Friday, March 27, 2015

Kelly Sports - Term 2

Kelly Sports will be back in Term 2 with their fun and exciting classes. Kelly Sports encourages children to have fun, build confidence and to give sport a go. We believe that sport and physical activity has so much to offer young people; it improves fitness, develops communication skills, team work and gives children a place to channel their energy.

Kelly Sports Term 2
Autumn Action (Yrs 1-4) – Fridays 3.05pm-4.05pm - Come and try Football, Basketball, Hockey and Turbo Touch. Learn the fundamentals of all sports and new game skills all while having FUN!

Football Skills Programme Term 2– A 8 week football skills programme at West Rugby Club Rooms, Ian Galloway Park on Fridays (3.30-4.30pm). The programme is designed to cover both individual and team skills including, Game rules, Ball control, Dribbling, Passing, Tackling, Defence, Team work, Goalkeeping, practice and warm up drills for players and teams. It is ideal way to improve skills and confidence for the winter football season.

KELLY CLUB Holiday Programmes
Kelly Club will once again be operating at Amesbury SchoolChurton Park SchoolWests Rugby Club Rooms in Wilton, West Park School, during the April holidays. Kelly Club Holiday Programmes focus on giving children aged between 5 and 12 the opportunity to do things they enjoy in a safe, supportive and encouraging environment. They are packed with variety to entertain, inspire and challenge children.

Our Aftercare Programme is focused around various activities including sports, cooking, art and craft as well as structured ‘free-time’ after a busy day at school. These activities are incorporated into themes that give children the opportunity to extend their learning outside of the school classroom. For more information and to enrol please email or call 021 133 2891

Holiday Sports Workshops - Kelly Sports is offering their popular Holiday Sports Workshops in FootballNetball:
NETBALL (Yrs 1–6) - Onslow College - Fun drills and games to develop and challenge young players 
(13th & 14th April 9.30-12.30pm).
FOOTBALL (Yrs 1–6) - Wests Club Rooms, Wilton - Work on core skills of control, dribbling, passing & improve technique
(Wk 1:Tues-Thurs 9.30-12.30pm, Wk 2:Tues-Thurs 9.30am-12.30pm).


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Book Swap for Adults is OPEN

The shelves are up,
The books are in,
We're open!

Fiction and non-fiction books for adults.  Lots of goodies here.   Bring a book down to school to swap for a different one.  If you don't have a book to swap on the first visit, then just bring one the next time.

Head to the reception area.  See Gail for the key and start browsing.

Happy reading everyone!


Friday, March 20, 2015

Sports shirts for Amesbury School students

We are really excited that our new, custom made sports shirt is in the final stages of production. The image below shows the front and reverse of the shirt. The orange and green colours will match our orange and lime polo shirts (the green doesn't show as quite the right colour in this image).

Who can buy a shirt?  Shirts will be available for any Amesbury student who wishes to purchase one and it can be worn for any sports activity. Students representing Amesbury School at a sports event will be required to wear a sports shirt (generally year 4-6 students).  School will have a small number of shirts available to hire at a small cost if students are attending an external sports event and they do not wish to purchase their own shirt.

The sports shirt is not a replacement for the uniform polo, which should still be worn as usual during the school day.

What sizes will the shirt come in?  
They will be available in sizes 4 years - 16 years (there is a sizing chart with measurements at the bottom of this page) - ignore the graphics on the sizing chart, this does not relate to the Amesbury sports shirt.

How much will the shirts cost?
$55.00 including GST, however we will be offering a discount on this price for any shirts ordered, (and paid for) by 30 April 2015.  This "Early Bird" price will be $48 per shirt.

How do I place an order?
Just complete the form via the link below.  

Sports Shirt Order Form

Any other questions?  Email:

High Five Awards - Term 1, week 7 (13-20 March 2015)

Congratulations to all students who received a High Five certificate this week. For further detail on the award, please see the certificates in the parent area near the main office.  All certificates will be given to students to take home at the end of term.

Leo Smith - Excellence
Gabriel Ashbey-Rendell - Authenticity
Callum Stevens - Authenticity
Marco Mortensen - Excellence
Atharva Singh - Connecting & Including
Joshua Ho - Excellence
Louise Lange - Authenticity
Max Smith - Authenticity
Milla Grant - Creating & Inquiry

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Entertainment Book 2015/16

We will be selling Entertainment Books this year but are not planning to send a book home with each family. Pre-sales are available now.  

Only online payments will be accepted this year.  Please click on this link  to purchase your book or digital version.

"The new books and the exciting new Entertainment™ Digital Memberships, are filled with terrific businesses with valuable and often exclusive offers.  Customers will be able to choose the Book Membership or the Digital Membership, each selling for only $60, with $12 being contributed to the school"
If you have any other questions, please email amaria:

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

$20,000 for Adventure Playground

Woohoo! We have just received notification that our application for funding to the Hutt Mana Charitable Trust has been successful and $20,000.00 will be deposited in our account for our new adventure playgound.
We are so grateful for their generous funding. Thanks HMCT!

Book Swap for Adults - Coming Soon

Exciting news!

We are currently in the throes of creating a book swap system for adults. This will be a great addition to our library.  A new shelf (in boxes) has arrived and there are many books waiting to be swapped.

What:    Book swap for adults
Who:     Any parents, grandparents, older brothers and sisters,
              neighbours, staff
Where:  Amesbury School Library / Reception area
When:   As soon as the installer comes to get the shelf made up.
              Books will be accessible any time the school is open.

How:     Bring along a book from home and swap it with another book on the shelf.  Read the book,
              then bring it back and swap it for another one.  You can even relax on our comfy reception
              furniture or in the sunny library with a hot cup of  coffee and read onsite.  A small koha
              (donation)  tin for coffee is on the bench in the reception area.

A small taster of what we already have:

NB: As these are adult fiction and non-fiction books, the book swap shelf is lockable and only accessibly by adults.