Newsletter #6

3rd May 2019
Dear parents/caregivers and whānau, 

Welcome to term 2!  As we move into the colder and darker months, its a timely reminder that children are not to be in the school grounds before 8.20am.  Please use the before school care, which is available to all Arthur Street School families in the 'Treehouse' from 7.30am for a cost of $2.00 per child.  It is very important to the overall safety of your children that they are not dropped in the park to wait until 8.20am, when school opens.  Please use the service provided for a small fee to ensure your child's safety.

The colder temperatures signal the start of the cold and flu season, please ensure you contact the school office, before 9.00am each day advising the school if your child will be absent.  The fastest way to do that is - download the 'Skool Loop' App.  Here are the instructions about how to do that:

Just a reminder about the sausage sizzle camp fundraiser that is being held every Friday this term, all orders must be in by Thursday 12pm.  Late orders will not be accepted, as we only cook to order, and the order is placed at the butchery on Thursday afternoon.  Thanks in advance.

Have a great week,

Ngā mihi, 
Kim Blackwood

Year 7 & 8 Camp


Click here to read all camp newsletters that have been sent home so far. 

Term 2, 2019 Lunch Orders if Required.

Lunchonline have offered our school two lunch options: 
 - Wednesdays you can order sushi 
 - Thursdays you can order Hell's Pizza.

If you wish to place an order please login onto and follow the 4 easy steps to get started.

Click here to order.

R Card winners last week.
Great writing by Fou this week!
What's been going on at school?  Loads!!

Room 3

We have a new home in Room 2 and the children couldn’t be more excited!

On Thursday the staff moved all of Room 3’s belongings and set up our new home in Room 2. This means that the children who were in Room 3 are now in Room 2 and I (Mrs Simpson) am still their teacher. From this point we will be called Room 2.

Our new space is bright, colourful and very welcoming for all our lovely students and we are excited to be learning in this space.

Below are some comments the children made about our new learning space:

'It’s really cool, I like it'. - Peyton

'It’s really bright and I love it'. - Kai

'I like the new room because it is a sunny and warm place to learn'. - Ziah


Holiday Writing


The children have settled well back into class routines and programmes. This week we created these art pictures to go with our holiday writing. The children drew 2 pictures about what they did in the holidays and wrote about them.

Check out our great art and writing below:


Room 6

Are you interested in being on the Board of Trustees?

NZSTA — JAN 31, 2019

The 2019 School Board of Trustee Elections are being held in June. The NZ School Trustees Association (NZSTA) is working very hard to encourage parent and whanau participation on school boards in order to help shape and support the education of their children. 
 Attached is the Community member guide to the role of the board of trustees: This explains a lot of commonly asked questions and information about becoming a trustee.

Below are some dates to remember:

Call for Nominations by Friday 10th May

Nominations Close Friday 24th May

Voting Papers are sent by Wednesday 29th May

Election Day Friday 7th June


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Stay up to date with what happens around Arthur Street School by joining the School Facebook page or regular checks on our School Website.  Click on either of pics below to go there now!

School Term Calendar

Check out the school website to see our google calendar for up to date events that will be happening this term.

Week 2 - Term 2, 2019
  • Monday 6th May - Health Information Meeting - Year 5 - 8 parents welcome, 6pm in Rm 8
  • Friday 10th May - Sausage Sizzle Lunch (Order by 12pm Thursday!)
Week 3 - Term 2, 2019
  • Monday 13th May - Book Week Starts (Book sale in the hall all week)
  • Tuesday 14th May - Arkansas University Visiting with Room 8
  • Wednesday 15th May - Book Week - Dress Up Day (Favourite Book Character)
  • Friday 17th May - PINK Shirt Fundraiser Day
  • Friday 17th May - Sausage Sizzle Lunch (Order by 12pm Thursday!)
Week 4 - Term 2, 2019
  • Thursday 23rd May - Year 3/4 Museum Sleepover
  • Friday 24th May - Sausage Sizzle Lunch (Order by 12pm Thursday!)
Week 5 - Term 2, 2019
  • Friday 31st May - Sausage Sizzle Lunch (Order by 12pm Thursday!)

            Queens Birthday Weekend

Week 6 - Term 2, 2019
  • Monday 3rd June - SCHOOL CLOSED - Queens Birthday Public Holiday
  • Friday 7th June - Sausage Sizzle Lunch (Order by 12pm Thursday!)
Week 7 - Term 2, 2019
  • Friday 14th June - Sausage Sizzle Lunch (Order by 12pm Thursday!)
Week 8 - Term 2, 2019
  • Friday 21st June - Sausage Sizzle Lunch (Order by 12pm Thursday!)
Week 9 - Term 2, 2019
  • Thursday 27th June  - Fire Wise programme - Years 1 - 4
  • Friday 28th June - Fire Wise programme - Years 1 - 4
  • Friday 28th June - Sausage Sizzle Lunch (Order by 12pm Thursday!)
Week 10 - Term 2, 2019
  • Friday 5th July - Sausage Sizzle Lunch (Order by 12pm Thursday!)
School Holidays - Saturday 6th July 2019 until Sunday 21st July 2019
Week 1 - Term 3, 2019
  • Monday 22nd July 2019 - First day of Term 3
Support Arthur Street School!
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The 2019 | 2020 Entertainment Memberships are here, with exclusive offers for everything you love to do. It’s our best Membership yet, packed with amazing offers for activities, attractions, shopping, travel and all kinds of tasty treats - from cool cafes to fabulous fine dining.

