Thursday 24 September

Kia ora koutou

We welcome to Flynn Houston to Muritai School. 

Tomorrow we have shifted our school assembly to 9.45am to accommodate the senior school debating finals in the hall at 11.00. School finishes at the normal time at 2.55pm.

At Muritai we are all looking forward to the holiday break. It has been a wonderful term but as you may know the school has been extremely busy and we have some tired children this week. We are very proud of the quality of the things we have done as a school this term – not just the flash things such as the performance activities, but also our core business around reading, writing, maths and inquiry. Our children are making great progress in their academic studies but most of all we are also particularly pleased with the way they are working with each other – which is the heart of the school.

These last 5 weeks it has been an absolute pleasure to be a part of a really strong team consisting of the kids, our teaching staff and the parent community working with a whole raft of opportunities. A special thanks to Mary-Carmel Rohloff who has been at Muritai on teaching practice for the last 7 weeks in room 24 and been a wonderful addition to the staff in that time.  Thank you all.

Our school production is over. Well done to the production team who put the show together and the acting team for all their hard work not just learning and playing their lines but also the peripheral work they did with the younger students. Many adults were critical to the success of the show from teachers to support staff to parents who all put many hours in to a wonderful experience for all concerned.

A special thanks for the home and school parent group who organised the drinks and nibbles which helped fill the time between work and the show for many of our paying customers. It was well received.


Our school basketball teams have really been doing superbly this year and played in their competitions ‘finals’ winning both matches to secure two trophies. 

Our year 4 team won their competition overall, being unbeaten all year and winning their final. Thanks to the supporters and to Hannah and Lincoln Moffat from our senior school who did much of the coaching. 

Our year 7 basketball team, coached by Barb McKenzie, also won the Hutt Valley competition. In a very tight exciting game, and after trailing Naenae Intermediate for the entire match they won in extra time 19-18 with a ‘golden basket’ shot from the free throw line. The supporters had a very stressful and exciting time supporting the team to victory. Well done all.

Our Bee Movie, which we recently published on Muritai TV was awarded second place in the 2014 National Beekeepers Association Bee Aware Month Video Competition.The school earns prizes from Ecostore and Palmers and all winning movies will be on the Beeaware website at

This month it is Muritai’s turn to have a shining star and we are pleased to support the awarding of the Eastbourne Shining Star trophy to Sage Pettus.  Sage stretches herself beyond her limits, tries extra hard and pushes through her comfort zones to achieve great things in sports and the arts. 

Sage recently sat her Grade 1 ABRSM Piano exam (The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) and passed with an outstanding Distinction.  Sage gained 137 marks out of the possible 150. This really is an exceptional result. Her piano teacher Vanessa Tindle says she is an exceptional pianist for her age and is a delight to teach. Sometimes it’s hard to believe she has only just turned 8!  She is always mature in her approach to learning, listens carefully to the advice and guidance given to her and , as a result, makes stunning progress. Sage also recently competed in a Women’s Artistic Gymnastics competition held at Onslow College. There were competitors from 7 different gyms in the Wellington area, with Sage representing the Hutt Valley Gym Team in the "Step 1 Over” age group.  Sage placed 1st overall. 

Yesterday the junior school had their annual Jump Off Skipping event. The children were amazingly skilled at skipping, and for those that have tried skipping lately I was amazed at how fit the children were – they seemed to be able to skip for ages!  Room 4 have posted photos and writing about the event and you can access it here. 

Thank you so much to the many, many adults who have been part of our hooked on Books programme in terms 2 and 3. So many of our junior children have thoroughly enjoyed their 1:1 sessions reading, writing and spelling with their designated ‘adult’. This programme is very beneficial to give the children a boost (or an extension) and we are very grateful to our volunteers.

Congratulations to Sally and Orla who won the Keep Hutt City Beautiful bag design competition. Their designs have been printed onto reusable bags and are now for sale in local stores (the Eastbourne 4 Square). This reduces the need to use plastic bags. The girls won from 560 entries with Sally winning the 13-18 category and Orla winning the 12 and under section. Their prize was a beautiful retro bike each built by BikeTec.

Leigh Sutton, Keep Hutt City Beautiful Chairman was on the judging panel and said “The winning entries had a ‘human element’ and immediate recognition of Hutt City.  They were creative, striking, eye catching and clever.  The more you looked, the more you saw. With such high calibre entries it was a difficult decision.”

Many of our students have received awards from the ICAS English, Writing and spelling exams.   

