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
It has been a very busy week, with our senior students competing at the Central Otago Current Affairs Quiz; our discos organised by the Student Council involving all year levels, raising $350 for our school; and the closely contested Cromwell Primary/Goldfields School Sports sports tournament for our senior students, which was held on Monday, resulting in a draw for the Overall Winner Trophy and a win to Cromwell Primary for the Fair Play Trophy. Thanks to all the parents who offered their support, to help with organisation and to encourage their children.
Our learning expo, held this afternoon has showcased the many and varied learning activities that have taken place over the term. Our focus on Sustainability, has been interpreted in many different ways by classes, which is evident in the class displays. I know some classes are continuing to take action on this learning at the beginning of term 4, which I am sure will be shared with parents via the class blogs.
The Central Otago Kids Duathlon, a major FOTS Fundraiser, is being held on Sunday 19 October. Please encourage your child to participate in this, either as an individual, or as a team member. Detailed information is included in the newsletter. We are very grateful to our major race sponsors: McLellan Motors, a1homes, Subway, New World Cromwell, Design Windows, O’Callaghan & Walker, Heartland Ricoh, Highland Events, The Chalets Holiday Park, Itm, Wooing Tree.
We ask parents to check that children have the correct school uniform. We expect all children to be wearing correct uniform items for the beginning of term 4. We can arrange for some financial support for families if this is required. Uniform guidelines: Navy blue bottoms (not black); Teal polo shirt (Short or long sleeves); Goldfields athletics singlet; Navy blue jersey or polo-fleece (with or without logo); Black or Navy shoes; Sports shoes are permitted if they are predominantly black, navy or grey (bright colours are not acceptable); Navy, black, grey or white socks or navy tights. Jeans are not part of our uniform. Items with logos are available at The Warehouse. We anticipate having uniform items available for purchase from school from the beginning of November.
Have a safe holiday, 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.