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Riversdale School Newsletter Term 4 Week 5

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 Young Achievers 2020

Meg Miller and Amelia Nicholson were recognized for their achievements at school and beyond on Monday evening by the Rotary Club of Gore. We are very grateful to the Rotary Club for hosting this event for our outstanding Year 8 children in Eastern Southland.

It was a lovely evening, with many very proud parents and whanau. Hearing the range of achievements of our young people was inspiring.

Community Assembly

We will be holding one Community Assembly this term on Thursday 3 December. It will be our last Community Assembly for 2020, hosted by our Year 8 students.

We will have a range of books available for a donation. These books have been culled from the School Library due to insufficient space on our shelves. We had to make room for new books arriving and we would like to see these well loved books go off to a new home.

School Values

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 Rubee Gerken and Ruby Marshall who received their Bronze award last week. Ka Pai!

Science Roadshow

Last Thursday Room 7 and Room 1 went to the Science Roadshow. They had a great morning exploring what they had to offer.

Coming Up This Term …

Monday 16 November - Northern Golf Tournament.

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

Thursday 19 November - Sports Activator sessions for all students.

Friday 20 November - Teacher Only Day – School closed.

Thursday 3 December - Community Assembly. 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 to 15 December - Room 1 on camp at Deep Cove.

Wednesday 16 December Great School watertight. Thursday 17 December - School Picnic at Dolamore Park. Friday 18 December - Last school day of the 2020 year.

Values Certificates

Congratulations to the students who received certificates for 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 - Lykan, Adam, Meg.

Room 3 - Meila, Callum, Liam.

Room 4 - Bailley, Lexi, Campbell.

Room 5 - Ella, Jaelyn, Cruz.

Room 7 - Ben, Amelia, Cristofe.

Home and School Association Meeting

Next Tuesday 17 November there will be a Home and School meeting at 7.30pm in the School Staffroom. Everyone is welcome to come along to the meeting to finalise 2020 fundraising and discuss fundraising ideas for next year. It would be great to see some new faces supporting the wonderful work the Home and School do.


The pool will be open from this Friday 13 November. Public can use the pool outside of school hours and on the weekend. Keys for the season can be purchased from the Challenge Service Station for $80. A disclaimer, and rules sheet, must be signed on purchase.



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