Monday, March 31, 2014

Entertainment Book 2014/15

We will be selling Entertainment Books this year but are not planning to send a book home with each family. Pre-sales are available now.  

Only online payments will be accepted this year.  Please click on this link  to purchase your book or digital version.
"The new books and the exciting new Entertainment™ Digital Memberships, are filled with terrific businesses with valuable and often exclusive offers.  Customers will be able to choose the Book Membership or the Digital Membership, each selling for only $60, with $12 being contributed to the school"
If you have any other questions, please email amaria: amaria@amesbury.school.nz

Friday, March 28, 2014

Churton Park Community Centre - What's On to 6th April

Hi Everyone

Thanks to those of you who ordered an emergency water tank. These have now arrived and are ready to collect. We have been delivered a few extra, so if you wanted an emergency water tank and missed out, get in touch with me – first in first served for these extras! And if there is more interest, we can always run a second order.

A reminder that the Churton Park Matkot Tournament will be on tomorrow afternoon from 4.30 outside CPCC. Come on down, bring your neighbours and have fun playing this addictive racquet sport! And don’t forget our monthly dog walking group is on this Sunday departing at 10am.

For what’s coming up next week, please click here.

ON NEXT WEEK
  • ** Pilates with Churton Park Physiotherapy ** - Churton Park Physio run three classes per week here at CPCC. Mondays 9.30 – 10.30am, Wednesdays 6-7pm and Thursdays 9.30 -10.30am. Register and pay with Churton Park Physiotherapy (478 7010). They will also give you a free 15 minutes assessment before you start classes.

  • ** Churton Park Gardening Club ** - April’s meeting is on Tuesday 1st April at 7.30pm and this month we’ll be covering ‘Dead-heading to Pruning’ and getting your garden ready for winter. $10pp.  

  • ** Churton Park Community Association Meeting ** - the April CPCA meeting is here at Churton Park Community Centre from 7.30pm on Wednesday 2nd April.

  • ** Golf Group ** - if you think you’d like to attend the golf group on Thursdays 8.45am at Ohariu Valley Golf Course, please email Rod Stainer (rod.stainer@gmail.com) by 9pm the night before.

COMING SOON – MARK YOUR CALENDARS
  • ** Quest 4 Wellness ** - Quest 4 Wellness is focussing on managing childhood epidemics for its April seminar. Tuesday 8th April 7.30pm. See the attached flyer for more information.

  • ** Silk Sale ** - perfectly timed right before Mother’s Day, there will be a Silk Sale on at CPCC on Thursday 17th April. Sourced from Vietnam, this beautiful fabric makes the perfect gift! More information coming soon.

  • ** School Holiday Classes ** Back by popular demand, Dianne Baker from A for Art will be running a fun School Holiday class: Kite Magic! Kids aged 5+ can design and construct their own kite during this session. All materials supplied - kids just need to bring their imagination. Classes are $25/child, with a 10% family discount. Numbers are limited, so get in touch to book - cpcc@wcc.govt.nz / 830 4802. (See attached flyer)

  • **School Holiday Classes ** Yoga for Kids and Yoga for Tweens: Romina Roncato, who teaches Vinyasa Flow yoga for adults here at CPCC will be running two yoga classes for kids and tweens on both Wednesdays of the school holidays. $15 per class or $25 if your child attends both weeks. Book and pay with me at cpcc@wcc.govt.nz/ 830 4802

  • ** Presenting with Impact Seminar ** - Kim Chamberlain ran a very successful seminar in February designed to give women confidence in public speaking. She will be back in early May with another seminar, so if you missed out the first time, now’s your chance to register! Please see the attached flyer for details on this seminar.

