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Riversdale School Newsletter Term 2 Week 5

Tena Koutou Parents, Caregivers and Whanau.

Hello everyone,

Kia ora e hoa mä.

Tōtika – Balance

Mahia i runga i te rangimārie me te ngākau māhaki

With a peaceful mind and respectful heart, we will always get the best results

Diary this date: Matariki Breakfast – You Are Invited

We are celebrating Matariki (Maori New Year) with breakfast for all tamariki (children), whanau and parents in our school hall on Tuesday 25 June, arriving at 7.15am for a 7.30am start. Children are learning some Waiata and will perform these for you. You don’t need to bring any food along, however you will need to bring a cereal bowl, spoon, and cup. We look forward to having you join us. After breakfast is finished you can collect your child’s dishes up, and leave your child/ren here ready for the start of school. More information will come out in a newsletter closer to the time.

Update from New Zealand Post re. Board of Trustee Elections


New Zealand Post can no longer guarantee that all envelopes will be post marked. For those envelopes that are not post marked, Returning Officers will have no evidence that the envelope has been posted before noon on election day, therefore all voting papers need to be received at the school by noon on election day

to be counted as valid.

Board of Trustee Elections

Voting Papers sent by Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Election Day (voting closes) Noon Friday 7 June 2019

Count Votes Thursday 13 June, 2019

Board takes office Friday 14 June 2019

Teacher Strike Wednesday

Thank you so much for your understanding and support of the teacher strike day yesterday … anyone

driving through Riversdale between 10am and 10.25am would have seen us outside the supermarket/

butcher. We then joined all the teachers in the Gore area for their action. I will keep you informed of progress and next steps in our negotiation process.

Northern Cross Country

Children who qualified to attend were given a letter yesterday. Miss Przewieda will be going with the Riversdale team. Keep training. Our children have the advantage of having already run on the course

so know it.

Congratulations to:

5 Year Girls 2nd Jessica Polglaze, 3rd Alexis McNamee, 4th Emma Souness, 5th Priyah Blythe,

7th Bethany Perkin.

5 Year Boys 3rd Lewis Kerr, 4th Harry Crooks.

6 Year Girls 1st Maisy Jackson, 2nd Olivia Davis, 3rd Georgia Martin, 4th Aria-Lea Matthews Cross,

5th Ashlyn Dillon, 7th Ruby Gerken, 8th Hannah Scott.

6 Year Boys 2nd Cooper McKee, 3rd Campbell Tremaine.

7 Year Girls 3rd Amanda Cruickshank, 4th Bella Robins, 5th Ella Hammond, 6th Meila Scully,

8th Aoife Greene.

7 Year Boys 1st Archer Jackson, 2nd Mason McBeath, 3rd Ben Tayles, 4th Tom Davidson,

8th Charlie Burgess.

8 Year Girls 6th Isla Hawker, 7th Zakylah Hyde, 8th Coby Wilson.

8 Year Boys 2nd Jayden McLeay, 4th Hunter Mackey, 5th Hamish Kerr, 7th Brendan McLeay.

9 Year Girls 2nd Stella Clarkson, 3rd Khloe Robins, 4th Casey Campbell, 7th Seneli Wathukarage.

9 Year Boys 1st Jack Davidson, 3rd Ryan Wing, 4th George Hammond, 6th Rylan Dillon.

10 Year Girls 4th Billie-Mya Matthews, 7th Ebony Eden, 8th Hennessy Stevens.

10 Year Boys 1st Blaine Dillon, 3rd Jake Eden, 6th Liam McLeay, 7th Ben Davis.

11 Year Girls 3rd Eilish Greene, 6th Ella Donnelly.

11 Year Boys 5th Quinn Campbell, 6th Lykan Eaton, 7th Adam Wing, 8th Charlie Lawrence.

12 Year Girls 1st Meg Miller, 2nd Liana Abel.

12 Year Boys 1st Sean McKay, 2nd Benjamin Shallard.

13 Year Girls 1st Heidi Clarkson, 2nd Dineli Wathukarage, 3rd Lily Langton.

13 Year Boys 1st Flynn Reed, 2nd Fabrice Frei, 4th Fletcher Pomare, 5th Scott Parker.

New School Phone Number – 027 555 3534. Please delete all previous numbers and only use this number, or the landline, to contact the school for messages, absences, or to talk with staff. The landline is still 03 2025 814.

The newsletter is being published on our website. You will be able to find it there, and all previous weeks ones as well. Shortly we will move to just publishing it there … but we will let you know when this is happening.

Please return all pool keys to the School. Thank you.

Coming up this term:

Monday 3 June Queens Birthday observed. School closed.

Thursday 6 June Northern Cross Country.

Monday 10, 17, 24 June Senior children at badminton skills sessions.

Wednesday 19 June Home and School AGM.

Friday 21 June Southland Cross Country at Waimumu.

Thursday 27 June Community Assembly at 1.30pm in the school hall.

Friday 28 June School Reports and children’s workbooks are sent home.

Monday 1 July Parent/Child/Teacher Interviews from 3.15pm.

Tuesday 2 July Parent/Child/Teacher Interviews from 3.15pm.

Friday 5 July Last day of Term 2.

Monday 22 July Term 3 starts.

Thursday 25 July John Parsons, Cybersafety expert, at school working with teachers and children. Parents also welcome to come along.

Home and School AGM

Wednesday 19 June, Waikaia Hotel

Meal at 6pm, followed by the meeting at 7.30pm.

Pool Committee meeting – Monday 10 June, 7pm in the school staffroom. All pool users are asked to attend please.

Sorry folks, that this is a day late ….

Thursday really zoomed past, and I was so disappointed I missed a fantastic assembly! I had a meeting with the Ministry of Education property adviser at 11am, and then my appraiser at 1.30pm. If you were a parent that got an appraisal form and haven’t yet returned it to the office, Ros McQuillan-Mains would really appreciate these back … to date she has 12 out of the 30 sent

home, returned.

Riversdale Junior Netball

If anyone has any trophies at home, could they please return them to the school office.



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