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Friday 16 April 2021
As Term 1 comes to an end we can reflect and celebrate what a positive term it has been for our school! Highlights include:
  • Mrs Erskine's wedding
  • Enriching staff professional development sessions on Te Reo and Tikanga Māori
  • The connections made at our Community Picnic and Meet the Teacher night
  • The impact our annual Working Bee has had on maintaining our tidy school environment
  • The launch of our very own Chatbus counselling service 
  • Our memorable and annual Year 6 camp at Camp Columba
  • Student performances in Athletics (House, Zone and Southland events)
  • Acknowledging and honouring the retiring Friends of School Executive: Mel Young, Julie McEwan-Franks and Tara McIntosh. We warmly welcome the newly elected Chair - Vic Sinclair, Secretary - Karen Cook, Treasurer - Amy McArthur
  • New and exciting connections made at our Māori Whanau Hui
  • Our Year 6 Kids Literacy Quiz team 1st placing 
  • New Learning Support assessment tools
  • Student progress in swimming over the 10 sessions at Splash Palace
  • The many student certificates awarded at assemblies
  • The positive and engaging school environment our wonderful staff create
It's no wonder our students love coming to school!
We welcome the following new students into our school whanau:
Matai - Gage, Indie, Ivan, Matai, Jasper, Maggie-Mae, Nate, Tyler, Victoria
Rawe - Olive
This week we held our Swimming Sports to finish off another season of swimming. Staff are proud of the growth mindset that our students had this term and the progress many have made.
Thank you to all the parents who helped out this year, especially to our helpers in the changing rooms. A big thanks in particular to Mrs Lemin for organising our swimming, we appreciate you!
Yesterday, nine students travelled to the Enviroschool Hui in Omaui. They had fun orienteering, playing a traditional Maori game and making Matariki stars. Then everyone tucked into the hangi lunch. They said it was delicious! A great day had by all, with fun ideas they can bring back to school to share. Thank you to Mrs Polaschek for leading this and Bronwen Coe for travelling with our students.
Congratulations to our MBS Kids Lit team who came first in the Year 5-6 section in Gore last week! Max Bekhuis, Micah Lietze, Jonny More and Sylvia Habgood we are proud of you four!
Myross Bush School Values Awards

9 April 2021
Amy Trent for Whakapai Ake “Be the best you can be". Amy, you are always looking for different ways you can improve. You take on board feedback and always try to be the best you can be. Keep up the great work!

Harper Wilson for Kotahitanga “Getting along together” for the kind way she helps others join in with her play.

Austin Sanford for displaying Whakapai Ake “Be the best you can be”. During Action Learning Austin demonstrated creativity and perseverance when designing, building and refining his bridge.

Miller Rutledge, for Ngakau Tapatahi “Doing the right thing even when no one else is looking” - you are a reliable student who can be trusted to be on task, support others and a great model to all in Rawe.

Elise Wishart for Whakapai Ake “Be the best you can be” - for trying hard when things are tough, you can ask for help when needed and work diligently to achieve your goals. Keep it up! 

Thomas Rutledge Whakapai Ake "Be the best you can be" ensuring that he applies himself fully by being focused and engaged during learning opportunities. You are a hard worker Thomas and should be proud of your efforts.

Last week the trophy went home with:
Samantha Parry for displaying Whakapai Ake “Be the best you can be”. During school swimming lessons she has demonstrated a willingness to listen, learn and practice her swimming goals. This has resulted in her making excellent progress in a short time.

16 April 2021
Dorian Skeggs for Kotahitanga 'Getting Along together'. Dorian is a fantastic leader and role model for Myross Bush School. He actively looks for ways to include others both in the playground and during learning situations. Ka pai Dorian.

Sam Lankow for Kotahitanga “Getting along together”. Sam, you show kindness and empathy to everyone at Myross Bush School. You are a great role model for students at Myross Bush. Ka Pai!

Charlotte Gentle for Whakapai Ake “Be the best you can be”. Charlotte has been really applying herself and showing perseverance when working on her learning goals. A great example of this is the effort she has put into swimming in the last few weeks.

