Cambridge East School



Winter Sports

Today's Winter Sports at the Soccer Fields are all GO!!!  We look forward to seeing the teams from all the Town Schools in action.  Remember to pack a good jacket in case of passing showers.


Sports Draws


Click on the Link below for the appropriate sport to be taken to the association websites:

Netball - (2015 Winter League Draw)
    Rugby - (Rugby Draw 2015
  Football - Junior Weekly Draws
Hockey Draw

We are now in the Winter Sports Term with many of the games to start within the next 2 weeks. There is still time to get your child involved with sport, please make that decision as soon as possible as our teams are now set.

We have had a mucky start to the season with changes associated with both Rugby and Netball that have impacted our teams. 

In Rugby the Cambridge Junior Rugby are now coming inline with the Nationwide structure which means there has been a change for 8th, 10th and 11th Grades. All this information can be found on the Cambridge Junior Rugby website but the changes are;

8th Grade (under 8's as at the 01/01/2015) is now for those players who are playing tackle rugby for the first time (Year 3 players)

10th Grade (under 10's as at the 01/01/2015) will be Year 4 and 5 players

11th Grade is for ALL Year 6 players

This has meant that many Year 4 players are finding they have been placed into the 10th grade where traditionally players have had 2 years in the 8th grade.

All players should have received a copy of the Rugby Information and Team Information at the end of last term.  If you are unaware of your child's arrangements, please pop into the school office.

Netball - as Netball parents/caregivers, you have probably heard of the changes that Netball New Zealand wish to make around Junior Netball, they don't players involved with "competitive games" until Year 5 or 6. 

In terms of our teams, we have been working with Netball Association to get as many players on the court and experiencing full games of Netball.  This has meant a few changes with the Year 4 teams to get the balance right.  We now have those teams all sorted and your child should have received an Netball Information and team sheet information. All Netball draws and information for the local competitions is available at Cambridge Netball website.

Year 3 Fun Ferns are not due to start until the end of May, not the week 2 as we had on the Information Sheet, it appears to be Wednesday 27th May.  Coaches of these 2 teams will let you know once details are confirmed. 

Hockey - Hockey has gone from 1 team last year to looking like we have 4 teams this year.  Its fantastic to see our students trying a different sport.  Trainings will continue to be on Wednesday and Games will start on the Friday of Week 3 or 4.  This is yet to be confirmed by the Junior Hockey Association but as soon as we know, we will let you know.  Confirmation of teams and further information will be sent once final arrangements come through.

 Before School Care

Before School Care is now up and running from 7.30am - 8.30am every school day.  This is run out of the After School Care Room with Mrs Shortland overseeing the programme.  This will also include a breakfast club. 

Please ring and book through the school office if you require this service, we will need signed forms before your child(ren) are able to attend.  The cost will be calculated in either 30 minute ($2.50) or 1 hour ($5) and billed in the same way as After School Care.

Please note that the school is not open to students until 8.30am every morning, we have placed in this service due to the number of students arriving earlier and earlier to school and after parental requests.  Please respect the 8.30am timing for the school to be open.

ERO (Education Review Office)Review

In week 3 of this Term we have a team coming from ERO to complete a review as part of the normal process.  They will be in the school for Monday 4th May - Wednesday 6th May.  There will be a Parent/Caregivers meeting with ERO which will be held on Tuesday 5th May in the Function Room.  All are welcome.

Facebook Page

 The school now has a Facebook page to help keep parents and caregivers in the loop.  Please visit our Facebook page and like us, as this will mean you will receive our latest posts automatically.  It is an effect way of communicating quickly with our community. Click on the Facebook logo below to go to our Facebook Page.

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"Always My Best"
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Effective communicators
Self motivated learners
Inventive thinkers
Respectful citizens
And have a "can do" attitude

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