Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Welcome to the world Oliver Rex Smith!

Huge congratulations to Andrea and Bruce on the birth of their son, Oliver Rex.
Ollie was born last night and is happy and healthy, weighing in at 9lb, 6.5oz.
Photos to follow soon.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

So far so good

We just lost 4-7 but the social team won their game eleven nil. Next we are playing our last game. Good luck to us!

Ssssh! We're in flow with our work.

We have found that some people really like quiet spaces when they work. They also like to be left alone to focus on their task.
We are creating quiet places around the hub where people can go and get 'in flow' without being disturbed. It's been a very focused morning....check out some of the 'in flow' action!

Another Win!

There has been another win for the competitive team. Now we are halfway through the fifth game. We are doing well :D

Ready for action

Both teams are ready  for action. They have just started their fourth game.


So far the social team has had three losses but the competitive team has had one win and two losses. Right now we have a bye so we are playing and having some food.

So Far At The Netball Tournament.....

The social team lost their first game. But the competitive team won their second game. Now both teams are playing their third game.

Game On

We have just started our second game. We have got 1 goal so far.

First Game Results

The competitive team lost their first game against the Redwood Rebels.  The girls and boys are tired, but ready for the next game.


The netballers are getting ready for their first game. Good luck!

Friday, 25 July 2014

Amesbury Art Exhibition

Come along on Friday to our first ever Amesbury Art Exhibition.
It's a fantastic opportunity to view and purchase some amazing pieces of art work created by students across the school and also artwork created by Colin Gibbs, our artist in residence for a couple of weeks last term.
All students created art expressing some aspect of their living story - something about themselves that they wanted to share with others. Some students chose to create a piece of pointillism art, some created clay sculptures, some created expressive line art and others created charcoal sketches. They all look amazing, and the explanations that go alongside each piece are fascinating. Come along and share and celebrate them.
The exhibition begins at 7pm in the hall and is for adults only, as alcohol will be available. Snacks will also be provided. Tickets are $5 each, here is the link to purchase tickets online.
Check out some of the amazing art work from the students.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Matt's amazing cricket success

In the holidays Matt represented the Wellington Under 13 Indoor Cricket team at a national competition.

Two long days of intense indoor cricket resulted in a provincial final between Wellington and Auckland. Wellington unfortunately lost by 10 runs to Auckland, but not without giving a spectacular performance. The Wellington team did very well with Matthew Nel being awarded the "Player of the Series" trophy. He has also been selected for the New Zealand Training squad for the 2015 Indoor Cricket Juniors World Series U14 category.

Indoor Cricket as it is now known, is played in countries like Australia, New Zealand, England, South Africa, India and few other countries, this great sport has its various levels from social matches to league matches to Provincial or State tournaments all the way up to international matches including World Cups and Masters Series.

The growth of this sport has led to a Junior World Series being added to the international calendar and in 2012 was first Junior World Series hosted in South Africa. The 2015 World Series is being held in Australia.

We are all extremely proud of Matt and we wish him all the best for the Junior World Series.

Sunday, 20 July 2014


Huge congratulations to Kali, who has been selected to be one of the child performers in this year's World of Wearable Arts show.
It's an amazing opportunity for Kali and we are extremely proud of her.
Look out for Kali at the show between 24th Sep-12th Oct this year!

Monday, 7 July 2014

Taekwando Champ!

Fynn competed in the Hutt City Open for Taekwando over the weekend and had great success, winning a gold in his sparing and a bronze in Pomsae (Forms).
We are very proud of Fynn's success, ka pai!

Friday, 4 July 2014


Have a happy holiday!

Another Sporting Success!

Matt Nel has been selected to play in a national competition for the indoor cricket Wellington Under 13 representative team.
The competition to be selected at this level was very tough and we are extremely proud of Matt and his success. He will play in multiple games against teams representing cities and regions from around New Zealand in July. Good luck Matt, let us know how you go.

Congratulations Phoebe!

Great in qualifying for Wellington Short Course Champs on Tuesday 1st of July. Well done Phoebe Riddle!

Red Sock Day - wearing socks of a leader!

Today we are celebrating RED SOCK DAY! We marched into our Celebration Assembly with an army of red socks as we performed our WW1 Emotions dance! Today celebrates the life of Sir Peter Blake - a NZ leader!
It's been a great week-long celebration of Leaders, both here at Amesbury School and in our wider community! Thanks to all those who have supported our leadership activities and to the Y5/6 students who have organised and ran events this week!
Rest up and have a great holiday!

Last Day Swimming

The students have loved swimming this term in Harakeke. Well done on all the skills you have learnt to help us around water.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Dream Team Visit - Leadership Week

This morning we had a member of the Sir Peter Blake Trust Dream Team visit our school and talk about LEADERSHIP! Hillary, a leader from Kiwibank spoke to us about the important qualities of Leadership! Things like being able to listen, encourage, be authentic, selfless and dream big!
Like Sir Peter Blake, having a goal or dream is an important leadership quality! Do you have a DREAM?

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Leadership Week continues - Leaders Day

Today we saw all sorts of leaders arrive at school from sports leaders, to leaders in entertainment, to teachers and Amesbury leaders - a great selection of thoughtful outfits! And we must not forget all the superheros we had in school today!
The Lunchtime Leaders Disco was also a huge hit with fun had by all! Games such as 'the limbo' and '4 corners' were great! Thanks to the Y5/6 disco team for running such a successful event!
Check out the photos of our leaders!