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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.
 
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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NEW POLO TOPS
Available from the school office, $30.00 each. No Eftpos available
 
TEACHER ONLY DAY on Friday
School is closed on Friday while teachers work with Margaret Thorsborne from Brisbane to learn more about Restorative Practice. Teachers will also spend Saturday at school looking at how we implement this at Bluestone.
 
RIPPA RUGBY
Bluestone had 3 wins and a draw at the Rippa Rugby Tournament. View our Facebook page for more photos kindly supplied by Gina Ellis.
GREAT WEBSITE TO VIEW AND USE

South Canterbury Weather Updates.

Keep up to date with all your latest weather and news for all your warnings, forecasts and maps, in South Canterbury by visiting us on our website.

Website: http://scwu.co.nz

Facebook: facebook.com/southcanterburyweatherupdates

Mufti Day
$669.80 raised for the Westpac Chopper Appeal.
Huge thanks for your generous support.
Such a great cause that any family may benefit from at any stage!
 
ROOM 21 ANZAC PICTURES
 
 
POPPY WALL IN ROOM 18
Students were inspired by finding out about how soldiers and family members exchanged mail and how important it was to keep their morale up. They often bought gifts for their mothers and sweethearts back home. Lace was a rather exotic thing, and easily sent and of course a special gift. Room 18 used the idea of lace doily patterns and shapes to create their poppies for Anzac day this year.You can view more photos on our Facebook page.
 
 
 
FIELD OF REMEMBRANCE
Bluestone students joined students from other local schools to place 1200 crosses in a field of remembrance on Caroline Bay. The scale of the field makes you appreciate the extent of the sacrifice made. Each cross has the name of a soldier who never returned from WW1
 
SENIOR STUDENT COUNCIL
This year our senior student council is to be jointly chaired by Isobel McKnight and Courtney McRobie. Robert Chapman will be the council secretary. We look forward to the leadership these students will demonstrate.
 
CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE
​You can visit our Facebook page by clicking on the link at the right of this page.
On Facebook you can see lots of photos from school activities as well as view student-made videos
Visiting our Facebook page helps keep you up to date as events happen!
 
Bluestone Challenge Awards
 
To learn more about how students in Years 5-8 can earn their badges click on the OUR LEARNING tab and then on the BLUESTONE CHALLENGE AWARDS tab
 
Bluestone School Calendar App
We have a school app that can be downloaded on to your smartphone. (Both Android and Apple) This shows you our school events and activities for the year. It also allows you to email in student absences. To download simply search Google for Parent Teacher Calendar App
Let us know how useful you find this.
 
LATEST ERO REPORT EXTREMELY POSITIVE
Bluestone School has an 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
 
 

 
 
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.