Pasifika Family Gathering and Shared Tea

WHEN: Friday 21 June 2019 TIME: 6.00pm - 8.00pm

WHERE: School Staffroom. Bring a plate of food to share.

WHY: chance for families to meet and socialise share ideas about upcoming Polyfest performance next term.

If you are unable to attend but would like to contribute, please email or talk to Claire Spencer (M2A teacher). Please let the office or Claire Spencer know if attending.

Video/books/lego and supervision will be provided downstairs in Te Puna Ako for children.

Mad Hat/Wacky Hair Day

Thanks for sending along items for our school fair.  The wacky hair dos and hat's were very creative, cute and colourful!

Chess success

Today the chess team went to Sacred Heart School to participate in a competition with other primary schools from the Dunedin area.  We were very pleased with our results and everyone had an enjoyable day of competition.  Thanks to the parents who accompanied us to and from the competition and thanks to Mr Henderson who runs the chess club at school each week.

NZ Playhouse - The Tortoise and the Hare

Children and teachers alike were entertained by yet another quality NZ Playhouse show today.   

O'MATHalon success for Year 6 and Year 5 teams

Two teams were entered in the Year 6 and Year 5 sections of the Number Works 'n Words O"MATHalon competiton. The Year 6 team of Jenah, Megha, Cambell and Aidan came first with 19 out of 20 points. The Year 5 team of Ken, Zak, Neo and Connor came second with 17 out of a possible 20 points.

Award Winning Poetry Writers and Performers

Recently some of our students have entered their writing in two poetry competitons, achieving success in both.

Hannah won the Year 5 and 6 Poetry Writing Competition for the ODT Extra!, and Anya was highly commended. The topic was 'freedom' and both their poems were published in last month's edition.

Felix won first place in the Dunedin Primary Schools Poetry Competition- Years 7 - 8, with his poem 'I Wish', and Mackenzie was awarded second place in the Year 5 - 6 competition with 'Midnight in the Woods'. Both Felix and Mackenzie performed their poems to an appreciative audience at the awards ceremony.

Dunedin Regional Chess Tournament

This week Geoge Street Normal hosted the Dunedin Regional Chess Tournament in our school hall. More than 70 children from schools around Dunedin attended. 42 children from George Street Normal were involved; for many this was their first taste of playing chess in a tournament environment.

In the 'rookie' grade George Street Normal teams came 2nd, 3rd and 6th. Ashton Fraser placed 4th in the individual standings,. Daan Peeters 7th and Elise Summerfield 9th

In the 'junior' division our teams came 1st, 4th, 5th and 6th. Individuals that placed highly included Alexander Jansen Van Vuuren 2nd, Harry McDonald 3rd, Aidan Dixon 4th and Jaden Tonkin 5th.

New Georgies online booking system information

George Street Normal School

New booking system for Georgies

This term we will be using a new online booking system for Georgies before school, after school and holiday programmes.  We are asking all parents wishing to use a Georgies programme to firstly enrol their children (this process should take about 10 minutes) at and then follow the instructions to make bookings. 

Please note: (1) there are new terms and conditions for attendance, booking and making payments at Georgies - please read these carefully; (2) from 23 July, Georgies bookings will only be accepted and confirmed through Aimyplus; (3) all existing children must be re-enrolled; (3) all existing/permanent bookings must be re-booked; and (4) in addition to the new booking system, Georgies has a new bank account suffix (002) that all parents should begin using.  Please note this new Georgies account: (BNZ) 02-0912-0320963-002.

The Aimyplus website has many helpful features that parents may wish to use.  If you have any further questions, please contact the school office or the Georgies office on 474 0825, press 715 for Georgies (you may have to leave a message – these are cleared daily).  In addition, our site supervisors can be contacted on 027 614 5086 (Junior Georgies) or 021 0817 7822 (Senior Georgies) and by email at

Thanks for your support.

Bex and the Georgies team