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Principal’s Message: Week 9, Term 4.
Kia ora Parents, Whānau, Caregivers and Friends of the School
A reminder to all parents that school finishes for the year on Thursday 19 December at 3pm. Buses and After School Club run as usual next Thursday. Term 1 2014 commences on Monday 3 February. The school office will be open from Monday 27 January for new enrolments or queries.
School reports will go home with children on Wednesday 17 December. These will include the 2014 stationery list. The lists will also be posted on the school website. Your child’s room and teacher for 2014 will be listed on the stationery list. The full list of all children’s rooms will be posted on the school noticeboard and in the window of the library in the week commencing 27 January 2014.
With the SBS Bank ‘Hoodwinked’ Pantomime dress rehearsal held yesterday, we are ready for the performances to begin: Friday 13 December, 1-3pm: Monday 16 December 7-9pm; and Tuesday 17 December 7-9pm. If you have any queries re costumes, or the time children are to be at school prior to the performances please ask your child’s teacher. A list of parent helpers, and the rooms they are in, will be posted on the school noticeboard (above the lost property box) and in the library window. Entry to the pantomime is by ticket only (gold coin donation). Tickets are limited. It is unlikely there will be any door sales for the evening performances, as these tickets usually sell out. The doors to the hall will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance.
Our new classroom and Modern Learning Space upgrade will commence in January. The building site will be fenced off. Please remind children to stay away from this area. New drinking fountains, which include water bottle filling stations will also be installed during the holidays.
Our grounds and play areas are open to the public, but during the holiday periods there is often vandalism reported. Our grounds are patrolled by security, and the police make regular random checks in the evenings. We ask parents and neighbours to help us by reporting any concerns re behaviour in the school grounds to police, or by contacting me via the school cell phone 0274450321 (text or phone call).
Have you purchased your Goldfields School Recipe Books yet? Excellent value - only $15. Great Christmas gifts. Thanks to the FOTS team for work that has gone into these.
Finally – thanks to all the children who have represented Goldfields over the last week, performing at the Highlands Christmas in the Park Event (Choir and our “Chocolate Chicks” Jump Jam team) and at the Rotary Club of Cromwell Christmas function (Choir). Thanks Anna and Rebecca for your help with this.
Kia pai tou wiki, Have a good week. Sharon