Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Thursday 1st August

Welcome to the first day of August!!!!

The first week of Term 3 here at Waltham School has started with the excitement of our full school swim programme at Pioneer Pool. Thanks to the wonderful support of the Red Cross and our own school BOT these two weeks of professional swimming lessons are being provided at no cost to all of our students.
The lessons are going really well and I am seeing and hearing daily success stories about so many of the children gaining  skills and confidence in the water.

Well done to our own 'Waltham Pirates' basketball team who won their latest game on Monday night. It was a real pleasure to on the sideline cheering them on and seeing the teamwork and wonderful spirit developing between the children.

A reminder please about how important it is to ring and let the school office know when and why your child is going to be late or absent from school.

Our cell number is 027 379 3137 and landline 379 3137.

Have a fantastic end to the week.

Sunday, 28 July 2013


Welcome to the new term. It is great to have everyone back after the holiday break.

We already have several new enrolments which is wonderful so early on in the term. A big welcome back to Craig Gault, our DP in the Senior School and Room 9 Teacher. Craig has been on a Ministry of Education Sabbatical in Term 2.
Welcome back also to Hayley Goodman who has shifted her class in to Room 7 for the reminder of the year to make way for the new junior class in Room 4 being taught by Ms Darling and Mrs Wheeler.
The growth of our school is very positive for the future. Thank you so much for everyone working so hard together to adapt and make the necessary changes.


Whole school swimming has started today and runs every day for the next 2 weeks at Pioneer Pool. Students need a swimming bag containing named togs and towel at school each day to take full advantage of this great opportunity. 'Free' swimming lessons (thanks to the Red Cross Grant and BOT support) are an  opportunity to great to miss.


Tonight's game for our senior team is at Pioneer Stadium at 3:30pm. The mini-bus will leave from school about 3pm and return children back as usual following the game.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

'What Eva' Wednesday

Hi all,

Not great weather today but we will go ahead with our Mufti Day and Soup. Not so brilliant for 'Wheels' so feel free to leave those at home today and we will find a nicer day early in Term 3. If you do decide to bring 'wheels' today we will try and get you out for a quick ride at some stage but no promises due to the rain.

Have a great day

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Monday 8th July

Welcome to another week-The final week of Term 2.

Wow this Term has flown past!!!!

To celebrate the last week of a great term we are having a 'What Eva Wednesday' which is a cool idea from our senior students. It will be a Mufti Day where we can wear 'what eva' and children are also welcome to bring along 'what eva' wheels they like (bikes, skate-boards, scooters etc) and we might even set up a few fun courses for children to ride and have fun on at various stages through the day.

The children have been designing posters to promote the day which are up around the school and we will send home a reminder note tomorrow.

Have a fabulous Monday!!!!