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CLASS ACTION: Mossburn School

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03 April 2024, 8:14 PM

CLASS ACTION: Mossburn School

Kia ora Southland App readers,

Welcome to Term 1 at Mossburn Primary School - and what a fantastic term we are having with the most amazing tāmāriki, parents, BOT, PLC and staff. 

Our year started out with a PB4L Refresh - ensuring that there is consistency across the classes and positive behaviours reinforced.

The tāmāriki are eagerly receiving stamps on their CHARM Cards, with some tāmāriki already completing 5 charm cards (that’s 50 times they’ve been noticed displaying our CHARM values (Communication, Honesty, Attitude, Respect and Manners)!

The teachers are loving using our new home/school communication app (HERO).

There’s been lots of learning for both the teachers and parents in how to use it effectively, but we seem to be getting there slowly. 

The Mossburn Flower Show gave the tāmāriki the opportunity to show off their creative flair, with various art and flower creations being entered.

It was fantastic to see everyone’s work on show when we visited the Community Centre on Friday afternoon.

Many thanks to the organisers/volunteers who help to make this event so successful year after year.

Sand saucers for the flower show


We worked hard practising our skills and techniques for athletics in the lead up to Mid Dome Athletics which means that 14 of our tāmāriki will be heading off to Northern this Wednesday. Congratulations to Harry Heenan (10), Sophie Anderson (10) and Kaitlin Smith (8) who were age group champions!

We were also pretty chuffed that our relay took out bragging rights over Lumsden and Garston, winning the staff/parent relay (the most Important event of the day)! 

Harry, Sophie and Kaitlin

      Age Group Champions        

Earlier in February we had a working bee followed by a whānau bbq and were humbled by the number of parents/grandparents/members of the community who turned up to help give the school a bit of a spruce up.

We are so lucky to have such a supportive community.

We welcomed our new families to our school at the bbq and had a great catch up with everyone. 

The idea of trying to instil a bit more pride and rivalry within the three houses (Braxton, Hamilton & Weydon) saw the creation of Friday afternoon house competitions/activities.

It is great to see the older tāmāriki being so supportive of the younger tāmāriki, and using their problem solving skills. 

The 3 houses competing against each other in tunnel ball.

Last week we had The Life Education Bus, and the tāmāriki all loved catching up with Harold.

Our focuses were on healthy eating and resolving conflict. 

This week we are lucky enough to have Brittney from Johnston Waters giving swimming lessons to all of our tāmāriki.

This is kindly sponsored by our PLC (Parent Liaison Committee & the Mossburn District Charitable Trust). 

Thank you Fiordland Advocate and our sponsors for enabling us to share our Term 1 with you all.

We look forward to catching up again in Term 2. 

Until then, Mā te wā, 

Tracey Doak

On behalf of Mossburn School

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