COMMUNITY NOTICES
  • Do you have spare baby items in new or excellent condition? Churton Park Community Centre is now a drop-off point for Little Sprouts. For more information on this charity and the life-changing work they do: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=162569747265215&fref=ts
  • The CPCA Car Boot Sale is on this Sunday 30th March from 1 – 4pm at the New World Car park. $10 per car per space. Contact Richard Taylor 478 5188 for more information.
  • Have you seen Ruby? Please see the attached flyer for a missing dog in the area.

FROM NEWLANDS COMMUNITY CENTRE
The New Players Show 'Mum's Choir' is on in April, at Newlands Community Centre.  Tickets $20/$18 are available by booking on 4787878.  Show times are 3,4,5,10 and 11 April at 8pm and 6 April at 4pm.  Come and enjoy this bittersweet comedy about life, love and music!

FROM TAWA COMMUNITY CENTRE
Tawa-Linden Plunket Pre-Loved Toy & Children's Clothing Sale. Saturday 12 April from 11am-1pm at the Tawa Community Centre. Gold Coin Entry. Tables for sellers are $15. Please contact Stacey on: tawaplunketeve@gmail.com or 2320216/021400628 to book a table.

To keep up to date with what’s on at CPCC throughout the week, you can follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ChurtonParkCommunityCentre). It’s publically available, so you can view it even if you don’t belong to Facebook.

Have a great weekend!

Beckie Duffy Community Centre Advocate
Churton Park Community Centre| 
P 04 830 4802 M 021 247 8741



E beckie.duffy@wcc.govt.nz | W 
Wellington.govt.nz | 


Kelly Sports & Kelly Club - Term 2, 2014







Sunday, March 23, 2014

Harakeke Maths Information Session - Reminder


Kia ora koutou,
This is a quick reminder of the maths information session running for Harakeke Hub parents this Tuesday (25th March) from 5:30-6:30pm in Mawhero.
We used feedback from you to determine the content of the session. We will cover:
1) An overview of the structure of our maths programme and similarities/differences with a more traditional maths programme.
2) A hands-on introduction to different strategies we teach the students (in this section you can choose to explore strategies at stages 4/5 or stages 6/7).
3) Ways you can help your child/ren at home. Resources you can access and use to help with home learning around maths.
We hope to see many of you there!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Churton Park Community Centre - What's On to 30 March 2014

Hi Everyone

I hope you’ve had a good week. CPCC now has EFTPOS! Yes, we have entered the new millennium and you will now be able to pay for your room hire and photocopying via EFTPOS! (Can you tell I'm excited?) For what’s coming up next week, please click here.

ON NEXT WEEK
  • ** NO EARLY LEARNING PLAYGROUP ON TUESDAY ** - Playgroup will resume on Tuesday 1 April
  • ** These Girls Mean Business ** - Our next event is on Tuesday 25 March, 10.30am start and we’d love for you to come along. There will be time for networking and we’ll also have a discussion. We’re going to talk about customer service this week so please bring along your tips for how you provide your customers with the best service. $5 entry.
  • ** Wednesday Walk ** this week is an away walk up to Te Marua (just north ofUpper Hutt), and walking the "Tunnel Gully" Walkway. We will finish at the Stonehouse Tea Rooms with Devonshire Tea (approx $7). We will leave at 9am so you will need to be at the Community Centre around 8:45am. Estimated time of return to Churton Park is around 12:45 to 1pm. We will carpool as usual and we ask that you offer the driver of the vehicle you travel in$3-$5 as it is quite a long trip. As usual when we travel away from Churton Park, there will be a Local Walk option for those not travelling. Please let Bart know if you intend to go on the Te Marua trip so we can do bookings - bart.jones@xtra.co.nz.
  • ** Porse Music & Movement ** - please note that the Friday Porse Music & Movement class is now full. I will let you know if spaces become available in the future.
  • ** SPCA** The SPCA is in on Saturday 29th with plenty of cute and cuddly cats that need homes. 12 – 3pm.
  • ** Community Matkot Tournament ** - Saturday 29th March here in the Village from 4.30pm.  Since March 29th is Neighbours Day, why not grab a few neighbours, put together a team and come down for some fun! A registration form is attached and also some information about the tournament and the rules of the game. Let me stress you need no experience nor do you really need any skill to have fun at this game. Anyone 8+ years can play.
  • ** Churton Park Dog Walking Group ** meets on the last Sunday of every month (Sunday 30th March), 10am on the grassed area in front of Churton Park New World. All walkers and their pooches are welcome. For more information, please contact Vicky: vickymg@facmail.com

