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Riversdale School Newsletter Term 4 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.)

Super Exciting News …

The Board is very delighted to announce two pieces of exciting news for 2022.

Firstly, Georgia Callander has been appointed to the recently advertised junior school permanent position. The team is really excited that Georgia will be with us for as long as Mrs Stevens has been, at least!

Secondly, in 2022 the school will become a six teacher school – wohoo! This is due to our increasing roll number. The Board has advertised a middle school permanent position, which closes at 5:00pm tomorrow. The appointment committee will work through the appointment process in the coming week.

School Uniform Survey

Please contact the school if you did not receive the School Uniform Survey via email.

The Board believes that a 75% response rate to this survey is necessary to determine whether our school whanau supports further steps being taken on this or not.

The survey will be closing on Monday 8 November, so please take the opportunity to make your views known.

DO NOT enter the school grounds UNLESS YOU ARE WEARING A MASK. Please do not be offended if someone signals for you to put one on.

  • Wear a face covering.

  • Scan or sign in at the office.

  • Sanitize your hands.

  • Keep a 2m distance from others.

Northern Golf Tournament

Congratulations to the Years 5 - 8 students who competed in the Northern Golf Tournament yesterday. You all played well and represented the school with pride.

Congratulations to

Riversdale 4 - Dillon, Lachie, Dakota, and Hennessy who placed 3rd.

Riversdale 1 - Khloe, Adam, Charlie, and Liam who placed 6th.

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 - George, Archie, Livy.

Room 3 - Aria-Lea, Aoife, Luca.

Room 4 - Jessie, Maggie, Archer.

Room 5 - Archer L, Crisen, Bentley.

Room 7 - Stella, Casey, Quinn.

Coming Up…

02 November Rooms 3, 4, 5 Speeches. Unfortunately, no audience allowed.

08 November Board of Trustees meeting, 8:00pm at the school.

06 December Board of Trustees meeting, 8:00pm at the school.

17 December Reports sent home.

20 December Last day of school for 2021. School finishes at 12.30pm.


All children must wear a sunhat every day this Term. Children must have a

bucket style sunhat, not a cap. Please send your child to school with a named sunhat they can keep at school.

Riversdale School sunhats are available to be ordered if we have an order of 10 or more hats. If you would like to order one for your child/ren, please contact Wendy Scully on 0274440438 by tomorrow, Friday 29 October. Please include surname and or first initial and surname to be printed on the hat. Hats will be approximately $15.

Riversdale School Hoodies

If you want to purchase your child/ren a Riversdale School Hoodie you can go into Southern Workwear in Gore to order and pay for one. There are now two options.

- The original current thinner option $50.

- The new version (thicker, and the material has more stretch) $50.



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