Whānau News

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


 Issue 28:  12th of September 2016

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

Kia ora Whānau

Another busy week last week which culminated in the wonderful  performance by our Kapa Haka group on Sunday at the rugby. They made us all  proud. Thank you to Mary Bastion for all the work that goes on behind the scene preparing the Kapa Haka and getting them ready for performances. Thank you also to those parents who ensured their children arrived at the grounds and got them home safely again and to the Cashmere Primary School staff who supported on the day. Once again Cashmere children shone.


Ngā mihi nui

Gavin Burn



School Notices

PTA August Meeting Minutes

The PTA are now sharing their Meeting Minutes.  If you would like to read please click on the link the link below:  


Our next meeting is running on Wednesday the 14th September at 7.15pm in the Staffroom , all welcome.


Coin trail to raise money for Maddie Collins

My name is Harriet and I am a year 8 student at Cashmere Primary School. On the 16th of September, I have organised to do a coin trail to raise money for a 12 year old Christchurch girl called Maddie Collins. Maddie needs people to help her raise $350,000.00 to go to America to get a new kidney. If your child would like to support Maddie, please bring a gold coin to school on the 16th. Please bring your coin to the office before school or during school and get your child to put their coin on the picture in the office.  Lots of schools have chosen to support Maddie by doing a Mufti day but we have decided to do a coin trail instead.  If you would like any more information about Maddie, please click the link:


Thank you for your support, Harriet


Congratulations to

Stephen Tonkin from LS10 (year 4) who competed in the South Island Gymnastics Championships in Timaru last Sunday.  Stephen came 1st in the vault, 2nd on the floor, and 3rd in the teams - Well Done!

Well done to Elliot Ragg who came 3rd in the Christchurch Kids Chess Tournament for under 9 year olds, held at Russley school, on Sunday 3rd september.

 Chess competition


Sports Uniforms

Please return these uniforms to the school office asap.

Future Ferns Netball, Year 5 Netball, Year 6 Under 11 Netball, Year 8 Under 13 Netball plus the sports bags, balls etc.  Basketball Uniforms, Matai Winter Zone Tournament uniforms, Strum, Strike Blow t shirts.  

Totara Team do not return Winter Zone Tournament uniforms until after the Koru Games.


Year 8 Wellington Trip Fundraising - Upcoming Events

URGENT - TICKETS SELLING FAST - Movie Fundraiser - Bridget Jones' Baby, Sunday 25th September at 6:30pm, Hoyts Riccarton.  Tickets $15

Come to the movies with us!  Grab your girlfriends and support the year 8 students with their end of year trip to Wellington.  We want to fill the cinema to make this a success.  Be in quick to secure your seats.  For tickets phone 332-6786 or email office@cashmereprimary.school.nz


No Sausage Sizzle this Wednesday 

There will be no sausage sizzle on Wednesday the 14th of September as the seniors are not in school.  The last week for sausages will be week 9 Wednesday the 21st of September.  There will also be no sausage sizzle at the Athletics day this year.  We thank you for your support with this fundraiser.


Scrap Metal Collection Fundraiser

For the rest of this term a scrap metal collection skip will be located on the site of the old church (now the Staff carpark). Please put any scrap metal into the skip - ask your friends, neighbours & family to contribute too.  Click here to view further information.


Pinecone Fundraiser

Sacks of pinecones $5 each, Available to purchase at the school office, Free delivery for 5 or more bags.  Please support your school in their fundraising!  For further information email office@cashmereprimary.school.nz.  Pine Cones can be collected from the bottom court, please drive up the driveway off Dyers Pass Road, either between 9.00-9.30 or 2.00-2.30 each day.


Cards & Calendars PTA Fundraiser

All orders should now be in the office - delivery will be early in Term 4. Any questions please contact Wendy McLarin 027 258 4231 or tawiokura@gmail.com



The 'Seeds' initiative got off to a flying start on Friday with a group of very happy and engaged children.  A special thanks to Stephanie Defregger and her band of helpers for all their work in getting this up and running and to all those parents who have volunteered their time, energy and expertise to help support this great project. 'From small acorns mighty oak trees grow' and who knows what this initiative might lead to as we are able to expose our children to something they might not otherwise have had the opportunity to experience. Thanks also to all those parents who supported it by signing their children up.


HELLO from the SEEDS team

 Thankyou so much for signing up so quickly to the sessions. They are booked out! Yes, we know it all filled up pretty quickly. Sorry if you missed out! What about we create more sessions? The more tutors we have, the more classes we can offer and the better SEEDS will be! We were wondering if you would like to be part of the SEEDS initiative as a tutor or an assistant to keep the SEEDS program going?! We would love you to do a session for our school kids and spark their passion with anything that you love, like reading, story telling, drawing, fixing stuff, planting, ANYTHING! We would love to hear from you - email us passionforseeds@gmail.com.


