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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.

 
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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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



WHANAU HUI
Tuesday 23 September, 7pm

Bluestone School are running a Maori Whanau Hui from 7pm - 8pm and a supper provided afterwards. The focus of the Hui will be the Ka Hikitea Document from the Ministry of Education and how we can work together to help our tamariki succeed at school. Look forward to seeing you there.


WACKY WEDNESDAY
As part of our Writers' Week children and teachers came to school dressed up in a 'Wacky'  theme to add to the fun. Look on our school Facebook page for all the photos!



WRITERS' WEEK
This week at Bluestone we are having a special emphasis on writing. Make sure you ask your child what is happening at school this week. There might be lots of odd and unexpected happenings! If you enjoy writing why not send some of your writing along to school for the children to enjoy!

SPORT SUCCESS

​We thank our wonderful sport coaches and managers for the terrific job they do in preparing and supporting our many sport teams. Success follows. 
SC Gymnastics - 1st Year 5-6 A Grade, 2nd Year 7-8 C Grade, 1st Year 7-8 A Grade and award for best presented and best behaved team.
Hockey - 6 aside Phoenix, winners of Trophy Competition Cup
Netball - Stars Year 5-6, winners of Competitive Future Ferns Grade. Year 7-8, B2 winners of Development Grade Section 2


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

BLUESTONE V WAIMATAITAI EXCHANGE
Bluestone School won the Sports Exchange Trophy after competing in rugby, netball, hockey, basketball and soccer. Special thanks to our coaches for preparing our teams and to Julie Langford for her organisation of the exchange. Congratulations to our students on their efforts and results.
           
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.

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