Riversdale School Newsletter Term 2 Week 6

Welcome to: Toby Orpwood, Mason Pollard, Sophie Pickering and

Indiana Fullager 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 Disco


We will be having a School Disco for the students on Friday 25 June from 6.30pm -8.00pm in the School Hall. There will be awesome music and disco lights! Lollies, chocolate, chips and fizz will be available to purchase, so bring along some coins.


We ask all parents to please pop into Room 7 once you drop your child/ren off at the disco to contribute your ideas to the Board for strategic planning. Please see the information below.




Board Corner


Kia ora Whanau,


The Board needs your ideas. They would love to hear your ideas about how you would like Riversdale School to ‘look and be’ like in 5 years time. (Strategic Planning time.)


Can you please have a think about


1. What we do well currently...

2. What else we could do....


Under the following 3 areas


1. Teaching and learning.

2. Staff and learning resources.

3. Community involvement/pride.


We are asking that after you have dropped your children off at the school disco, you pop into Room 7 and share your ideas. The Board thinks that this will only take 15 minutes, especially if you have already given it some thought.


This is a great opportunity to have your say in shaping the direction of the school for the next 4-5 years. We look forward to hearing your ideas.


Northern Cross Country Results


Congratulations to all students who competed at Northern Cross Country last Thursday. The following students have qualified for Southland Cross Country.


8 Year Olds 1st Maisy Jackson.

9 Year Olds 1st Amanda Cruickshank.

2nd Archie Jackson.

11 Year Olds 1st Jack Davidson.

12 Year Olds 2nd Blaine Dillon.

13 Year Olds 2nd Charlie Lawrence, 4th Quinn Campbell, 5th Adam Wing.


Community Assembly


On Thursday 1 July we will be having a Community Assembly in the School Hall at 1.30pm. Room 5 will be hosting this assembly and all classes will share what they have been learning this term. Everyone is welcome to come along and see what the children have been learning.


Values Certificates

The following students received certificates for displaying the School Values of being respectful, resilient, and responsible. You all displayed the school values so well last week. Ka Pai!


Room 1 Livy, Archie, Ryan W.

Room 3 Harrison, Jaxson, Tom.

Room 4 Sarvin, Cooper, Emma.

Room 5 Zac, George, Harry.

Room 7 Charlie, Dillon, Jake.

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


Congratulation to Charlie, Jack, Blaine, Ebony, Ben, Khloe, Zac, Harry, Liam and Maisy who have received their Bronze School Values Award for earning 50 House Points in 2021. Ka Pai!




Coming Up…


Friday 18 June - Southland Cross Country at the Waimumu Field Days site.

Wednesday 23 June - Home and School AGM 7.30pm. All welcome.

Friday 25 June - School Disco 6.30pm – 8.00 pm in the School Hall.

Friday 25 June - Strategic Planning with the Board in Room 7 from 6.30pm. All welcome.

Wednesday 30 June – Board of Trustees meeting, 4:00pm at the school.

Thursday 1 July - Community Assembly at 1:30pm in the School Hall, hosted by Room 5. All Welcome.

Monday 5 July - Thursday 8 July - Year 7/8 camp.


Home and School AGM


On Wednesday 23 June the Home and School are having their AGM. This will be held

at Miss Cocoa at 7.30pm. Dessert and drinks will be available to be purchased at your

own expense. It would be great to see new parents support the Home and School at the AGM.






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