In English our students earned 5 high distinctions, 4 distinctions, 13 credits and 12 merits awards. 

In Writing our students earned 2 high distinctions, 3 distinctions, 6 credits and 3 merits awards. 

In Spelling our students earned 5 distinctions, 7 credits and 6 merits awards. 

Congratulations to the following students who earned awards in English -
  • High Distinction - George Walker, Cella Connell, Joshua Toomath, Rachel Vass, Lauren Redpath
  • Distinction - Olivia Morphew, Dan Walker, Lea Pummer, Evie Richardson
  • Credit - Ella Szikszai, Finlay Clark, Lucy Harris, Erin O'Shannessy, Sophia Cave, Yasmin Kerr, Jacob Lane, Mia Lowe, Sam Woolley, Emma Beevers, Alexander Cox-Turk, Samantha Morphew, Meike Pummer
  • Merit - Lachlan Buchanan, Amelia Cave, Francie Penney, Greta Woolloff, Ana Zuijderwijk, Lachlan McLachlan, Mia Schoenborn, Evie Wilson, Katie Beevers, Auriel Lewis, Emma Littlefair, Callan Hughes
Congratulations to the following students who earned awards in Writing -
  • High Distinction – Olivia Morphew, Jacob Lane
  • Distinction – George Walker, Samantha Woolley, Sally Bird
  • Credit – Ella Szikszai, Cella Connell, Evie Wilson, Yasmin Kerr, Evie Richardson, Samantha Morphew
  • Merit – Florence Lander, Rachel Vass, Emeline Gray

Congratulations to the following students who earned awards in Spelling -
  • Distinction – Amber Reid, Olivia Morphew, Ethan Hester, Jacob Lane, Lauren Redpath
  • Credit – Alexandra Irvine, George Walker, Cella Connell, Rachel Vass, Samantha Woolley, Samantha Morphew, George Mirfin-Newman
  • Merit – Cameron Bentley, Greta Woolloff, Dan Walker, Katie Beevers, Charlotte Humphries, Helena Cvitanovich,


A fun fund-raiser for St Alban’s Church ALL WELCOME
Saturday 27 September
St Alban’s Church hallNgaio Street, Eastbourne
6 - 6.30pm Preschoolers and their families
6.30 - 8pm Primary aged children 5-12 years
$5 per child – tickets at the door
Refreshments provided.  Bring gold coins to buy some extra treats!

Fun Lunch time French
Now taking enrolments for Term 4 2014.
Classes are held once a week at lunch time, on Tuesday or Thursday. Lots of games, fun activities, crafts, and music to help learning. The best way for kids to learn a language is through play.

For more information or to register ring Stefi Plimmer-Blattner on
562 8211 or email:​

FUN Spanish for kids in Eastbourne
We have a wonderful Spanish-speaking teacher availabl

Free trial class as soon we have enoeugh childrenContact Stefi Plimmer-Blattner on, or phone 562 8211. Visit the website

Wednesday 17 September

Naumai e te whanau o te kura Muritai
Tena koutou katoa,

Welcome to Noah Carian to Muritai School.

As we close in on the end of the term the school is in very good heart. Our annual sojourn into the performing arts finds us in the middle of a huge fortnight. Artsplash singing and visual art, and Dancesplash were last week and this week we have the School Production 'Tall Tales' on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Under the guidance of Raihania Chadwick it has been a really co-operative school community effort between kids, teachers and parents and we thank you all for helping us make this show happen.

Teachers have done their best to keep communicating with you over the last week or so, making you aware of details for the children for the next few days. A couple of key things...

  • Please make sure your children are dropped off in time to get ready for the show.
  • Please make sure you collect your children timely after they have performed.
  • If you are watching the show then please watch the whole show. Do not leave the show early to collect your children once they have performed.
School productions are a huge effort to put together but they are something the children remember for a long time so the effort is well worth it. With the increased emphasis on reading, writing and maths scores it is important to keep a wide curriculum in operation so all children can shine in a number of different opportunities.  

Next week we farewell Jess Savage who goes on maternity leave from room 11 until 2016. Janelle McKay will be joining the teaching team in room 11 until the end of the year and Hayley Skilton takes over from Jess as Associate Principal for year 3-4. We wish Jess and Julian all the very best in their next life-changing journey.


Wow! What a huge week we had with so many students involved in Artsplash.  Muritai was well and truly represented with 123 children singing in the massed choir, 12 students modelling for the Wearable Art, 68 students in Artsplash Dance and artworks from children across all year groups exhibited in the Art exhibition in the Renouf Foyer.

