Term 4 - Week 9 notices and reminders
Tuesday - Year 8 graduation dinner at the Hallertau
Wednesday - Pizza pool party for student leaders
Wednesday - Pizza orders close at 10am
Thursday - The hotly contested staff/student netball match!
Thursday - Pizza day (this is the last week for pizzas)
Friday - Mufti Day - Bring a new wrapped gift (details below)
Friday - Reports come home
Christmas Lights - Tonight
We welcome you to join our school community for a family picnic and markets from 5pm to 9pm today.
Here are some reminders:
Raffles will be drawn tonight
Lots of yummy food for sale - some vendors have Eftpos but stalls will need cash
Stalls and games run by children - please bring cash
Make sure you do the ‘Where’s Santa and Elfindu?’ scavenger hunts!
Santa is visiting us from 6pm
Pool keys on sale - pool season starts soon, so get you key tonight (details below)
Please bring cash! Independent vendors will have Eftpos but the school stalls will not.
Urgent - enrolments for 2024
If you have not enrolled your preschooler, please can you contact our office asap. This includes children that may be starting later in the year. If you know of anyone e.g. a neighbour with a preschooler, please encourage them to contact our office. Our numbers are creeping up fast and we need to know to make plans with classes and staffing. Thank you for your support.
Term 4 important dates - please also see the school calendar on the school website/app
Week 9 - Tuesday 5 December - Year 8 graduation dinner
Week 9 - Friday 8 December Mufti day - bring a (new) wrapped Christmas present for children in need
Week 9 - Friday 8 December - Reports come home
Week 10 - Monday 11 December - Prizegiving assembly at Umupuia Marae (arrive at no later than 5:45pm)
Week 10 - Thursday 14 December - Last day of school (school finishes at 12pm)
The Clevedon School Yearbook is the perfect way to help your child keep a lasting memory of their school years, from year 1 to 8. This book will also showcase children’s experiences, photographs, school events and other mementos. Each child at Clevedon school has taken part in creating some aspect of the book as each classroom will have a page, and each child will be featured in it in some way.
We have ordered 100 copies to be printed, so it's first in first served! These are available for purchase via Kindo now with the last date to order these being Monday, 4 December.
Christmas…a time for giving - Mufti day on Friday
Each year we have a tradition to help children in our community that are less fortunate than ours. We ask that as you start shopping for Christmas, that you consider purchasing a gift or two for families that may not be able to afford a gift for their tamariki. These come to school wrapped on December 9th, labelled with gender (if appropriate) and approximate age (if appropriate) e.g. suitable for a 5-6 year old girl. Students may also wear mufti on this day.
Community Key Sales – Clevedon School Pool
The Clevedon School pool will open for community use on Saturday 2 December. Keys will be on sale on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays next (week 8) and during the school Christmas Lights event. Season passes are $120 for new members and $100 for previous members (dependent on return of their physical key tag). Come and see our wonderful school pool committee outside room 3 to sign up from 8:30-9am or 3:00-3:30pm. Eftpos only.
At the end of this year we farewell some of our wonderful staff...
Miss Molly Davies, who has been commuting from Kingsland this term, is moving to a school closer to home. Her new school is lucky to have her and we wish her all the best.
Miss Chene Oosthuysen is taking a break from the classroom next year and going relieving. We will miss having her around every day, but will no doubt have her in a relieving capacity on a regular basis.
Miss Becky Ryall, who kindly stepped in for us half way through the year, is not returning as she will be moving away from the area. Hopefully she will be back sometime soon and we can have her back on board.
Mr Craig Smith, who has been with us for seven years, has won a Deputy Principal role at another school. Whilst we are very sad to lose Craig, we are really happy for him and know he will make a great impact at his new school.
Ms Ardana Duncan, who has been doing some part time teacher aide work is also leaving at the end of the year. We will keep seeing Ardana around with her parent hat on.
We also say ‘see you later’ to Mrs Karen Walker-Tulp. Karen has been a Teacher Aide with us but will take terms 1 and 2 off next year. We can’t wait to see her back when she’s ready.
Staff will celebrate these wonderful people at the end of the term.
Come and join Bizzy Bodz for some tremendous summer fun these holidays
Our upcoming December and January Holiday Programmes are now live and bookable. Check out below all the exciting trips, crafts, activities and games we have planned to keep your kids entertained and happy this summer.
2024 School Production!
We are going to be putting on our very own production of the Wizard of Oz in term 3 2024. Performance week will be 19th-24th August.
At this stage we are in the recruitment phase. Almost 100 students have already expressed an interest in being on stage as part of this. We would hate for anyone who is keen to be involved to miss out. If you have children who will be in years 4-8 next year who might be keen to be on stage as a dancer or actor, check if they have put their name down with Ms Odds and Mrs Popping. If not, they can come and tell us at school or send us an email before the end of the year - firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.
Looking forward to 2024
Stationery and apps
This letter explains the stationery requirements for next year, including the packs, and what students need to bring with them on the first day. You cannot purchase the stationery packs from Kindo until Tuesday 23 January.
Letters regarding iPads and Apps for year 4-8 were sent to you several weeks ago. You can access these by clicking on this link.
Class placements and the first day of school
School starts for students in 2024 on Tuesday, January 30.
The week before the first day, your child’s new teacher will email them (using your email address) to introduce themselves and to let your child know which room they are in. Please note that our class lists are not finalised until you get this letter from your child’s teacher.
On day one, please make your way to your child’s new class from 8:30am onwards.
We will have a pōwhiri for all our new families at 10:30am on the first day.
School structure 2024 - Previously shared
2024 dates - previously shared
The dates for 2024 have been set. Please always refer to our school calendar for any updates.