Riversdale School Newsletter Term 3 Week 8

Tena Koutou Parents, Caregivers and Whanau.

Hello everyone,

Kia ora e hoa mä.


Remember to practise Gratitude


This week all children have done an asTTle writing sample in their books. This has been moderated by teachers and gives an indication of what your child can do independently. It informs teachers and children of their next learning steps for writing. You will see these when you come along for the cultural evening if you ask your child to show you their writing book. Results are pretty pleasing for this time of the year, with many children being at the expected level, or nearly there.


School Disco


Tomorrow evening, 13th September, we have our school disco in the hall, starting at 6.30pm. Look out your 80’s gear … and come along. Last terms disco was fabulous! We are very, very appreciative to our Disco DJ Rob, who supplies his professional sound system and lighting. Thanks Vanessa for your support with this as well. Children will be able to purchase drinks, sweets, chips, and glow sticks at the disco. Entry is free as Rob kindly donates his time and expertise. Parents can collect children from 7.45pm on with last pick up at 8pm please. Children are ready to go home by this time as it is a full-on hour and a half of dancing!





Coming Up This Term….


Friday 13 September - School Disco in the Hall – 6.30pm-8.00pm.

Friday 13 September - Children advised of Production parts.

Monday 23 September - Board of Trustees Meeting 7.30pm.

Thursday 26 September - Cultural Evening in the school hall, 6.30 start.

Friday 27 September - Last day of Term 3.

Monday14 October - First Day of Term 4.

Monday 28 October - Labour Day, School closed.


Cultural Evening


On Thursday 26 September we are planning to show you the learning that has occurred over the past five weeks around Culture and Heritage. This will replace our usual end of term school assembly. We would like to show this, and end with shared kai (food) in the form of supper. We are hoping that whanau (families) belonging to our community can bring something small along for supper which reflects their culture. The timetable for the evening is:


6.30pm Children sharing their learning in classrooms. Parents and whanau visit classrooms and look at this.

6.50pm We move to the Hall where children are performing items.

7.30pm Shared kai (supper).

8.00pm Off home after an enjoyable community evening.


WANTED - Parent Help 8.45am – 9.00am


If you have a spare 15 minutes in the morning, and would like to help out, please see your child’s teacher, or Mrs Stevens. We’d love some parents to hear children read, practise basic facts, spelling words or sight words, or work on number knowledge.


School Production

School Production


Children will be notified of their parts tomorrow. It has been an extremely difficult job assigning roles as we have so many talented young people in our Years 7 and 8 group.


All classes will be involved in the production, and it is something we build up to next term, culminating in our two performance nights on 18th and 19th December. This year we are fortunate to have a full week of school for our last week, which allows production to be held then. The only reason production is held earlier is if there is not a full week of school, and we have to go to the previous week. The extra time is a bonus as it gives opportunity to really ‘hone’ our singing and acting, so that you get to see a ‘top-notch’ show.



School and Community Pool WORKING BEE

Monday 16th September at 3:00pm


Please bring along, if you have them, a craft knife and chisel to remove the pool seals inside the empty pool. Non slip shoes advisable.

Any questions, please phone Rachael Nicholson on 027 4544742


Gore Wanderers


Gore Wanderers will be running Summer football for children aged 4 – 16 years in Term 4, starting Monday 22nd October. Cost is only $15 per player for the term.

If you are interested, the link for the google form to register is https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfDU0loXJ8nMtVjvf_absW0dIgHoJo_5hA3LQF5kHb0N9jByw/viewform?usp=sf_link


Rochelle Weller

Junior Coordinator

Gore Wanderers AFC


St John


St John provide a valuable service for our community. We currently have six first responder volunteers who maintain this service 24/7.


We are looking for volunteers! We need you!


If you are interested in learning more about this role please contact Dave Hurley on 027 4357238.

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