COMING SOON – MARK YOUR CALENDARS
** School Holidays ** - they are only 3 weeks away, so we have arranged some interesting classes to fit in around your other holiday activities. Numbers are strictly limited on all classes, please contact me to book and pay. Further information for each class will be posted on the CPCC Facebook page next week. There are also a few more classes still being confirmed – I will advise about these next week.
    • Build a Scarecrow with Therese from Home Harvest. Ages 5 – 12. $20/child. Tuesday 22nd April 2.30 – 4.00pm.
    • Drama Games with Drama Remedy. Ages 6 – 12. $15/child. Wednesday 23rd April 11 – 1pm and Wednesday 30th April 11 – 1pm.
    • Yoga for Kids with Romina Roncato. Ages 5 – 8. $15/class or $25 for both classes. Wednesday 23rd April 2 – 2.30pm and Wednesday 30th April 2 – 2.30pm
    • Yoga for Tweens with Romina Roncato. Ages 9 – 12. $15/class or $25 for both classes. Wednesday 23rd April 3 – 3.30pm and Wednesday 30th April 3 – 3.30pm
    • Build a Fairy Garden with Therese from Home Harvest. Ages 5 – 12. $26/child. Monday 28th April 11 – 1pm.
    • Cakepop Making Classes with Jackie. $20/child. Ages 5 – 8: Thursday May 1st 9.15 – 10.45am. Ages 9 – 12: Thursday May 1st 11 – 12.30pm.
    • Girls Crafternoon with Rachael. Ages 10+. $25/child. Tuesday April 29th 2 – 4pm and Friday May 2nd 10 – 12pm.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Ohariu Valley Golf Club has put together a package for those of you wanting to learn golf so that you can join the Thursday morning social group. For $50.00 you’ll get:
1)     Lesson with a golf pro at Wellington Golf Centre, Thorndon Quay  - Value $ 60.00
2)     3 free rounds of golf at Ohariu value $ 60.00
3)     Free Club Hire $ 15.00
4)     Free balls and tees -$ 10.00
The free games should be played with the Churton Park Golf Group on Thursdays and the Club will arrange a Club member to assist the new players after their coaching but during their free 3 rounds. There will then be the opportunity to join the club or to play 10 weeks with the Churton Park group at $ 10.00 per round. This offer is limited to the first 10 signed up. To register, please contact: Allan Johnson, Secretary/Manager, Ohariu Valley Golf Club, Ph. (Clubrooms) 04-478 4009  email:ohariugolf@xtra.co.nz

FROM NEWLANDS COMMUNITY CENTRE
A quilting group has started at Newlands Community Centre on Wednedays 10.30am-12pm.  Bring your quilting gear and share ideas.  Have a cuppa. Gold coin koha. All welcome! For more info phone Raph or Fei on 4773724

To keep up to date with what’s on at CPCC throughout the week, you can follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ChurtonParkCommunityCentre). It’s publically available, so you can view it even if you don’t belong to Facebook.

Have a great weekend!

Beckie

Beckie Duffy Community Centre Advocate
Churton Park Community Centre| 
P 04 830 4802 M 021 247 8741
E beckie.duffy@wcc.govt.nz | W 
Wellington.govt.nz |

Friday, March 14, 2014

Recapitation - Public Meeting

Amesbury School

Recapitation Consultation\

Invitation to a Public Meeting – Nau mai, haere mai

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 7 – 8pm, Amesbury Hall

Meeting Chair: The Hon. Peter Dunne

Programme: Short presentations by Amesbury School, Ministry of Education, Newlands Intermediate School and Raroa Intermediate School, question time.