The choir concert was outstanding. We had students from Year 3-6 and they sang their wee hearts out ! They had sixteen songs to learn and they had all worked extremely hard to master this. Many students auditioned for the soloist / small group part and Olivia Morphew, Emma Littlefair, Pania Rolfe, Auriel Lewis, Ned Sykes and Emma Miller were successful in this.

In the Artsplash Choir concerts there is a Wearable Art section where students model their creations on stage. We had a group of students enter into this section and they looked truly stunning on stage with all the special lighting and effects from the lighting team at the Michael Fowler Centre. They also modelled and posed in the foyer as people mixed and mingled before the shows began. Our Wearable Art students were  Noah Daniel-Oakshatt, Auriel Lewis, Emma Littlefair, Mary Heath, Mila Van Der Wilt,  Shannon Humphris, Olivia Palmer-Smith, Eva Oliver, Shannyn Thompson, Rachel Vass, Ruby Wells and Milly Sherriff.

 The Muritai Kapa Haka group joined forces with a group of Year 7 and 8 dancers to create an outstanding performance blending the two genres. They performed as the finale in the Friday night Dance show and were the perfect ending for the Artsplash Festival. They looked amazing in their costumes and when they ended with the Muritai Haka they were so strong and powerful. It made me have a wee lump in my throat – it was truly moving!

You can check out their performance on

Huge congratulations to all our performers, you did us proud!

Congratulations to our Y7-8 team who competed on Saturday 6 September at Hutt Intermediate winning an honours award for the spontaneous challenge which involved solving a tricky problem with 3 minutes to prepare. Congratulations to Charlotte, Lexi, George, Noah, Hannah, Mia and Kieran.

Calendar orders are due in this Friday, 19 September.  These make excellent Christmas presents for grandparents, family and friends.  Calendars are $12 with Diaries and packs of cards at $16.  Please bring your orders to the school office.

On Tuesday 2 September members of the year 5/6 syndicate took part in the Central Zones Hockey Tournament at Fraser Park.  The boy's squad played exceptionally well winning 5 out of their 6 games, scoring an average of 4 goals per game and finishing second in their grade.

The girl's squad also played remarkably well, their structured game play and skill set allowed them to out-play their opponents to finish first in their grade.

The combined efforts of both teams meant that Muritai School finished first overall retaining the Central Zone Cup for the third year in a row.  Thank you to all the parents that supported the students on the day.

UNICEF NZ and Capital Football invited students to attend a Fair Play event at Memorial Park, Petone on Tuesday 9 September which was also supported by the Wellington Phoenix.

This event was an opportunity for a group of students (Lea Pummer, Evie Wilson, Roan O'Sullivan and Josh Apaapa-Preston) to meet professional sports players and learn from their experiences.  Wellington Phoenix Players shared their experiences of sport in a Q&A session followed by a football skills and games session lead by Capital Football.

Girl’s Football Festival
Last week to celebrate Girl’s and Woman’s Week a large group of year 3-8 girls attended the Girl’s Football Festival.

The festival was held at the ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie and the 6 teams from our School had the opportunity to play against other schools throughout the Wellington region.

The girls also got to meet and play alongside a number of Football Ferns such as Lucy Stotter who attended Muritai School. The girls had a fantastic time, many thanks to the parents that helped out on the day with transport and supervision.

At the beginning of this term students in the year 5/6 syndicate formed a new group called the Schoolgen Lead Team. The group was set up to promote awareness about energy efficiency and to educate Muritai School about solar energy.

There are a number of groups in the lead team that are responsible for looking after different aspects and goals for the team. There is the BEV group that work on articles for the Birds Eye View and the Energy Efficiency Sign group responsible for making signs that encourage everyone at Muritai School to turn off electronic equipment and lights that are not being used.

In 2009 Muritai School had 12 solar panels installed on room 23. Since the day they were installed they have produced 10,496kwh of electricity, which is enough energy to power 4,859 personal computers running for 1 day. Over the last 12 months our solar panels have generated 1,966kwh and saved 388kg of CO2. At the end of the year the lead team is planning on having a big celebration to celebrate 5 years since the installation of the solar panels 5, something we still haven’t celebrated yet! Stay tuned.
By Jake Inskeep and Luke Thompson


Tue 16 Sept          School Production Matinee at 1pm
                              School Production Evening Performance at 7pm
Wed 17 Sept         School Production Evening Performance at 7pm
Thur 18 Sept         School Production Evening Performance at 7pm
Wed 24 Sept         Junior school jump off
Thur 25 Sept         Board of Trustees meeting 
Fri 26 Sept            Assembly
Fri 26 Sept            Last Day of Term 3
Mon 13 Oct           Frist day of Term 4


Fun French at Muritai School - Tuesday class. 
We had heaps of fun learning about bread in France and specifically all about brioches.   Then we made some.
Here are Esme Daley and Imogen Tucker with the results.  Délicieux!

