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Riversdale School Newsletter Term 3 Week 1

Welcome: Grayson Haitana.

Farewell: Bella Gray, Liam Paterson.

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.)

Welcome back to Term 3. We hope you all had a wonderful holiday. It is great to see students back and ready for an action packed term of learning.

Red, Black and White Day

This Friday (30 July) is Red, Black and White Day to support the Southland Charity Hospital. We ask all students to please wear red, black and white and bring a donation to support raising funds to purchase a supporter’s brick for the Southland Charity Hospital.

Thank you.

Thank You

Thank you to all of our whanau who came along to chat about their children’s learning on either Monday or Tuesday this week. Teachers really enjoyed the opportunity to chat with you and elaborate on your child’s written report, as well as touch base on other aspects of their school lives.

Sand pit Toys “Storage Shed’ VANDALISM!!!

LAST WEEKEND WAS THE 3RD TIME THAT THE CHILDREN/YOUTHS/ADULTS HAVE VANDALISED THIS SHED BY KICKING THE DOOR IN. It is costing the school a significant amount in repairs. If you or your children hear anything regarding this, please let a Board member (Sonia Dillon, Tyler McKee, Haydn Blatch, Victoria Tremaine, Gavin Tayles) or a staff member know, or our local Police Constable.


All Years 5, 6, 7 and 8 students will be presenting their speeches in Week 3 on Thursday 12 August in Room 2 at 9am.

Junior children will present their speeches mid-term. Information will be sent home by teachers when junior children need to start writing their speeches.

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 Ming, Brendan, Jayden, Bella, Olivia, Isla, Ella, Charlie, Logan, George and Rubee who have received their Bronze School Values Award for earning 50 House Points in 2021. Ka Pai!

Congratulations to Lexi who was awarded her Silver Award for earning 100 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 - Hunter, Brendan, Amelia.

Room 3 - Nicole, Ashlyn, Aoife.

Room 4 - Grayson, Maggie, Izzy.

Room 5 - Harry, Leigh, Lucy M.

Room 7 - Ebony, Liam, Bella.

Learning in Term 3

This term children will be doing their usual learning in literacy, mathematics and other curriculum areas. Teachers in each classroom are teaching Relationships and Sexuality Education for the first three weeks of this term, and children may discuss some aspects of this with you at home. If you are unsure of what is being taught, please get in touch with your child’s teacher.

Later in the term, children will begin learning an aspect of New Zealand History which falls within the Social Studies Curriculum, the Continuity and Change strand. Teachers are excited to be starting this aspect of learning in the next few weeks.

Coming Up…

3 August - Year 6 - Clued Up Kids.

4 - 5 August - Kevin Knight Professional Development for Staff.

12 August - Sarah, Sports Activator, working with all students.

23 August - Polyfest - Kapa Haka, performing in Invercargill.

23 August - Board of Trustees meeting 7.30pm - school staffroom.

7 September - Cultural Festival - Kapa Haka group performing in Gore.

8 September - Taki Rua Pourakahua show for students at school.

20 September - Board of Trustees meeting 7.30pm - school staffroom.

23 September - Sarah, Sports Activator, working with all students.

Reminder – MUD

Please send your child in both shorts and trousers if they are going to be playing on the field. This is because they get so MUDDY. They can play in shorts and then when the bell goes pull their trousers on over the top, which keeps our carpet and furniture clean. Thank you for your help with this.



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