Amesbury School opened in 2012 as a contributing school – year 1 – 6. In response to a high level of parental demand, the Amesbury School Board of Trustees is considering applying for recapitation – that is, seeking the Minister of Education’s approval to become a year 1 – 8 full primary school. The Board of Trustees acknowledges that recapitation may have some impact on the local network of schools in the area. In particular, Raroa and Newlands Intermediates are likely to be affected.

The Amesbury School Board of Trustees is not looking for Amesbury School to become the only year 7/8 choice for students in its zone, but is looking to expand schooling options available to its community by providing another educational year 7/8 option.

Many parents and the Amesbury School Board of Trustees see significant advantages in their children staying within the suburb for their year 7/8 schooling in a community school.

However, we are keen to hear your voice. If you have something to say on this matter, or you would like further information, please come to the meeting or email the Amesbury School principal, Lesley Murrihy at principal@amesbury.school.nz

The programme will be as follows:

*Brief welcome by Hon. Peter Dunne
*Ministry presentation and questions (10 mins)
*Amesbury School presentation and questions (10 mins)
*Hon. Peter Dunne to read out letter from Churton Park School BOT
*Newlands Intermediate presentation and questions (10 mins)
*Raroa Intermediate presentation and questions (10 minutes)
*Question and answer session facilitated by Hon. Peter Dunne (10 mins)
*Summary by Hon. Peter Dunne (5 mins)
*Recapitation - next steps: Amesbury BOT Chair David Waters (3 mins)

Look forward to seeing you at the meeting.


Churton Park Community Centre - What's On to March 23rd

Hi Everyone

Wow, it was so great to see so many of you here on Saturday at the Festival – the organisers were overwhelmed with the turnout and who would have placed money on the weather being that fantastic! I’d like to say a personal thanks to some special people who gave up their time to help out both in the lead up to the event and on the day: Sandra Yeldon, Ruth Stephen, Sam Bennett, Justin Lester and James Holford. Thanks team!

We had photographers from the Churton Park Photography Club taking photos of the Festival. Links to these photos are here:
            From Paul Rondel: https://www.facebook.com/rondelphotography

ON NEXT WEEK:  For what’s coming up next week, please click here.
  • ** Early Learning Baby Playgroup ** - for children 18 months and younger, every Tuesday from 10 – 11. Come along for stimulating play activities for babies and young toddlers and company for caregivers! For more information, emailplay@playsense.co.nz.

  • ** Churton Park Golf Group ** - a great round was had yesterday on the inaugural Churton Park Golf Group outing. If you are an enthusiastic golfer, looking for a fun social round (rather than being highly competitive), then this could be the group for you! Meet at 8.45am at Ohariu Golf Club for a 9am tee off. For more information, contact Rod Stainer:rod.stainer@gmail.com.

  • ** BodEvolve Pilates ** - Natasha from Bodevolve Pilates has generously given me some vouchers for $8 Pilates or Circuit classes here at CPCC (normally $15).  If you’d like a voucher get in touch: cpcc@wcc.govt.nz or drop in and see me. Natasha runs three classes a week here at CPCC:
§         Pilates – Monday 6 – 7pm
§         Pilates – Wednesday 10 – 11am (babies/toddlers welcome)
§         Circuit – Thursday 7 – 8pm

COMING SOON – MARK YOUR CALENDARS
  • ** Matkot Tournament ** - did you get a chance to try out Matkot at the Churton Park Festival? I did and it was addictive good fun! Alexey and Dimitry are organising a Community Matkot Tournament on Saturday 29th March here in the Village from 4.30pm. Weather permitting the tournament will take place outside Simmer CafĂ© in the car park (if the weather is bad, it will be inside the Community Centre). Since March 29th is Neighbours Day, why not grab a few neighbours, put together a team and come down for some fun! You’ll be able to grab a drink from Simmer and a bite to eat from any of our delicious takeaway shops, so make an afternoon of it. A registration form is attached and also some information about the tournament and the rules of the game. Let me stress you need no experience nor do you really need any skill to have fun at this game. Anyone 8+ years can play.

