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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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MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR
We wish all families a great festive season and a wonderful summer holiday.
Our 2015 school year for students starts on Monday 2 February.
The school Office will be open from Tuesday 27 January, 10am - 3pm 
STATIONERY PACKS for 2015 are available from our Office.
Year 7-8 & Year 5-6 are both $30, Year 3-4 $25 and Year 1-2 & Te Tahi are both $20

WHOLE SCHOOL AT CAROLINE BAY
Thanks to the Home & School, Wayne Redhead and Daryl Olds for cooking and serving 600 sausages in bread for our students on their visit to the Bay
 
 
YEAR 8 Celebration Day
Check out the other photos of the day taken by Alison Coombridge on our Facebook page
 
 
WHAT A MUSIC SHOW
So much talent. Check out the photos by Alison Coombridge on our face book page
 
School Travel Plan Survey Report - November 2014 
The results of the parent survey have created the basis of a report that can be viewed on the link below.  It appears more students are now coming to school by walking or scootering which helps to reduce the traffic congestion at our gates.  Many children are also being dropped off near school but not at the gates which has also helped.

SC PRIMARY ATHLETICS

Many Bluestone students enjoyed considerable success at the recent SC Primary School Athletics day:

Baylie McClintock 2nd U11 Long Jump, 2nd U11 Sprint

Jenna Tomkinson  1st U9 Sprint, 2nd U9 Long Jump

Jorja Miller 1st U10 Sprint, 2nd 200m Junior

Kyra Chamberlain 2nd U10 Sprint

Melissa Pateman 1st 12 & over Sprint

Renee Tomkinson 1st U12 Sprint, 1st 11 & over Long Jump, 1st 200m Senior

AJ Foster 2nd U8 Sprint

Nick Webb 1st U10 Sprint

Robert McIvor 2nd U10 Sprint

Piper Thomson 2nd U11 Baseball Throw, 3rd U11 High Jump

Tayah Livesey 3rd U9 Baseball Throw

Lukin James 2nd 8oom Junior

Relay Girls U9 1st (Tayah Livesey, Jenna Tomkinson, Eve Turnbuull, Connie Dellow

Relay Girls 11 & Over 2nd (Renee Tomkinson, Isobel McKnight, Melissa Pateman, Kate Gillan-Smith

Relay Boys U11 3rd Nick Webb, Robert McIvor, Baylie McClintock, Zac McLennan

YEAR 3-4 ATHLETICS
Congratulations to the students who broke records at our recent Year 3-4 Athletics:
Jonty Little High Jump 1.03m 
Jenna Tomkinson High Jump (Under 9) 93cm
Kolby Brookland Long Jump 3.27m
Connie Dellow High Jump (Under 8) 89cm
Class Relay : 1st Room 7, 2nd Room 9, 3rd Room 21
We have photos of the day taken by Tracy Rees on our Facebook page.

 

SUCCESS OF STUDENT AND COMMUNITY ART EXHIBITION
Thankyou for your terrific support of our Bluestone Art Exhibition.
Our students learned lots from our visiting artists and everyone got to enjoy some wonderful student and community art.
Special thanks to Mrs Wilsher for her drive to make this exhibition such a success!
 
 
 
STUDENTS LEARNING MANDARIN AT BLUESTONE
Annie is proving to be a great teacher of Mandarin at Bluestone! 
 
INTERSCHOOL CRICKET
Bluestone has been involved in an interschool cricket competition this week. First up we played Beaconsfield who scored 92 runs. Bluestone replied with 94 for 6. Nick Webb was 58 not out.
In our second game Pleasant Point proved too strong. Our third game saw Bluestone win against a St Andrews/Barton Rural team with Nick Webb taking 4 wickets for just 7 runs. In our final game against Waihi Bluestone compiled a good total of 143 runs. Nick Webb again top scored with 64 and Toby Clemett added a fine 33 runs. Our total was overtaken with just 2 overs to spare. We thank Julie Langford for organising and coaching our team.
 
FURTHER PLANTINGS AT THE WETLANDS BY BLUESTONE
 
Students with the help of Mr Redhead planted a number of new shrubs at our Bluestone Wetlands area.
Students have helped the existing plants by cutting away the competing grass and weeds. The new plants will help fill the gaps on the bank and create an eco system that will support itself and provide a great home for birds.
 
STAFFING FOR 2015

We have finalised our 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

 
MUFTI DAY TO RAISE FUNDS FOR WESTPAC RESCUE HELICOPTER
An amazing $841 raised by our student mufti day. Huge thanks for your support
 

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
 
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)
If you want to read the full report then click here ERO REPORT.pdf