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8th D ecem ber

Nelson Central School
2 010 Week l y N e ws l ett er
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou katoa home.
te whanau whanui o te Kura Tuatahi o Ani, R17, age 8 years
Whakatu – greetings to friends and
family of Nelson Central School. Nelson Central Achievers
1. Niko S, Amber C, Ben P (R9) Wonderful Planet
Final Assembly stories
Our final assembly for the year will start at 11:15 am. If 2. Ani N (R17) a great story about the class party
the weather is fine we will have that on the front field in 3. Lucy D, Analijia T, Psalm H (R15) 100% for basic
the shade of the Lime Trees. If wet we will have it in facts 3 weeks in a row
Trinity Hall. 4. Neihana B, Cheyelle M, Kahurangi R, Max S (R15)
for moving up a level in spelling/kupu hou
2011 5. Paige C (R1) 1st to complete a picture book – It’s a
The new school year will start on Monday 7 February at Watery World.
8:55 am.
Term events
Lost Property 8 Dec BOT meeting
Judy at the front office has been holding several 8 Dec Totara Big Day Out
‘treasures’, watches, glasses, toys etc. If you have lost 9 Dec Whanau Day Out
anything of that nature please call and see Judy before 10 Dec Summit Club tramp to Mt Arthur
Tuesday. On Tuesday she will be tidying the office and 13 Dec Children visit 2011 teachers
will dispose of all such items. 15 Dec Furniture shift for teachers moving
classrooms for 2011
Left Clothing Term 4 finishes Thursday 16 December around mid
Left or lost clothing is mounting up and we ask that day
children/families please check the left/lost property bins
in Renwick House and the room opposite Room 4 and Public Holidays During Term Time
claim what is yours. Anything left at the end of the term Queen's Birthday - 7 June (Monday)
will be sent off to charities if clean and the skip for other Labour Day - 25 October (Monday)
Terms and dates for 2011
Children’s writing Term 1 starts Monday 7 February
A Class Party Term 2 finishes Friday 15 April
On Tuesday 30th November Te Pouahi 17 had a class Term 2 starts Monday 2 May
party at the pool and in class because we were given Term 2 finishes Friday 15 July
$100 by the School Community Group.. Term 3 starts Monday 1 August
Term 3 finishes Friday 7 October
In the morning I was excited to see all the people Term 4 starts Tuesday 25 October
dressed up but no-one really dressed up as anything. I Term 4 finishes Tuesday 20 December
was a Christmas tree.
Public Holidays during Term Time
Firstly we did some party games. We did musical chairs. Queen’s Birthday 6 June (Monday)
I was the best dancer in my group. After that we played
pass the parcel and Iwi won. Then we played the This is the last newsletter for the year and I want to take
chocolate game. I had to stuff my mouth full of them. this opportunity to thank everyone for the help and
After morning tea we watched a movie and had shared support they have given the school during the year. For
kai. When the movie ended it was lunch so we all went some of you this will be your last year as a parent at
outside and played. When the bell rang we went to the Nelson Central; I wish you well for the next level of
Riverside pool. Me and my friends played a rescue Our weekly newslett er is kindly
game – it was fun. When we came back to school it was sponsored by –
three o’clock and time to go home. THE DOCUMENT COMPANY

After that I was really tired and fell asleep when I got

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schooling which you will undoubtedly support as well CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY JUNIOR ART CLASSES
as you have supported us. with Lari sse Hall at Art @ 203, 203 Trafalgar St, Nelson.
Indulge and extend your child’s crea tivi ty with Arti st
Please enjoy the festive and holiday season and I look Larisse Hall. Classes are li mi ted to a maxi mum of 8
forward to seeing everyone back at school rested and students to ensure and encourage the development of
ready to go again on 7th February.
individual style, in a fun and creative explora tion of
art.Dec 21st, Jan 18th, Jan 25th and Feb 1st. Ei ther 10.30
Dr Paul Potaka – 11.30a m or 1.30 – 2.30pm.
Art @ 203, 203 Trafalgar St, Nel son. Classes commence
7th February 2011. 5 - 8yr olds Mondays 3.30 - 4.30pm &
9 - 12 year olds, Tuesdays 3.30 - 4.30pm.
Both Progra mmes $10 per session. Book early to avoid
disappointment! Phone Larisse 03 547 4929 or 027 358
2006, Phone Art @ 203 03 548 3961

Holiday Programme
Need to do some last minute Chri stma s shopping?
21st - 24th December...for 5 - 12 year olds
Nelson Central Social Skills Venue: Impac t Churc h
16 - 18 Halifax St (op new countdown)
“Remember your great social skills over 9.30 - 12.30
the holidays” Theme "The Real meaning of Christmas"
Games, Stories, ac tivi ties, craf ts, food...
Gold Coin Donation
Ph Noeline 5475571