Hunter Farquhar for Kotahitanga “Getting along together” Hunter is a kind and thoughtful member of Rawe. He can always be relied upon to be considerate, share, and be a good problem solver.

Kobe Habgood - for showing Ngakau Tapatahi 'Doing the right thing even when no one else is looking”. He is kind and respectful to all members of Kawaka and works hard to complete his work.

Ashleigh Watt - for showing Ngakau Tapatahi “Doing the right thing even when no one else is looking”. She is a highly trusted member of our class and a great role model to others in all she does. 

This week the trophy goes home with:
Rocco Simmons
for Whakapai Ake “Be the best you can be” you work hard on all your workshops, in your Learning Through Play and when it’s time to tidy up! You are a good friend and show great Whakapai Ake every day in Matai! 
Did you know that our classroom sizes have healthy adult/student ratios:
  • Matai = 1:15
  • Rawe = 1:15
  • Kawaka = 1:26
  • Akotoa = 1:25
This ratio is then reduced again with our two full-time teacher aides working in classes (with one T.Aide 30% funded by the Fun Run and 70% by Friends of School).
Final reminder: Tuition registrations for Term 2 are closing tomorow. If you wish to have your son or daughter enrolled in one of the following classes, click on the link below before Saturday 17 April:
  • Drums
  • Guitar
  • Bass Guitar
  • Ukulele
  • Keyboard/Piano
  • Speech and Drama
Sports News
This year Myross Bush School are running the Southern Zone Cross Country. It will be held at Woodlands Agricentre on Friday 11 June.
We will require help from our community to set up the course on the afternoon of Thursday 10 June and then to run this event on the day.
There will be a variety of jobs that you can support us with. If you would like to be a part of the Cross Country organising team please email Mel Lemin at Thanks in advance.

Myross Bush Dolphins drew 7 – 7 with St Theresa’s Cobras
POD:  Pippa B
Friends of School
To maintain many of the great services we run for students and families we require parent helpers. Please click on the link below if you could help with one of the following: Journal group, book covering, production costume sewing, Enviro Schools programme, BBQ Fridays in Term 2, Pet Day organisation, Disco, Book Club organiser, laminating class photos, Cross Country stall helpers, reading to children, etc.
Support Myross Bush School by grabbing an Entertainment APP.
For every two apps purchased, a new plant will be purchased for the Ngahere (planting area) that is being developed in Term 2.

Get saving these school holidays with your Entertainment Digital Membership.
It includes offers from Dig This, Motorcycle Mecca, Transport World, Gore Aquatic Centre, ILT Stadium, MLT Event Centre, Splash Palace, and Super Bowl plus heaps of Dunedin deals including Bowl Line, Dunedin Ice Stadium, Dunedin Segway, Edgar Centre, Inflatable World, Leap and Clip ‘n’ Climb, Megazone, Moana Pool, Orokanui Ecosanctuary, Poolhouse, and Wal’s Plant Land.
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Upgrade to the Multi City if you’re heading outside of your region or over the ditch to Oz.
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Whakatauki (Proverb)
“E hara taku toa i te toa takitahi, he toa takitini.”
My strength is not as an individual, but as a collective.
School Calendar
Week 11
  • Friday 16 April
    • 2.15pm Matai are leading our School Assembly
    • Last day of Term 1
Term Two, Week 1
  •  Wednesday 5, Thursday 6 + Friday 7 May
    • Life Education Van
Week 2
  • Monday 10 May
    • 7.30pm New Entrant Parent meeting - Matai
  • Friday 14
    • 2.15pm School Assembly
Week 3
  • Monday 17 May
    • 7.30pm - Board of Trustees meeting - Staffroom
Community Notices
  • The School Newsletter is published fortnightly. You can expect to receive it in your email on Friday every odd week (e.g. Week 1, 3, 5, etc)
  • Look out for frequent videos and photos published on our School Facebook page
  • Make sure you have downloaded our School Apps for alerts
  • Classroom Newsletters are published weekly via Hero
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Jamin Lietze

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288 Mill Road North
RD 2 Myross Bush
Invercargill 9872

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