Newsletter #19 

25th November 2016

Kia ora whānau,


Fair Profit!





Congratulations Arthur Street School PTA and its school community!  An outstanding effort of fundraising from our school fair.  Everyone should be incredibly proud of our effort!
The money raised will be going towards some great causes.  The first two were decided at the PTA meeting.  They will donate $5000 to the school to put new IT equipment into each classroom.  This will be a flatscreen TV/Monitor with an Apple TV device connected. The staff and their children can easily share lesson material and the children's work on the screen.
The second spend will be $2500 donated to subsidise Term 1 swimming in 2017 for the whole school. The final amount families will pay will be announced once we receive the quotes for swimming, early next year.
A final thanks to all of you in our school community who donated, sponsored, helped on a stall etc - a fantastic achievement for our school.  

As we enter into the final 3 weeks of the year, please check the calendar below for key dates, so you and your children don't miss out on something important!
Also to those who have accounts outstanding please talk to Michelle in the office to get these sorted please. 

Have a great weekend,

Nga mihi,

Kim Blackwood



As it is just about the end of the school year, there are a few accounts that still need to be paid and are overdue.  Please, if you have swimming of $5.00 for term 4 or Futsal or Touch fees to pay, we would appreciate payment by the end of the year.
Many thanks

Arthur Street School Stars
Assembly Award & 'R Card' Winners.
Arthur Street School Happenings!
Room 4

Room 4’s update.
Miss Murdoch has been in our class for 7 weeks and has planned and taught for 3 of those weeks.  We enjoyed her interesting lessons.  Our favourite thing was making chocolate chip muffins!  Delicious!
We are looking forward to going to Forsyth Barr Stadium on Friday 25th November to participate in various sporting activities.  As it is a Safari Challenge we can dress up as animals if we want.
We are really enjoying going to Moana Pool for swimming and we are all making progress.  Thanks to the parents who come with us.
We had a great time at the school fair and still have a few amazing looking pots for sale.  Come to Room 4 to purchase them – only $2 each.
Room 8
7 Wonders of the Modern World - Structures
We have been looking at structures during science. The 7 modern wonders (Great Wall of China, Christ the Redeemer, Chichen Itza, Colosseum, Macchu Pichu, Taj Mahal and Petra) was an initiative started in 2000 whereby people could vote for their wonder, 100,000,000 votes were cast.
The 7 wonders are great examples of frame, mass and shell structures.
We have also been working on co-operative challenges involving structures. Using limited materials we have had to come up with a stretcher capable of carrying 8kgs, a seed dispersal system and a mechanism able to retrieve a cellphone that has been dropped 4m away.

This week years 7-8 have been involved in hard materials technology at Otago Boys' High School.  Year 8s are making picture frames and year 7s are making pencil boxes.  They are going to look sensational!

In art we have been looking at the architecture of Friedensreich Hundertwasser.  He was an Austrian artist, architect, philosopher who spent many years living in New Zealand (he designed the public toilets in Kawakawa!)
We have designed buildings that use some of his ideas of shape and colour.  

Room 3 & 4
Rooms 3 & 4 attended a Fundamental Skills morning at the Forsyth Barr Stadium hosted by Sport Otago. The children rotated around eight different activities with children from two local schools.

The aim of the day was to give students an opportunity to participate in fun games with a focus on different fundamental movement skills such as locomotion, stability and manipulation.
School Term Calendar
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 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, 6.30pm at Otago Boys' High School Auditorium
  • Last day of the school year, school closes at 1pm - Thursday 15th December 2016
Week 1 - Term 1 - 2017
  • 1st February 2017 - SCHOOL STARTS FOR ALL CHILDREN

Up and coming school fundraising events!

Arthur Street School Fair Unsold Items

There are still a few things available for sale from the fair.  If any one is interested in purchasing the following, please call into the office and see Michelle.

The raffle at this stage hasn't sold enough tickets, so cards are still available to pick up and sell if you're able, from Michelle in the office.  With such amazing prizes up for grabs, we want to ensure we raise as much money from it as we can.

Jams and Preservatives up to $5 a jar
Free Range Eggs - $5 1/2 doz or $8 per doz
Raffles - $2 per ticket or $5 for three tickets.

