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Community Newsletter  l  Wednesday 3 November 2021 l  Term 4 - Week 3

Clare's corner

Kia ora koutou Te Kura o Taitonga

 Camps:  Everyone that returned their camp form should now have received as applicable risk/health/volunteer forms and now be returning those.

We still cannot account for all Year 3 - Year 8 students. For those who have not filled in a camp form, please let us know. If for any reason you will not be attending any of the camps offered, we need to know that too.

In these uncertain times we need follow the strict guidelines and ensure that where we can we continue to provide these opportunities still so please support us by getting this information to us.

All camp monies need to be paid (or you have made a prior arrangement with Clare) to the office by Friday, 5th November please.

Account number: 02 0608 0056520 00
Reference: Child’s Name
Code: Camp 1, 2 or 3

 Pack the Bus:  SES will support the Wairarapa Pack the Bus appeal. On Tuesday 30th November (in the afternoon) the bus will pop into school and pick up any donations of gifts for children. If you are keen to support this please drop the gift off at the school office.

 Staff 2022:  A few changes are in stall for us next year; Rebekah, Leo and family are having a year off to travel in their bus, which is so exciting. Charmaine Taplin (Monday - Thursday) and Carrie Watson (Friday) will be taking Rebekah's place in Rimu.

Sally will not be returning as the Miro teacher with Seetha. Rosa McFadzean will be doing Sally’s 2 days with Seetha in Miro.

Before the end of the 2021 school year you will be notified in regards to which classroom your child will be in for 2022.

 Board of Trustees:  In Term 1 2022 there will be the BoT elections. If you are keen to find out more about what is involved come and join us for our last meeting of the year - WEDNESDAY 1st December - 7-8PM,  school staffroom.

Cluster, interschool and regional athletics have all been cancelled. We will hold our own athletics at school and will update you with details closer to the time.

Through Their Eyes - Student Photography Exhibition
With level 2 restrictions we are unable to have an opening event but we are excited to say that our students photography exhibition is now showing in the foyer of Carterton Events Centre. 

The photos will be up until Sunday the 14th November so hopefully you will all get a chance to visit and see the amazing photos that our tamariki have taken.

Photos are available to be purchased at a cost of $4 per image. Order forms will be available at the exhibition or you can download a copy here.

Fundraiser - Urban Fresh Farms
Urban Fresh Farms have an exciting fundraiser for us, Grow Your Own mushrooms! Plus some tasty premium risottos or pure mushroom powder.

For more information about the delicious goods on offer download a copy of the form here.

Nga mihi

 l  South End School staff member is urgently looking for a house for rent in Carterton, please contact the office if you can help. l 

Octopus Acrostic Poems


Ocean creatures
Camouflage experts
Tentacles swishing in the air
Over 50 brains
Picks up rocks
Underwater trickster
Squirting poisonous ink

By Catelyn, Year 3

Opens child-proof jars
Catches Mr Crabs
Ocean creature
Pointy beak
Under rocky beaches
Squirts poisonous ink

By Ivan, Year 3

Over 3 brains
Crayfish for eating
Ocean creatures
Pointy beak
Under the sea
Spit, squirt, squeeze

By Kaa-lyn, Year 3
Dates for your Calendar:
*if covid levels allow

03 Wed - BoT Meeting. 6:15 PM - all welcome
10 Wed - Harold Life Education Bus arrives for Year 1-4
*16 Tue - Cluster Athletics - Cancelled 
*25 Thu - Sth Wai Athletic Sports - Cancelled
*27 Sat - Carterton Christmas Parade

*03 Fri - Year 8’s Moving On conference
*07 Tue - Wellington regional Athletics - Cancelled
08 Wed - 10 Fri - school wide EOTC 
13 Mon - End of Year celebration 
14 Tue - Year 8 Leavers Dinner
15 Wed - School finishes for the end of the 2021 school year


During the summertime: Compulsory Hats. No hat, No play! Please make sure that your child has a sun smart hat in their bag to use each day. We have a supply of school hats for sports days ONLY. For health reasons we need children to supply their own NAMED, SUN SMART hat.


We are a Water Only School. We encourage all students to have a water bottle with them at school. If a child brings another type of drink to school the teachers will take the drink off them and give it back at the end of the day, to take home.

Community Notices

Summer sports are starting soon, do you have all the info you need to sign up your child or do you need a hand? Let us know!

You can find a list of sports, activities and holiday programmes on our website - click here

Please let us know if you activity that you would like added to the list, we would love to hear from you: 
The school office is open from 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM. Anytime you need to contact the school regarding general school information, change of parent/child information or financial information, please either phone on 06 379 4000 or email and we will be happy to assist you.
Clare Crawford
Julie Jones
Lee Tanner
Jackie Kirk
Lynda Strange
Rebekah Mehrtens
 Seetha Ganesan
Sally Barraud
Caragh Briggs
Gerlinde Braun Bolliger
Robin Hinkley
Emma Williamson
Ann-Marie Boyd
Sarah Robinson
SES Website
SES Facebook
Copyright © 2020 South End School, All rights reserved.

School Hours:
9:00 AM Bell: All children to be in class to start the day
12:20 - 12:40 PM: Children eat their lunch either in their classroom or under the trees
12:40 PM Bell: Playtime
1:30 PM Bell: Return to class
3:00 PM Bell: Finish school for the day

Term Dates 2021:
Term 1: Wednesday, 3 February - Friday, 16 April
Term 2: Monday, 3 May - Friday, 9 July
Term 3: Monday, 26 July - Friday, 1 October
Term 4: Monday, 18 October - Wednesday, 15 December 

Our contact details are:
06 379 4000
275 High Street South, Carterton 5713

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