Friday, October 30, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Amesbury School Walking Bus is up and running again


With the welcoming of favourable walking weather it's time to rev up the engines of the walking bus.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015

Amesbury School Digest

Keep up to date with the latest edition! Read more for the link...

Consultation Week - how to contribute to the development of Amesbury School


Week four is consultation week. This means we want to engage in a conversation with you about the ongoing development of the school. We are keen to hear from as many of you as possible, so we have designed a range of ways for you to contribute to the conversation. See the consultation programme below and get involved!

Easy access to information @Amesbury School


Our new website is a full communication package that contains static and changing information and allows you to access information the way you want. This brief explanation about the ways you might use it will help you. Please do read.

New website launched


Amesbury School's new website went live last night. It integrates Hail and now provides a one stop shop for all communication needs. 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Thursday afternoon - Maths!


In Harakeke we have been exploring activities that develop an awareness of volume and mass  - lots of concentration and fun!

Great start for Amesbury futsal boys 


After an initial struggle, the year four Amesbury boys' team quickly found their futsal feet and won by 14.1. What a great effort!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Response to article – “Top schools give multi-million dollar classrooms a fail grade”


I don’t normally read the Sunday papers, but when someone told me about the article on the front page of the Sunday Star Times over the weekend, I thought it was time to begin. I found a copy of the article and my Sunday paper reading began. Essentially what I encountered was an argument against being forced to comply with Ministry of Education guidelines to modernise learning spaces because these open spaces “fail” students. The following is my response to the article.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Harakeke Athletics Day


It was very grey and gloomy but the weather held out long enough so we could complete all events.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Newspaper needed!

Please bring in any spare newspapers for us to use tomorrow and next week - thanks!

The Amazing Roddy and his Nightmare!


Student Roddy O'Connor is the lead character in the production of NIGHTMARE.

Welcome to our new students

Amesbury School logoAmesbury School logo — by Amesbury Office

Eight new students have joined  us since the beginning of this term;

Welcome to our new students

Amesbury School logoAmesbury School logo — by Amesbury Office

Six new students have joined  us since the beginning of this term;

Stranger awareness alert


Seatoun School report on strangers approaching children after school

International Festival combined with Community Evening


Everyone seems to be busy, so we have decided to downsize the International Festival we had planned for mid November and combine it with our Term 4 Community Evening and Learning Celebration.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Athletics day at Newtown Park 


In spite of threatening weather, there were some great performances by students at Newtown Park.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Learning to use our toolbox of self belief

Te Hamua NikoraTe Hamua Nikora — by admin Amesbury School

Yesterday morning we were lucky to have Te Hamua Nikora deliver a dynamic, inspirational and motivational talk to our tamariki...

Monday, October 12, 2015

Athletics day changes

Unfortunately due to the weather forecast of intermittent rain and wind tomorrow, we have decided to cancel athletics day for the Year 0-2 students. The Year 3 - 6 students will still go as planned, with the intention of returning to school early if required. 

Afternoon Tea - Monday 19th October


The next afternoon tea session will be held upstairs in The Commons from 2:00-3:00pm

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Track Building Working Bee - Sat 10th October at 10am.


Are you free for a few hours on Saturday and want to help us finish the track through the harakeke bushes? 

Friday, October 2, 2015

Amesbury School Athletics Day

Our Amesbury School Athletics day is coming up this term on Tuesday 13 October (this is the first Tuesday back) at Newtown Park.