Saturday, December 7, 2019

Thinking about music, speech & drama or gymnastics for your child?


We are now looking for additional participants for our increasingly sort-after Amesbury co-curricular lessons.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Skieff 4th at Regional Athletics Champs!


Amesbury's sole representative at the Regional Athletics Champs, Skieff, performed brilliantly to throw the vortex over 32m to place 4th.

Details about the final day of school for 2019


The school year seems to have hurtled by even quicker than usual! Next week will be our final week of school, with school closing for the year at 12:30pm on Thursday 12th.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Year 5 & 6 Camp Update #1

Kia ora whanau,

We are all having a great time here at camp. Yesterday we spent most of the day travelling. After 3 1/2 hours travelling by ferry (which was pretty calm really), we then spent another 3 hours travelling by bus. Needless to say, everyone was extremely pleased when we finally pulled in to Teapot Valley. We settled into our cabins and then spent the evening in teams completing a massive word find and a crossword puzzle. The excitement was extremely high as we sent students off to bed last night.

Today we spent doing activities around camp. Because of the persistent rain, we made some slight changes to the programme, but nothing major. Students particularly enjoyed the rock climbing wall and crate stacking (see pictures below for more information). They were also very excited when the sun came out and they could go into the pool, on the zipline and on the mega bounce. They are currently playing 'Eat Poop You Cat' (which is like Chinese whispers but uses drawing and writing). Ask your child to share their crazy books with you.

The weather for tomorrow is looking pretty good so we are all amped about the Abel Tasman National Park walk. We'll flick through another post tomorrow night with some pictures from our walk.

Kind regards,

Lisa, Demelza, Andy, Kalesha and Amaria

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Interzone Athletics


On Tuesday, eight students from Amesbury School went to Newtown Park to compete at Interzone Athletics. This is a tough competition with the best primary school athletes from each zone in Wellington coming together to compete.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Year 0-2 End of Year Camp - final notice


Just a reminder that the year 0-2 activity day and camp is next Thursday 5 & Friday 6 December.

Monday, November 25, 2019

School Notices - 25 November 2019


The year must be winding down fast because this week is the Term 4 Learning Celebration ....

Friday, November 22, 2019

Year 3/4 Palm Grove Camp: Notice #3 2019


Please read this information as we prepare to go on camp.

Amesbury Book Fair, Wheels & Cultural Festival


What a beautiful evening last Friday for Amesbury whānau to gather together for the Wheels & Cultural Festival having also had the opportunity of attending the Book Fair.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Year 5 & 6 South Island Camp #2


This is the second and final information email for the Year 5 and 6 senior camp to Teapot Valley, Nelson.

Northern Zone Athletics


On Monday, we took 32 students to compete at Northern Zone Athletics...and what a fantastic day we had!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Mihi Whakatau - 29 October 2019


A total of 23 students and one teacher, and their whanau were formally welcomed into the Amesbury tangata whenua last week.

Amesbury Awesomeness Awards - Term 3


The Term 3 Amesbury Awesomeness Awards were handed out at the latest Learning Celebration. Who were the recipients? ....

Junior Athletics 2019


After many weeks of practicing and organising, Athletics Day finally came around. It was great to see every student in Te Rito and Koru giving all events a confident try. Ka mau te wehi!

Monday, November 4, 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

Surf Life Saving Program


In Term 4 all teams across the school will be taking part in a Surf Life Saving program. This will be very timely with the long summer break coming up.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019

Year 3/4 Camp: Palm Grove Notice #2 2019


An update about the Year 3/4 camp to Palm Grove.

Amesbury's Wheels and Cultural Festival 2019


Nau mai, haere mai, namaste, nĭ hăo, and welcome to Amesbury's Wheels and Cultural Festival 2019! We have a range of exciting activities planned for Friday 15 November including wheels-based sports action, cultural events to celebrate the tremendous diversity of our local community, and a book fair for all the readers among you. There will be something for everyone as we hope to raise funds for the upcoming Amesbury School camps.

Monday, October 21, 2019

School Notices - 21 October 2019


Week 2 - and the best news? We have 3 new entrants beginning today bringing our roll to 300!!!

Friday, October 18, 2019

Years 3-6 Amesbury School Athletics Results


On Thursday, Harakeke students and teachers went to Newtown Park for the senior athletics day...and what a fantastic day!

Scholastic Book Fair


It's that time of year when the big red truck drives in, to deliver the books for our scholastic book fair. Great stocking fillers for Christmas! Plus volunteers are needed to help with the counter sales.

Year 0-2 - End of Year Camp - 5-6 December 2019


The end of year camps are fast approaching! Our exciting end of year Year 0-2 camp will consist of two parts: a fun active day at ASB Centre and the opportunity for an overnight stay. We will camp overnight at school, sleeping marae-style in the hub.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Invitation to Mihi Whakatau - Tuesday 29 October


All Amesbury families are invited to join us at 2.30pm on Tuesday 29 October to welcome new students, teachers and their families into the Amesbury School community...

Friday, October 11, 2019

School Notices - 14 October 2019


Well that holiday seemed to go by fast! (maybe not for you parents). Anyway, we have 9 weeks to pack in a lot of stuff this term so here we go ....

Your child's artwork made into unique products


You can now purchase calendars, cards, diaries, mouse mats and/or sketch pads with your child's artwork on them!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease, and Ringworm


We've had another case of Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease and also a case of Ringworm.



We sent our Amesbury Choir of 18 children to participate in the Artsplash performance at the Michael Fowler Centre on Tuesday of Week 9.

Junior Athletics Day - Year 0-2 information

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The Year 0-2 students will enjoy a range of athletic activities at Amesbury School, in Week 4, on Tuesday 5th of November starting at 9:30am and finishing at 12.25pm.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

2019 St Brigid’s Kapa Haka Festival.


Approximately seventy children represented Amesbury School at the annual St Brigid’s Kapa Haka Festival on Saturday of Week 9.

Extended Holidays, Uniform & Lost Property


Rachel is keen to deal with the remaining lost property before the end of the term plus another few housekeeping matters.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Amesbury Speech Competition


The final of the Amesbury Speech Competition was held yesterday in the Hall with the whole school in attendance and a number of parents.

School Notices - 23 September 2019


It's the last week of Term 3! So here's what you need to know for this week, a list of things to do over the holidays, and information for the start of Term 4 ....

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Amesbury School Years 3-6 Athletics Day 2019


Our Year 3-6 Amesbury School Athletics day is coming up very early in Term 4 on Thursday 17 October (Week 1) at Newtown Park.

Term 4 inquiry: Living in a diverse world


Our final inquiry for the year is based around the fabulous cultural diversity in our school community.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Transitions and grouping changes for Term 4


As our roll has continued to grow significantly, we need to make changes to student groupings across the school to manage the growth.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Touch Rugby for Amesbury anyone?


We have had some interest from some students to play touch rugby and we want to see whether there is sufficient interest to form some teams.

'Calendar' Art Taster


Over recent days the kids have been completing their art work for the 2020 calendars, diaries, notebooks etc which will be available to parents in Term 4. (We will advise you when).

Book Donation - Altrusa International of Ohariu


Altrusa International of Ohariu have generously donated a set of 'Girls Who Code' books to the school.

Monday, September 9, 2019

School Notices - 9 September 2019


Time to start thinking about what to do in the school holidays? Plus what's on this week ....