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Community Newsletter  l  Wednesday 25 November 2020  l  Term 4 - Week 7

Clare's corner

Kia ora koutou Te Kura o Taitonga
As we get closer to the end of the 2020 school year just a reminder that this year we trialed a new format for reporting to parents, we met with you all in Term 1 and Term 3. As a staff we feel that this has been a positive move however it is a new way of us reporting to you. As always, all staff are just an email / phone call or a visit away if you have any questions or queries regarding your child’s learning journey.

End of Year organisation: On Monday 14th December at 1 p.m. there will be the formal end of term celebration, fly up for the Year 4’s and fly away for our Year 8’s. All our students attend this and whānau are invited.

The Year 8’s will have their Year 8 dinner and farewell that night. They have a separate invitation for this.

School finishes at 3 p.m. on Tuesday 15th December.

Pack the Bus! Friday 4th December. For those who can support this please send your gift to the office.

School Show - Jump on Board: Wow didn't the students do so well. What a great experience for them all to get to perform on stage in front of 2 packed crowds. Many thanks to everyone for your support of this event. A special mention to Rosa, her dream came true to create and perform her own show. An inspiration to our students and a testament to OUR SCHOOL VALUES! If you haven't already seen the recorded show click here.

Athletics: Congratulations to our athletes who competed in Masterton last Friday. Well done to you all. See photos on Facebook.

Next week we have 6 students who have made the South Wairarapa team to travel to wellington to the regional event, all the best to them.

Swimming: I have been privileged to be at the pool each day to witness the growth in all our junior students’ water confidence. A huge thank you to LION FOUNDATION for making this opportunity possible. We do urge parents, where possible, to continue giving your children as much exposure as possible over the holiday break to being in the water. A reminder that all South Wairarapa pools are free.

The SENIOR (Year 5 - Year 8 students) will begin their lessons next week. Please ensure that they all have their togs each day. This is an amazing opportunity for ALL students.

Pedal Ready: Bike safety has finished for this year. Please be safe out there on the roads if you are riding your bikes.
Many thanks to those who were able to support the bake sale last weekend, a few more dollars were raised for our school’s activities.
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;

Teach them the golden rule. It's basic, but a classic for good reason. Teaching your kids to treat others only as they'd want to be treated themselves covers a world of friendship questions and scenarios. In reverse, teach them to recognise when a friend isn't treating them as kindly as they treat that friend.

Nga mihi

Important information to share:

Head Lice / Nits
Head lice are doing the rounds. It is not a sin to have nits but it is not acceptable to ignore them and not treat them. Our school policy states that we will contact you to come and get your child if they are found to have nits. Regular checks are so important and prevent spreading.

FOSES (Friends of South End School): The team are already collating ideas for 2021 - share please if you have any.

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.

The Year 4's from Kahikatea have been studying the evolution of plants. They created beautiful models of their chosen flowering plant. They paid particular attention to details like petal shape and arrangement as well as pistil and stamens. We are sure you can recognise some of the flowering plants!
Dates for your Calendar:

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 P.M.
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.

Community Notices

Carterton Farmers’ Christmas Market: SATURDAY 28th November, Memorial Square, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Carterton Farmers Market will be in Memorial Square on the morning of the Christmas Parade. With music and kid friendly activities at hand, come early before the Parade to start the Christmas shop with locally made and grown produce and gift ideas. All within a relaxed family friendly atmosphere.
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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