Published using Google Docs
Newsletter 15th October 2020
Updated automatically every 5 minutes

Newsletter 15th October 2020      

Kia ora Musselburgh Whānau,

It’s great to see all the students back this week for the final term of this eventful year.

In this newsletter:

Sun Safety

As we are in term 4 sun safety becomes important again. All students will need to wear a plain navy broad brimmed sun hat while outside - hats can be purchased from Karen in the office for $16. Students without a hat will be asked to be in the shade during break times. We will also be encouraging drinking of water so please send your children to school with a full water bottle each day.  

Pink Shirt Day

In Aotearoa, Pink Shirt Day works to create schools, workplaces, communities and whānau where everyone feels safe, valued and respected. Tomorrow - Friday 16th October-  people across Aotearoa will come together to take action against bullying - we would like to recognise this day at school by inviting students to come to school in their normal school uniform with the addition of a pink shirt if they have one. Shirts with pink on them will be fine also.

Whānau Hui

Our twice postponed whānau hui will now be held on Monday 23rd November from 2.30pm - 4pm. Please note the date if you would like to be a part of the hui and I will send out more details.


The year 5 and 6 students will be away to Berwick camp next week with Ms Ratcliffe, Mrs King and several excellent parent volunteers! I hope the weather is kind, that there are lots of challenges and lots of laughs.

The year 5 and 6 students need to be at school by 8.45am please so the packing of buses and equipment can be sorted as quickly as possible. As well as all of their camp gear, baking and labelled medication, please can students wear sensible walking shoes and bring a day pack containing a packed lunch, full drink bottle, a waterproof jacket and a sun hat/beanie. The campers are due back at school on Friday 23rd October around 2.30pm - if this time unexpectedly changes (for example due to terrible weather) we will send out a message.


It will be great to be able to have visiting professionals and to be able to go on trips again this term as we remain at Alert Level 1. Already this week we have had a cricket coach in to school, the juniors have been to Orokonui Sanctuary and the middle school classes have had a visiting expert from Sally Carson from the Marine Studies Centre. Next week - as well as camp - some classes are visiting the Aqua Van and our first two classes - Harakeke and Kōwhai - are visiting the Albatross Colony. All other classes will be visiting the Albatross Colony during the term.

Term dates

Year 5 and 6 camp is Monday 19th October to Friday 23rd October

Labour Day is Monday 26th October - school will be closed on this day

South Zone Athletics - Wednesday 4th November

Whānau Hui - Monday 23rd November 2.30pm - 4pm

Year 6 Leavers’ Night - Tuesday 8th December

Term 4 finishes on Wednesday 16th December at 12.30pm

Ngā mihi

Tumuaki / Principal

Rob Taylor