Whānau News

Ngā Whānau Kōrero o Te Kura Tuatahi o te Iringa o Kahukura.


Issue : 9

4th April 2016

Please remember to regularly visit the School Calendar to see all events that are happening across the school.

Important Notices


Cashmere Primary School Cross Country, Halswell Quarry,  Monday 9th of May from 10.30-2.00pm

An email and hard copy have been sent home to parents regarding this upcoming event, Click here to view.  Bus forms are to be sent back to teachers before the end of the term.  Sausage sizzle money is to come to the office in a named envelope also before the end of the term.  

Please note that Year 1-3 students are able to have a sausage sizzle after they have completed their races but before they go on the bus.

Parent assistance

We will require some parent assistance for this event. If you are able to help Click Here.  We require help by being, stationed on the course, setting up/packing up the course or running the bbq.

School Photos

Proofs of the school photos which were taken recently will be coming home with your children this week.  If you wish to order a copy of the photo, please note that this year ordering is to be done online, instructions are at the bottom of the proof.  The password for online payments and ordering is CPSL16.  Please also note that the last day for ordering photos is Friday 15th of April any orders after this date will incur an extra fee.  


Chch Schools' Music Festival - Special Group audition applications

These are currently open and applications close on April 15th.  We want to ensure that our high-achieving musicians – singers and instrumentalists – get the opportunity to gain a place. This is an incredible experience for those who do apply. Information about the audition process and commitment required are on the festival website. Please email kate.divett@cashmereprimary.school.nz in order to get the code you will require to complete your application.http://musicfestival.school.nz/?p=2635


School Notices

Congratulations to the following Students

Congratulations to Grace Greenstreet (LS 4a) for being chosen to represent New Zealand at the World Development Trophy in Gdansk, Poland 11 April, for Ice Figure Skating. What an amazing opportunity. We wish Grace all the best at this event and are proud of this amazing achievement for this young lady. Safe Travels.

Congratulations to the Year 8 Premier Squad for Sydenham (including Ben Breitmeyer (LS 17), Caleb Manson and James Luxon (both LS4a)) won the Division One league after being unbeaten since Xmas, and retained the challenge shield. Ben was man of the match with 38 (off 37 balls) including eight fours (why bother to run!) and Caleb scored another 50!

On Sunday Caleb Manson (LS4a), Jed Gimblett (LS4b) and Ben Breitmeyer (LS17) were all selected to represent Canterbury (Metro) and played across the province from Geraldine to Rangiora. Congratulations to Ben who was happy to get the bowling award (with a couple of wickets including one with his opening ball). A great way to wrap up the season for the boys.

Music Fees

Please note that music tuition fees for clarinet/saxaphone, flute and violin are now due.  Please arrange payment to the school at your earliest convenience.


PTA Fair Meeting

The next meeting for organising a fabulous end of year social fundraising event for Cashmere Primary is Tuesday 12 April 7.15pm in the learning support space (steps opposite the staff room).  If you have any ideas or are just keen to hear about what is in the pipeline please come along - everyone welcome!  Contact Katie M if you have any questions or can't make the meeting but would like to be in the loop.  Mobile 021 236 1007


Dental Service 

The community dental clinic will be coming to Cashmere Primary School early in Term 2.  Click here for more information.


SPCA Donations

We are doing a collection for the SPCA, please try and donate some of the following items:

Quality tinned food for dogs and cats, puppy and dog toys, cat toys, bedding - old towels, blankets, sheets, old jerseys.  This is part of our community success award all donations will be taken to the SPCA.  A box will be in the school office over the next four weeks, the last day for collection will be Friday the 8th April.  Any questions come and see Charlotte Andrews LS18 and Grace Newman LS17.  Thank you for your support.


Lost Property

There is still a lot of lost property in the office.  We have towels, goggles and togs.  Please come in and check if any items belong to your child.


