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Welcome to Bluestone School's Website!

Here you'll find useful information about how our school works, what we believe in, and what's coming up. This is also a place for our teachers to share their online classes with parents and students.
You can find out more school news by requesting to join the Principal's email tree to parents. This gives you regular updates direct to your mobile devices.
Our Facebook page is regularly updated with news, photos, and any
postponements or cancellations.

 
Print out and decorate the art sheet above for H&S Calendars
 
 
BLUESTONE SCHOOL ENROLMENT SCHEME
 
Bluestone School now has an enrolment scheme to manage our roll numbers and avoid overcrowding. Letters detailing the zone boundary have been sent home with students
 
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TEEBALL TEESOFTBALL AND SOFTBALL
Games this Friday the 31st October have been cancelled due to lack of ground space.  First week will now be next Friday 7th November.

BLUESTONE SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEE ELECTIONS
Every 18 months we call for nominations for half the positions on our Board. This makes sure we always retain some experience and continuity. We called for nominations for three positions for our Board of Trustees elections. Exactly three nominations were received so no election will be required. Jill White joins the Board. Iain Bamber and Andrew Dyne return to the Board for a further 3 years. The other parent members of our Board are Leola Smith, Adrian Gray and Nathan Taylor. We greatly appreciate this support to ensure we continue to have quality governance at Bluestone School.
 
MUFTI DAY TO RAISE FUNDS FOR WESTPAC RESCUE HELICOPTER
On Wednesday 5 November we will hold a mufti day. We ask that students bring a gold coin donation with all funds raised going to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter. This year alone several of our students have been very lucky to have this service and we want to recognise their support when students have needed it!

TOP TEAM FUN COMES TO BLUESTONE
 
Sport South Canterbury brought Top Team fun to Bluestone. There were lots of fun activities that challenged students. We have lots of photos taken by Alison Coombridge available for your viewing on our school Facebook page. Click the Facebook link on the top right of this page

SCHOOL TRAVEL PLAN PARENT SURVEY
We have sent home a School Travel Plan Parent Survey for you to complete. The survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete. All completed surveys will go into a draw to win a $50 voucher kindly donated by Darren Cuthbertson from BIKE BARN Timaru
 
SCOOTER & SKATEBOARD COMPETITION
Thursday 30 October 12.45-1.15pm Come along and view the tricks our students perform as they compete to win a place to represent Bluestone at the SC Primary Champs

 
Writers' Week 2014
​Have a look at some pictures from Writers' Week. Go to Our Learning / Writers' Week 2014
 
NEW GENERATION An original song by Neve & Renee
Soundtrack produced by Quicksand Studios
Video by George, Sarah, Hailee & Neve

 
 
SUCCESS AT BANDQUEST FOR BLUESTONE
We had 3 amazing bands competing in Band Quest at the Aurora Auditorium in Christchurch against the best from Canterbury. Our bands each performed two original songs. The quality of competition on the night was totally amazing and the great news is that our 3 bands were certainly up there with the best of them. We won two major prizes. Neve O'Connor won top female vocalist. Renee Kerr and Neve O'Connor wrote the Best Original Song and they performed this along with their band (THE PEOPLE) Shayle Haumu (drums), Jordan Harvey and Jasmyne Dromgool (Bass guitars).
Our two other bands also impressed the big audience. 
DISTRACTED - Melissa Pateman, Peta O'Brien, Jacob White, Lochey Hopkinson
ON THE ROAD - Toya Olsen, Coltrane Leach, Hunter Mealing, Courtney McRobie, Laura Heron & Jorgia Gaze-Hende
          
 
ANOTHER GREAT BOOK WEEK VIDEO
Student video promoting Book Week at Bluestone
Two of our Year 6 students, Jess and Sam, have produced a short video to promote reading and Book Week here at Bluestone. Enjoy. 

NEW ERO REPORT EXTREMELY POSITIVE
Bluestone School has a new ERO Report and everyone can feel very proud about what it has to say about our school! The report notes that Bluestone School continues to provide students with high quality education within a safe and inclusive environment. The school's curriculum provides interesting and challenging learning opportunities. Students' individual needs are identified, well catered for and closely monitored. The school is effectively governed. The strong leadership team works collaboratively with staff and the board. There is a highly reflective culture that ensures ongoing improvement for student learning and well being. ERO is likely to carry out the next review in four-to-five years. (The longest cycle of review)
If you want to read the full report then click here ERO REPORT.pdf