Contact Us Newsletter 31 October 2014 - Avonhead School

Growing Excellence Together
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Newsletter 31 October 2014
Important Notes
Things to note…
в–єOct 31 CSMFA night for
Avonhead School choir
в–єNov 6 Team 1/2 Athletics
►Nov 5/6 � The Girl in Da
в–єNov 7 Team 3/4 Athletics
в–єNov 12 Zone Athletics
в–єNov 14 Show Day-School
в–єNov 21 Nasda performs
for school
Nau mai haere mai, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Bula Vinaka!
What an exciting term it has been already and we have so much planned for the remainder
of the year including the Year 5&6 production of �Girl in Da Hoodie’ which will be performed
next week.
On Monday I am going to send home an information sheet on the exciting changes we have
planned for next year. Please check your child’s bag as it will be sent home in paper-copy
as well as being placed on the website.
Congratulations to the following staff who were successful in winning positions for next year
(and beyond) at our school.
Bruce Rodger
Darelle Busfield
Lydia Vickers
Cindy McKenzie
& Nikki Todd
Sara Aitken
Tessa Shamy
Amber Perriam
►Nov 24– Dec 5 Team 3 &
4 at Canterbury Swim
Nov 28 Finakl Whanau
meeting for the year at
в–єDec 17 Senior PrizeGiving at 6pm.
Team Leader
Team member
Team member
Team members
Year 2
Year 1
Year 1
Team member
Team member
Team member
Also, sadly for us but great for Medbury, Alex Devereux has been appointed to Medbury
School and we wish Alex well in his new position.
Enjoy the weekend. All the best to the senior choir tonight as they perform in the
Christchurch Schools’ Music Festival in the �Horncastle’ Stadium.
Charles Levings
Board of Trustees Election
в–єNov 21 School Disco
►Nov 24– Dec 5 Team 1 at
Kings Swim School
Year 7/8
Year 7/8
Year 3/4
Year 3/4
Nominations have closed. Expect voting papers in the next
The School Trustee Election Day is 14 November 2014.
Make sure your vote counts. All parents of full-time students who are on the school voting roll can and
should vote in the elections. Look for your voting papers in your letterbox and make sure your vote is
received by the school no later than noon 14 November 2014.
Kind regards
Mark Weaver
Board Chairperson
в–єDec 18 School finishes at
Address: 55 Avonhead Road, Christchurch 8042 Phone: 03 348-7361
Contact Us E-Mail: [email protected] Website:
Awards Students
в–ІAwesome students recently awarded certificates for showing Respect and
having the Avonhead Attitude in everything they say and do!
Well done!
в—„Paris Chin of Room 17
National Champion for
Stage3 Rhythmic
Gymnastics after competing
in the National Gymsport
Champs in Auckland in
October and winning all her
events! Look at her in the
first photo...what a star! I
think you may have a
wonderful career ahead of
you. Congratulations!
Korowai Blessing
On the 23rd of October Avonhead School
held a special assembly to bless the
Korowai, our special taonga, that have been
given to us by our wonderful Whanau
Group. These two cloaks were made in the
North Island by a very talented lady - Mrs
Kapene. The cloaks tell our story and will be
awarded to two outstanding leaders in our
senior Kapa Haka Group each year, who
will wear these at the final prize giving.
Afterwards the Korowai will take pride of
place in our foyer area of the office and
entrance area. This is the start of a
wonderful journey and a first for Avonhead
School. For those who were at the blessing
ceremony you know what a special and
moving time it was for us all. We would like
to say a special thank you to our Whanau
Group for their organisation and vision, to
ensure these beautiful Korowai are now a
part of Avonhead School.
Celebrations etc!
5/6 would like to thank
everyone for their support with our
spelling quiz and raffles. We are
thrilled with our new chrome books
we managed to buy two for each
class which is fantastic!
