Tel: 03 451 1444


Date: 12th March 2019


 8th March 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Dear Parents and Caregivers

Today we get to share some writing from Tessa. The seniors have been placing themselves as characters in the books they are reading. Tessa has written from the perspective of the cat in the class novel ‘The Cay’. The scene is describing when the ship was torpedoed by a submarine. The students were really captured by this story and pestered Mrs Stanley to keep reading.

Enjoy the cat’s perspective from Tessa.

It was a quiet evening as the ship set off for Florida. As we drifted away from the little islands a calming glow settled over the cabins as the sun sank into the sea. I purred as cook gave me a dish of soup and lapped it up hungrily.

But it all changed when we went up to top deck for a breath of fresh air. We were staring into the deep blue sea when a cruel, dark shape emerged. It rose to the surface in one gliding movement, we heard a small clicking noise and then, like a bolt lightening a round giant bullet flew towards us.

It landed on the ship with a crash, splintering wood before it erupted into flames. People ran away screaming and disappeared into the sea. I dodged the flames that cruely licked the boat to ashes and as I saw the dark destroying shapes disappear into the dark sea that pulled the ship into its depths I wondered what would happen to me?

Community consultation meeting.

Wednesday 3rd of April 6:30 pm

It is expected that this will be finished by 8:00pm

On Wednesday the 3rd of April I plan to hold a meeting for all those interested to work through and finalise the School Virtues we have been investigating since last term. We will look at the results from the parent survey, Board of Trustees, Teachers and also what the students think. Armed with this information we will try to streamline and decide on the 4 Virtues that we will build our religious instruction curriculum around. This is an exciting time to really refine what it means to be a Kingsview student.

KingsView Uniforms  

Hoodies and PE tops.  

We will advise by email/newsletter when the orders arrive. Sport shirt $25 Hoodie $50 each.

Payment by Direct Credit to  KingsView School 123405 0033322 00 before pickup please.


I am pleased to announce we are making a couple of adjustments to the school uniform. We are going to add grey track pants for the winter months and a culottes for the girls to provide an alternative to the pinafore. The skort has the same colours and pattern as the pinafore. These are available along with the other uniform at The Warehouse and the code for the culotte is Schooltex TRT001. Again along with the other uniform this is the SchoolTex -school wear. Picture attached. search for KingsView School.

The grey track pants are just plain and you can purchase these from a shop of your choice. They do not need to be expensive, designer track pants. Both boys and girls can wear these.

PE day will be every Thursday this term so please send the children along in PE clothing.

If your child does not have the school sport top yet then they should wear a top of similar colour (blue) and blue or black shorts or tights. Running shoes are essential.

Life Education Trust

All students will visit the Mobile classroom at Remarkables Primary School on Thursday, 28 March 2019 the cost is $4 per child.

The School Day

Arrival at school                                          8.30am

Class begins                                                 8.45am

Morning Interval 10.30am-10.50am

Lunch                                                            12.30pm-1.15pm

Children leave the School                         2.50pm

Please sign in at reception if you arrive late, or need to pick your child up during the school day. Please remember, if your child is going to be absent or needs to leave early for an appointment, it is essential that you inform the classroom teacher. Prior notice is always appreciated.  See the ‘Attendance Matters’ brochure in the foyer.

Term Dates for 2019

Term 1, 04/02/2019 – 12/04/2019  

Term 2, 29/04/2019 – 05/07/2019

Term 3, 22/07/2019 – 27/09/2019

Term 4, 14/10/2019 – 19/12/2019

Orange Cones will be placed out front of the school for the bus to park at drop off and pick up times. There is no parking on yellow lines at anytime.

Stay Safe Stay Informed

Emergency Mobile Phone alerts sent by the Ministry of Civil Defence. For more information

Get Ready Get Through

The Civil Defence point is St Margaret’s Church on McBride Street, Frankton. This is the place we will go to if we have to evacuate the building in the event of an earthquake or other disaster.

Skool Loop  This is an essential tool for keeping us in contact with you and also gives you the ability to email both staff and the office quickly in one go for absentee situations.

Please download this app, it is available for all smartphones.

Community Notices

After School Care:

After talking with Debbie Dickson (Principal at Remarkables), She has kindly extended an invitation for our students to join the SKIDS programme at their school. Information is below

Skids Remarkables – safe kids in daily supervision, before and after school care.

Email, 0275054503

Tomorrow’s Schools Review

Consultation update- public consultation meetings around the country until Wednesday 27 March.

Full schedule available on the website

Girl Guiding NZ

Volunteers Wanted

Join us and use fun and adventure to build girls’ confidence and life skills. Flexible options to fit your lifestyle. 0800222292

Glenorchy Primary School Autumn Fair

Monday 25 March 2019 10.00 – 3.00pm (Otago Anniversary Day)

Homemade cakes and preserves, produce, sausage sizzle. Entry Gold coin donation.

(If you would like to be a stall holder please register with Nicola on 021 1101414)

Queenstown Primary School Fair

Saturday, 30 March 2019  10.00am – 2pm At QPS, Robins Road, Queenstown

Harley rides, Chocolate Wheel, Silent disco and auction!

Small Stick Hockey 2019                                                                                                                                                                 Anyone interested in playing hockey or for more info can register at, Registration close Wednesday 13th March. Any enquiries contact Yr 1 & 2 – Julie Bensemann, 027 2335673,, Yr 3 & 4 – Maria Hansen, 0272080101,, Yr 5 & 6 – Wendy Shanks, 027 4346172,

Invitation to Relay for Life –  Cancer Society                                                                                                                                                     Lake Hayes Showgrounds Saturday 16, Sunday 17 March.  Opening Ceremony 12.00pm, Candlelight Ceremony at 9.00pm

Holiday Illustration and Writing Camps

30 September to 3 October at Remarkables Primary School, 49 Lake Ave, Queenstown

Illustration cost $220 contact

Writing cost $195  contact


Australian Children’s Laureate

Morris Gleitzman

Wednesday 15 May @ 4pm Remarkables Primary School.  Tickets available via Eventfinder


If you have any information you would like to share as part of your church community we are happy to include this in our newsletters.

Mainly Music

Family Service to celebrate 15 years of Mainly Music in Arrowtown, if you attended Mainly Music in Arrowtown over the years, and would like to join the members please come along 10am Sunday 17 March at St John’s Presbyterian Church.  Rsvp to

Mike Stanley


KingsView School





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