  • ** Dog Walking Group ** - our March Dog Walking group will be heading out on Sunday 30th March at 10am (meet on the grass area in front of New World). Check out the attached flyer for more information and contact Vicky to register your interest: vickymg@facmail.com

  • ** School Holiday Programme ** - I’m just putting the final touches on the April School Holiday Programme. Watch this space!

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
  • ** Emergency Rainwater Tanks **- I'm looking in to organizing access to the WCC Emergency Rainwater Tanks via CPCC. Can you let me know if this is something that would be of interest to you? We could order a bulk lot and have them delivered to the Centre for pick up, saving you from going into town with a trailer. They retail for just over $100. Get in touch if you're keen: cpcc@wcc.govt.nz.  Thanks to those of you who have already been in touch via Facebook. (See http://wellington.govt.nz/your-council/news/2013/07/be-ready-to-get-through-a-quake for more information on these).

  • ** Beginners Golf Group ** - Keen to join the Churton Park Golf Group, but you’re an absolute beginner? We’re currently working with the Ohariu Golf Club to come up with something for you, so let me know if you’d like further information on this.

  • ** Kids Birthday Parties ** - I still have some weekend spaces available for kids birthday parties in April and May. Our party rate is $26/hour and there is a refundable bond payment required. Hire includes access to our kitchen and audio visual equipment. Save yourself the hassle of having a party at home and book it at CPCC! Get in touch to check availability.

COMMUNITY NOTICES
  • ** Amesbury School Recapitation Consultation ** – Public Meeting: you are invited to a public meeting on Tuesday 18th March 7 – 8pm at Amesbury School to discuss the Recapitation of Amesbury School. See attached notice for more information.

  • ** Churton Park Revegetation Group ** The next Wingfield Reserve site cleanup day will be held on Saturday 15th March commencing at 1pm. The task will be to clear growth from around last years plants, in the middle of the site. Tools and gloves will be available.  Contact John Morrison 477 1020 for further information.

  • The Churton Park Community Association AGM is on Wednesday 19th March, 7.30pm at Churton Park School Hall. This year the Committee are organising a Forum to address answers relating to the future development of ChurtonPark. Come along, bring your neighbour and your questions.

  • Asthma Wellington is holding a fundraiser so get a group together and come along and support us. The fundraiser is a Movie Night, and is being held on Thursday 3 April  starting at 6.30pm with a screening of  the movie ‘Tracks’.  Tickets are $20.00 each, and can be purchased by phoning Kim on 04 237 4520 or emailing kimj@asthma-nz.org.nz. Raffles on the night - $2 a ticket or 3 for $5.

FROM NEWLANDS COMMUNITY CENTRE
Our lovely Community Lawyers are now coming to NCC on the first and third Wed of every month from 11am -1pm. So they will be here next Wed March 19.  Ring and book a time on 4773724 or drop in on the day.

FROM TAWA COMMUNITY CENTRE
Zumba with Ricco starts for the New Year at Tawa Community Centre tonight at 5.30pm.  Come along and join in the fun

To keep up to date with what’s on at CPCC throughout the week, you can follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ChurtonParkCommunityCentre). It’s publically available, so you can view it even if you don’t belong to Facebook.

Have a great weekend!

