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Riversdale School Newsletter Term 2, Week 8

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.)


The school grounds are very wet and therefore children get muddy and wet at break times and bring the mud back into the classrooms. Please pack spare clothes in your child's bag for them to get changed into or put over the top of muddy legs and feet.

Southland Cross Country

Congratulations to the following students who represented Riversdale School at Southland Cross Country.

11 Years Jack Davidson 16th/75.

12 Years Blaine Dillon 13th/65.

13 Years Charlie Lawrence 17th/45, Quinn Campbell 22nd/45, Adam Wing 34th/45.


School Disco tonight! Friday 25 June, 6.30pm – 8.00pm in the School Hall.

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.

Appropriate Use of Phones by Children

It has been brought to my attention that children may be sending inappropriate ‘snapchats’ or brief videos of themselves to other children.

Please check in with your child around this and discuss what to do if they do get sent an inappropriate message, or clip, or picture.

Next term John Parsons, cyber safety expert, is visiting our school, so I will ask him to cover this area of safety with all children.

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 Bella, Luca, Jake, Callum, Ryan, Mason, Mackenzie, Odin, Ruby, Ben, Monty, Tom, Lucy and Aria-Lea who have received their Bronze School Values Award for earning 50 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 Sophie, Lucus, Stella S.

Room 3 Hannah, Mattie, Ruby M.

Room 4 Yuri, Edie, Archer.

Room 5 Bentley, Lucy C, Leigh.

Room 7 Stella, Zyrhon, Cristofe.

Reminder: Payment of $6.00 per student for New Zealand Playhouse/Martin Chatterton is now well overdue. Please direct credit payment to the Riversdale School Board of Trustees Account No. 03-0915-0285825-00 on or before Friday 9 July.

Please return Pool Keys to the School Office.

Coming Up… Friday 25 June - School Disco 6:30pm until 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.

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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