Nelson Hockey Holiday Programme

JANUARY 13th & 14th,
18th & 20th, 25th & 27th,
10.30 AM - 1. PM
Nelson Hockey, in
conjunction with Sport
Tasman, will be running Summer
Holiday programmes over the
Xmas break. So bring the kids
down. Lots of different sports
and games for the kids to try
Contact: Cherie Stringer
Nelson Hockey
Email -
Or phone 5444111 for further

Christmas and January Holiday Programme

Highlights during our summer programmes include an Amazing Race, soap making, snorkelling,
gymnastics, Child Vs Wild day, mountain biking, raft making and a Christmas Carnival and disco.
For more info, please download a schedule from our website or contact us on:
0800 LEG KID - - 027 335 6904
WINZ subsidy (if you qualify for full subsidy) covers the whole daily fee.
Student Council News
On Friday 3rd December the Student Council organised
a coin trail to raise funds for the Pike River Miners
Relief Fund. The Council raised $210.30. Thank you to
all those who contributed.

Christmas Carnival Founders Park

On Sunday 5th December Nelson Central was asked to
be part of the entertainment at the Christmas Carnival
at Founder Park. Our children were superb. Firstly the
crowd was entertained by a Jump Jam group consisting
mainly of Room 6 children and ably led by Charlotte.
Next up was Bailey, Room 6 , who brought the house
down with his fancy moves to the tune of Greased

Our third talented group of Room 2 students consisted

of Harry and Flynn
on ukulele with
singers Kezia, Ella
and Georgia (not
in photo). Their
rendition of
Jamaican Farewell
was fantastic even
if the sound
system let then
down a bit.
Finally young Hannah, Room 5 wowed the crowd
performing “Maybe” from the
show Annie.
Congratulations and thank you to
all performers. You represented
your school superbly. We were
so proud of you.
Christine Harrison
Deputy Principal
Nelson Central School
WEEKLY SPORTS RESULTS Week ended 12th Cricket Report
December Central played Henley on 27 November. Central
Hardball Cricket bowled Henley out for 42. Top bowling efforts from
Central/St Josephs 143 runs v Henley/Waimea 68 Nick C, Thomas Z and Kyle C. Central made 105.
runs. Bowling: Kawhia S room 15 -1 wkt for 2 runs, Top batters were Nick C 37 no, Albie M 11no out and
Joe R room 8 -1 wkt for 13 runs. Batting: Max H room David Z 11.
7- 53 runs, Sam Mc (St Josephs) 22 runs, Central played Henley / Toi Toi on 4 December.
Great performance. Well done boys.
Batting first Central made 90 after a very poor start,
Nelson Central School Sports Teams being 4 for 11 at one stage. Top batters were Nick C
Please note this week is the last week of competition 35 no and Thomas Z 16 no batting at 6 and 7.
for all our sports teams: Henley eventually overtook Central's score and went
Tuesday: Mini Soccer, Hockey on to make 105. Our most impressive bowler was
Thursday: Volleyball Lachie M.
Friday: Touch Kiwi Cricket draw for Sat 11 Dec
Saturday: Incrediball cricket, T Ball, Softball,
Please note: Hardball Cricket last game Saturday Ground Team Team
18th December. Could all players please take a INCREDIBALL GRADE
2 Ranzau Diggs v Central Stars
spare tee shirt so they can hand in their Nelson
Central sports shirt at the end of their game.
PROGRAMME 24th to 28th January 2011.
8.30a m--3.30pm a t AMI Suburbs Football Pavilion,
Saxton Field - for ages 8-12yrs
Offering a range of different sporting experi ences in
sports suc h as tennis, football,
basketball, futsal, volleyball and table tennis.
Phone 5475689 for more info or for a registra tion form
Informa tion also available on

Nelson Yachting Holiday Programme

Over the Holidays the club is going to be running a series
of week long courses to teach kids how to sail. The 2010
Sport Tasman Junior Sportsman of the Year Ryan Amlehn
begun his sailing though a similar course about 5 years
Kids Learn to Sail Program 7 - 14 years
The Nelson Yacht club loves teaching people how to sail
and supporting them should they want to take the sport
further. They offer several Learn to Sail programs in the
holidays. Course is 5 days long and runs from 9am-4pm
with a total cost of $290 including boat hire and lifejackets.
Course dates are:
13-17 December, 20-24 December, 3-7 January, 10-14
January, 17-21 January, 24-28 January.
To register contact the Yacht Club on 548 7501 or