Tel: 03 451 1444


Date: 22nd March 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dear Parents and Caregivers

This week, along with the rest of the country KingsView is trying to come to terms with the events of Christchurch. The students, particularly in the senior room have had some amazing discussions as they also unpack the school virtues. We are doing our little bit to show support for these New Zealanders and the ‘Baskets of Blessings” will be delivered to the Burnside families on Monday. Please keep them in your prayers.

As a staff we have revised our Lockdown procedure and will once finalized undertake a practice with the students. An appropriate timeframe will be considered for this.


Classroom happenings:

The juniors have been talking about how Jesus is like a superhero. We talked about how we can be superheroes like Jesus when we follow him. They made superhero masks and wrote stories about it.




In the Middlers this week we have been talking about climate change and pollution. I set a task for the students to collect as much rubbish from the field as possible. As a reward I would give the students one stamp per piece of rubbish and if they filled one A3 piece of paper they would get half an hours free time (which they love). Little did I know how much rubbish was down at the field! We fill one A3 piece of paper in one day!  So on Thursday the students got to use their reward and received another piece of paper to fill. Our new gold for Week 8 is going to be to fill 3 pieces of paper (hopefully this will take longer).

We have been collecting the rubbish from the field to stop it being washed into the lake by rain, and ending up in the sea to be eaten by the  fish and animals by the coast. The students in the Middlers have come up with ways we can cut down on our waste so if you would like any ideas, ask your children!

From the Middlers


Here is some writing from Skylar McDonald

No hope

I stared far out into the sparkling ocean, stranded out in the middle of the deep blue sea. This boat could tip over any minute and I’d become food to the sharks. I have no idea where the heck my family is; I’m just- here. So yeah, I’m stranded all alone in this stupid boat which I have no trust in whatsoever. I know that there could be German submarines below me. My enemies. I want to see mother and father but they were probably far, far away. I was so tired and thirsty that I thought I might pass out. I lifted up the board to find an unexpected surprise- Snowy. My kitten . I was so glad that my little white furball was on the boat. I got out the keg and poured myself a cup of water. Only half- I couldn’t waste it. I gave Snowy a little too. I drank it thankfully, looking down into the water as I saw a dark shadow lurking beneath me. All of a sudden, there was an explosion of flames

I opened my eyes and I was not on the raft. I was in the water, and not floating on the surface.


I swam up to the surface, gasping for air. How long had I been like that? No longer than two minutes, I bet. I’d be dead by now. I turned my head, looking for the boat. As my head bobbed around, I saw it, luckily with Snowy still on it. I swam up to it, grasping the edge. I tried not to put too much weight because otherwise it would tip over. I desperately climbed and yelled; “help, someone, help!” I had been very gullible expecting someone to hear me.

It was pointless.

Middlers classroom.

Mrs Tweddell is returning to full time ACC till the end of term 2. We wish her all the very best on her continuing recovery, please keep her and Chris in your prayers. Miss Ferguson will continue on as classroom teacher for the middlers.

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.


Wheels day April 4th;

The year 7/8s are working with me to hold a wheels day as part of the PE sessions on that day.

We desperately need parent help to make this happen. If you can help for a particular session that would be fantastic.

Middlers – 9:00 to 10:15

Seniors – 11:10 till 12:10

Juniors – 1:15 till 2:15

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

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!

Wakatipu High School Production

Dusty – The original pop diva!

Queenstown Memorial Centre  3rd – 6 April, Doors Open @ 7.15pm Tickets from or WHS student services


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


Queenstown Lakes Family Centre

Term 1 Parenting Course $80 pp

Monday Evenings March 18, 25, April 1, April 8,  6.30-8,30pm at Queenstown Lakes Family Centre, 16 McBride St, Frankton.03 4414331  

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.

Mike Stanley


KingsView School

Posted in: Latest News