Beckie Duffy Community Centre Advocate
Churton Park Community Centre| 
P 04 830 4802 M 021 247 8741
E beckie.duffy@wcc.govt.nz | W 
Wellington.govt.nz |



 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Amesbury School Library 2014

Kia ora Whanau

Our library blog has been in a bit of a hiatus for some time, but now it's time to breath a little life back into it again.  So here's the first post for the year.  There seems to be lots to catch you up on and a number of things to look forward to over the coming months.  Click on this link to take you to the library blog to see initiatives already undertaken and developments planned for the year.

Ka Kite Ano!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Letter of Thanks from the Churton Park Village Retailers

Tuesday 11th March

Dear Amesbury School “Dragon’s Den” Entrepreneurs, Churton Park Festival


We would just like to say a very special “thank you” to each and every one of
you for your contribution to the fabulous day we had here at the Village on
Saturday. The weather played its part and it felt like the whole community
turned out to support us!

What an amazing range of stalls you came up with! We saw so many people
enjoying themselves at your stalls throughout the whole Festival, so
congratulations on coming up with ideas that bought so many people so much
pleasure! You must have worked very hard and been creative problem solvers
to develop as many ideas as you did! We are all very impressed!

We are absolutely delighted with the event and we think we’re pretty lucky to
live and work in such a special part of the world.

Thanks again for your support!

Best wishes

Mike, Rodney, Beckie, Jan, Butch and all the Churton Park Retailers

Monday, March 10, 2014

Dr Libby - Guest Speaker, 6th April 2014


Khandallah Home & School Association is proud to bring internationally acclaimed biochemist, holistic nutritionist, author and speaker Dr Libby to Wellington as a guest speaker at our upcoming fundraising event.  Utilising education and inspiration Dr Libby has helped thousands of busy women improve their health and happiness through best selling books and seminars such as that to be held here in Wellington on Sunday 6th April. 

Churton Park Community Centre - What's On to 16 March 2014

ON THIS WEEK
  • ** Zumba Gold ** - please note that there will be no Zumba Gold on Friday 14th March.
  • ** Quest 4 Wellness March Seminar ** - Tuesday March 11th at 7.30pm. See the attached flyer for more details on this month’s event.
  • ** Free CPR Sessions ** - places are still available on the two free CPR/Automated External Defibrillator courses being run on 10th March. One session is at 10.30am and the other is at 7.00pm. Both run for 90 minutes. Let me know if you’d like to attend.
  • ** Thursday Table Tennis ** - a quick reminder that we run a two hour table tennis session at CPCC on Thursdays from 12 – 2pm. Great fitness and friendship. $2 to play.
  • ** Churton Park Golf Group ** – the first group outing is this Thursday morning (13th March) at Ohariu Valley Golf Club. If you are interested in trying out golf with the Churton Park Golf Group, I have 8 x 18 hole + club hire vouchers to enable you to try it out for free. First in first served, so let me know via email if you would like one.

COMING SOON – MARK YOUR CALENDARS
** Churton Park Photography Group ** - the group meets on the third Tuesday of every month (this month it will be Tuesday 18th March from 7.30 – 9.30pm). All are welcome. If you’d like more information or to join, email me cpcc@wcc.govt.nz.

COMMUNITY NOTICES
** Beanstalk Book Fair ** - Beanstalk Kindy in Tawa are holding an ongoing Book Fair at the kindy. Plenty of quality books to check out. Contact Beanstalk Kindy for more information (232 4261) or see the attached flyer.
** Churton Park Revegetation Group ** - The next Wingfield Reserve site cleanup day will be held on Saturday 15th March commencing at 1pm. The task will be to clear growth from around last years plants, in the middle of the site.
Tools and gloves will be available.  Contact John Morrison 477 1020 for further information.

FROM NEWLANDS COMMUNITY CENTRE
If you want to try out Tai Chi do so for free at Newlands Community Centre on Mon 10 March 11.30am-12.30pm.  Tai Chi is great for reducing your risk of developing osteoporosis, it improves bone and muscle strength, heart health and body balance.

