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1 July 2022, Week 9, t2, Newsletter has been uploaded and will be ready to read this afternoon.

Fri Jul 01 04:38pm

1 July 2022 Newsletter

Religious Instruction to start in term 3. Info sent home with every family today. To opt in, complete form and return to school office.

Mon Jun 27 03:53pm

Don’t forget winter woolies mufti day tomorrow. Wear your winter clothes to celebrate the shortest day. No coin needed.

Mon Jun 20 05:25pm

17 June 2022 newsletter is ready to read

Fri Jun 17 12:53pm

17 June 2022 Newsletter

A reminder that school finishes at 12:30 tomorrow as teachers will be attending a paid union meeting tomorrow afternoon. Thanks

Thu Jun 16 06:40pm

10 June 2022 newsletter is ready to read.

Fri Jun 10 04:40pm

10 June 2022 Newsletter

There is no newsletter this week. Look out for a bumper edition next week. Enjoy your long weekend!

Fri Jun 03 02:45pm

Illness update for BPS Whānau

Thu Jun 02 11:19am

We have quite a nasty vomiting bug going through the school at the moment. Please keep your children at home if they are unwell. It is recommended that students remain at home for 48 hours after they stop vomiting to avoid spreading this illness.

Thank you

27 May 2022 Newsletter is ready to read.

Fri May 27 12:29pm

27 May 2022 Newsletter

Rippa draw has been and is being updated for today. However, teams play every 15 mins – if you want to support a team.

Thu May 26 11:10am

Reminder all pupils will need picked up at 12.30pm tomorrow (Wed).Parent Interviews start at 1pm. Book your interview before 9am tomorrow.

Tue May 24 02:48pm

Rippa rugby has been postponed. It will now be held on Thursday 26 May.

Mon May 23 02:57pm

Important information for all rippa players for next week.

Fri May 20 03:16pm

Rippa Rugby Tuesday 24 MayEvery player is required to complete this registration form to play in the tournament.
Please click on the link below to register your child.
This must be completed by Monday.


A reminder that all players must have a mouthguard as well.


20 May 2022 newsletter is ready to read.

Fri May 20 03:12pm

20 May 2022 Newsletter

Reminder to please return your cheese roll roster if you are able to help on any day/time, 27, 28 or 29 May. Thank you!

Fri May 20 09:28am

Tomorrow is pink shirt day. Students can wear something pink to celebrate bully free NZ week. No coin needed.

Thu May 19 06:29pm

Reminder to please return cheese roll help roster if you are able to help any of the days or times. We need to make 35,000 cheese rolls!

Mon May 16 07:14pm

13 May 2022 newsletter is ready to read.

Fri May 13 03:38pm

13 May 2022 Newsletter

Rippa Rugby

Thu May 12 10:49am

Rippa Rugby notices are due tomorrow (Friday 13th). You can either return the paper form or email sports@balclutha.school.nz giving your child permission to play in the tournament.

This week’s newsletter, 6 May 2022, is ready to read. Click on the links…

Fri May 06 02:56pm

6 May 2022 Newsletter

Netball prac today Thursday . 3:15-4pm Year 3-4. and 3.15-4.15pm year 5-8. At rec centre.

Thu May 05 07:46am

Reminder that cheese roll orders (and payment) are due back at school tomorroww (Wednesday, 4 May). Thank you for orders received so far!

Tue May 03 04:32pm

Welcome to term two! A reminder that students and staff are still to wear masks when inside at school.

Mon May 02 09:12am

Good morning everyone. Here is a COVID update for the start of term 2.

Fri Apr 29 10:30am


COVID settings beginning Term 2, 2022

BPS Netball Year 6, 7 and 8 trials – Thursday 21st April 3pm – 4pm at the Rec Centre. If unable to attend let Tara know – 0273807603

Thu Apr 14 10:44am

Reminder that children need to wear school uniform tomorrow. It is not a mufti day.

Wed Apr 13 04:36pm

COVID update 8 April

Sat Apr 09 09:25am

Good morning everyone. Here is an update of our COVID cases at school as of 8 April 2022.

COVID update 8 April

Newsletter for 8 April 2022 is ready to read.

Fri Apr 08 03:31pm

8 April 2022 Newsletter

A reminder that it is mufti day today. Please bring a gold coin if you want to wear mufti.

Fri Apr 08 08:35am

Mufti day will be on Friday this week. Gold coin donation please.

Wed Apr 06 06:06pm


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