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In conjunction with Logan Park High School and Asia NZ Foundation we are hosting an Experience Asia day to showcase the Asian Languages and Cultures that are taught here in Dunedin.  
The even will be held on Sunday 12 May 11 am - 2pm at Otago Girls High School and will feature a showcase of cultural performances from China, Japan and Korea starting every half hour, and a variety of hands on cultural workshops.

The aim of the event is to offer Dunedin locals the chance to discover a taste of the rich culture of Asia, see some interesting performances and try some culture and language based workshops.  

Bronwyn Thomson
TIC Japanese
Otago Girls High School
The New Zealand String Quartet is pleased to announce our 2019 National Tour and look forward to returning to Dunedin on 11 July to perform at the Dunedin Art Gallery.
Ticket sales went live 29 March for general public and until 31 May we’re offering a special May deal for 45% off adult tickets to our friends in Featherston - simply use the code MAYDEAL when booking online to redeem your $25 ticket!
For more information, see the press release attached, our official tour announcement, or Facebook event. Thank you for your help with this. I hope you are having a lovely week and look forward to being in touch soon.
Ngā manaakitanga,
Elyse Dalabakis | Marketing Administrator
New Zealand String Quartet Trust
P O Box 8071 | The Terrace | Wellington 6143
Phone: +64 4 499 8883  
Email: or

Eclipse Cheerleading 

Eclipse Cheerleading is now offering junior recreational cheerleading programmes for primary school athletes ages 5-11.

Cheerleading is an exciting combination of gymnastics, acrobatics, aerobics and dance. It is a great team sport for all ages and we are now able to offer the opportunity to get involved in this sport to a younger age group with our junior rec programme.

Our junior programme focusses on fun, confidence, timing and team work. 
We teach simple, age appropriate stunts and tumbling in a fun and safe environment.

By working through skills at the pace of the individual we take the time to lay a foundation of tumbling and stunting skills that can be built upon for a fun and exciting junior routine.

Cheerleading often appeals to gymnastics and dance prone children but no experience of either is necessary to start cheerleading.

Junior Recreational Cheerleading
What: Tailored cheerleading programme for primary school age athletes 
Who: Any child aged 5-11
When:  2:30-4pm on Saturday afternoons
Where: Room 208, King Edward Court

If you have any questions about Eclipse Cheerleading please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards,

0210 844 9019
Girls only league- Term 2

This inaugural competition is an amazing opportunity for girls and will be held at the NEW Logan Park turf. We have the support of Mornington Football club and are hoping to have a team in the U9/U10 competition. This league is FREE and does not replace the Saturday league. 

All the information that is needed is on the Football South website and if you click this link: 
The U9/U10 games will be kicking off at 5.20pm and finishing at 6.10pm, with time from 5.00pm-5.20pm to get the team warmed up and ready to go. There is also a special coaching time from 4.30pm-5.00pm for those interested in learning goalkeeping.

Matt will help coach the team, shirts will be provided by mornington football club with a bond. Girls will need gym shoes, shorts, shin pads and a water bottle - same as futsal.

Anyone interested or would like more information please email Rebecca Oskam-Schmidt: 

Ngā mihi nui 
Rebecca Oskam-Schmidt 
Teddy Bear Hospital

Teddy Bear Hospital is back again this year for it’s eighth year! This is an awesome event run by Otago Medical and Dental Students where children can bring in their sick teddies and have them checked by our teddy doctors and dentists. Our aim is to reduce some of the anxiety and fear that children experience at the prospect of visiting the doctor or dentist. This venture is thus preventative in nature, attempting to provide children with the opportunity to see that visiting these health professionals can be exciting and fun, rather than being scary and daunting.


Our annual Community Day, which is open to the public, is being held on Saturday 18th May this year from 10am-2pm at the Hunter Centre (corner of Great King and Frederick Streets). As well as teddy doctor and dentist consultations, we will have a sausage sizzle, bouncy castle, face painting, obstacle courses, and St John Ambulance there on the day.


Community day is open to children of any age, however children aged 3-8, or those

that have had a hard time with health care professionals in the past, seem to benefit the most.


Teddy Bear Hospital is a free event which is really popular each year, so bookings are essential! Consultations can be booked by visiting our website:

Kind regards,

Josephine Schafer

On behalf of the Teddy Bear Hospital Committee 2019


“GirlGuiding NZ is looking for fun, energetic leaders that will provide positive support to girls aged 5 – 17 years old while delivering exciting programmes once a week. Group meetings run for up to 2 hours once a week during school terms.  We have developed an amazing programme that uses fun, adventure and friendship to build girls’ confidence and life skills to help grow the next generation of female leaders.  All support and training is provided by a dedicated team to help you do a great job.  You can choose the age group you work with and you can take on a level of commitment that suits.  You just need to bring a drive and a passion to empower girls and lead them towards a bright future!  If this sounds like you, find out more information here  Alternatively, you can email Andrea on to talk about the different options.”
Saturday Morning Music Classes enrolments

SATURDAY  MORNING   MUSIC  CLASSES    For Primary School Children  (
  • A wide variety of instruments to choose from.
  • Instruments available for affordable hire.
  • Small group lessons.
  • Orchestras and ensemble groups for 2nd year players to advanced level.
  • A variety class especially designed for young children: “Let’s Make Music”.
  • George Street Normal School (Saturday morning).
  • Bathgate Park School (Saturday morning).
  • Elmgrove School  (Wednesday after school)
  • Mornington School (Tuesday after school. “Let’s Make Music”)
  • Tainui School (Thursday after school. “Let’s Make Music” and Guitar)
Enquiries: see website: for contact details.
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