Monday, 11 November 2013

Masterton Twelve Nights of Xmas presents.... 


As a celebration of the talents our Wairarapa kids have JNS is holding a Talent Show!!! 
You can enter by filling in a registration form which can be picked up from the Wairarapa Community Centre, 41 Perry Street Masterton, on our website, or from our local JNS School offices';

Lakeview School
Masterton Primary School
Fernridge School
St Patricks 
St Mary's Carterton

You need to register for this and registrations will close on December 5th at 5.00pm. 

The age categories for performers are as follows: 5-7 years, 8-10 years and 11-13 years.
Categories to enter are: Music, Dance, Singing and Other (which needs to be specified on the registration form). 

Auditions will be held at the Masterton Town Hall on December the 6th, 3.30pm - 6.00pm.

A shortlist of 20 performers will be made to perform at the JNS Talent Show. It is unfortunate that we cannot let everyone enter but, due to time frames we are limited. JNS hopes to hold another event so that everyone can share their individual talents. 

The JNS Talent Show will be held at the Masterton Town Square on December the 18th, 6.30pm - 8.00pm. There will be three judges on the panel. They will pick one outstanding performer from each age category and then one overall winner of the event. Judges decisions are final. 

Prizes are to be confirmed closer to the time :)

All information is provided in the posters and registration forms but, if you have any questions then please feel free to contact either Sarah or Jo on 06 378 8900 or email us at!

Sunday, 10 November 2013


Hey everyone!

You might have seen on TV the adds about GIGATOWN?? Providing the fastest internet EVER!!! Well Masterton is in the running. If we can get enough support we will become the first GIGATOWN in New Zealand!!! We will get FREE 'high speed internet' for a whole year. Please register at and do your city proud :)

Thursday, 3 October 2013


Thank you so much to Matthew Addley of Lakeview School for our latest JNS nomination. We presented Matthew with a JNS goody bag and $10 Warehouse Voucher at his end of term school assembly in front of his peers. Matthew was nominated by a member of public who resides in his neighborhood. They wanted to say thank you to Matthew for all the time he offers to help them and others living in the street with jobs and missing animals.
Matthew shows all the special attributes JNS looks for and we want to say THANK YOU for doing such a great job!!!

Lakeview School...

Colouring Competition Winners!!

Masterton Primary School... JNS Colour Competition Winners!!

Fernridge School Assembly...

JNS Colour Competition winners!!

Lakeview School Henley Lake Day 1

Lakeview JNS Leadership Group McJorrow Park Day 2

Masterton Primary School Kuripuni Clean Up

Masterton Primary Neighbourhood Clean Up
We have had such a fun time with Keep New Zealand Beautiful here with our three JNS Schools. Lakeview, Masterton Primary and Fernridge Schools, all planned their individual school events to celebrate keeping our schools, community and neighbourhoods clean and tidy. You can click on the link below to see some of the awesome photos taken at each event, Lakeview and Masterton Primary (Fernridge will follow :)
We want to thank ALL the kids and HELPERS for making KNZB a success and for the LARGE amount of rubbish collected. What a great contribution you have made to our local community!! GOOD WORK KIDS!! 
Thanks also to all the schools for their input as well as Police Blue Light for the Sausage Sizzle...yum yum!!

Thursday, 15 August 2013


Lakeview JNS Leadership Group welcomes Jo to the group...thanks heaps guys!


JNS Wairarapa would like to welcome Jo Walker. Jo will be helping to implement JNS within our three JNS schools and out in our community. You will see Jo around so come and say 'hi'! We look forward to seeing you soon :)

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Masterton Primary School welcomes Jo ... Kia ora ...

Alisha and Ben, JNS Ambassadors for Masterton Primary School met with Jo Walker our newest team member for JNS .... 

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

We are now located at the Masterton District Library...

JNS has a letterbox and nomination forms located at the Masterton Library. Keep an eye out for it and if you know of someone to nominate please make a nomination or contact the JNS Coordinator Sarah Taylor-Waitere on 06 378 8900!!


Just a heads up...yes we have named the penguin but, there were some really neat colouring in entries for our JNS competition and we haven't forgotten!!
In term 3 JNS will be coming to schools to present 'goodie bags' to those who made an extra effort and stood out when it came to colouring in the penguin and we want to acknowledge you for this.
Keep an eye out for us, come 'high five' Sparky and get your thinking caps on over the holidays to think of ways you could get nominated for a JNS recognition award :) 

Naming of the Penguin Competition WINNER...Emily Luxford of Lakeview School


Sparky is the new name gifted to our JNS penguin mascot thanks to Emily Luxford of Lakeview School! Emily was the winner of an awesome 32GB ipod touch for completing our 'naming of the penguin' competition which started at the beginning of term 2 and was announced on Friday the 12th of July 2013. 

There were over 100 entries from children and young people living in the Wairarapa District and we were so amazed with the colourful and creative competition forms sent into us. It was not an easy task to choose a winner so I had to ask the JNS ambassadors from Masterton Primary, Fernridge School and Lakeview to help me out. A shortlist of names was made and a voting process put in place for the Ambassadors to choose their overall favorite!! Of the votes SPARKY was the winner!!!

JNS would like to say a big THANK YOU to our funders Masterton District Council, Trust House, Police Blue Light and National Neighbourhood Support for their contribution and support. 


5th of July 2013

A big thanks to Fernridge school for having me and the penguin along to announce the first JNS nominee attending your school!!

 A big "CONGRATULATIONS" to Paige Johns for helping others in work, sharing and for giving! All attributes we support as the JNS team! Keep up the good work everyone!! See you all again soon!