Inquiries welcome - ph 562 8211

Registration is now open online and will also be available in person at the HW Shortt clubrooms on Saturday 20 September from 10-12pm
Contact Michael Ferrier on 0212 820477 or

Miramar North School 75th Jubilee
5-6 December 2014
Register now at: / 75th Jubilee
Enquiries: 04 3886 657

KINGS, OHAKUNE - Special offer to all Teachers, Staff and Parents: 
With the upcoming School holidays we are offering all Teachers, Staff and Parents a School holidays special offer... Only $99 per night for a Queen, Twin or Triple en-suite room including light breakfast (two night minimum book by 19th September).

Turoa is experiencing Great Spring Skiing and Riding conditions so time to enjoy...

You'll need to call reception on 06-385-8648 (and mention "School Special") to get the deal but can click below for availability.

Get off the beaten track at Staglands these school holidays with free off-road tractor-trailer rides!

Make sure you visit Staglands these October school holidays as they are unleashing their brand new attraction – off-road tractor-trailer rides!
Everyone visiting The Reserve between the 27th September and 12th October will be given the opportunity to sample their new ride completely free of charge  (*free rides available October school holidays only unless cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.  Additional charge applies at other times)  

Just wanted to notify you about an incredible opportunity for football enthusiast kids that we are bringing to New Zealand - AC Milan Junior Camps, to be held in Wellington in July 2015!  We have just set up our website and are now taking expressions of interest from those wishing to attend the week long camps.

The camps are aimed at all skill levels, but there is a “scouting” element within the ACM Junior Camp environment. They are always looking to identify future talent and have mentioned that they see great potential in NZ given we excel in all sectors relative to our population base.

If your child is interested in attending, please register on the website asap, as they are launching into a nation-wide marketing campaign, and initial indications are that the limited placements will be exhausted very quickly.  If you have any queries, or require any additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Andrew Sandlant 027 605 1167   W:

GET SET GO Athletics is coming back to Eastbourne this summer!
Athletics Wellington and Eastbourne Athletics are offering Eastbourne children the chance to have a go in a fun athletics programme - GET SET GO!  

What is it?
GET SET GO is an Athletics NZ programme that helps children develop the skills they need so they can choose and enjoy being more active through play and sport.  It emphasises fun and positive aspects of children's performance.  Lots of great activities for kids and their parents to have fun with.

The programme will run on a Tuesday evening from 5.30pm to 6.30pm at the HW Shortt Recreation Ground in Eastbourne for a 10-week period split before and after Christmas.  The first 5-week block starts on Tuesday the 21st of October and the post-Christmas 5-week block starts on Tuesday the 3rd of February.  The programme is for children aged 4 to 7 years and costs $50 per child for the 10 weeks.  

There are 60 places for children on this programme

Register online now by going to or contact Jo Murray at Athletics Wellington for more information on 021 976116 or

Bird's Eye View

Wednesday 3 September  

Naumai e te whanau o te kura Muritai
Tena koutou katoa,

Welcome to our new students - Mick Dolk (room 22) and Sofija Perez-Benet (room 1). 

As we enter the last four weeks of term the school is a hive of activity.  We are all looking forward to enjoying a good break at the end of this ten weeks. At present we have Danceplash, our Artsplash choir and our school production 'Tall Tales' on the go. Teachers, children and volunteer parents are all working hard to make these events a huge success whilst at the same time keeping the learning in classrooms ticking over. It is an interesting juggling act but an exciting challenge. I do have to pay tribute to our staff who each year take up the challenge and their creativity, cohesiveness, collaboration and partnership is a joy to be part of. It is a tight knit team and your children are producing stunning results. While many schools are dropping these events from their annual progamme, Muritai continues to provide these experiences for the children and create opportunities for them to shine.

As our winter sports programme draws to a close we thank the huge number of volunteers who have given their time to provide sporting opportunities for the children - not just in coaching and managing the Muritai netball, basketball, cross country, flipperball and water polo teams but also Eastbourne rugby and soccer teams as well. It is a tremendous community to be part of and every year we have people step up and be part of the action to enable the children to be the best that they can be. Thank you so much to our coaches and managers on behalf of the children of Muritai School.

