Riversdale School Newsletter Term 3 Week 2

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.)


Year 7 Vision (distance) Screening


The SDHB Vision and Hearing Technician is going to visit Riversdale School on Thursday 12 August to screen Year 7 students and any Year 8 students who were absent last year for vision (distance). Op-out forms were sent home with all Year 7 students yesterday. If you do not wish to have your child screened, please return opt-out slip to

the school office.


John Parsons Parent Evening


On Tuesday 24 August John Parsons will be hosting a parent evening around Cyber Safety at at 6.30pm in Room 2. He is an expert at sharing advice and guidance around internet safety for children. We can supervise children in Room 3 while you attend the session. John will be working with all children during the day, and teachers after school.


Red, Black and White Day

Thank you for supporting the Southland Charity Hospital’s Red, Black and White Day.



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.


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 Dakota, Sapphira, Livy, Lincoln, Archie, and Stella 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 Olivia, Stella S, Jayden.

Room 3 Ben, Maisy, Priyah.

Room 4 Emma, Sam, Jessie.

Room 5 Winter, Leo, Toby.


The Year 8 students made some amazing trays at manual.



Coming Up…

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

12 August - Years 5, 6, 7, 8 Speeches at 9am in Room 2.

23 August - Polyfest - Kapa haka performing in Invercargill.

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

7 September - Cultural Festival - Kapa Haka 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.








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