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Community Newsletter  l  Wednesday 14 October 2020  l  Term 4 - Week 1

Clare's corner

Kia ora koutou Te Kura o Taitonga
Welcome back to school everyone, we are so excited to be back and looking forward to the next 10 weeks of fun filled learning both inside and outside the classroom. We hope you had an enjoyable break over the holidays.

Many thanks to those that came and shared Pet Day with us, it was a joy to see the children so proud of their pets and to meet other family pets. We will be publishing photos on our website and will link when available.

Global Food Festival: THIS WEEK, FRIDAY, 16th October 5:30-7:00 PM. Please share this event with family and friends. Click here for link to event.

Contentment –  Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness.

Reminder that we have our annual Teacher only Day, on Tuesday, 27th October. School is closed. Please support each other with child care on that day.

Important information to share:

School Show - Jump on Board! Thursday, 12th November. All our students are involved in this production, to be held at the Carterton Events Centre. Please keep this date free. Ticket allocations and further information etc. will be shared with families soon.

Athletics on Monday, 2nd of November (PP 3rd Nov) the Carterton Cluster Athletic Day will take place.

  • Years 1 and 2, stay here at South End and the other schools join them for their athletic activities.
  • Year 3 to Year 8, go to Carrington Park in Carterton for their athletics activities.

Please note all children participate.

FOSES (Friends of South End School): Our next event is the Carterton Cluster Athletics. Monday, 2nd November at Carrington Park. All our Year 3 to Year 8 students are involved. We run a sausage sizzle and baking sale at this event. WE NEED HELP, volunteers to work on the day. Please email or contact Clare if you can help.

WAITRI Kids Triathlon Event: we have been offered to fundraise at the WAITRI bike run, paintball activity morning being held on Saturday, 21st November at Borderlands in Carterton. Again, please contact Clare if you are able to help (the flyer for the event has been shared below, click the image to find out more - 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. 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.

Nga mihi, zai jian,

Exciting News: Free Swimming Lessons! Junior school will start Week 6 and Senior school Week 8. We are thrilled to announce that we were successful in a grant application to the Lions Foundation to get 10 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 (i.e. 10 lessons). We will share more information closer to the time.

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 staff and BOT wish to advise all families that we have made the decision to NOT go ahead with the schoolwide CAMPS this year. We will now begin the process of organising some ‘end of year’ celebrations that we can all enjoy here at school and at no cost to any families - SO watch this space.

Wairarapa Music Classes with Jonáš: Music classes are continuing in Term 4. If you are interested please click here to fill in the online form.

Many thanks to everyone who has been donating their Little Gardens to South End. We have been planting up a storm!!!


Summer sport is just around the corner - have you found what you are looking for for your child / children?
Dates for your Calendar:

Thu, 15 Oct - ShakeOut: 9:30 AM
Mon, 19 Oct  - Junior school Firewise programme starts 
Mon, 26 Oct - Labour Day
Tue, 27 Oct  - Teacher Only Day
Mon, 2 Nov  - Carterton Cluster Athletics (pp Tue, 3 Nov) 
Wed, 11 Nov  - BoT Meeting: 6:15 PM, school staffroom 
Thu, 12 Nov - School Show - Whole School
Mon, 16 Nov - Pedal Ready bike skills starts for senior school
Fri, 20 Nov - South Wairarapa Athletics
Sat, 28 Nov - Carterton Christmas Parade
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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