Newsletter 9 November News from Upper Moutere School

Dear Parents/Caregivers

Congratulations to the Fundraising Team who coordinated our Vintage and Retro Fair last Saturday AND somehow got the weather to play its part in the end too!

Thank you too everyone who contributed to the day in so many ways. Our school looked fantastic and once the people began to arrive the atmosphere created lifted even more.

About $23,000 was raised from all of the hard work. This will cover the cost of the installation of Shade Sails over the deck outside Marama with money to spare, to put towards another project or projects. A brilliant result! See all our wonderful sponsors in this newsletter. Congratulations to the Marr family on winning the Hanmer Holiday raffle.

Tomorrow we have our athletics sports day at the Moutere Hills Centre. The weather again is not playing ball, though at this stage the heavy rain predicted Friday has not eventuated and reports for Saturday are looking more consistent for no rain predicted. Let’s hope this is the case. We will review our decision just before the end of school and first thing tomorrow morning. Please ensure your child has something warm ( NAMED) to put on between events. All going well, see you all at the Centre 8.40am tomorrow.

Next week will see us start to get into rehearsing for our School Production, coming to you on stage Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 December…already the songs are sounding great… I hear some of you already know them too!

We also have TOP Team on Wednesday. Sports Tasman join us for the day and we compete in our houses over a variety of activities…some which we get very wet at!

Also next week we have a couple of teams participating in a Football Tournament at Saxton Field.

We are starting to look at our school structure for next year. We are currently in the process of appointing a teacher to fill Kirsty’s maternity leave position for Term one. We are excited we have been able to appoint Lauren to continue to be part of our team for 2019. If you would like to discuss your child’s placement for 2019 please have a chat with me over the next week or so.

Lastly, as you will be aware, school is closed next Thursday 15 November as our Teaching Team is on Strike.

Noho ora mai, Grant and the Team at Upper Moutere School

Pupil Awards


  • Kyrin and Cullen for using your THINKER light and making good choices during a wet lunch time. We are proud of the action you took. Tino Pai
  • Mino and Ellie, your LITERATE lights are on full beam. We love how you are taking action to improve you reading. Great stuff!


  • Bunnie and Lexi: For being fantastic buddies to Brylee this week. You have been so supportive and caring to our new student in Turama. We are very proud of you both.
  • Matai and Leam: Whenever we are singing for production you two are always so enthusiastic and proud. You both have beautiful voices and sing with confidence.
  • Eamonn and Marama: For your creative fair posters, advertising the decorations and coasters made by Turama. You both did an amazing job on Comic Life. Mīharo tō mahi- amazing work!


Kaela, Anneke, Aiden, Alfie, Costa and Emma for doing an incredible job of planting plants and gardening.


  • Nina: For the kind and encouraging way you support others with their learning. You show great leadership qualities Nina!
  • Max: Your determination and effort during a very challenging Mathematics competition was inspiring. We wish you all the very best for a positive outcome.
  • Saffron and Liana: Your effort and commitment to multiple projects for the fair has been impressive. Your Creative and Confident Lights are shining bright. We are proud of you.
  • Maddy: Thank you for your hard work and perseverance assisting with the sewing this week. Your positive and happy attitude makes learning together so much fun!

Principal Awards 9 November

I am not going to give my award to anyone in particular, I just want to acknowledge so many of our students who helped make our Fair a success, from helping get things ready prior, setting up on Friday and on the day and even helping sort the recycling this Wednesday… you have impressed so many with your great attitude… THANK YOU!

Thank you to all the wonderful people and businesses who supported our fair;

Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles

Annabelle Craighead

Accountancy A20


Appletons Nursery

Appleby Farms

Arbonne Beauty

Aquatic Centre Swim Magic

ASB Richmond

Ashmore Palms, Gold Coast, Australia



Alpine Crazy Putt and Village Cruises, Hanmer Springs



Berriman Electrical

Berriman Farm

Bays Boating

Beaches, Nelson

Bender Family

Blast Entertainment


Cathy Ellis

Chok Dee (Motueka)

