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Riversdale School Newsletter Term 4 Week 3

Welcome: Bede Crooks, Sophie Cornish, and Amaia Niven.

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.)

We are very proud and delighted to announce that our Rotary Young Achievers for 2021 are Adam Wing and Charlie Lawrence. These fine young men contribute to our school in a myriad of ways and this award is well deserved by them both. They will be acknowledged at a dinner on Monday evening 8 November.

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.

School Uniform Survey

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

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

Teacher Only Day - School Closed to Students

On Friday 3rd December we will be having a Teacher Only Day for staff to write and proofread school reports. School will be closed to students, so you will need to arrange alternative care.


Farewell to Leigh O’Connell who drives the Mandeville bus. Leigh will be finishing

this Friday 5 November. Thank you for transporting our Mandeville students to and

from school safely.

We will be in touch with contact details for the new Mandeville bus driver when we have these.

Northern Primary Tennis Champs

Congratulations to the following students who competed at the Northern Primary School tennis competition last Thursday. It was a long hot day in Te Anau for the boys and they all played well.

Quinn Campbell 1st in Years 7 and 8.

Casey Campbell 2nd in Years 7 and 8.

Stella Clarkson 3rd in Years 7 and 8.

George Hammond 2nd in Years 5 and 6.

Livy Stratford 3rd in Years 5 and 6.

Carter Stratford.

Blaine Dillon.

Jack Davidson.

Rylan Dillon.

Monty Tremaine.

Ming Li.

Congratulations to Quinn, Casey, Stella, George and Livy who qualified to compete in the Southland Primary School Tennis Champs on Wednesday 3rd November.

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 Harrison, Stella, Izzy, Kate and Jessie who have received their Bronze School Values Award for earning 50 House Points in 2021.

Congratulations to Mattie, Hennessy, Zyrhon, Odin, Charlie, Ruby, Bella, Ebony, Tom, Hazel, Amelia, Isabella, Maisy, Amanda, Callum, Lucy, Lachlan and Luca who received their silver award for earning 100 House Points in 2021.

Congratulations to Lexi who was the first student to be awarded her Gold Award for earning 150 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 - Quade, Hunter, Olivia.

Room 3 - Bailley, Nicole, Rubee.

Room 4 - Fergus, Kate, Izzy.

Room 5 - Bede, George, Indie.

Room 7 - Cristofe, Blake, Ben.

Coming Up…

08 November Young Achievers dinner.

08 November Staff Literacy Professional Development with Lauren Latimer.

08 November Board meeting 8.30pm in the school staffroom.

19 November Science Roadshow at Longford Intermediate.

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



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