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Community Newsletter  l  Wednesday 21 September 2022  l  Term 3 - Week 9

Clare's corner

Kia ora koutou Te Kura o Taitonga

 Conferences  are happening as we go to print! Please ensure you have a timeslot booked.

  • Wednesday 21 September - Mainstream 1-5pm :: Montessori 3-7pm
  • Thursday 22 September - Montessori 1-5pm :: Mainstream 3-7pm

> Children attend with you 🧒
> Please be on time ⏱️
> Children leave with you ✔️

 Kapa Haka  - will now be performing on TUESDAY 27th at 2:00pm - whānau welcome. We will be videoing this to share for those who cannot make it.

 Pet Day  Will be held on Friday 30th September. Notices have gone home and were sent out on Hero.

 Carterton School's Band  played on Daffodil Day at Andy’s Corner and boy were they amazing. You will see them performing again soon.

 Congratulations  to our hockey teams who took part in the South Wairarapa Hockey tournament last week. A mixture of wins, losses and draws and a good time had by all!
Brent Gare and the team at More FM Wairarapa are supporting our local ChangeAbility organisation with a 12 hour on-air show with the goal of creating awareness around mental health and creating means for those who can’t necessarily get the support on their own. This is taking place on Friday 23rd September. This Friday, 23rd we will donate $1 for every sausage that is ordered towards this great cause,  SO please get those orders in!!!

Stay safe - be kind

Nga mihi maioha

Board of Trustees Update

 BoT Elections  Board elections have been completed. Thank you to the people who took the time to vote in our recent Board Elections. Congratulations to our BoT moving forward - Phil Neubauer, Dougal Shelton, Lou Newman, Claire Conwell, Natasha Gray.

 Property Update  it is looking positive for Stage One of the parking and front of school project to be started in the holidays - watch this space!!
 Teacher Only Day  The Board have approved Tuesday 25th October as a Teacher Only Day.

What's Happening?

 School Photos  Have all been taken! Next stage is proofing and layout for print. We are hopeful they will be ready for pick up early Term 4, we will keep you updated.

 EOTC - Education Outside The Classroom  Reminder for 2022. Bookings and organisation is well underway for the end of year EOTC activities (9th - 15th Dec). EOTC programmes provide students with access to hands-on experiences that are not available inside the classroom. They offer unique and stimulating learning opportunities that support your child’s learning and achievement.

Your contribution for each child goes towards these activities. This year we have fun activities planned such as Beach Education, Park Days, Swimming, Mt Holdsworth trip and so on. Please use the following details:
  • Year 5-8: $100
  • Year 1-4: $40
Account number: 02 0608 0056520 00
Reference: Child’s Name
Code: EOTC
Dates for your Calendar:

21 Wed - 22 Thu - Parent/Student/Teacher conferences
23 Fri - Sausage Fundraiser for More FM & ChangeAbility
26 Mon - Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day
28 Wed - Yr 7/8 day
28 Wed - 30 Fri - Yr 8 Camp
30 Fri - Pet Day & Last Day of Term

17 Mon - Day 1, Term 4
20 Thu - Sam, Public Health Nurse
24 Mon - Labour Day
25 Tue - Teacher Only Day

11 Fri - Global Food Festival

Important Reminder – Child Absence

When your child will be absent from school for any reason (illness, holiday etc.), please notify the School before 9 AM. It is of vital importance that we know your child is either safe with us or safe at home.

We have numerous methods of contact:
  • Voice message – (04) 379 4000, state your child’s name, room number and reason for absence
  • Hero App – select the Report an Absence button, fill in the form and send
  • Email –, state your child’s name, room number and reason for absence
If your child will be absent for a number of days, state the range, otherwise you will be expected to notify us each day.

 HERO:  Is our 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.


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.

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 we will be happy to assist you.
Clare Crawford
Julie Jones
Lee Tanner
Jared Price
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
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 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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