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This week’s message from the Principal:

Kia ora Parents, Caregivers, Whānau and Friends of our School,

Camps and EOTC activities are getting really close.  Thank you to all the parents who have completed forms and who are able to support our camps and activities over the next two weeks.  We wouldn’t be able to offer these opportunities without the support of our parent community.  Year 4 children are off to Dunedin on Monday of next week, 18 February.  Apologies for any confusion over dates with some communications over the last week.  Kāhui Pihinga have also got outings and activities planned for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week.

We will be asking families who have opted for the fundraising subsidy to sell Marlow Pies to offset costs for camps.  Dates for this fundraiser will be confirmed ASAP.  Other camp fundraisers may also be planned for later in the term.

Board of Trustee elections are being held for all schools in NZ later this year.  The Goldfields Board set an election date of Friday 7 June at the meeting held this week.  If you are interested in standing for the board please shoulder tap one of our current members for a chat or come along to a meeting to get a feel for what the role entails.  All meetings are public and our parent community are welcome to attend.  Our next meeting is Monday 11 March at 7.30pm in the staff room.

Thank you to parents who have made sure their child has a hat at school every day. We only have a very limited supply of spare hats for when children mislay their own.  Hats are available through the office for $15.

Kia pai to wiki, Naku noa atu

Anna Harrison


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