You may have seen on Campbell Live last night the segment on families struggling to provide lunch for their children at school. You can view this segment by clicking this link: 

The students at Muritai School are really keen to help these families. This Friday, 5 September, we will be hosting a food drive for a school in the Hutt Valley where many students come to school hungry and with no lunch. This makes learning harder and more unpleasant.

Your family can also choose to donate $3 by texting 'lunch' to 2448.

We realise this is rather late notice but we would appreciate if every child could please bring some kind of long lasting and sealed pantry food on this day.  The food will donated to the Kids Can Charity, which started this excellent idea, for their distribution.
From Mia Treadwell Burke & Freya Neal
Muritai Charity Ambassadors
We had an excellent return at the NIWA science fair held last week. The children spent the day waiting to explain their investigation to the judges. Their ability to explain their presentation in scientific terms got them across the line in terms of honours. Congratulations to our award winners –

Emeline Gray - NZ Institute of food science and technology award - Do light proof milk bottles have any effect on the taste of milk?
Lily Griffith - Geoscience society of NZ prize - Does the temperature of the air effect the temperature of the sea? 
Emily Daymond- King - Highly Commended - Which kitty-litter absorbs the most liquid?
Alice McFarlane - Highly Commended - Which leather protector protects leather the best?
Alexander Cox-Turk - Highly Commended - What natural kitchen products can slow down the growth of mould?

Our show is fast approaching. Dances and songs are being tuned up and the actors are busy learning their lines for dramatic effect. The performances are Matinee show at 1.00pm on Tuesday 16th and Evening shows at 7.00pm on Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th September (2 weeks’ time). 

Once again Home and School will be selling refreshments at the school production and are looking for volunteers who can either work on one of the nights or provide nibbles.

If you would love to help out please contact Briar Bloomfield at stating which night you would prefer and what you would like to help with.

Tickets are available from the school office.  We have to limit ticket sales to three per family to ensure everyone can see their child perform but we will take names for further tickets.  Prices are $7.50 per adult, $5 per child or senior citizen.

We have a strong group representing us this at the Dancesplash festival on the 12th September at 7.45 at the Michael Fowler Centre. This very large group have worked hard under the guidance of Mr Chadwick and Mrs Hooke and look extremely polished. Get your $5 tickets from the front office.

Our choir this year is just stunning. The performances so far at assembly have been just wonderful and the office staff are enjoying Thursday rehearsal just before lunch when Mrs Hooke and Miss Lee work their magic. They are performing at the Michael Fowler Centre next Wednesday the 10th September at 7.45pm. Please ensure you have your tickets as there are very few left.  They are available from the front office at $5 each.

The team are meeting tonight at 7pm in the staffroom.

We had planned another school assembly this Friday but have now cancelled due to other activities.

The Term Rooms 1, 2 and 3 have been taking part in a sustainability programme.  The children have been learning about, for example, bees, trees, rubbish, weather, etc through interactive stories.  These stories involve learning about the environment and making a positive difference.  They also do related science experiments and have the opportunity to take action at home and school.

Each Monday all children in the Junior School take part in a movement programme.  This programme is run by the coaches from Hutt Valley Gymsports and the children and improving their physical skills.

Room 2 hosted a lovely assembly involving the celebration of Diwali, photos of which can be found on the wall in Room 2.  Room 2 also did Rakau with their buddies and a movie of this can be seen on Room 2’s blog.

The Education Review Office (ERO) publishes a series of five booklets for parents and caregivers. They are excellent reads and you can access them by clicking here.

MASC has some exciting things happening these holidays.  They are going on some cool outings to the Island Bay Marine Education Centre, Indoor Roller Skating, TePapa & Frank Kitts Park and Matiu / Somes Island.  Their at-school days will be packed with great activities too.  Look out for them around Eastbourne on their 'Detective Day' where children will be on the hunt for clues to solve a mystery.  You might see some giant bubbles floating around when they make some giant bubble wands!  They'll also be building a mega marble run, having a fun 'Sports & Team Activity Day' and making some funky flowerpot cupcakes.

Forms are available at the school office or can be filled out online at: (go to the Holiday Programme Book Online tab).

On Friday 3 October we will be having a book swap event from 2:30pm-4pm in the Muritai School Hall as part of our Holiday Programme.  The children on the programme will be organising the event but all children are welcome to attend and swap books.

