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Community Newsletter  l  Wednesday 16 February 2022  l  Term 1 - Week 3

Clare's corner

Kia ora koutou Te Kura o Taitonga

With COVID-19 now entering the Wairarapa community there is understandably some anxious families and students. Please be assured you, as our school community, will be kept informed when the need arises.

In the meantime we continue to keep everyone safe here at school, continuing to sanitize, scan and social distance where possible. 

I cannot stress enough, PLEASE answer your teachers messages so that we are 100% sure we have correct contacts etc. to all families.

Nga mihi

What's Happening?

 Swimming  Sth Wai and Wai champs. Sadly these have been cancelled for now. We may find later in the year these events could happen.

 South End School  will hold a Year 5-8 swimming sports in the next few weeks.

 Breakfast Club  At this stage we will hold off restarting breakfast club. However, if a child is in need of some Weet-Bix and toast, they are more than welcome to come and see us at the office or check with their classroom teacher.

 HERO:  Is our new School management System. It is vital that all families hook up to Hero so that we can communicate with you. As we get up and running you will be able to see your child and their learning progress. There are also features such as sending an absence (that gets sent directly to the class roll) and viewing medical room visits. When making an account on the Hero app please use the same email you have registered with the school (so it links to your child/ren), if you would like to update your email address please email us at and tell us your email address + the student profile to attach it to. click here for more information: Hero.
Dates for your Calendar:

24 Thu - Beginning of the Year Celebration and Meet the Teachers BBQ
24 Thu - Bake Sale, fundraiser for Year 8 Camp

02 Wed - Cluster competitive swimming
Week 6/7 - Junior school swimming lessons
Week 8/9 - Senior school swimming lessons
09 Wed / 10 Thu - Compulsory goal setting conferences
11 Fri - South Wairarapa competitive swimming
23 Wed - Wairarapa competitive swimming

05 Tue - Year 5 - Year 8 Bat & Ball Day
14 Thu - End of Term 1


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

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

Please let us know if you have an 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
Aarti Mehta
Charmaine Taplin
Carrie Wilson
Caragh Briggs
Gerlinde Braun Bolliger
Tracey Mooney
Lynda Strange
 Seetha Ganesan
Rosa McFadzean
Robin Hinkley
Emma Williamson
Ann-Marie Boyd
Sarah Robinson
SES Website
SES Facebook
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 2022:
Term 1: Wednesday, 2 February - Thursday, 14 April
Term 2: Monday, 2 May - Friday, 8 July
Term 3: Monday, 25 July - Friday, 30 September
Term 4: Monday, 17 October - Friday, 16 December 

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

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