Newsletter #17 

28th October 2016

Kia ora whānau,

There's 8 days and counting .......... until our School Fair next Saturday 5th November from 11am til 2pm. Now is the time to put everything aside to support our school and your children to ensure that our fair is the success it deserves to be! In March the Fair committee was formed and this small group have worked tirelessly to put on a fair to be proud of!  Now we need you to sign up to help on a stall on the day, continue to donate grocery items, spread the word about the fair and bring your friends and whanau to what will be a great event!  If you can help out please check out the sign up sheets in the office.
Many thanks to all people who have been involved so far ........... lets bring it home over the final week! Check out the great article, written by Jill Rutherford, advertising our fair in this week's Star newspaper, that emphasises all the amazing things about our school.
Stay dry, and have a great weekend.  Go OTAGO Rugby!
Nga mihi,

Kim Blackwood


Arthur Street School Stars
                             Marcus from Room 3 with his excellent writing.
Assembly Awards Winners

Jakob's junior cutter class crew won this trophy for their sailing class at the Otago/Southland sea scouts Regatta at Cromwell on the weekend. Jakob was at the helm and picture attached, is of him receiving the trophy.  Well done Jakob!

Arthur Street School Happenings!
Room 3

Fair Preparation
We have been busily planning, designing and creating our first product to sell at our classroom stall.  As part of this process the children had to design a poster for our stall as part of a competition. They then had to vote on their favourite design by placing a counter on top of one poster.
Next week we will go through the same process to create our second product to sell.
The children have thoroughly enjoyed being innovative and seeing the end results.
 Art Gallery Visit 
Room Three visited the Art Gallery on Wednesday. This was an extension of our mini unit that we studied for flight.  We were shown art works around the Gallery to start, and discussed the importance of symmetry for both planes and birds to fly.
The children loved balancing plastic birds on top of their fingers and nose and learnt that in order for birds to fly and balance in the air, their wings need to be symmetrical, just like an aeroplane. 
We were escorted up to the Art Room where we watched short clips about a magic flying carpet and a flying boat. The children then selected a picture of a bird of their choice, then had to paint it using a fine paint brush. 

Next week we will go through the same process to create our second product to sell.
The children have thoroughly enjoyed being innovative and seeing the end results.
School Term Calendar
 Week 4 - Term 4
  • Art Gallery Visit - Room 5 - Monday 31st October
  • BOT Meeting - Monday 31st October
  • North Zone Athletics - Tuesday 1st November
  • Friday swimming for all pupils
  • SCHOOL FAIR - Saturday 5th November 11am - 2pm
Week 5 - Term 4
  • Friday swimming for all pupils
Week 6 - Term 4
  • Friday swimming for all pupils
Week 7 - Term 4
  • Friday swimming for all pupils
Week 8 - Term 4
  • BOT Meeting - Monday 28th November
  • Last Friday swimming for all pupils
Week 9 - Term 4
  • Life Education - All classes - 5th, 6th December
  • Beach Education - Year 4/5/6 - 7th December
  • Beach Education - Year 7/8 - 9th December
  • Reports Home - Friday 9th December
Week 10 - Term 4
  • End of Year Celebration Evening - Wednesday 14th December (Time to be confirmed)
  • Last day of the school year, school closes at 1pm - Thursday 15th December

Up and coming school fundraising events!


School Fair Donations


Please attempt to donate one thing each week, this will make a difference to our School Fair.
Final Week
The week of 31st October - 4th November
Please bring In baking and jam.


(Items to go to the office please)

Community Events!

