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
Kapahaka performance at Relay for Life
Our kapahaka group performed with distinction at the opening of the Relay for Life. Thanks to Lee West and Jannette Aldridge for preparing our students so well.
African music and dance at Bluestone
Yachting and Kayaking at Caroline Bay
Our Year 7's are experiencing Yachting and Kayaking at Caroline Bay. Have a look on our Facebook page to see lots of photos taken by Alison Coombridge of this activity.
3 WAY CONFERENCES
Monday 16 and Wednesday 18 March starting at 3pm
Thursday 26th March at 6.00pm in the School Hall. Keep this date free. A fun
night of games and ideas to help you support your children’s maths learning at home. Spot prizes
for every family. Food, crèche provided. Remember the home and school partnership is one of the
key factors that improves children’s achievement. See you there!!
The Mufti Day held on Wednesday 11th February raised $642.00 to support the South Island Charity Bike Ride. A great effort and supporting very worthwhile local Charities, SC Hospice, St Vincent de Paul, Life Education Trust Mid/South Canterbury, Lister Home, Casper and Special Olympics South Canterbury.
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)
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.