monday 31st October, and will run for 8 weeks in Term 4, 7 weeks in Term 1.
Families are welcome to have a two-week trial before registering with the club. Registration is approx $80 for those under 6 years and $100 for those over 6 years. No uniform is needed.
Looking forward to meeting you and your tamariki!
St Martins Scout Spring Fair
The St Martins Scouts are holding a Spring Fair on Sunday 30 October 12-4pm.
This includes rock climbing, river crossing, kayaking and a car boot sale.
Support your local Athletics Club
Want to learn how to run, jump or throw? The skills you learn in athletics are the perfect foundation
for almost any sport.
Every student can give athletics a go. Your local athletics club is welcoming new members now and we encourage students to get involved and get active.
Go Crew Events presents... Go Chef!
AKA: The Great Cupcake Challenge!
We’ve got a cool new brand called Go Crew Events and this is our first event!
The Great Cupcake Challenge will see teams of four rangatahi bake their own cupcakes, and then decorate them however they want. And then comes the fun part... eating them!
All ingredients are supplied. And all teams will have the help and super-fun support of a ‘chief chef’ from the Go Crew.
Whether you like to bake alone or prefer to decorate with your mates, come along for an afternoon of fun with our Go Crew team!
Numbers are strictly limited.
This event is ideal for ages 10-13yrs.
When: Saturday 29th October
Where: Majestic House, 189 Durham Street South, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011 (plenty of parking onsite from Wilmer Street)
Cost: $30 per ticket per person
NOTE: All our Go Crew team members are police checked
Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.
We'd love to see you there!
If you have any questions, please feel free to message us directly:
Phone: 021 919427 or 021 915039
Applications NOW open for MindPlus in 2023!
One in 20 students are gifted, and they need specialist education support to unlock their talents and passions and to thrive as learners.
Applications are now open for MindPlus OurSchool in 2023.
MindPlus OurSchool brings Y2 - 8 gifted kids together one day a week at one of our 13 units across New Zealand. The application closing date is 28 October.
Applications are always open for MindPlus Online which Y2 - 10 students can access online from anywhere in New Zealand, at school or home.
Term 4 is a great time to talk with parents about options for their gifted kids in 2023. We have a webinar on 18 October from 7 to 8pm so parents and teachers can find out more about MindPlus in 2023.