Archived News

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The older posts below show some of the recent history of South End School.

Artsplash Wearable Art

‘Artsplash’ Kids' Arts Festival was held over 4 days at the Michael Fowler Center on the 31st of August. South End had 13 pieces of artwork on display, and Rosa, Grace, Neve, Brooklyn and Stormy all entered the wearable arts section. Between the five of them they made...

Chakira McEntee – Darts Champ!

South End student Chakira McEntee recently attended a week-long darts tournament in Hamilton. She came away with a huge trophy as the winner of the Charter Club Darts Championship for the girls junior and youth section! Brilliant stuff,...

New Classrooms and Library Block

At the start of this school year, we were excited to move into our new classrooms and library block. The classrooms feature modern learning environments and a nice view over our fields to the east. The interior of the new Library is nearing readiness and will be open...

Chess Nationals 2014

After winning their regional tournament, our chess team of Sam Hunter, Joseph Teofilo, Joji Dell and Neo Carter headed to Auckland at the end of September for the NZ Interschool National competition. They were confronted by a new rule which caused many instant losses...

Chess fundraising

Through the coordination efforts of Tina Rahui and Bronwyn Pogson, funds are being raised to support the team’s attendance at the Chess Nationals in Auckland during the first weekend of the coming holidays. A major fundraiser was held last Sunday at the Daffodil...

Construction of new classrooms continues

As South End School continues to grow and flourish, our ongoing major renovations are proceeding in a timely manner. It'll be fabulous to have another set of brand-new, purpose-built buildings for our teachers and students! Click on any image to see it...

South End wins regional chess tournament

The 2014 Take Note Chess Tournament, run by Carterton School, featured 18 senior and 16 junior teams - 136 Wairarapa kids in brain-burning competition! Heading into the final Senior round, the South End Master Chiefs sat in second place behind the Martinborough Colts....

South End School at the Anzac Parade

Some photos of South End in the 2014 Carterton Anzac Day parade, lead out by School Leader Joseph Teofilo. Click any image to see it...

Photos from Term 1

There's been so much happening already in Term 1! Here's a selection of photos from some of the activities. Click on any image to see it larger, then click left or right (or use arrows keys) to step through.

2014 Term Dates

The school term dates for 2014 are: Term 1 – Monday 3rd Feb- Thursday 17th April Term 2 – Monday 5th May to Friday 4th July Term 3 – Monday 21st July to Friday 26th September Term 4 – Monday 13th October to Wednesday 17th December Cluster swimming sports are on...

Parents’ Survey – have your say!

Your views are important and will help guide the direction of the school! The survey should only take a couple of minutes to complete: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/F56S5FW Thanks for taking the time to let us know what is important to...

Health Education survey – fill yours out!

The purpose of the health consultation process is to: Inform the school community about the content of the health curriculum, in broad outline; Ascertain the wishes of the school community regarding the way in which the health curriculum should be implemented, given...

South End winners at 2013 Take Note Chess tournament

The 2013 Take Note Chess Tournament, held at Carterton School on November 1st, saw 100 students from 9 schools across the Wairarapa battle it out across the chess boards. In the Intermediate group, South End's Sam Hunter, Zac Brown, Samson Dell and Joseph Teofilo...

Strong Classrooms, Strong Students

Stuff.co.nz recently had an interesting article about the earthquake-proofing levels of South End classrooms: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9309601/Timber-wins-in-truck-quake-test We guess the motto of the story is "South End School... we build kids the same way we...

South End Cultural Festival 2013

The recent South End School Cultural Festival was a huge success! We received wonderful support from the whole school community, and from within the Carterton community itself. The karakia was led by Paora Ammundsen, and was followed by student performances featuring...

Chess Nationals

Five South End Chess players - Zac Brown, Sam Hunter, Samson Dell, Joseph Teofilo and young Connor Pogson (playing up in the intermediate level) - recently headed to Auckland to compete in the ChessPower Nationals, having won their regional tournament. With 15 teams...

South End success at Masterton chess tournament

Four South End students headed off recently to the ChessPower regional competition in Masterton and did a superb job in representing the school. The team was first overall in the intermediate grade, and 1st overall in the regionals, which won them the right to head to...

Pajama Day fundraiser

Last Friday was Pajama Day at South End School! Students could make a gold coin donation to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter and come to school in their PJs- a fun event and a great fundraiser for a worthy cause. Many of the students got in on the fun, as these pictures...

South End School Gala 2013

The South End Gala was a great success! A beautiful Wairarapa day and a wide range of activities, stalls and food brought in large crowds. Everyone was thoroughly entertained, well fed and grabbed some bargains. There were bouncy castles and ferris wheels, crockery...

The new classrooms

A report with photos on the new classrooms, by Montessori students Sam Hunter and Andrew Miles. The new classrooms are much better than the old class rooms because they're more organised, brighter, bigger and over all, better. The builders started building it near the...

Balloon Fun

South End students were involved with the recent Balloon Festival in the Wairarapa. Below are some words from the students, and pictures of the fun! (Click any to see them larger) “As I walked outside my house to get the mail, I saw the magical hot-air balloons float...

New Classrooms at South End

Construction work is racing ahead on the new South End classrooms! Everyone is looking forward to the new facilities. [vslider name="building"]

South End Mural

Our school community, led by artist Tina Rae Carter, has brightened up our school grounds with a mural and artwork across two walls! [vslider name="mural"]

Pet Day fun

Pet Day was a huge success, and our school community had a fabulous day. Here's a short video of some of the faithful dogs that attended: [jwplayer config="myplayer" file="https://southend.school.nz/videos/South-End-Pet-Day-2012.flv"...

South End nationals chess results – 5th in NZ!

After winning both the Junior and Intermediate grades at the Carterton Chess Tournament, our two South End teams headed to Palmerston North last weekend for the interschools national championships. Minty Hunter and Mark Sefton drove the eight students up early on...

More South End chess success

Last Tuesday seven South End students headed to Pahiatua for the annual Bush Chess tournament. Marlon Tortoza and Minty Hunter drove our young group to the tournament, and were met there by David Capper, who has been an active participant in the recent chess...

South End winners at the Carterton School chess tournament

South End entered two junior and two senior teams into the Carterton School chess tournament, which was held last Friday. 148 kids competed in total, coming from schools all around the Wairarapa: Hadlow, Opaki, Featherston, Martinborough, MIS, Dalefield, Greytown,...

South End welcomes principal Alastair Kay

It's fair to say South End School's new principal Alastair Kay knows a thing or two about education. Kerri Bowling reports for the Wairarapa Times-Age. Alastair comes to the small Carterton School with more than 40 years' experience from various educational roles both...

South End Montessori students chess success

By Minty Hunter Last Friday, four South End Montessori students woke early to make the two hour trip to the Kimbolton Chess Tournament. They expected to face strong competition, especially from the Feilding Intermediate students who had been coached by local...