Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Community Notices - November 2012

Parenting Programme for Parents of Children aged 3 – 7
Are you looking for a Parenting Programme that is proven to change behaviour? The Incredible Families Charitable Trust is accepting enrolments for the following Incredible Years Parenting Programmes beginning February 2013. Enrol now to avoid disappointment!  Details are:
Johnsonville: Fridays, begins 22 February, 9.30-12.00 noon
Mt Victoria: Wednesdays, begins 20 February, 9.30 -12.00 noon
Petone: Thursdays, begins 21 February, 9.30-12.00 noon
Course Duration: 14 weekly sessions, excluding school holidays.
Cost: Free. These courses are funded by the Ministry of Education.
Content:  Play, Praise and Rewards, Effective Limit Setting, Handling Misbehaviour. 
Facilitators: Our facilitators are health and/or education professionals experienced with working with families including those with special needs.
For more information or an enrolment form please contact Vicki, Incredible Families Charitable Trust, text or phone 027 474 5075, email or visit

Citywrigglers - website for Wellington parents: There's a new website for Wellington parents, with playgrounds, kids' activities, classes and events, all together in one spot: see (and the Citywrigglers Facebook page).
Encore! School of Music offers excellent music lessons for a variety of instruments. They are offering a music scholarship that enables the recipient to learn an instrument of their choice throughout 2013. Applications close on 12 November 2012. or 976 8742.
International Camp Opportunities - CISV (Children’s International Summer Villages) is a UNESCO accredited peace organisation.  Each year, CISV sends four or more delegations of Kiwi kids to international camps. While on camp our NZ representatives mix with children from up to 12 nations.  During their time at camp participants develop greater tolerance and understanding toward others. They gain confidence and skills in communication and leadership, all while having lots of fun.  Camp invitations for 2013 include: Mexico, Brazil, Norway, Indonesia and USA. To find out more, please come along to our Open Day: Sunday 28th October, 2pm – 4pm at Clyde Quay School, 27 Elizabeth St, Mt Victoria.   For more information contact Sophie Yeoman: call on 022 604 3678 or email at   Also visit  
Leaping Lizards School of Dance. Based at Amesbury School, Churton Park. Kids classes in Jazz, Funk & Zumbatomic®. Adult dance & Pilates also available. Enrol now for term 4!! 
Contact Lorna for more information on 021 177 0685 
or check out the website 
“For up-to-date information on the exciting developments in the suburb of Churton Park including, the new Churton Park Village, the new Westchester Drive link, section releases and promotions.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Churton Park Community Association

Churton Park Community Association

Dear students and families of Amesbury School,
You are cordially invited to the Churton Park Community Christmas Party on Saturday 24 November, 1pm to 3pm in the grounds of Churton Park Primary School. There will be entertainment, Santa, lollies and ice blocks for the children, barbecue food, Christmas music, and many other activities and a chance to meet members of our community
Jenny Mainwaring, (Secretary Churton Park Community Association )
Phone: 4788 459. email:

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Calling all would-be stall holders!

Amesbury International Festival
Calling all would-be stall holders!  Would you like to hold a stall for the inaugural Amesbury International Festival?  We are very keen to have a wide range of stalls at our Gala Day on Saturday 1 December, from 2:00pm.  Anything goes: arts and crafts, cakes, food, second hand items, cultural food/wares, games, clothing, you name it...

Our stall holders fees are extremely reasonable:
$20 - site hire, bring your own table
$30 - site hire and table hire for a non-food stall
$40 - site hire and table hire for a food stall

All profits from the stall can go directly to the stall holders.

If you are interested, we would LOVE to hear from you.  Perhaps you could band together with friends to run a joint stall?  

Alternatively, if you don't wish to organise a stall but you are willing to help out with one, we would love to hear from you too.

Please email or if you are keen. 

Only 5 weeks to go!

The Amesbury International Festival committee

Kelly Sports at Amesbury School - Term 4

Kelly Sports will be starting back at Amesbury School this Friday to run the Term 4 after school sports sessions
FUN FUNDAMENTALS (Yr1-3) is a great way to challenge and improve your child’s motor skills and co-ordination within a FUN environment. We aim to develop & enhance ball skills, catching, kicking, throwing, co-operative skills and teamwork while improving strength, flexibility, hand/eye co-ordination and spatial awareness. It is the best way to learn but above all we aim to have fun! This programme will be run on Friday afterschool from 3:05pm – 4:05pm.

SPRING SUPERSTARS (Yr4-6) Come and try Football, Tennis, Basketball and Cricket. Learn skills and improve ability, try 2 weeks each of these sports. We use games, drills and exercises to teach game sense and team play. It’s a great way to try new sports, improve old skills or maintain fitness – all while having a great time! This programme will be run on Friday afterschool from 3:05pm – 4:05pm.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wellington Rocks!

Community Evening with Rhythm Interactive

Kia ora koutou

Next week, Thursday 1 November at 5.30pm, we have our final community evening of the year. Rhythm Interactive is coming to entertain us in an interactive drumming show. They will be bringing 200 or so drums with them. Below I have attached a couple of links to Youtube clips that will give you an idea of what to expect. I experienced their show at a conference opening and enjoyed it so much that I booked them for this final community evening of the foundation year of the school.

The show will begin at 5.30pm - please be on time. After the show a programme of activities will be organised for the children by Kelly Sport while parents engage in a round robin of consultation and discussions about Amesbury School, education, the future etc. We have a number of matters we need your views on - particularly as we develop our school Charter for next year.

Food will be provided in the form of Pizza - which we will have delivered from Dominoes. We are hoping parents will provide a koha to help towards the cost of the refreshments.

This is an important event in the life of the school. We would be thrilled if you could all make it. It will be a great event that I am sure the whole family will enjoy.

Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Gail or myself

Zoe's Ambulance Trip

Zoe had a rather exciting breakfast this morning - ice blocks in hospital.  She had a bout of croup and was having problems breathing properly.  Nevertheless, she was very keen to have her photo taken in the ambulance bay.  Zoe wants all her friends at school to know that she is OK and she'll be back to school soon!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

2013 Term Dates

2013 Terms
Term 1
Monday 4th February
Friday 19th April
Term 2
Monday 6th May
Friday 12th July
Term 3
Monday 29th July
Friday 27th September
Term 4
Monday 14th October
Wednesday 18th December

2013 NZ Public Holidays (between 04 Feb and 18 Dec): 

  • Wednesday 6th Feb – Waitangi Day
  • Friday 29th March – Easter Weekend
  • Monday 1st April – Easter Weekend
  • Tuesday 2nd April – Easter Weekend
  • Thursday 25 April – ANZAC Day (during holidays)
  • Monday 3rd June – Queen’s Birthday
  • Monday 28th October – Labour Day