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Riversdale School Newsletter Term 3 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.

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

75 House Points = Silver Values Award

100 House Points = Gold Values Award

Congratulations to Priyah, Jaelyn, Aria-Lea, Maisy and Campbell who received their Bronze award last Friday. Ka Pai!

Learning Differences Parent Evening with Chris Cole

Thank you to all of the parents who came to listen to Chris Cole around learning differences on Tuesday night. It was a very informative evening. Chris was outstanding delivering Professional Development to both Staff and Parents. We are very grateful to have heard from an expert in the field.

Chris talked about ways parents can help their children at home. The main points were;

  • Support children’s self-esteem by providing your child with personal, meaningful praise e.g. I like the way you just concentrated on your reading for 10 minutes.

  • When children are anxious their brain goes ‘offline’ and children cannot think, learn or show their learning. Belly breathing is the best way to get rid of cortisol which causes anxiety.

  • Help children discover their strengths.

  • Encourage children.

  • Be their advocate.

  • Persevere.

  • Help children develop a growth mind set e.g. when a child says “I can’t do that”, add ‘yet’. “I can’t do that yet.”

Some websites with further information are:

Chris has offered to send her slide show to us, so if you would like us to email it on to you, we are very happy to do so. We are excited to be on this journey with such expert guidance, and will keep you informed of how we are developing, and catering for learning differences within our school.

Prime Lamb and Calf Competition Friday 12 February, 2021

Just a reminder about this major annual fundraiser – half of the proceeds come to the School!

Keep 1 calf or 3 lambs out NOW to be in to WIN some great prizes and support the Community and School.

If you would like to pledge a calf, please contact Curly Napier on 021 475853.

Coming Up This Term

Wednesday 16 September - Speeches, Grand Final, Winton, 6.30pm.

Monday 21 September - Board Meeting, 7.30pm.

Thursday 24 September - Sarah, Sports Activator working with all children.

Thursday 24 September - Community Assembly in the School Hall at 1.30pm (if Level 1). Host Room 7.

Friday 25 September - Last day of Term 3.

Monday 12 September - First day of Term 4.

Values Certificate

Students who displaying the values of being respectful, resilient and responsible, at Riversdale School. Ka Pai! You all displayed the school values so well last week -

Room 1 Tiffany, Sam, Ebony.

Room 3 Hazel and Ben.

Room 4 Luca, Ruby, Georgia.

Room 5 Maggie, Cruz, Jaelyn.

Please come along on Tuesday 22 September at 7.30pm in the school staffroom.



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