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61 Waller Street
Murchison 7007 Phone 03 5239 072
Fax 03 5239 588 [email protected]
Murchison Area School
11th December 2015
Kia Ora Koutou And greetings to everyone in our school community. This is our last newsletter for 2015. What can I say that hasn’t already been said all year? We have had a wonderful year. Yes we’ve had our ups and downs, but wow we have had some wonderful things to celebrate! Last night we had our end of year Staff/Board Christmas dinner and I said then that we have had such great success in academic, sporting and cultural aspects in 2015 that there really are just too many to enumerate. That hasn’t changed overnight so I’m not going to list all the great things about this year here either (that’s the Board Chair’s job at prize giving next week). What I will say is how proud I am of all our students and our staff. Without their effort, none of these achievements would have occurred. Yesterday we held our last school assembly for the year. I looked at all of those students, all of their eager faces, all of their interest and fascination in the world around them and thought about how fortunate we are. Fortunate to have such great students. Fortunate to live in such a great and supportive community. Fortunate to have a Board who really cares about our school and focuses on student achievement as a way forward. Fortunate to have such a great school environment that feeds our goals. Yep, we’re definitely fortunate. We have final Prize Giving next Tuesday. After Prize-giving primary students will be handed their reports and then will be free to leave with parents. Year 9/10 reports will be available for parents/caregivers to pick up from the office. Any that are not picked up will be posted out. School finishes after Prize Giving on Tuesday. Buses leave at 12.30pm – PLEASE let the office or bus driver know if you are taking your child. See you at Prize Giving. Kia Kaha. Tina Johnson Principal
Term 4 School Wide Value — Honesty
SCHOOL STARTS BACK FOR 2016
FOR ALL STUDENTS AT
Wednesday, 3rd February
JUNIOR PRIZE GIVING and last day of school.
Junior prize giving is being held on the
15th December at 10.30 am
in the School Hall.
Following prize giving, students will be able to
collect their reports from their classroom
teachers, and then leave with their parents/caregivers.
ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THE
School Buses — Last day of School School Buses will be leaving at
12.30pm on Tuesday, 15th December.
Wanting to go swimming during the holidays?
If so, then your last chance to purchase a key is 10.15am, Tuesday the
15th December. There will be no key sales over the holidays.
Keys cost $75.00, with a $15.00 key deposit refunded when the key is returned at the end of the swimming season.
The pool is heated, so come and have some fun!
PURCHASING NEW SCHOOL UNIFORM ITEMS OVER THE HOLIDAYS?
If so, please look at the uniform lists on the school website:
http://www.murchison.school.nz/info/ to ensure you purchase the correct items.
With regards to the shoe list, our official shoes MUST be purchased from Hannah’s.
Please note: Basketball boots and canvas shoes are NOT uniform.
CONGRATULATIONS TO….. the following students who received certificates
at this week’s assembly. ATTITUDE
Harmonie Whitnall Alena Baker Mela Williamson Irie Direen Jake Falkner Mackenzie Thomas-Brough Luke Allen Sharni Stuart-Forbes Emma Bain Justin Rowe Summer Beaumont Blake Johnson Sam Knight Hemi Wilson Calais Caldwell Kade Hewitt Riley Hocking Jess O’Donnell Michael Wilkins Tinneka-Jay Wingate Tralee Watson Amelia Swan Jay Thomson Taylor Wilkins Jorja Milligan APPLICATION Jacob Pointon Luke Whitnall Luke Allen Casey Morris-Oswald Kate Gilmer Savannah Charlett Knight Declan Pointon Anthony McLellan Stevie Hurring Jim Gilmer Emily Dodd Adam Johnson Michael Penman Thomas Bain Morgan Duigan Karl Brown Jeordie Harding Joe Stuart
ACHIEVEMENT Alena Baker Summer Beaumont Shamyce Ackroyd-McDonald Natasha Hewitt Bayden Brunner Jessica Bain Molly Flintoft Kumo Palmer Aaliyah Ross Nathan Flintoft Jeordie Harding Taylor Wilkins AWARDS — Badges Alena Baker — Attitude Emma Bain — Attitude Luke Whitnall — Application Casey Morris-Oswald — Application Alena Baker — Achievement Natasha Hewitt — Achievement Adam Johnson — Application
COOKING WITH ROOM 1
Room 1 students spent some
time yesterday making,
decorating and tasting ginger-
Students receiving certificates from yesterday’s assembly.
Students receiving their
certificates at yesterday’s
Yr 9/10 students displaying their carved bone necklaces they made in
Hard Materials Technology.
SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS Dance Classes at the Rec Centre
Wednesday’s, 3pm to 4pm January 6th to January 27th
Cost: $30.00 (no casuals — space is limited) Contact Sara 5239 027 or 027 351 7971 to book in.
Outdoor Soccer at the Rec Centre Followed by swimming at the pool and or river
(we need some parents to help supervise swimming) Mondays, 3pm to 4.30pm, Cost $2.00
January 4th to January 25th Please register your interest with Katie 5239 360 or 021 2965 744
Arts and Crafts Day at the Rec Centre A variety of arts and crafts to learn
and work with…….kids can choose! DATE: TBA (early January) Cost: $2.00 Register your interest with Katie or Sara
All Activities need a minimum number to go ahead, so please register your interest and sign up!
The Summer Activities for Kids will be advertised in the Murchison News and Facebook Buy/Sell page.
LOST PROPERTY The Lost Property box is overflowing! Please have a look in the box when you are at school on Tuesday picking up your children. The box is situated on the veranda outside the office. Any clothing left in the box at the end of Tuesday, will be disposed off.
This is the last newsletter of the year. Have a happy, safe and relaxing Christmas break!