Concrete & Metals

Niki – Country Kids Preschool

Country Cuts

Doro Acupuncture

Department of Conservation

Dove River Peonies


Farmlands Richmond

Farmlands Motueka Gumboots - Gardening

Fleur Woods

Gallagher Animal Management Systems

Hardy Landscapes

Hays Plumbing

Hanmer Springs Top 10 Holiday Park


Hilltop Native Nursery

Flight Centre Richmond

Fliss Higginson

Flip Out, Nelson


Gundula – Harakeke Preschool

Hunting & Fishing

TaniaJones & Phil Grover

Ian Morris


John Erni – John Erni Building

Joie de Vrie

Kai Restaurant Kaiteriteri Beach

Katie Gold & Owen Bartlett

Khyber House - Sheree Harvey & Mark

Kidz Club

Kemp Family

Kimi Ora Eco Resort

Kina Campers

Kim Quedley


Gloria & Wayne LeFranz

Louise Douglas

Life And Leisure Magazine

Kim & Kerry Lineham

Mango (Richmond)

Mapua Ferry

Mapua Chalets Active Kids

Mitre Ten Mega - Motueka

Motueka Top Ten Holiday Park

Motueka Recreation Centre

Moutere Beekeeping

Moutere Gold / Old Post Office Deli

Moutere Hills Community Centre

Moutere Hills Fitness Centre

Moutere Hills Vineyard

Moutere Inn

Moutere Motors

Move Good Now

New World, Motueka

Neudorf Vineyard

Neudorf Mushrooms

Neudorf Olives


New World, Motueka

O2B Healthy, Nelson

Olykan Family & Valerie Gribble

On the Spot Upper Moutere

Office Max

Pak N Save

Palms Motel

Paper Plus Richmond

Paper Plus Motueka

Pegleg Woodwork


Pete’s Natural Lemonade

Pics Peanut Butter

Placemakers Motueka


Prestige Family (Shirley)


Renate Bauer-Suso

Resene Paint Richmond

Ruby Bay Kitchen – Tony Robson-Burrell Sage & Clare

Saints Cafe, Restaurant & Bar - Hanmer Springs



Spec Savers

Sport Tasman

Stirling Sports, Motueka

Storage Nelson

Sublime Coffee

Sunrise Cleaning


Tasman Rugby - Makos

Tasman Hill Lodge

Tasman Gymnastics

TDC – Nichola Brydon

The Copier Co

The Grind

The Bike Shop

The Framing Rooms

The Kiss Co

The Sausage Press Deli Co.

The Smokehouse (fish sales)

3 Bee Skincare

Tonic Hair & Beauty

Trailways Hotel, Tide Restaurant

Upper Moutere Tennis Centre

Upper Moutere Fire Brigade

Underground (Richmond Mall)

Upson Wood Splitter

Urban Oyster Bar

Vanessa Mairs Tennis Coaching

Village Cycles

Vodafone (Richmond)

Wayne Manley

Waimea Motors (NPD) Richmond

Warehouse (Richmond)

Waste No More


Wheelie Fantastic Bike Hire

Whenua Iti


Wilderness Canoe Trust

Willow Creek Farms

Wilsons Abel Tasman

Z Richmond

Zest Living & Cooking

Zoom, Mapua

Sports & Community Notices

Entries are open for the Nelson Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon on Sunday 3 March 2019at Tahunanui Reserve. The TRYathlon is all about giving it a TRY and is rewarding and fun day out for you and your child. Participants need to be aged 7 – 15 years old and can complete the TRYathlon as an individual or in a team of two.

To enter the TRYathlon visit www.try.weetbix.co.nz Our school has created a School Group which you can join when you enter from home. Search for Upper Moutere School when prompted. By linking to our school group it will give us the chance to win some cool prizes.

If you have any school related questions please contact Saree or Cathy, otherwise contact the Weet-Bix TRYathlon team; email tryathlon@sanitarium.co.nz or phone 0800 WEETBIX

The next Messy Church event is to be held on Tuesday 27th November, 5-7pm. This is an event for all ages involving creativity, celebration and hospitality. During the evening there will be activities for parents, grandparents, children, teenagers and pre-schoolers. Children under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult. For more information about this event, please phone the Parish Office on 528 8825 or email at motuekaparish@xtra.co.nz .

A & P Show grounds 10th November 10.00am – 3.00pm Come along to this fundraiser and see various trucks and trailers and vote for your favourite truck. There will be market stalls, food and coffee along with raffles. Live entertainment as well as Blast Entertainment with their bouncy castles and rides. - $5 Adults, $3 Children or $10 for the family.

LEGO: Top of the South Brick Show Founders Park Energy Centre 17th & 18th of November 9am to 5pm $2 per person proceeds to Nelson Tasman Hospice

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