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Riversdale School Newsletter Term 2 Week 10

Tena Koutou Parents, Caregivers and Whanau.

Hello everyone,

Kia ora e hoa mä.

Mā te tuakana ka tōtika te teina, mā te teina ka tōtika te tuakana

(From the older sibling the younger learns how to do it, from the younger sibling the older learns how to be tolerant/everyone has responsibilities, both the old and the young.)

School reports will be sent home tomorrow, Friday 9 July, with the oldest or only child. See the information in this newsletter regarding booking an interview on 26 or 27 July to discuss your child/rens learning.

Have a safe and happy holiday and we look forward to seeing everyone back for an action packed Term 3.

Year 7 and 8 Camp

The Year 7 and 8 students have been away on camp in Queenstown this week and are due back this evening. They have had a great time at the snow farm, skiing, swimming, racing the walls at clip and climb and more. We look forward to hearing all about their experiences when they get back. Thank you to all the parent helpers who supported with preparing for camp and the helpers who attended the camp. A special thank you to Jessica Stevenson for organizing a spectacular camp for the senior students.

Carnival Trains

Yesterday, Room 1 students were extremely lucky to have the skills and expertise of Mr Doug Wing to support them with building their carnival trains. He spent numerous hours preparing the parts in order to make the building process so much easier for the students. Thank you as well to all the parents that came in to support Doug and the students to build their trains.


All Year 5, 6, 7, and 8 students will be presenting their speeches next Term in Week 3 on Thursday 12th August in Room 2 at 9am. Information will be sent home by classroom teachers with specifications around student’s speeches. Speeches are to be written at home.

Junior children will present their speeches mid next Term. Information will be sent home by teachers when junior children need to write their speeches.

Sexuality Education

Sexuality Education will be taught to all students next Term in Weeks 1 - 3. If you wish to know the content being taught you are welcome to come in and speak to your child’s teacher.

Under Section 51 of the Education and Training Act 2020, parents or caregivers may write to the Principal requesting to have their child excluded from any particular element of sexuality education in a health and education programme.

School Values Awards

At Riversdale School children are awarded House Points for displaying the school values

of; respectful, responsible and resilient. Children are working towards achieving values targets.

50 House Points = Bronze Values Award.

100 House Points = Silver Values Award.

150 House Points = Gold Values Award.

Congratulations to Lucus, Mihai, James, Casey, Dillon, Lachie, Ryan, Mattie, Crisen, Priyah, Lucy, Aoife, Stella and Hazel who have received their Bronze School Values Award for earning 50 House Points in 2021. Ka Pai!

Congratulations to Zeke Stirling who was the first student to be awarded his Silver Award for earning 100 House Points in 2021. Ka Pai!

Values Certificates

We will be acknowledging the students that received certificates for displaying the values of being respectful, resilient, and responsible, at Riversdale School, in the newsletter the following week. Ka Pai! You all displayed the school values so well last week.

Room 1 - Mihai, Lucus, Max.

Room 3 - Aria-Lea, Hazel, Lily.

Room 4 - Daisy, Fergus, Campbell.

Room 5 - Crisen, Indie, Aroha.

Coming Up…

5 July until 8 July - Year 7/8 camp.

Friday 9 July - Last day of Term 2.

Monday 26 July - First day of Term 3.

26 and 27 July - Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews.



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