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Date: 15th March 2019

 15th March 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dear Parents and Caregivers

As I finish this newsletter I find myself in the middle of a lockdown in Christchurch. This is a tragic event and we give thanks to God that this type of thing is a rare occurrence in New Zealand. Our hearts and prayers go out to the families affected by this dreadful event.

I unfortunately don’t have class happenings to share this week but promise to include some of the wonderful things that the kids have been doing lately.

Please pray for the families of Christchurch as they struggle to understand yet another tragedy in their City.

Community consultation meeting.

KingsView School, 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.

Thank you to the families who have already paid. Please pay before pick up.

Payment by Direct Credit to  KingsView School 123405 0033322 00

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.

Board of Trustees Elections

Are you thinking about becoming a BOT member?

Triennial Board of Trustee Elections will be held on 7 June 2019. Nominations will be called for on 10 May.

If you would like further information please contact the Board Chair, Shaun Vining or Principal, Mike Stanley.

The next Board meeting is 11 April 6pm at the school.  All welcome.

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  No school on Otago Anniversary Day 25 March.

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

Invitation to Relay for Life –  Cancer Society                                                                                                                                                     Lake Hayes Showgrounds Saturday 16, Sunday 17 March.  Opening Ceremony 12.00pm, Candlelight Ceremony at 9.00pm Bouncy castle, kids colouring competition and lots more throughout the day.

QLDC Speed Management and Speed Bylaw

Community Feedback Meetings, Monday 18 March 4-5.30pm @ Hayes Cafe Lake Hayes Estate/

5.45-7pm @  Queenstown Events Centre

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,

School Holiday Programme

Libraries Queenstown, Arrowtown and Frankton

Bookings essential

All-Stars Football Academy is running another 4 day holiday programme, where players receive coaching and development. Contact Martin James

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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