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
BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTIONS
Nomination forms have been sent out to all parents.
Nominations must be back to our school Office by noon on Friday 24 October.
Come along on Wednesday 22 October at 6pm to our staffroom for our next Board meeting to see what is involved in being a Board member.
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)