Shave for a Cure - On Sunday 10th of April 2016 I will have all of my hair shaved off!!! - Read More Here

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PTA Fundraising - Entertainment books are coming soon - click here for a preview

Community Notices

If you would like a notice put into the Whānau News please email it by Friday each week to: office@cashmereprimary.school.nz and write ‘for Whānau news’ in the subject line.

Wang Family Mucking In Project

Following right behind the amazing expression of community support and care for Tim and Eugenie Wang and family which was demonstrated at the Bothy Garden Party on Saturday (huge thanks to Jen Duncan and friends), we’re now ready to share with you plans for the Wang Family Mucking In Project. The family are up for it and have a goal to have the garden completed before overseas family visit soon.

It’s been simply stunning to see the support of so many individuals and businesses as they get right behind this project. We have the plans confirmed and preparatory work is underway. The vast majority of hard and soft landscaping materials have been donated – check out the amazing sponsors here.

All that remains is for us to confirm the practical details around who is available when to help piece it together.  So many of you have already signalled support in passing, but please follow the link to register your interest so that we can easily keep track of your offer to lend a hand. We will then keep you in the loop as this project continues to unfold. It’s a lot of fun, there will be food and drink to share and it’s a really practical way to stand alongside this lovely family.

If you follow the highlighted link below you will find the dates and a little detail around the various projects we will complete together.



If you have any comments, questions or if you are unable to access the ‘Google forms’ we have linked to this page, please contact Clare Palmer on tonyandclare@vodafone.co.nz or 0212295699.

Go Potty Ceramic Studio

Spaces are still available for the Go Potty Ceramic Studio April Ladies Evening on Tuesday 5th April at 7.30pm so get your girlfriends together for a fun and relaxing evening to paint a mug, bowl, teapot, or even your own bespoke wine cooler!  Tickets cost $10, refreshments included.  Email Claire at gopottynz@gmail.com for tickets and further info.  Bookings essential.

Autumn Holidays - Go Potty Ceramic Studio will be running sessions every day during the first week of the school holidays at 10am and 12.30pm, from Monday 18th - Friday 22nd April.  Email gopottynz@gmail.com to book your space now!


Free have a Go - Circus Open Day - April 16th, 10:30am to 1:30pm.  

Roy Stokes Hall, 146 Seaview Rd, New Brighton.  April Holiday Circus Workshops, Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st, 10am to 12 Noon, $12 per child per day.  Book at: circustrust@gmail.com


Sumner Running Club Cross Country Running 

Fun, Friendly running for fitness and racing. All Welcome 7 years and up.  For more info see sumnerrunningclub.org.nz or e mail chris.annwells@xtra.co.nz


Time Out for busy parents 

This Friday, 1 April, any time between 9am and 12.00: “Calm and Cake @ Cashmere”. Cashmere Presbyterian Church on Dyers Pass Rd is hosting quiet space, with a session on mindfulness at 10am, with good coffee & cake (gold coin donation). Treat yourself to some peace and quiet!


Aqua Gym - 459 Cashel Street - Ph:381- 0299.  

Learn to Swim & Coaching.  Book now for April Holiday Courses & Term 2.  Leaders in Aquatic Education


Sports Development - Holiday Programme, Click here to see Flyer


Road Patrol Roster







Week 10

4 April

5 April

6 April

7 April

8 April


The McDonald Family

The Strydom Family

The Kennedy Family

The Duncan Family

The Carrara Family


The Davis Family

The Rickard-Green Family

The Scott Family

The Sullivan Family

The Cook Family

Week 11

11 April

12 April

13 April

14 April

15 April


The Diao Family

The Calder Family

The McLarin Family

The Snelder Family

The Geddes Family


The Armstrong Family

The O’Connell Family

The Lee Family

The Defregger Family

The Gimblett Family

Please contact Sue Meehan if you are able to assist with crossing duty on Hackthorne Road, sue.meehan@cashmereprimary.school.nz

For more information:

> School Calendar

> 2016 Learning Space/School Organisation

> PAT Information

>2016 Term Dates