Assembly 29 May - 2.15, All Welcome.

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This student is celebrating his birthday this week. We wish him a very happy birthday.
Luc P

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Term 2 2015
Friday 29 May       Assembly
Tuesday 2 June     Yr 7/8 Interschool Cross Country
Tuesday 2 June     Blake team Speeches
Thursday 4 June   Newbury Cross Country Races
Friday 12 June      Kainui Cross Country 
Friday 26 June      Assembly 
Friday 3 July         Term 2 Ends
2015 Term Dates
Term 1     28 January -  2 April
Term 2     20 April    -    3 July
Term 3     20 July    -     25 September
Term 4     12 October -  TBA
13 May 2015

Tena koutou.  The Board are excited to appoint Nick Rate as our Principal. Feedback from the Appointment Committee is that Nick is well respected in the education sector.  He comes to us in Term 3 with a depth of knowledge and experience that will enhance the values we already have here at Newbury School.   We are in the process of exploring ways to welcome and induct Nick into our community.  We will work with him and keep you all advised as decisions are finalised - watch this space.  We would like to acknowledge the work that was undertaken by the committee (Nick, Jo, Caroline, Matt, Tracey and Scott H) for their professionalism throughout the rigorous process, our staff for 'holding the fort' and keeping the children focused in the classroom, and our community for their patience.

Winter sports are upon us at long last.  Opportunities like these allow our children to strengthen their relationships outside the classroom.  We would like to thank all the parent coaches who have given up their own time to support our children week in, week out.  No reira ki a koutou ma, tënä koutou katoa.

Nick, Juana, Mathew, Tracey, Reegan, Scott, Jo


Tuesday 12 May 
Principal Appointment
As our learning community is no doubt aware, with the sad departure of Kerry Rickard at the end of last term, the Board has been involved in a rigorous appointment process to find our new Principal of Newbury School.  We are pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Rate to the position.
Nick will join us as  Principal in Term 3.   He is currently the Principal of Oroua Downs School. Throughout the appointment process Nick showed himself to be an experienced, capable and collaborative leader.   Nick has been a principal  three and a half  years and has the knowledge and skills to lead Newbury School forward with learning in the 21st century.  
Nick is a greatly respected member of the Oroua Downs School staff and community and he will be greatly missed there. As a learning community we will greatly benefit from him joining our team. With his warm and friendly manner, great sense of humour and the welcoming nature of our learning community, we have no doubt that he will become a vital part of our learning community in no time.  
We hope to have Nick come and visit at some stage to allow you all to meet him before the end of the term. This is an exciting next stage in the life of Newbury School. A new person joins us who will continue seeking to support the providing of a vibrant, caring learning community that captures and values the potential of every child.
Friday 8 May 
Mufti Day for Nepal World Vision
 On Friday 8 May Newbury School held a mufti day. We were raising money for Nepal World Vision.  We raised $222.60.
We raised enough to provide 4 people with clean water for a month or a family with food for a whole month. 


TEACHING KIDS TO CARE ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT - article from the Manawatu Standard


There's a weta hotel, native trees and bush, as well as shade trees and vegetable gardens at Newbury School.  It's all part of the character that makes the rural school, on the northern outskirts of Palmerston North, one of Horizons Regional Council's enviroschools.
The idea is  that pupils will think about the environment and will take their ideas home with them.The vision is "creating environmental leaders commited to preserving and improving our environment for future generations" Newbury School teacher Scott Higginson says.


School ANZAC Ceremony

 The morning before ANZAC Day our Head Girl and Boy along with our Deputy Head Girl and Boy led us through a touching ANZAC ceremony.  Students, staff and parents listened in respectful silence.  The ceremony finished with 'The Last Post', a minute silence and then singing of our national anthem. l  




Monday 30 March 2015 
Congratulations to our Easter Raffle winners, Georgia C from Room 6 and
Monday 30 March 2015 
Congratulations to our Easter Raffle winners, Georgia C from Room 6 and

Monday 30 March 2015 
Congratulations to our Easter Raffle winners, Georgia C from Room 6 and