FROM TAWA COMMUNITY CENTRE
The SPCA will be with us at the Tawa Community Centre on Sat 15th March from 12-3pm.

To keep up to date with what’s on at CPCC throughout the week, you can follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ChurtonParkCommunityCentre). It’s publically available, so you can view it even if you don’t belong to Facebook.

Beckie Duffy 
Community Centre Advocate
Churton Park Community Centre| 
P 04 830 4802 M 021 247 8741
E beckie.duffy@wcc.govt.nz | W 
Wellington.govt.nz 








Entertainment Book 2014/15

We will be selling Entertainment Books this year but are not planning to send a book home with each family. Pre-sales will be available soon, but the book/s or digital version of the book  will not be available until mid April.  
Only online payments will be accepted this year, and the link for this will be sent out in the near future.
"The new books and the exciting new Entertainment™ Digital Memberships, are filled with terrific businesses with valuable and often exclusive offers.  Customers will be able to choose the Book Membership or the Digital Membership, each selling for only $60, with $12 being contributed to the school"
If you have any other questions, please email amaria: amaria@amesbury.school.nz

Festival Thanks and Photos

A fantastic time was had by all at the Churton Park Festival on Saturday.

Lovely weather, delicious cakes and snacks, exciting games and great music all contributed to a fun afternoon. The range of great stalls made in interesting walk around the village sampling the different wares.

We would like to say a huge thanks to all the parents and members of the community who came along and supported us by helping out on stalls, baking cakes, getting your children to their stalls and stations on time and supporting all the different stalls at the festival.
A particular thanks to the many parents and staff who worked tirelessly before and and after the event to ensure it all ran smoothly.

We are very grateful to Beckie Duffy and the festival committee for giving us the opportunity  to be involved in the festival- it was a great event. Last, but certainly not least, big thanks to all the students who were involved in all the frantic preparation for the festival and to the students who helped out on the day. You were all amazing and you did Amesbury School proud, ka pai!

This week the hubs will be working out our takings, costs and overall profit from the stalls. We will also be moving on to the next module of our 'Living Locally' inquiry, exploring the fascinating history of our local community.

Check out some of the images from the festival:


Caitlyn Van Rij practising facepainting before the festival
 The Balloon game was extremely popular - requiring Andrea to be on her feet all day!
 Amesbury School has more than recapitated! Even adults are coming back to school!
 Ace's performance in the Twilight Concert was amazing!
 These boys did a great job selling lollies and sherbert
 At the candyfloss stall and then...
at the hair and nails stall!

Ben's little speel about the safety risks with the bean bag toys was enlightening and very confidently given. 
 Jewellery stall and Michael looking very relaxed!
 Ready and waiting for customers
 Also....ready and waiting for customers
There was lots of fun to be had by all

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

First community Evening of the Year

Wednesday 12 March, 2014 beginning 5.45pm. 

For those new to the school, we hold a community evening once every term. In the third term we try to bring in an inspirational, entertaining and relevant speaker and employ Kelly Sport to provide care for the children so you can enjoy the speaker without interruption or worrying about your child.

The purpose of community evenings is to provide an opportunity for our school community to gather together. We acknowledge the importance of family by generally beginning with family activities. We acknowledge the importance of fellowship and eating together by providing light refreshments and we try to make it as easy as possible for you to attend after a busy day at work by NOT asking you to bring a plate. We also take the opportunity, when we are all together, to provide you with relevant school information and/or give you the opportunity to feed back your thoughts to us. We believe school community evenings are an important part of school life.....so we hope you can attend this first one of the year.

Programme

5.30pm - Barbecue and outdoor games - come prepared to join in football, sack races or other outdoor                   activities.

6.15pm - Information round robin (12 - 15 mins each session) - Introduction to ALF, Student                          Achievement Report to Parents, Recapitation etc.
              Children will be supervised by teachers.
7pm     - Home.

Look forward to catching up with you all on Wednesday, 12 March.