Creating a love of learning within a safe, caring, respectful, sustainable environment where individual excellence and diversity is valued.
Kia ora Parents, Caregivers, Whanau and Friends of the School
The CO Kids Duathlon, our major FOTS fundraiser held last Sunday was a very successful event with over 100 children competing. Sincere thanks to all the businesses who sponsored races, and provided spot prizes, and all the parents and staff who helped on the day. The children were amazing, giving 100% during their races – well done. The results are posted on our website.
The programme of events for the Goldfields Athletics Sports which will be held on Tuesday 28 October, can be downloaded from the website. The children will compete in gender age groups (ages at 1 October). In order to get through a very full programme we are going to start the sports at 8:45am – please try to have your child at school early on Tuesday. The first event will not finish until 9:15am, so if children do arrive at 9:00 they will not miss their event. Please check that children have sunscreen, their school sunhat, plenty of snacks and a water bottle. We hope parents can join us for the day. The children will have morning tea from 10:30-10:45 and a shortened lunch – 12:25-12:55. There will be some very tired children (and staff) by the end of the day.
On Friday, we will be celebrating our Enviroschools Journey, to provide evidence so that we can receive Green-Gold status. A group of 30, Y4-6 children will be sharing aspects of our learning and practice with Enviroschools Facilitators who will travel from Wellington, Invercargill and Dunedin, Claire Higginson (CODC Councillor), Steve Brown (CO Enviroschools Facilitator), Board members and staff. Children will talk about the work they have done, when they show our visitors around the school, and visit classes. Parents are welcome to join us at 1:45, for the final ceremony, when we will know if will received Green Gold recognition for our practices. If so we will be the first CO School to achieve this.
Thanks to all parents who have responded to our SunSmart survey. The link to this is on the home page of the website. Please submit your responses by Friday 24 October.
Kai pai tou wiki. Have a good week, Sharon
Congratulations to our Senior Students for winning the 2013 trophies: Individual Excellence, Brodie Devon; Contributions to the Life of the School, Marica Senabu-Salu; Anderson Family Trophy, Zane Garr; Whanau Trophy: Kiwi.