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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 our 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.





BLUESTONE V WAIMATAITAI EXCHANGE
Year 7/8 - Friday 29th August.
You are welcome to come and support our Hockey, Netball (A1, A2), Basketball and Soccer teams who play at Mountainview High School starting at 1.15pm.
The rugby game is being played at Alpine Energy Stadium No.1 ground, kick off at 1.15pm.  Students will bus up to Mountainview High and will leave Bluestone at 12.30pm.  The rugby team will walk over to Alpine Energy.
           
VISION HEARING TECHNICIAN
Ann Rooney, Vision/Hearing Technician will be visiting Bluestone School on Monday 1st September.  She will be screening the following:
  • New Entrants - children who have not received their Vision and Hearing through the B4SC programme or are a follow up from the B4SC .
  • Children new to NZ who have not been screened for Vision or Hearing.
  • Year 7 - annual vision screen of all Yr 7 students including colour vision for boys.
  • Retests, previous absentees.
  • Request testing, please fill out a PH Nursing referral form.  (at school office)  

                         
Preloved Kids Gear Sale


Bluestone Home and School is hosting a second hand Kids’ Gear sale on Saturday 13th September 12-3 in the Bluestone School Hall. Sell all of your preloved kids clothing, toys and books, we’re only asking $10 per table and any money you make is yours. There will be a gold coin donation on the door and buyers can pick up some quality bargains along with hot drinks and baking. To secure your table, drop off at the school office your $10 in an envelope with your email and telephone number.  Any questions call Shelley on 688 6268.





HIGH ROPES CHALLENGE FOR YEAR 8's


Great photo by Alison Coombridge. For more photos click on our Facebook link on the top right of this page


Dental Care for Children
The mobile dental service will be visiting our school next week from 20th August 2014.

They will aim to see all children who are enrolled with the school dental service and will not only check children's teeth but also X-ray, clean and apply protective treatments (including fluoride) if required.

If your child requires further dental treatment they will bring home a 'Care Plan" which will explain what is required. When you receive this please call our Call Centre as soon as possible as you will need to arrange a time to bring your child to one of our Community Clinics for this dental care.

Please let us know ASAP if you do not wish your child to have any of this care. You can talk to the staff in the mobile or phone/email our Call Centre. If you wish to be present at your child's check-up please phone or email to make an appointment.

If you would like further information on the Community Dental Service, would like to enrol your child or have any specific questions about your child's dental care, please contact our Call Centre.



Call Centre 0800 846 983 / email commdental@cdhb.health.nz




STUNNING MURAL BY JENNI KERR




We say a huge thanks to Jenni Kerr for her brilliant work in painting this mural that is now on the wall by the sandpit boat. The children will be able to let their imaginations travel to far off places when they view the work of art. Please congratulate Jenni when you see her next.



PENGUIN BOXES

Mrs Geddis, Sam and Baxter have been measuring up the penguin boxes to make sure they are a great fit for the penguins.  Thank you to our Mayor Mr Damon Odey, Mr Stuart Croft, Mr Hayden Blades, Mr Poulter and Mr Redhead for helping out making the many penguin boxes to be installed for the penguins at Caroline Bay.



Our Mayor, Mr Odey assisting Zoe and Jade making the penguin boxes this afternoon





GREAT BOOKWEEK PARADE


Snow White times 5!!!!!!! Julie with her Snow White buddies.

Ruby , Molly , Mea , Izabel.


Move over Harry Potter
WHERE"S WALLY NOW? Looking for a new direction







WALLY FOUND READING IN OFFICE FOYER




MR REDHEAD PROVED A POPULAR READER
Mr Redhead read in our library today as part of bookweek.
He kept his listeners captivated!
WHERE'S WALLY?
Book week started today and guess who we found in the library?
Each day classes need to guess where Wally will be found around our school.


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