Monday, 19 March 2018

Year 0-2 Huff'n Puff

Year 0-2 Huff and Puff                                                                                  

This year we are having our Huff and Puff at the end of Term 1.  This is because of the probability of the courts and field being unavailable in Term 2 due to our rebuild.    
The course will also look a little different as we will have some obstacles to climb over.

When: Monday 9th April 11.45am-12.30pm
Postponement day: Tuesday 10th April
Where: Bottom courts and field

Your child will need:
  • Shoes suitable for running.
  • They can wear a t-shirt in their house colour.
Come and join us to see our runners in action.

Year 0-2 Teachers                      

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Reminder - Paid Union Meeting

Paid Union Meetings will be held nationally. For the staff at St Martins School the meeting will be held on 21st March starting at 1.30pm. As most of our staff are members of the union and are entitled under the Collective Agreement to attend the meeting, we are asking that you collect your child from school at 12.30pm on Wednesday 21st March. 
If your child normally attends the Homework Club on Wednesdays you may like to contact them to ensure that your child can attend at this time. 
If you are not able to collect your child from school on Wednesday at 12.30pm, please let us know by phoning the office (Ph 332-6121) so that we can arrange supervision for those children who will remain at school. We wil then collate the number of students who will need supervision at school so that we can plan for how many people we need at school to supervise. Please inform the office of your child's name and classroom. 

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Scholastic Book Fair

Next week we have the Scholastic Book Fair in the Library, selling a range of books and stationery.  Children and adults alike are welcome to come and take a look:
Wednesday  14th  2.30 - 3.30
Thursday      15th  8.30 - 3.30
Friday           16th  8.30 - 3.30
If you're looking for a quieter time to come and take a look I would recommend around 9.00  or 2.30-3.00, most children will be in class then so it's a great time to take a browse in peace and quiet!
A flyer will be available in the next few days, but we just wanted you to have dates and times for your diary - please note that due to the Kids Lit Quiz we will be open for shorter hours than usual on Wednesday.  A percentage of all sales is donated to the School Library to help purchase new stock.

Bridget Hayes MCLIP

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Just a reminder about the school uniform:

Hair ties, bows and clips must be school colours (blue, red, white or black).  Please no brightly coloured Jojo bows!
Black, grey or blue shoes (or majority of these colours).
No nail polish and the only jewellery is a watch and stud earrings.
Taonga worn around the neck is also permitted.

Thank you.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Head Lice

Dear Family and Whānau of Room 1 2 3 4 & 5

Head lice have been detected in your child’s classroom, so all families and whānau are being notified.

It is extremely important for you to check your child’s head for head lice TODAY. If your child has head lice, please read the pamphlet and follow the instructions from the Canterbury District Health Board, to help prevent head lice from spreading.
Here is the link:

Thank you
St Martins School

Sausage Sizzle

Tuesday, 27 February 2018


A huge thank you from Rosie and Bea for all the yummy carrot tops, assorted herbs and other greens you are bringing in for them - they are eating so well! 


Hi everyone

Mrs Ross and I decided that since you are amazing students that you could choose the activities that you do on Studyladder.  If you are unsure of a lesson start at an easier level until you have got it then challenge yourself with a harder level.  Have fun!