Riversdale School Newsletter Term 2 Week 8

Tena Koutou Parents, Caregivers and Whanau.

Hello everyone,


Kia ora e hoa mä.

He aroha whakatō, he aroha ka puta mai.

If kindness is sown, then kindness is what you shall receive

This year our school wide focus is kindness. Kindness fits well with our school values and is a key attribute we want to see displayed at Riversdale School. We will be having a big push on kindness as we have experienced some unkind behaviour such as, unkind words, remarks, and bossy behaviour over the past couple of weeks. At Friday assemblies we will be selecting someone from each class to share a kindness story where someone has acted with kindness during the week. We will be acknowledging these students for displaying kindness towards others. We will also be monitoring unkind behaviour and parents will be notified when children have been displaying more than one case of unkind behaviour towards others.

Good luck to any children playing sports this weekend. Try your best and make yourself proud! Remember to show kindness towards your parents, your coach, and your team.

Ka kite ano




Electronic Attendance Registers

In Term 1 we moved to electronic attendance registers. The Ministry of Education requires us to enter the specific reason that children are absent from school. Therefore, if your child is absent for part of, or a whole day, we need to know exactly why so that we can enter the appropriate code when marking their absence. You can inform us through a telephone message, or texting the school cell phone 027 5553534, or by messaging your child’s teacher.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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.


Pool Keys


Please return all Swimming Pool keys to the School Office as soon as possible.

Scholastic Book Club

The school will no longer be accepting cash/cheques on behalf of Scholastic Book Club. Please pay your book club orders directly to Scholastic Book Club at the time of ordering, either online or by credit card. The school will continue to provide the order booklets and give out the books when they arrive. Coming Up This Term …

Tuesday 23 June - Home and School AGM – All welcome.

Monday 29 June - Board of Trustees meeting, 7.30pm.

Thursday 2 July - Community Assembly in the School Hall at 1.30pm. All welcome.

Friday 3 July - Last day of Term 2.

Monday 20 July - First day of Term 3.


Pool fundraiser price list

If you wish to order or purchase, please contact the school.

Food wrap 300m x 33cm = $23

600m x 33cm = $35

Roll foil 90m x 44cm = $22

150m x 30cm = $22

Baking paper 100m x 30cm = $30

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28 Rutland Street, Box 51,

Riversdale, Southland,

New Zealand 9744

Phone. (03) 202 5814

Text. 027 5553534

Email. office@riversdale.school.nz

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