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Riversdale School Newsletter Term 4 Week 3

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.

Reminder – On Friday 20 November school will be closed to students for a Teacher Only Day.

Riversdale School

Board of Trustees Mid-term Election 2020

REMINDER - NOMINATIONS CLOSE ON SUNDAY 1 NOVEMBER, 2020. Please note, as the school will be closed for the weekend (31 October and 1 November) you will be unable to hand deliver on either of these days, so please email nomination forms to

Nominations are open for the election of two parent representatives to the Riversdale School Board of Trustees. To date, one nomination has been received.

There will be a list of candidates’ names kept at the school up until election day, which you can view.

Nominations are open for the election of two parent representatives.

Nominations close at noon on Sunday 1 November, 2020.

Voting closes at 4pm on Friday 4 December, 2020.

Rotary Young Achievers

Congratulations to Meg Miller and Amelia Nicholson who were selected as the 2020 Rotary Young Achievers. These students use the talents they have to the best of their abilities in all aspects of school life. The award will be presented to them at the Gore Rotary Club dinner meeting at Heartland Croydon Hotel on Monday 9 November.

School Photos

School photos will be next Monday 2 November. Family/sibling photos will start at 8:30am, followed by classroom and individual photos. If you would like a family or sibling photo, please fill in the form below and return it to school tomorrow. It is important you are at school by 8.30am if you would like family/sibling photos.

Individual photos will be taken of every pupil at the school. If for any reason you do not want an individual taken please let the school or the photographer know on photo day.

Southland Tennis

Yesterday Eden, Blaine, Quinn, Max, Lachie, Casey and Stella represented Riversdale School at Southland Tennis. They had a great day in the sun and played really well. Congratulations to Casey who won the Years 5 - 6 girls competition and Max who won the Consolation Cup for Years 7 - 8 boys.

Coming Up This Term …

Sunday 1 November - Nominations close at noon.

Monday 2 November - School Photos. Tuesday 10 November - Board of Trustees Meeting, 8:00pm at the school.

Monday 16 November - Northern Golf Tournament.

Tuesday 17 November - Home and School meeting, 7.30pm in the Staffroom.

Thursday 19 November - Sports Activator sessions for all students.

Friday 20 November - Teacher Only Day, School closed.

Thursday 3 December - Community Assembly. Friday 4 December - Voting Closes at 4:00pm.

Monday 7 December - Board of Trustees Meeting, 8:00pm at the school. Tuesday 8 December - Year 8 Graduation at 7:00pm in the School Hall. All welcome.

11 - 15 December - Room 1 on camp at Deep Cove.

Wednesday 16 December - Great School Water Fight.

Thursday 17 December - School Picnic at Dolamore Park.

Friday 18 December - Last school day of the 2020 year.

Prime Lamb and Calf Competition Friday 12 February, 2021

Just a reminder about this annual fundraiser – half the proceeds go 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.



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