Kay’s Community Newsletter – Friday 21st November

Kay’s Community Newsletter – Friday 21st November

Halswell Market

HI All

Just wondering if you could let your school families know the kids Xmas market is on this Saturday 12-2pm at the Halswell Hub, Corner of Halswell Road and Sparks Road.Be great if you could either share the event on facebook, or newsletters. Anyway to spread the word would be fabulous.  Great way to support local kids.

Thanks you in advance


 Copy of kids xmas market poster

We have a couple of students who have a stall.


Bus support in 2018

Ben Manning Smith has volunteered his support to other students who may be wanting to use the bus in 2018. He busses from the Xchange each morning and then walks from the bus stop to the Unlimited Campus. He recognises that this can be scary for some students initially and is offering to support them. He will also leave from just outside the Jack Mann each day and walk to the bus stop and catch a bus to the Xchange. If you would like to connect with Be and take up this offer of support please email kay.h@discovery1.school.nz


Halswell Pool Monday 11th December

As part of our end of term activities, we will be going to Halswell Pool for the day on Monday 11 December.   You are very welcome to join us for some or all of the day.

Students will need to make their own way to and from the pool, meeting at 10 am and leaving at 2 pm.  The cost of a swim will be covered by our community budgets.  However, if students wish to use the hydroslide they should bring $2 on the day as this is an extra cost.

In addition to their togs and towel, students should bring sun hats and cream as well as food and drink for the day.

Please note there will be no classes running or supervision at school on this day.  



Hey guys I just wanted to give parents a little bit of a heads up on choices some students have been making lately. There seems to have been a noticeable increase in the amount of cheap sugary drinks / ice pops etc purchased at New World and other places. If LA’s notice they usually have a chat with students about it but it would be really helpful if parents were also supporting our take on this. We feel like this is not the purpose of the Trust Licence and the reason we allow students to go to New World. We ask students to make different choices and to not buy high sugar items whilst at school. Students are essentially buying large packets of sugary items or drinks and sharing them around their friends.