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Friday 27 November 2020
We are very blessed at Myross Bush School to have such a supportive group of parents we call our Friends of School (FOS). They meet once a term and contribute significantly to the resources in our school. For example, at the last meeting they committed to paying for the following 2021 resources:
  1. School swimming for all students at Splash Palace (10 sessions over 3 weeks) = $3,500 (The ILT also contribute to the costs.)
  2. Online Math (Mathletics/Matific) subscription for Year 1-6 students = $2,700
  3. NZ Play Planks to support 'Learning Through Play' = $1,100
  4. Teacher Aide hours = upwards of $18,000 
This is very generous and today we want to particularly honour the following FOS Executive members:
Mel Young = President
Tara McIntosh = Secretary
Julie McEwan-Franks = Treasurer

They have done a lot for the school over recent years and we are grateful to them for this leadership.
They have also indicated they wish to pass the baton on at the start of 2021. If you would like to be considered for either of the above roles, please speak with them or email the school at 
Akotoa led our School Assembly last week and did a great job. Below is the video they shared giving us an insight into their day to day learning. Click on the image below to watch the video.
Reminder: as per the email dated Wed 25 Nov, due to the inclement weather, we have postponed our Fun Run until Tuesday 1 December at 1.30pm. 

At the time of writing this newsletter, funds for the school have reached approximately $5,853.87

Fundraising options include:
  1. Setting up a child's profile online at This online option closes today, Friday 27 November. 30% of funds raised covers prizes and 5% goes to administration. Students who raise funds over $10 or more can choose a prize.
  2. Fundraise as above but donate the prizes to the school. There are Science, PE and creative prizes the school could benefit from.
  3. Not setting up a profile online and instead just giving a donation straight to the school by making a bank transfer to 12-3154-0118275-01 and labelling it "Fun Run Donation"
On the day students will need:
  1. A change of clothes to run in
  2. A water bottle
  3. A towel
  4. Sunscreen 
Students who raised funds online can order their prizes through their login profile between the 28 November and 2 December. Once signed into their profile, simply click on the ‘Claim Your Prize’ button and follow the prompts. If you have any questions, please contact the School Fun-Run team on 0800 377 170 and they can assist.
A reminder that we ask parents to drop off and collect their children between 8.15am and 3.15pm. Unless they are bus children, children on the school grounds outside this timeframe are the responsibility of parents.
If the pickup timeframe is a challenge, we encourage you to enrol in the XO after school program (they run a van and collect students from school).
Our school uniform has been updated with our new logo! We are stoked with the new look of the bucket hat and t-shirt! The new t-shirt is made from an advanced fabric with a sublimated design that will not crinkle, fade or peel.
Please note: tee's are still to arrive but sun hats are in stock at the office.

You can order yours today via the link below or ringing the school office between 9-1pm. 
The Southern Zone is seeking community voice around how to run the Zone Athletics in 2021. Please click on the link below to have your say.
Myross Bush Dolphins beat Middle Sharks in the final coming out as champions in their grade winning 8-3. Congratulations to the winning team pictured with their trophy.
Whakatauki (Proverb)
"Hurihia tō aroaro ki te rā, tukuna tō ātārangi kia taka ki muri i a koe."
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
School Calendar
Week 8
  • Tuesday 1 December
    • 1.30-2.30pm Fun Run
  • Wednesday 2 
    • Mitre 10 Tough Kids
  • Thursday 3 
    • Mitre 10 Tough Kids postponement
    • 6-7.30pm Enrich@ILT Year 6 Leavers Evening
  • Friday 4 
    • 2.15pm School Assembly (Kawaka leading)
Week 9
  • Monday 7 December
    • End of Year Reports Published in Hero
    • 7.30pm Board of Trustees Meeting (Staffroom)
Week 10
  • Monday 14 December 
    • 4-5.15pm Year 6 Graduation night (Activity Centre)
  • Tuesday 15 
    • 1-2pm Final School assembly - School Closes for the year at 2pm

2021 Term Dates:

Term 1: Wed 3 Feb to Fri 16 April (11 Wks)

Term 2: Mon 3 May to Thur 8 July (TOD Fri 4 June, Fri 9 July) (10 Wks)

Term 3: Mon 26 July to Fri 1 Oct (3 Ways Thur-Fri 5/6 Aug, Production Sept 28) (10 Wks)

Term 4: Mon 18 Oct to Wed Dec 15 (9 Wks)

Community Notices
Nativity Photos
A great alternative for Christmas Photos. Have your photo taken in a Nativity Scene.
Sat 5th, 12th, 19th Dec 10-4
Monday - Friday 14th - 18th Dec 10-12, 2-4, Mon 21st Dec, 10-12
2-4 Packs cost $5 & $10, cash only.
Manna Bookshop 90 Spey Street
Out of School Music
Enrolments are now open for 2021. Affordable music lessons for students 5-18 years. Saturday mornings, Girl's High. 
Ph 216-5137 (answerphone) email: 
or Facebook 'Out of School Music'
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Jamin Lietze

Our mailing address is:
288 Mill Road North
RD 2 Myross Bush
Invercargill 9872

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