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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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3 WAY CONFERENCE BOOKINGS
​To book your interview/conference time simply click on the Interview Bookings tab on the left side of this page and follow instructions.
 
MATHS FUN
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!! 

FAMILY NIGHT AT SCHOOL
It was wonderful to see so many of you at school to meet teachers and to view classrooms.
MUFTI DAY    
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. 
 
ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS RAISED IN PARENT SURVEY
Please read below the responses from the Parent Survey completed in November.  Thank for taking the time to complete the survey. 
 
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.
 

IN & OUT OF ZONE ENROLMENTS

Applications for out of zone places are now being invited for those new entrant students who will become eligible for enrolment during the period 20th April 2015 until 3 July 2015. The deadline for the receipt of applications for out of zone places is 4pm 17 February 2015. 

If you live in the home zone  and have not yet signalled your intention to enrol your child later this year, please contact the school immediately to assist us to plan appropriately.

 
STAFFING FOR 2015

 

Te Tahi New Entrants

Georgia Jackson (Team Leader), Chelsea Jenkins, Jodie Harvey

Creative Creatures Year 1-2

Amanda Morgan (Team Leader) Ann Schaab, Erna Linyard, Marilyn Ross

Team Explorer Year 3-4

Vicki Zonnevylle (Team Leader), Janet Richards, Sue Harris, Keitha Bramwell, Jenna Maher, Tim Mills

High Flyers 4 Year 5-6 rooms and on year 4-5 room

Kay Hines (Team Leader), Sharlene Heaphy/Nikki Geddis, Daniel Finlayson, Rebecca Hamilton, Samantha Gorton

Think Tank Year 7-8

Alison Coombridge (Team Leader), Kate Vaughan, Karyn Grace, Nicole Ryan

 
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.