Saturday Morning Music Classes Open Morning
(Instrumental classes for children 5 years and upwards)
Parents and children wishing to commence classes in 2017 are invited to observe classes in progress on Saturday morning November 12th .
George St Normal School Centre: Groups will assemble inside the Main Block door and be guided around classes between 9 and 10:30am.
Bathgate Park School Centre: Groups will assemble in the foyer at 9:15 and 10:15am.
(Elmgrove School, Mosgiel Centre will be open on Wednesday 9th November between 3:30 and 4:30.)
Enrolments for 2017 will be accepted on Saturday 19th November.
  • George St Normal School between 9 and 11:30 (follow the signs),
  • Bathgate Park School between 9 and 10:30am in the school foyer.
  • (Elmgrove School in Mosgiel on Wednesday November 16th between 3:30 and 4:30.)
There will be a further opportunity to enrol for 2017 on Sat, Feb 11th. Check our website for more information: www,
Further enquiries to:
George St Co-ordinator, 4772296
Bathgate/Elmgrove Co-ordinator, 4771214
It would be great if you could rummage around in your drawers and toy boxes and bring into School any unwanted mobile phones you may have.  Phones collected help our School gain valuable rewards and the environment benefits too by keeping our landfills free of mobile phones and their array of hazardous toxic substances. Please drop any unwanted mobile phones you may have in the collection box in the reception area at School.

Dunedin School of Music

Guitar, Drums and Bass Tuition

A complete contemporary music education

Phil Hartshorn BA (HONS) PGDip Tching

Phone 021 075 0927

What is the ANZ Olympic Schools Programme

ANZ has developed the ANZ Olympic Schools Programme with the New Zealand Olympic Committee to inspire and motivate New Zealand's youth, through the magic and celebration of the Olympic Games. Schools will be provided with resources and merchandise to provide opportunities, activities and incentives for students to live the Olympic Values.
In addition to the great resources schools can receive, ANZ has also tailored the programme so their staff can personally help schools earn credits to spend at the ANZ Awards Centre and also secure the chance to have an Olympic Ambassador visit the school. 
ANZ staff will be encouraging people within their school communities to support their school and come to ANZ for their next home loan.  For every home loan drawn down a school can earn credits to spend on items from the ANZ Awards Centre, items such as sports equipment or computers.  As an example an eligible home loan drawn down by someone linked to your school to the value of $50k or more will entitle the school to 800 credits. 800 credits equates to approximately $400 of spending power at the ANZ Awards centre.
If you would like to support our school with this programme,  
Laura Fleming Senior Personal Banker 03 457 0223 would love to assist you.
You can find out more at
  1. Hot Shots Community Play
This is an introductory pathway for those interested in trying tennis for the first time for children aged 4 –12 years. Sessions are held at Mornington/Roslyn Tennis club courts at 11 Meadow Street, Mornington, on Thursdays from 5-5.50pm. The cost is gold coin only.
  1.  Hot Shots Coaching
This is for professional coaching with Scott Base Tennis Coaching, using the Hotshots game based philosophy for any child aged 4-12.  Held at the Edgar Sports Centre, each child is scheduled into the coaching timetable for a term of lessons during the week at a time that suits them. The cost is $75 per term. 
Contact Julia Scott 0272219006 for any queries.
  1.  Hot Shots Match Play
For children aged 4 - 12 from either Community Play or Coaching programmes who are able to rally and are ready to learn to play matches. This is held at the Edgar Stadium on Thursdays from 4-5pm as part of the Scott Base Tennis Coaching programme. This includes an introduction to competitive play. Cost is $35 per term.
Contact Julia Scott for any queries 0272219006
  1.  Junior Competitive play
Players from the Green Ball competition graduate into playing interclub in the Otago Junior competition for the Mornington Roslyn Club. Games are held on Saturday mornings and the children are arranged into teams and put into grades that reflect their abilities. The cost is $125 per season as a Junior Interclub Membership for MRTC.
Juniors at this level can also play in tournaments in Otago and around NZ.
  1.  Junior Representatives
Players from the Junior competitions and tournaments are also eligible for selection to play representative tennis for the Otago, Southern and NZ.
Contacts for MRTC Junior Players:
Hot Shots Community Play:
Sue Morey Phone 4764035 or email
MRLTC Mobile: 028404 2348 or email
All Other levels: Julia Scott ph or text 027 2219006 or email
  Do you need a Nanny for afterschool help? Or an experienced Babysitter to look after your children for those upcoming Christmas functions? Visit for further details.
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