Welcome to Term 1. I hope you all managed to have a well-earned break and enjoyed some time with your families.


During the first two weeks we will be working hard to establish routines and expectations.  I will also be completing testing with some children, which may see a little shuffling around of groupings until I find the best fit for the children’s learning needs.

To begin the year we will be spending as much time as possible at the Southbridge pool. We will swim daily during weeks 1 – 5. Please ensure your child has their named swimming togs and towel at school everyday.  



Dates to remember:


Tuesday 6th  – Waitangi Day observed (school closed)

Friday 16th  – Southbridge Horticultural show

Thursday 22nd – Swimming sports



Tuesday 13th  – School photos

Wednesday 14th – Friday 16th – Year 4 camp

Wednesday 21st – Friday 23nd – Year 5 camp


If you have any questions or wish to contact me you are most welcome to pop into Community 2 or contact me via email.


Nikki McCartin

Community 2