Raffle Prizes:
Lavish brow shape and tint
Dog walking
2 Seats to Fortune Christmas show
2 x $50 Playgear Vouchers
4 x $50 House of Travel vouchers
$50 Coffee Club voucher
5 x Just Cut vouchers
A Specsavers eyewear care kit
5 x Countdown cards (sponsored by Calder Stewart Roofing)
2x $60 Emerson's Taproom restaurant
Dunedin Railways ticket: 1 adult + 1 child
6 x Cowells pavlovas
Body Shop basket
Large lasagne dish
Locker bag
Signed copy of Chelsea Winter 'Scrumptious'
Clarry's Pure Olive soap basket
Hair pack from Zaibatsu
2 x jamberry nails
Prenzel garlic salt with basket
Wal's Plantland x 2 vouchers
Fair Trade Basket
Linen pack from One Day
Backpack of goodies
Titanic Puzzle
Other puzzle
Thermals lady sml and male med
Happy Hire
                                                             Basket and olive stuff                                                                   Fair Trade Basket
Room 4 - Kids Terraria painted Plant Pots - $2 each


Community Events!

Is your child a ‘good’ shopper?
Sixty years ago a group of children were let loose in a supermarket and told to do a family shop for the week. The researchers expected the children to fill their baskets with lollies, drinks and other indulgences. Instead, the children choose sensible products that showed a considerable degree of concern for cost and value. The explanation was that after a period of austerity following the war, children had learned the importance of shopping frugally. What would a similar group of children do today, and what influence do you think that you have had in helping them to navigate the confusing world of ‘buy one get one free’ and tempting special offers?
We are hoping to put some children (and their parents) to the test!
If you would like to take part (and receive a tempting special offer of a $20 dollar shopping voucher) please read, sign and return the letter that your little competent shopper can pick up from the school office, or please contact me at the email address below.
We would be very grateful for your time and participation.
Robert Aitken, Head of the Department of Marketing
University of Otago
Dunedin Night Shelter at the Regent Theatre.

On Saturday the 21st January 2017, the Regent Theatre will be host to O-Taiko, a Japanese inspired drumming group, who will be drumming, constantly, for 24 hours to raise funds and awareness for the Dunedin Night Shelter. We are dragging the media and local sports personalities along, and including as many community groups and individuals as we can reach to make this a super feel-good occasion.

WHAT CAN YOU DO? The Night Shelter is a vital resource in our community, helping others who need a hand when times are tough. 

ENJOY THE SHOW - Come along to the Regent Theatre to enjoy energetic performance pieces throughout Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. The theatre is open to the public on Saturday 21st from noon until 7pm, and again on Sunday 22nd from 7am until noon. 

JOIN IN - Play on stage with the group. There will be drums set up for you to play along. 

GET SPONSORED - We have drums available for younger folks (aged 10-100) to attempt their own fundraiser for the Night Shelter. Why not get friends and family to sponsor you for a 1hr continuous drum? Come along to an Otaiko Sunday practice - we'll get you ready and give you all the support you need. 

Please contact Laura at for more information. 

MAKE A DONATION* - Every single dollar counts.

If you're business or have employers who would like make a substantial donation, get in touch, so we can show our thanks at the event, offer your business some promotion in return, and let the Night Shelter see who its friends are.

See our webpage for more information, to see who on board already or to make a donation.


Online Holiday Program | Four weeks of fun!
Become your own music producer with Activate Music Academy’s Online Holiday Program! We’ll workshop your songs, make new friends in the community forum, and get creative to win awesome prizes. Complete beginner? Been making beats for a while? We're going to have a great time making music together! Register and find out more at: 
‘City Library Kids Club’ FREE Christmas event:
Join us at the city library, Moray Place, floor two, on Thursday December 1st for the last ‘Kids Club’ for 2016. Come and make Christmas Gingerbread biscuits and join in with some Christmas stories.

City Library, Floor 2, 1st December, 4-5pm.
Any enquiries to: Su Ikin, Youth Outreach Coordinator, ph. 03 474 3626, cell: 027 256 8241, email:
Become a Kiwi Guardian family!
There’s a beautiful country just waiting to be explored. Best of all, you’re already in it! If you love nature and love having fun, get into Toyota Kiwi Guardians.
Toyota Kiwi Guardian’s is an activity programme for kids to learn about nature, earn cool rewards and go on epic family adventures!
It’s as easy as: Visiting
  • Selecting a Kiwi Guardians location near you
  • Getting out to explore
  • Finding the Guardian Post to earn a Kiwi Guardian medal
  • Taking part in an activity for extra medals
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
  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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