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Riversdale School Newsletter Term 2 Week 7

Welcome: Leigh Tremaine and Bentley Metternich 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.)

Lost Property

Please name your child/ren’s clothing. We have an abundance of lost property items that don’t get claimed. If clothing is named, we can return items to their owner. The current lost property is just inside the front door of the school for a short period, then will be donated. Please come and check for your child’s clothing.


Please ensure your child wears a hi-vis vest to and from school daily. If your child has lost their vest, please purchase a new one.

Southland Cross Country Representatives

We wish those children running at Southland Cross Country tomorrow all the very best and know they will try their hardest in this tough competition.

School Disco

When: Friday 25th June from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.

Where: Riversdale School Hall.

Theme: Rainbow. Dress up rainbow in your favourite colours.

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 idea. Yes, 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

What we do well currently...

What else we could do....

Under the following 3 areas

Teaching and learning...

Staff and learning resources...

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.

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 Lachlan and Meila who have received their Bronze School Values Award for earning 50 House Points in 2021. Ka Pai!

Please return Pool Keys to the School Office.

Values Certificates

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

Room 1 Logan, Isla, Mackenzie.

Room 3 Bella, Liam, Amanda.

Room 5 Indie, Toby, Archer.

Room 7 Ben, Bella, Billie-Mya.

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 – 8:00pm in the School Hall. Theme – Rainbow.

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 in the School Hall at 1:30pm, hosted by Room 5. All Welcome.

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

Our Tamariki/children have been completing some amazing art works across the last few weeks.

The choir was invited to sing at the Senior Citizens lunch today. The students sung really well and the Senior Citizens loved listening to them.



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