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Please fill out this police vetting form https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_6LIEmjz-BDQVNJTERnLWVzdDA/view and send it/drop it to the office asap. :) It takes 6 weeks to come back! Ages!  THANK YOU for signing up! We can't wait to hear what your session is about.



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.


Child Care Required

We are looking for after school care on a Monday for our Yr3 7yr old daughter. Pickup from school 3.30-5.30.  Contact donnadsmart@hotmail.com (Donna Didham). Thank you.


The New Zealand Ice Figure Skating Championships 2016 will be held in Christchurch from 11-14 October between 3pm-7pm each day.

The two figure skating clubs in Christchurch, Centaurus Ice Skating Club and the Canterbury Masters Figure Skating Club, will be co-hosting this event at the Alpine Sports Ice Centre on Brougham Street.

 The championships will include the same ice skating events that you are used to seeing as part of the Olympic Winter Games with ladies and men’s singles, pairs and ice dance.  It will also include synchronised skating with teams of up to 16 skaters on the ice at one time. Entry is $2 per adult $5 per family per day.  Hope to see you there!


Nigel Latta Thursday 15th of September at the Aurora Centre

Cobham Intermediate are hosting a night with Nigel Latta on Thursday the 15th of September.   This is the last time Nigel will be presenting in Christchurch as he is retiring from doing these talks and this will therefore be the last opportunity for parents to hear him speak.



Go Potty Ceramic Studio

Got Potty Ceramic Studio is running daily sessions at 10am and 12.30pm during the 2 weeks of the Spring School Holidays. Come along with your children and enjoy a relaxing and creative 1 & 1/2 hour session painting your chosen piece of pottery. This is a great indoor activity that is fun for all the family.  Prices start from just $15 and depends on what pottery you choose. Bookings Essential. To book email gopottynz@gmail.com or call the studio on 03 332 2361.


Port Hills Athletics

Port Hills Athletics will help your child discover skills and determination they didn’t know they had. Above all though, it’s about friends, meeting personal goals and setting new ones.  Clubnights-weekly Interclub-Colgate Games-Cant Championships.  Prepare for school athletics!  Want to know more? Come to Registration; Sunday 18th September 2.30-4 pm, Wednesday 21th September 5.30- 7 pm.  Based at; Hansen Park, Opawa.  Info; T&F Junior Club Captain, Megan Allan, 021 02737136, yal@xtra.co.nz, WWW.PORTHILLS.ORG.NZ


Mainland Futsal Holiday Programmes

Age: 6-12 year olds, Dates: 28th, 29th and 30th September 2016, Times:9.00am - 3.00pm, Venue: CHCH Boys High School, Straven Road, Cost: $37.50 per day ($112.50 for three consecutive days) 10% discount of second child when registering two or more siblings.

Mainland Football Outdoors  - Age: 7-14 year olds, Dates:5th, 6th and 7th October 2016, Times: 9.00am - 3.00pm, Venue:  English Park, Cost: $37.50 per day ($112.50 for three consecutive days.  All information on Mainland football website.


Pioneer Basketball, September/October Holiday Clinics, Boys and Girls

We will be running two clinics during the September/October holidays at Pioneer Stadium.

Wk 1 - Tues 27 & Wed 28 September  Click Here to register.

Wk  2 - Mon 03 & Tue 04 October  Click Here to register.

Sessions are 1-4pm each day, Mixed gender, Age: 6 to 13 years, Players will be split into age groups at the clinic.  6 hours total for each clinic, Cost $50 per clinic

 BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN, Click here to register

Registrations are limited to 40 participants.  A waitlist will be taken once clinics are full.  Payment to 03 0866 0391540 00 by 16 Sept (use name and Wk 1 or Wk2  as ref).  Any questions please email, pioneerbasketballclub@gmail.com


Road Patrol Roster







Week 8

12 September

13 September

14 September

15 September

16 September


The McDonald Family

The Watson Family

The Calder Family

The Herman Family

The Kennedy Family


The Armstrong Family

The Knowles Family

The M Sullivan Family

The Petrie Family

The McAllum Family

Week 9

19 September

20 September

21 September

22 September

23 September


The Strydom Family

The Wang Family

The E & S Cook Family

The Muirhead Family

The Gillespie Family


The McQuarrie Family

The Atkinson Family

The Cassidy Family

Mr Smith

The A & C Warwick 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

> 2016 Term Dates

>Uniform Shop