Riversdale School Newsletter Term 4 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.


School Picnic at Dolamore Park on Thursday 17 December 2020


On Thursday 17 December we will be having a school picnic at Dolamore Park. We will depart from school at 9.30am. Here is a tentative programme for the day. All parents and family members are welcome.


9:30am Depart from School for Dolamore Park.

10:00am Assemble in classes. Kapa Haka performance.

10:20am Morning tea.

10:40am Activities - Bush Walk. Playground. Water Slide. Sports.

12 noon Choir.

12:15pm Lunch.

1:00pm Activities - Bush Walk. Playground. Water Slide. Sports.

2:00pm Tidy up.

Depart for School in time for buses.


Parents transport their own children to Dolamore Park if possible. If you cannot attend the school picnic and cannot arrange a friend to transport your child/children, please let your child’s teacher know. Staff members will transport any children who need a ride to the school picnic.


Children will need their togs and a towel for the water slide, a sun hat, sunscreen, gym shoes for the bush walk and clothing to suit the day. Children need a packed lunch and drink bottle or alternatively families can pack their own picnic basket.


The Great School Water Fight


On Wednesday 16 December we will have the annual Great School Water Fight. The Water Fight takes place after lunch and there is a separate area for Juniors and Seniors. Students need to bring along water pistols, drink bottles or containers for the water fight. No water balloons are allowed as they create too much rubbish. Please ensure your child brings their togs or shorts and a t-shirt and a towel for the water fight. Children do not have to participate, it is by choice only.


Working Bee


On Wednesday 3 February we will be having a working bee to paint the lines on the courts and have a general tidy up of any other jobs that need done. Your help would be greatly appreciated if you are available to attend. We will advise of times and further information via school stream in January.


Casey Campbell

Tennis Whizz


1st Southland Primary Schools Tourney.


2nd Southern Primary Schools Tourney.


6th South Island Primary School Tourney.


Congratulations Casey. These are amazing results.



Values Certificates


Last week, the following students 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 - Sam, Tiffany, Bella.

Room 3 - Quade, Ming, Brendan.

Room 4 - Olivia, Mason, Luca.

Room 5 - Archer, Lucy.

Room 7 - Isabella, George, Zachary.


Coming Up This Term …

Monday 7 December - Board of Trustees Meeting, 8:00pm at the school. Tuesday 8 December - Year 8 Graduation at 6:00pm in the School Hall. All welcome.

11 to 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. Buses run at 12:30pm.

Wednesday 3 February - Working Bee at school. Helpers wanted.

Wednesday 10 February - First day of school for 2021


Friday 18 December


This is the last school day for the year and is a half day. Children only need to bring their morning tea with them. The bell will go at 12:30pm. The children will be put onto their school buses to be transported home and town children will be sent home at the same time, 12:30pm.


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