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Date: 14th December 2018

   14th December  2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dear Parents & Caregivers

This is the last newsletter for the year and what an amazing year we have had. As you read this we will probably be having our Fun run and family get together. I am really looking forward to the casual family time after the fun run where we can spend some time as a community.

Everyone should have received their child’s report now, so if you have not received this please contact me.

The Celebration of Learning organisation is well underway for the 20th of December. This will begin at 11:00 am and finish with a cup of tea. Please bring a plate for sharing.

I wish you all the very best for the Christmas break and hope you all get the chance to catch up with family and friends. Remember to have some down time to recharge those batteries.


Staffing for next year.

Junior room: Mrs O’Shea

Middlers room: Mrs Tweddell.

Senior room: Mrs Stanley.

Reduced Speed signs

We now have signs in place to reduce the speed limit around the school to 40km. Next year the Council has agreed to place speed reducing Bump close to the crossing to improve safety for the students. We are grateful for the QLDC’s support in this area.

Parking during the school day. Please do not park on the yellow lines or where the bus drops off and picks up in front of the school.

Upcoming Events

14 December Family Fun run and BBQ

17 December 10.30am in the School Hall. Morning tea for all volunteers

20 December Celebration of Learning 11am – Buses will run from 12 midday.


We will be holding a school Assembly on Fridays at 2:10pm.  Students share their work and join in singing worship songs as well as songs for fun. Please feel free to come in and join us.


School Uniform

Schooltex School uniform items are available online and search for KingsView School.

2019 Triennial Board of Trustee elections will be held on Friday 7 June 2019.

Nominations will be called for on 10 May 2019.

Next Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday 21 February  2019 @6pm. All welcome.

The School received 3 valid nomination forms for the vacant parent representative positions advised in the Southland Times on 14 November. I hereby declare  John Gaudion, Simone Bray and JP Arrowsmith duly elected. J Bowman/Returning Officer


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.

Last day for term 4  2018 – 20 December 2018 –  Buses will run from 12 mid day.

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


Skool Loop.

If you have not yet downloaded this App please consider doing so. This App gives you access to newsletters and notices but more importantly lets us communicate urgent messages including school closures. It also makes contacting the office easy for the likes of an absentee issue.It is available for any smart phone.

Community Notices


We look forward to offering a very warm welcome to everyone.

Central Otago Player Development School @ Queenstown Primary School with Jamie Whitmarsh

Friday 21 December

To register


Inspire School Holiday Programme

Arrowtown Community Room & Lake Hayes Pavilion

7-11 January for 7-10 year olds.

14-18 January for 11-14 year olds

For more information email or 02102708224


QLDC Traffic and Parking bylaw review.  

The proposed Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2018, accompanying adoption report and information will be considered by Council this Thursday 13 December 2018. A link to the report and proposed bylaw can be located here (Item 4):

Mike  Stanley

KingsView School   

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