Monday, August 31, 2015

Fabulous FUNdraiser!

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A good time was had by all at the Amesbury Mid Winter Disco last Friday. The team also managed to raise just over $1000!

Fabulous FUNdraiser!

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A good time was had by all at the Amesbury Mid Winter Disco last Friday. The team also managed to raise just over $1000!

Hauora Awards - Term 3, Week 6 (24-28 August, 2015)

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Last week, we implemented our Hauora Four awards, which cover the four areas of well-being; physical, spiritual, social & mental.  We will alternate weeks of Hauora Four Awards with High Five Awards.

IMPORTANT: Nut allergies in school

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We have at least one student at Amesbury School who has a serious and potentially life threatening allergy to peanuts.

Friday, August 28, 2015

ASB - Supporting Success in Schools

ASB is supporting Amesbury School, by donating $500 for new home loans over $150,000 drawn down before 31st Dec 2015.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Sunhats for Term 4

SunhatsSunhats — by Amesbury Office

A reminder that Amesbury School sunhats are a compulsory item of uniform wear in Term 4 (& Term 1 next year).  Let's hope we get to see the sun a little more next term!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

moveMprove

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Participation in the moveMprove programme has a flow on effect to the classroom.  Here's some of our Koru Hub children in action...

Monday, August 24, 2015

Welcome to our new students:

Amesbury School logoAmesbury School logo — by Amesbury Office

Vinuka, Emily & Isabella all joined Koru Hub this week.

High Five Awards - Week 5 (17 - 21 August, 2015)

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Congratulations to the following students who received a High Five! last week:

Science, Smoothies and More

Bone ExperimentsBone Experiments — by admin Amesbury School

Check us out having fun learning about different aspects of being healthy...

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Calling all disco divas!

Image courtesy of Alain Matthes through Creative CommonsImage courtesy of Alain Matthes through Creative Commons — by Urs Cunningham

THIS FRIDAY (28th) is Amesbury’s Mid-Winter Christmas Disco. Come along and show us your flash dancing moves!

Hauora Inquiry ASB Outing 

School TripSchool Trip — by admin Amesbury School

As part of the learning programme, the whole school will be venturing to the ASB Sports Centre on Wednesday 9th September for a day of team sports, cooperation and physical skill sessions. Dress code: Sports Clothes with school fleece. (No jeans or skirts please) Sensible sports shoes (e.g. trainers or sneakers)

Hauora Inquiry ASB Outing 

School TripSchool Trip — by admin Amesbury School

As part of the learning programme, the whole school will be venturing to the ASB Sports Centre on Wednesday 9th September for a day of team sports, cooperation and physical skill sessions. 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Week 5 Elective activities

Creative funCreative fun — by admin Amesbury School

Check out some shots taken this afternoon!  

Thursday, August 20, 2015

School attendance and overseas trips

Amesbury School logoAmesbury School logo — by Amesbury Office

Recently there has been a great deal of talk in the media about attendance and in particular holidays taken during term time. 

Student Conferences for Term 3

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As we are moving towards the end of Term 3 it is now time for our second set of student conferences for 2015; these will be held on the evenings of Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th of September, with each teacher also having some day slots available across Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday of that same week. 

Future proofing your child

The Habits of Mind Thinking DispositionsThe Habits of Mind Thinking Dispositions — by admin Amesbury School

An interesting and thought-provoking presentation from our guest speaker, Karen Boyes, at the Community Evening on Wednesday ...

It's how we roll - furniture@Amesbury

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Walking through the school the other day, I was struck by the different ways students were using furniture, but also by how engaged and on task they were.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Welcome to our new students:

Amesbury School logoAmesbury School logo — by Amesbury Office

A warm welcome to the following students who have joined the Amesbury School Community recently;

High Five Awards - Term 3, Week 4 (10-14 August 2015)

High Five!High Five! — by Amesbury Office

Congratulations to all students who received a High Five award last week.  

Friday, August 14, 2015

Book Swap 

Book SwapBook Swap — by Angela Johnston

... or you can just borrow!  Would you enjoy a good read, but no time to get to the library?  How about a book from school...

School information and requirements

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Now that we've been open for 3½ years, and with our roll fast approaching 180, we thought it a good time for a few reminders… 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

High Five Awards - Term 3, Week 3, 2015 (03-07 August 2015)

High Five!High Five! — by Amesbury Office

Congratulations to all our High Five Award winners from week 3.  

EPro8 Challenge

EPro 8 Challenge 2015 - Awesome AmesburyEPro 8 Challenge 2015 - Awesome Amesbury — by admin Amesbury School

Two Amesbury School teams competed in the EPro8 Challenge for the first time...

Monday, August 10, 2015

Review of Special Needs in New Zealand

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The Ministry of Education is carrying out a review of the provision for students with special needs in New Zealand. Parents and caregivers are invited to additional Special Education Update forums.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Friday, August 7, 2015

Powhiri to welcome new students

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Every term we hold a powhiri to welcome new students and their families into the Amesbury School community.

Busy Friday afternoon

Friendly facesFriendly faces — by admin Amesbury School

Paint, Glue, Mud and Worms...

School attendance is linked with future health, wealth, success and happiness

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There is a substantial body of research showing clear links between long term achievement, health, wealth, success and happiness and attendance at school.

Our music teachers and our music lessons

Our music teachersOur music teachers — by Lesley Murrihy

A hearty welcome to Derek (your left), Tom and Felicity, our new music tutors. They are very experienced and capable musicians and tutors and we are pleased to be able to offer a broad range of music-related experiences. There are still places available if you are interested. Please see below.

Fire engine 

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The school had an unplanned full fire evacuation practice today. Thanks so much to the wonderful firemen who arrived to save the day!

THANK YOU from the staff

Gail's salted caramel chocolate cupcakes. To die for.Gail's salted caramel chocolate cupcakes. To die for. — by Lesley Murrihy

A HUGE shout out to Gail for Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes for morning tea. You spoil us. We so appreciate all the wonderful things you do for us. Arohanui ki a koe.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Amesbury Digest - 06 August 2015

Hi everyone,

The latest Digest can be viewed here.  If you have any problems following this link, please let us know.



Fabulous quiz night fundraiser!

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A fantastic time was had by all at our Amesbury quiz night fundraiser last Sunday. 

Learners as "Insiders"

InsiderInsider — by Lesley Murrihy

One of the goals of education has to be that students will be "insiders" in their own learning. This is an idea that we have picked up as we have explored what a humansing education looks like for 21st century learners.

Community Evening with Karen Boyes - 19 August, 2015

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Karen Boyes, NZ Speaker of the Year and NZ Educator of the year, will  speak on Future-Proofing Your Child. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

High Five Awards, Term 3, Week 2

High Five Awards Week 2High Five Awards Week 2 — by Lesley Murrihy

Quite a number of wonderful children received High Five Awards for showing the High Five values in Week 2. Apologies to Kellan who was just cut off the edge of the photo.