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Principal’s Message: Week 8, Term 4.
Kia ora Parents, Whānau, Caregivers and Friends of the School
Today was the final day of the transition to school programme, for all the new entrants who commence early next year. This programme has been running for four morning sessions. The children have worked on activities in Rooms 4 and 5 with Chloe and Theresa, our new entrant teachers for 2014. Anna and Rachael have been teaching the other children in the hall during these sessions.
With the year nearing an end, we are noticing an increasing number of children, especially senior children, out of uniform. All children are expected to be in uniform, and to wear Goldfields School hats daily. If this is a problem, please let me know. Teachers have been asked to follow-up this in their classes.
This Saturday some of our choir and ukelele children are performing at the Highlands Motorsport Park Christmas in the Park. The children involved have received a letter re this event. This is a free community event organised by Highlands. Some of these children will also be asked to perform at the Rotary Club of Cromwell Christmas Party on Monday night. We are very grateful for the generous support we receive from the Rotary Club of Cromwell. This year, they have continued to donate a dictionary to all year 4 children; provided $500 towards the cost of a bus to take the Cromwell Primary and Goldfields choir to the KidsforKids concert in Queenstown; and through the Lend a Hand Foundation, donated $500 for our Jump Jam team. Our children performing in community events is a way we can give something back, for the generous support we receive.
School finishes for the year on Thursday 19 December, at 3pm. This is a day earlier than Cromwell Primary School, because they had a teacher only day earlier in the year.
Buses will run as normal until the end of school. Children will meet with their 2014 new teachers for a short time on the last day of the term. Parents will be notified of next year’s classes with the end of year school reports, which will go
Kia pai tou wiki, Have a good week. Sharon