If your child would like to participate have them choose books from home they no longer need / want and bring them in to After School Care from 3pm, Monday 8th September - Friday 26th November.  We will record each child’s name and the number books they have given.  On the book swap day they will be given tokens which they can swap for an equal amount of books.

There will be a little book cafe set up so children cat sit, browse through books and enjoy some light refreshments.
Please ensure that books bought in to swap are appropriate for children aged 5-12 years old and are in a good readable condition.  We will not be swapping magazines.

Children attending on the day must be accompanied by an adult.

It would appear that some classrooms are experiencing problems with head lice.  Can you please check your child/rens hair regularly.  If you do find that your child has head lice, please treat them prior to bringing them to school and continue to treat them until you don’t find any more over several days.  A great and inexpensive way to treat them is to put plenty of conditioner through your child’s hair and then come through with a fine tooth comb.

The Year 8's are running a raffle fundraising for their end of year camp in Abel Tasman.  For $2 you choose a number out of 100 with the chance to win a $100 note.  Please come to the office with your $2 if you would like to be in to win the $100.

Tom Flynn, Callan Hughes, Lincoln Moffat and Tobias Knight, all boys in Barbara McKenzie's Year 7 Muritai basketball team, have been selected for the U13 Hutt Valley Basketball team.  They will be going to a regional tournament in Dunedin for a week in early October.  It is very impressive to get 4 boys from one team into the reps and is a credit to Barbara's coaching and the boys effort, skill and teamwork.

Barbara is really proud of the boys, they work hard and play a wonderful team game.  Other players in the team are Hannah Moffat, Ben Cass and Matthew Jones.  They play in the Year 7 boys league in Taita where they came 3rd out of 10 teams in Term 2 and this term they were undefeated!   Every year they have played they have been 2nd overall, so this year Barbara is hoping to get a 1st!

Lincoln Moffat has also played lock for the second consecutive year for the Hutt Valley rep rugby team. This year in the under 12 team which was unbeaten in the inter and intra-provisional competitions in both years. He is the only Eastbourne boy to be selected.

Also two Muritai senior school children received club awards at the Eastbourne Junior Rugby Football Club prize-giving - Lincoln Moffat was the most outstanding age grade forward and Jake Murphy was the most outstanding age grade back. Well done boys.  

Callan Hughes has also been selected to represent the Hutt Valley in tennis.

We have come to the end of another successful Netball season for Muritai School.  The players have learned new skills and have played well and fairly.  We managed to get 9 netball teams up and running this year and the children have enjoyed the experience and done extremely well. In particular, our Year 5 team won the first round in their grade being moved up a grade and went on to win their next grade.  Out of 16 games they won 14, lost 1 and defaulted 1.  Well done to all the players this year.

It has been a huge effort for all concerned and we say a huge thank you to our netball coaches, managers and supporters for making this such a successful experience. The quality coaching the children have received augurs well for the future of netball at Muritai.

Wed 3 Sept         Mathswell Competition Year 7/8
                            Starting School at 5 at 7pm in Room 3
                            Carnival Meeting at 7pm in the Staff Room
Thurs 4 Sept       Netball Shared Lunch
Sat 6 Sept           Tournament of Minds (Year 7/8)
Wed 10 Sept       Artsplash Choir Rehearsal
                            Artsplash Performance at Michael Fowler Centre
Fri 12 Sept          ASB Girl’s Football Festival
                            Dancesplash Rehearsal
                            Dancesplash Performance at Michael Fowler Centre
Tue 16 Sept        School Production Matinee at 1pm
                            School Production Evening Performance at 7pm
Wed 17 Sept       School Production Evening Performance at 7pm
Thur 18 Sept       School Production Evening Performance at 7pm
Fri 26 Sept          Assembly

                            Last Day of Term 3

Learn to Sail.  The Muritai Yacht Club runs a learn to sail program on Saturday mornings from 8am to 10am. This is suitable for children 9 years and over. If you are interested or require further information please contact Ben Allan on or come down to the Muritai Yacht Club registration day on Saturday the 6th of September from 9am to 12am.

Days Bay Play Art of Mythical Creatures Class
Sign up now for a fun term of dragons, fairies and more fantastic creatures. Class will run after school on Mondays for six weeks in term four, for ages 7-12. Check out the details at or email 

Babysitter Available
Jasmine Henwood.  I am 32 years old and live in the Eastbourne area.  I am available to look after your kids.  Please give me a call on 562 7009 or 021 171 6721.  Hourly rate $10.