Final eNews – Christmas Edition :)



The 2023 school year is over and Christmas is one sleep away. On behalf of all the Alfriston School staff I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a safe holiday break. Thank you to the many people who acknowledged the staff’s efforts in the last few days of school, from Grandparents that attended prize giving to people expressing their thanks in passing, these words of gratitude are truly appreciated. 


Our last day of school tradition continued in 2023 and we were entertained by many talented Alfriston School learners in our AGT Event. From comedy acts to soccer skills the performers kept the crowd entertained and wow’ed. 

Thank you to Miss Mouncey and Mrs van der Meulen for organising the event. These teachers gave up many lunchtimes to do auditions and the day ran super smoothly due to the terrrific organisation.



1st Srigranth-Scatman dance 

2nd Tyler- Soccer Skills
3rd Tevin- Singing
Crowd Fav- Srigranth
1st Filza- Singing
2rd Harper and Gurbani- Dance
3rd- Ishana, Isabella and Ricci- Dance
Crowd Fav- Harper and Gurbani
1st Xmas Girls Dance
2nd Wendy- Blindfold piano
3rd Koby- Singing
Crowd Fav- Koby
Congratulations to all learners who participated, it is wonderful to see the confidence our tamariki show.


From the 5th to the 8th of December our Year 7 and 8 learners were lucky enough to head to Chosen Valley Christian Camp in Ararimu.

The learners participated in a wide variety of activities, some of these were Confidence Course, Kayaking, Raft Building, Archery and Go Karting. On the final day many were keen to stay on which lets up know they’d had a ball.

I want to say a big thank you to Mrs Melville who organised this camp. Mrs Melville had to alter the organisation many, many times (even the night before) and she did so efficiently and effectively. Her goal……to get the learners to camp! We appreciate all your time and effort Mrs Melville.

I also want to thank the staff and caregiver helpers who came to the rescue to ensure the camp went ahead. We had parents whose children weren’t at camp helping, parents who changed shifts to attend and staff who stepped away from school at this busy time of year to help out. It truly was a team effort!

Time to Shine Concert

Another end of year highlight was our community Time to Shine Picnic and Concert on Monday 11th December. The Mainfreight truck arrived, the stalls were set up and the fun began. Every learner had an opportunity to take the stage and perform – the confidence and enjoyment was fantastic to see.

A massive thank you to MAINFREIGHT who provided a truck for our stage for a second year. Mainfreight have been so supportive, we are very grateful.

2024 Information

2024 School Dates

TERM 1 – Wednesday 7th February 2024 to Friday 12 April

TERM 2 – Monday 29 April to Friday 5 July

TERM 3 – Monday 22 July to Friday 27 September

TERM 4 – Monday 14 October to Friday 20 December

TEACHER ONLY DAYS: 13 May, 25 October

We are already adding dates to our school digital calendar (found on school website) so keep an eye on this 🙂


We ask that all learners be at school by 8.30am each day to prepare for their school day.

8.45am: Learning starts

10.15am – 10.45am: Morning tea break

12.30pm – 1.15pm:  Lunch break

2.45pm: School finishes

Jaiveer Singh, Daivansh Arora, Arnav Singh, Darshan Binu, Avleen Kaur, Lakelan Chen, Navraj Virk, Margaret Aiono, Ruby Tagaloa, Leonard Oakley, Jarrett Hinderegger, Agaaz Singh, Jasper Pene, Pearl Bhamra, Prabhbir Jador, Jazlyn Kaur, Pearl Kaur, Amanjot Kaur, Axel Feagaimalii, Gurjas Marwaha, Daniel Singh, Maiya Patel, Kenzo Sitzer, Mylan Aitcheson, Tarneet Kaur, Kiann Chopra, Zahroon Khan, Alexa Adams, Tatiana Nordstrand, Shiloh Tavita, Vivaan Mago, Haramrit Singh, Adorn Pritchard, Reiko Aitcheson, Yuna Asami, Liana Dole, Thinus Van Loggerenberg, Jivas Khanna.

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