Our top Mathmeticians receive their
The Guo children receiving their
awards for attaining 100% in the
Australasian Maths ProblemSolving Comps.в–ј
Celebrating our cultural diversity at the
Team 3/4 Diwali Celebration Party!в–є
�Character Matters’
The link for the Junior Choir (Years 3/4) website is:
Community Notices
With ex-students from your school currently attending Christ's College, we are pleased to provide details of our
upcoming information evening for year 7 boys and parents, on Wednesday 5 November. This is a great
opportunity for year 7 families to start thinking about their high school options, with a relaxed and informative 'first
look' at Christ's College.
Ted Eason from Room 13 is holding a
tomato seedling sale from 8.30am this
Saturday at Wittys Road. Please come
and support local industry!'
Red Abyssinian cat found. Please
see Kate Morgan in Room 12 for
Shane Tainui the resident coach at the Avonhead
Tennis Club is offering a free fun tennis session Fri
3.30-4.30pm at the club, Apsley Dr, Crosbie Park.
Go to
For full details.
Come on down to Christ the King Primary School, 92 Greers Rd, on Sunday 9 November from 12pm until
4pm for our biennial School Fair. We have stalls full of homemade goodies - cakes and baking, preserves,
produce, sweets and fudge. We have a fantastic selection of plants and flowers. Check out our craft stall with
wonderful gift ideas. Grab a bargain from our books, toys or clothes stalls. There are lots of options for lunch
or afternoon tea, with live entertainment, raffles, auctions, and a kids entertainment area. We will see you
Clip 'n Climb would like to tell you about our Halloween Spooktacular this Friday October
31st. This will be a frightfully fun event, with sessions for all ages from 4pm. It's a great,
safe alternative to trick or treating!
Come dressed in costume
п‚· Free face-painting
п‚· Treats galore!
Bookings essential
Here’s the latest selection of great books and
websites from the team at Upper Riccarton Library:
Here’s the latest selection of great books and websites from the
team at Upper Riccarton Library:
GKR KARATE runs classes in the local
area. KARATE is great for everyone
aged 5 years and up.Start training and
enjoy the benefits of discipline, confidence,
self defense and fitness.For more info please
call Sharon on 021 030 8376.
Upper Riccarton Library's Hot Picks For Kids - October 2014
Previous lists can be found by searching the Christchurch City
Libraries catalogue: go to select
Catalogue at the top of the screen then type in Upper Riccarton
Library in the catalogue search box, and select List in the dropdown
If you would like any reading suggestions, or help with finding books
and resources for your children, just ask the friendly staff Upper
Riccarton library.
Four school dresses for sale all $10
each and a school jersey.
1 dress size 6
2 dresses size 8
1 dress size 10
Also a school jersey never been worn
size 14 $15
Ph Katrina on 021 113 1737
AIR FORCE MUSEUM Holiday Programmes, December 2014 & January 2015
The Air Force Museum is currently taking preliminary bookings for our Holiday
�The Christmas Flight Mission’ is running from the 15th -19th of December and some of
the activities include baking, making your own presents & Christmas decorations, summer
sports and Santa’s flight mission!
�Wigram’s Inventors’. Do you have what it takes to be an inventor? Running from the
19th – 23rd and 26th-30th of January 2015. �Wigram’s Inventors’ involves some of the
following: exploring things that fly, glide and move, invent your own toys that zoom,
overcoming obstacles, and explorations.
You can book half days, full days or a full week. Our programme is OSCAR-endorsed and
our times are from 8:30am-12:30pm ($25) or 8:30am-3:00pm ($35). A full week is
Bookings are essential, so please contact the Public Programmes team on (03) 343 9504 or
visit our website;
5 – 8 year old art classes with tutor Kate Morrison.
The class starts Monday 10 November.
I have a maximum of 5 spaces available and this is a block of four classes running from 3:45 - 5:30pm. The price for this is
$70 inclusive of all materials and tutoring.
We have a Christmas theme this term - focusing on a Christmas/beach mobile made from natural materials and Christmas
ornaments made from bakeable modelling compound. We also have time for painting and drawing!
Please contact me as soon as you can if you would like a place for your child.
Once you have contacted me on 3517049 or 0221007644 I will send you a confirmation email with the start date, venue and