Week 4, Term 2 Newsletter

19th May 2023


Kia ora Clive whānau,

We hope the last two weeks have been productive for you and your family. Certainly at school our classes have hit the ground running with lots going on across the school.

A huge thank you to everyone who returned their forms during the week to begin selling Chocolates on behalf of our Friends of School (FOS). The FOS team have a lot of events planned this year, including Stars in Clives Eyes resuming after a few years hiatus. Our FOS team work incredibly hard for our tamariki, providing lunches, organising events and fundraising for much needed funds for our school. Already this year alone, they have again donated $6,000.00 for our teams to provide Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) experiences for our students. In 2023, this will see our Junior and Middle school receive professional swimming coaching at the Clive pools (Term 3 and 4). For our Seniors this money will go towards subsidising the cost of school camps for our families (Term 3). We thank you for volunteering to support our FOS team by selling chocolates, if we all pull together, our students all benefit!

We hope you and your family have a lovely weekend. As always, if you wish to discuss your child's learning , please do not hesitate to contact our staff. Our doors are always open.

Noho ora mai
Chris Birch

Please remove them from your child's Crocs

Every now and again things pop up that become the rage, or the 'in' thing.
In 2023 this is JIBBITZ, those small little pieces of plastic that are attached to Crocs and are way over priced.

Unfortunately when items like this become the rage they create issues for schools as they become a traded, sold or stolen commodity. We have had a number of issues surrounding Jibbitz and have had many conversations with our students. Unfortunately, as these issues are ongoing we have made the decision to no longer allow them at school.

We ask that all families remove the Jibbitz from Crocs before they are worn to school.

Any Jibbitz that are brought to school will be removed and returned to the students at the end of the school day.

We thank you for your support.

Recently you may have heard your child discussing the Manaakitanga/Respect tokens at school. This is a rewards system that is designed to promote our school values and recognise when our students are displaying these both in and out of the classrooms.

Last term in class, we focused on growing our understanding of Manaakitanga/Respect. To reinforce this work, we are now handing out Manaakitanga tickets when we see awesome displays of respect around our school. These tickets are given to students who then put them into their syndicates box, with two tokens drawn at assembly on Friday, receiving a Sausage Sizzle voucher kindly donated by our amazing Friends of School team.

This term our classroom programmes are exploring Kaitiakitanga/Guardianship and what this looks and sounds like. Shortly we will add this token to our rewards system, until all four values are understood and displayed across the school.

Every token that goes in the draw also has a second chance at the end of term to win a prize bag at our final assembly.

You can help us at home by discussing our school values and how you see these in action in your family.

Physical Activity Leaders:
Our Senior School PALS undertook training on running games for other students during the week. Those that could attend had a great day out working with Sport Hawkes Bay and other schools to learn how to communicate clearly, run an effective game and solve challenging situations that arise during games.

Our PALS do an amazing job of running lunchtime games for all our students. Coordinating these with all age groups is never an easy task, but our PALS do a superb job.
Memorial for Ms Linda Petherick:

A reminder that Linda Petherick's memorial is tomorrow (Saturday 20th May). This is an informal event with friends and family. If you wish to pay your respects you are welcome to attend Linda's home to do so. The family have asked for the Clive community who wish to attend to come between 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm
Address 503 Charles St, St Leonards Hastings.
Our school operates an Out-of-Zone process for students that do not reside within our Ministry of Education enforced school zone. You have probably seen the billboards promoting our Out-of-Zone enrolments process is now open (as above). We have a short period of time each year to advertise these placements. Anyone from outside our school zone must apply for these positions during this time.

Our school zone is:
  • Commencing at the Clive Bridge, Ngaruroro River
  • Following State Highway 2 to Farndon Road
  • Farndon Road to Pakowhai Road
  • Follow the line straight south east from this junction, to the intersection of Te Mata-Mangateretere and Lawn Roads.
  • Follow Lawn Road, via the Tukituki River to the sea.
  • Follow the coast north to the Ngaruroro River.
If you know of someone with a child who may wish to enrol at Clive school during the remainder of this year and who resides outside our zone boundary, please let them know this process is now open. The application process closes on Friday 9th June.

Application information is available via our school website on the Enrolment page.

Please let your friends and family know.
Hawkes Bay Rugby Union: Rippa Rugby Tournament
Thank you to all our parent coaches and transporters who took the time to transport our tamariki to the Hawkes Bay Rugby Union Rippa tournament last week. What an amazing day for our students! There were some great displays of athleticism and skill on the day as well as sportsmanship, participation not to forget the beaming smiles as seen below.
Great work with PINK SHIRT DAY Clive!
School Calendar:

20th May - Linda Petherick memorial
24th May - Middle school Volley ball coaching at school.
25th May - Year 6 Matahiwi Noho Marae
5th June - Kings Birthday (School closed)
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