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Community Newsletter  l  Wednesday 24 March 2021 l  Term 1 - Week 8

Clare's corner

Kia ora koutou Te Kura o Taitonga

It is hard to believe that this term is nearly over - we are heading into week 9 (out of 11). The weather extremes and the COVID uncertainty have thrown us all a few curve balls this term BUT in general it has been a great term of fun filled learning. Everyone this week seems very tired so let’s all hang in there - get some early nights and enjoy the last 3 weeks of term 1.
We will have a celebration hui to end the term on Friday 16th April at 9:15AM - each class will be sharing. Everyone is welcome!
Thank you for your support and patience over the water issue - we are managing to keep up with boiling / cooling the water for those who forget their bottles or need a top up.

Thought for the week

At South End School we want children to 

Build Resilience
Children develop a lifelong love of learning and the skills they need to face the world with confidence and overcome life's challenges.

Nga mihi
What's up?

South Wairarapa SWIMMING - Our 14 students all swam extremely well and 5 of them have qualified for the next level which is tonight- the Wairarapa Swimming Champs.
We wish Levi, Evan, James, Rameka & Mia all the best.
Padder tennis is here: We are lucky enough to have the Padder tennis game at school for the rest of the term.
A friend of SES donates a book for every 5 year old that begins at our school. Here are some of the 15 students who began with us this year with their new books. 
Matai continue to enjoy their weekly boxing lessons with Laurence from Wairarapa Boxing Academy, some of our Juniors have even had a go!

Important information to share

Kidz conference: If you have registered your child to attend this conference then please let the school know so they can be marked at alternative education on the day.
Easter holiday break - just a reminder that all education sectors in NZ have Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday & Tuesday off for the Easter break - therefore we return to school on Wednesday 7th April.

School Camps: Yes they were postponed from last year - they are booked for the 8th/9th & 10th December 2021.
We offer 2 x camps for the Year 3 - Year 8 students
A) 3 days, 2 x nights (cost $200)
B) 2 days, 1 x night  (cost $100)
You are welcome to start drip feeding your camp monies in - please ensure you state clearly who and what it is for.
NB: Year 1 & 2 students will be doing EOTC (Education Outside the classroom) activities those days which will be approx $30.

FOSES (Friends of South End School) - Meeting Wednesday 7th April at 7:00PM in the school staffroom
Are you keen to help? We need a group of willing parents / whānau to organise some fundraising events for the 2021 year - please let Clare know if you are keen to help. We have an email tree for this group.
Level 1: for us is school as usual, we are still sanitizing 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 this week - on FRIDAYS- $2 for sausage and bread, sauce & mustard. Please give your order and money to the teacher by 9:00AM.

Dates for your Calendar:

Wed, 24 Mar - Wairarapa Swimming Champs - Masterton indoor pool
Fri, 2 Apr - Tue, 6 Apr - Easter Break
Wed, 7 Apr - FOSES meeting 7:00PM in the school staffroom
Fri 16 Apr - End of Term 1

South End School - Important Information

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.

Change of address, phone number or any other vital information
Please notify us immediately if there is a change of parent/guardian, address, phone number, emergency number or doctor. In cases of sickness or accident, we need to contact parents immediately and this information is of vital importance. 

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.
Open door policy

At South End School we have an "open door" policy - parents are encouraged to keep in contact with the class teacher to discuss any questions regarding the education of their children. Early intervention, and prompt action, can prevent small problems from becoming major issues. If necessary, parents are welcome to see the Principal about any school matter, either by making an appointment (by email or through the School Administrator), or just by dropping by. 

Community Notices

Carterton Junior Football club
Free Summer Football

We will be running "Summer Football" during March on Wednesday evenings.
This is a free, fun, social event to encourage the kids to come along and have a go without the ongoing commitment to the winter season. The BBQ will be going with sausages available for $2. Registrations can also be taken on the night for the winter season. This is running at Howard Booth Park, Belvedere Road from 5:00-7:00PM every Wednesday in March. Open to all children 5-13 years old.

Carterton Primary Netball - YRs 5-8
Dates to remember
Uniform / Team photos - Tuesday 13th April 
First game - Tuesday 11th May at Trust House Netball Centre, Colombo Road, Masterton
Any questions please get in touch with Jodi on 027 775 2408

Wairarapa Hockey
Hockey Wairarapa are proud to introduce our ‘Push Start’ hockey programme.
All players school years 3/4, 5/6 & 7/8 welcomed to participate.
The link below will also take you to the registration form on our website
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
Jackie Kirk
Lee Tanner
Rebekah Mehrtens
 Seetha Ganesan
Sally Barraud
Caragh Briggs
Gerlinde Braun Bolliger
Maria Burgess
Lynda Strange
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 2021:
Term 1: Wednesday, 3 February - Friday, 16 April
Term 2: Monday, 3 May - Friday, 9 July
Term 3: Monday, 26 July - Friday, 1 October
Term 4: Monday, 18 October - Wednesday, 15 December 

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

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