Wednesday, December 16, 2015

End of year prize-giving and farewells

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The end of another fantastic (4th) year...

End of term fun

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Cookies, Cards, Christmas decorations and Water!

A BIG thanks from staff

High Five for the teachers and staffHigh Five for the teachers and staff — by admin Amesbury School

Staff of Amesbury School are overwhelmed by the High Five Award for Excellence and the gift they have been presented with by parents.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Assisting Transition to Year 7

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Over the last two weeks, the year six students have been involved in a transition/leadership programme.

High Five Awards - Week 9 (07-11 December, 2015)

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Congratulations to all of our students who received a High Five award in week 9.

Student reports go out today. 

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The end of the 2015 school year is drawing nigh! Our end of year student reports go live on ALF (our Amesbury Learning Framework) today. 

Leavers leave us proud

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Last night (Monday night) a very special event in the school's calendar occurred - the year 6 Leavers' dinner and celebration.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Super Learners

Year 2 & 3 Super Heroes for 2016Year 2 & 3 Super Heroes for 2016 — by admin Amesbury School

The 2016 Koru Year 2 and 3 superheros strike a pose at their new entrance into Karaka...

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Itinerary for the last few days of term.

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Our 2015 school year is rapidly drawing to a close. Here is an overview of what's on for the last few days of the school year.

New uniform items for 2016?

LogoLogo — by Amesbury Office

If you require any new uniform items for next year, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can ensure we have sufficient stock.

High Five Awards - Week 8 (30 November - 4 December 2015)

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Congratulations to all students who received a High Five Award in week 8 of term 4.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Amesbury Athletics Achievement 

Amesbury Athletics Interzone Team 2015Amesbury Athletics Interzone Team 2015 — by admin Amesbury School

Well done to these students who made it to Interzone this year, and congratulations to Harry, Callum, Freeman and Hannah who then qualified to compete at Regionals with great results!

720 sausages coming our way

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In the new year we're going to 'sizzle' up funding to buy bikes and helmets to be used on our new bike track - thanks Hellers! 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Confirming teachers in learning teams for 2016.

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Now that we have confirmed appointments for next year, we can announce the teachers in each of our three learning teams for 2016. 

Library Books for Summer

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Looking forward to relaxing with a book by the river, beach or pool?  Come in and get a good collection of books before the last day of school.

Sustainable Coastlines

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Today all the Year 4s and 5s went on a trip to Titahi Bay to make a change by cleaning up the coast.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Monday, November 30, 2015

Friday, November 27, 2015

Hannah Dunbar wins inaugural Leadership Award for 2016

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Hannah Dunbar received her award from Mayor Celia Wade Brown last night at the Newlands Community Centre along with the winners from each school in the Northern Suburbs.

Christmas Drinks & Nibbles

ChristmasChristmas — by Amesbury Office

Thursday 10th December, 7:30-10:00pm

Important - Changes to Hubs for 2016

HarakekeHarakeke — by Lesley Murrihy

Due to current roll growth and expected roll growth, we have had to make changes to the way our school is organised. Te Rito will be a new "hub" within the Koru Hub building. Read on to find out more about this. 

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Minister Nikki Kaye speaks about Amesbury School as a "great example of innovation" in education

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Nikki Kaye, Associate Minister of Education, recently spoke to an international audience of senior education leaders at the Bett Asia Leadership Summit, Singapore, about the innovative approaches being implemented at Amesbury School. 

Students celebrating achievement in sport and music!

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Congratulations to Holly, Kaitlin, Kate and Grace for outstanding success in ...

A fantastic turnout at the International Community Celebration

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It was a blaze of colour and activity - thanks to everyone that came along and participated to make it such a successful and fun event!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Haka to Neala and Matilda

Haka to Neala and Matilda, the Term 3, Amesbury Awesomeness Award recipientsHaka to Neala and Matilda, the Term 3, Amesbury Awesomeness Award recipients — by admin Amesbury School

Congratulations to our Amesbury Awesomeness Award recipients for term 3...

Welcome to our new student

LogoLogo — by Amesbury Office

A big Amesbury School welcome to Joshua Van Driel (Tom's brother) who joined us this week in Koru Hub.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

International Community Celebration is still on!

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Despite the weather we have a backup plan, and are moving our 'courtyard setting' indoors to the hall. Some things are starting a little later - here's the new schedule...

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Women's Movie Night

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Tuesday, 1st December @ 7:00pm - all welcome!

Where's Wally? 

Mischa, with the amazing 'Where's Wally?' cake she made with Kirsty for our Living Globally inquiry. Mischa, with the amazing 'Where's Wally?' cake she made with Kirsty for our Living Globally inquiry.  — by Urs Cunningham

No need to ask today...Wally's in Harakeke Hub, thanks to the amazing baking skills of Mischa and Kirsty.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

International Community Celebration happening here on Friday 5.30-7.30pm - all welcome

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Come along for dinner and a show at Amesbury School.  We've got student walk-through expos, Indian dance, cultural dress parade, music and fabulous food!  

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Celtic Stories

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Today we were captivated by Linda Hansen aka 'Shadow the Storyteller' who shared traditional Celtic tales from Scotland, Wales and Ireland...

Friday, November 13, 2015

Are you a cycling enthusiast?

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We're starting to plan and explore ideas for the bike riding, pump and skills tracks at Amesbury School... 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Paddington welcomed back to Churton Park by a very excited crowd!

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After adventuring around the world, Paddington returned to Amesbury School today to share stories of his travels (and some cake!)...

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Scholastic Book Fair

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Volunteers needed for next week's book fair. Books can be viewed and purchased from Thursday 19th to Tuesday 24th November. Great stocking fillers for christmas. 

Monday, November 9, 2015

Playground funding

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Many thanks to the Johnsonville Charitable Trust for their support and generous contribution of $25,000 towards the new playground!

Sewing help needed for Bin-stallations

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Can anyone help finish our Bin-stallation creations?

Koru Hub Athletics

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A fantastic morning for sport on Friday, with action in vortex, quoits, long jump, high jump, short and long sprints... 

Friday, November 6, 2015

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Cultural Dress Parade

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Great opportunity for students to wear and share their traditional or cultural dress at the International Community Celebration on Friday 20th November...

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Celebrate the All Blacks - wear your All Blacks' gear to school on Friday

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Friday is a very special day as we celebrate the return of our conquering heroes. Students are welcome to come to school dressed in their All Blacks gear or as their favourite All Black.

Powhiri postponed due to All Blacks' Parade

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The powhiri due to be held this Friday to welcome new students to Amesbury School has been postponed because many students will be attending the parade. We will let you know when we have rescheduled.

Bikes in Schools - coming to Churton Park

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Amesbury School has been selected for Bikes in Schools funding of $50,000 to go towards setting up a bike track! 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Wellington Parade for the victorious All Blacks.

Used with permission from Celestecast through Creative CommonsUsed with permission from Celestecast through Creative Commons — by Urs Cunningham

Go and support the All Blacks as they bring the Webb Ellis Cup home for the third time.