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Community Newsletter  l  Wednesday 11 November 2020  l  Term 4 - Week 5

Clare's corner

Kia ora koutou Te Kura o Taitonga
School Show - Jump on Board! Is tomorrow!! Thursday 12th November. Make sure you have your tickets, and just a gentle reminder that we ask there are no preschoolers at the night performance please (let’s as community, help each other make this possible). There is plenty of room at the afternoon show as this goes to print - pick up your tickets from the school office.

All the students have worked so hard and we are all excited to share the end result!

Athletics: Thanks for the help at both events. The 36 students who are heading to the South Wairarapa event have their notice for Friday 20th and we wish them well.

Swimming: Junior school will start next week Monday 16th. We are thrilled to announce that we were successful in a grant application to the Lions Foundation to get free swimming lessons for every child at South End School this term. We will be transporting the children to the Carterton Indoor pool where they will be in a group of 5 students and a swim coach. This will happen over a 2 week period every school day. A notice has gone home to each junior family.

Pedal Ready: Bike safety this begins for the Year 5-8’s next week too - each child will get a notice in regards to their assigned days to have their bikes at school.

Many thanks to those who were able to support the Pie Fundraiser. We hope you are all enjoying them. The winner's of the Lone Star vouchers this year are: in 1st place the Te Tau family, selling over 100 pies, and in 2nd place the Cotter family - Congratulations! Many thanks to Lone Star, Masterton for their support.

Thought for the week

Friendships take work, just like any other relationship, and it's important that we give our children the tools to find good friends and become good friends themselves. Here's how to start;

Model good friendship behaviour. Our kids observe everything we do, so if they see and hear you reaching out to friends to check in, surrounding yourself with positive, supportive people, and investing time and energy into your friendships, they're likely to do the same.

Nga mihi

Important information to share:

FOSES (Friends of South End School): We have been offered to fundraise at the WAITRI bike run, paintball activity morning being held on Saturday, 21st November at Borderlands in Carterton. Contact Clare if you are able to help with the BBQ and donated slices/muffins please: (the details for the event can be found here - great fun for the kids).

Jackie Kirk: our new Kowhai 3/4 teacher for 2021 is looking for a room and board / granny flat from Monday to Friday, term time only OR a place to rent for the year. If anyone can help, please email or contact Clare or Kat.

Level 1: for us is school as usual, we are still sanitising and continuing to remind students to wash their hands. We sincerely thank you for your support in this effort to keep everyone safe.

School Sausage Sizzle: EVERY FRIDAY, $2 for sausage and bread, sauce and mustard. Please give your order and money to the teacher at 9AM.


Carterton Club Cricket (up to Year 8): is played either on Friday evenings or Saturday mornings, depending on the grade. For the 2020/21 season Wairarapa Cricket offer the following competitions levels:

Friday Evening
Super Star Kiwi Cricket: 8 per side (School Year 1-3)
Super 8 Cricket: 8 per side (School Year 3-6) Championship and Premiership

Saturday Morning
Junior Hardball: 9 per side (Years 7 & 8) Championship and Premiership

Registrations for 2020/21 season are now open, click the link.

Tennis: We are now able to confirm our coaching plan for juniors this term. It will be on Tuesday afternoons, starting on November 3rd and finishing on December 8th. If the weather plays its part this will give us 6 sessions.

The cost is $20 if your child is a member of the Carterton Tennis Club and $30 for non-members. The coach is Josh Hutchings who helped out last season and is a Physical Education Teacher at Kuranui College.

Session times are:
3:45 - 4:30 PM for younger students and those who are new to tennis (age 5-10)
4:30 - 5:15 PM for older students and those who have played before (age 9-13)

To register, please email: by Friday 30th October, with the names of children and the session time you would like them to be in. Payment details will then be confirmed by return email.
Dates for your Calendar:

Wed, 11 Nov  - BoT Meeting: 6:15 PM, school staffroom - POSTPONED until the 18th
Thu, 12 Nov - School Show - Whole School
Mon, 16 Nov - Swimming lessons for the Junior school begin (Y1-Y4)
Mon, 16 Nov - Pedal Ready bike skills starts for senior school (Y5-Y8)
Fri, 20 Nov - South Wairarapa Athletics
Sat, 28 Nov - Carterton Christmas Parade
Mon, 30 Nov - Swimming lessons for the Senior school begin (Y5-Y8)
Tue, 1 Dec - Wellington Regional Athletics
Fri, 4 Dec - Wairarapa Pack the Bus appeal
Mon, 14 Dec - End of Term Celebration - Whole School, 1:30 PM
Tue, 15 Dec - Last Day of the 2020 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.

Reminder, 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.

How do we keep in touch?
  • School Newsletter - every 2nd Wednesday
  • Email tree - please ensure we have the correct email 
  • Facebook
  • Skool App - see below instructions
Have you joined our school app?

This is free for you to use and keeps you up to date with everything that is happening in the school.  
  • go to app store 
  • download Skool Loop NZ
  • select South End School
  • hit choose
Skool Loop
NB: You can send through - free of charge - a child’s absence, see the newsletter, select interview times and get any notices/alerts that are sent out through the school.
We thank the below businesses for sponsoring our school app

South End School Values

Whether at school, at the pools, in the supermarket or on the sports field we are all modelling the values of South End School.

Kia whakaute - Show Respect,
Kia whanake - Become Resourceful,
Kia aumangea - Build Resilience.

Check in with your child - Tell me how you showed one of our values today?
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 Kat will be happy to assist you.
Clare Crawford
Julie Jones
Rosa McFadzean
Lee Tanner
Rebekah Mehrtens
Maria Burgess
Sally Barraud
Caragh Briggs
Gerlinde Braun Bolliger
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 2020:
Term 1: Monday, 3 February - Thursday, 9 April
Term 2: Tuesday, 28 April - Friday, 3 July
Term 3: Monday, 20 July - Friday, 25 September
Term 4: Monday, 12 October - Tuesday, 15 December 

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

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