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Principals Message: 26.10.16
Kia ora Parents, Whānau, Caregivers and Friends of the School.
On Friday, the Goldfields Athletics Sports certificates and ribbons will be presented during our school assembly, which starts at 2:20pm. Parents are invited to join us for our assembly. This year the level of competition in was very high, with a greater number of children gaining places in the sports, and very close results. Fifty five children have qualified for the Central Otago Athletics Sports, which will be held in Alexandra on Tuesday 1 November. This is the biggest team we have sent. All children involved should have already received a notice about this. Ariana and Anna will be managing the team at Alexandra, but they would appreciate parent support on the day.
I am always impressed by our children’s sporting abilities and the positive attitude they show. We have a number of children involved in sporting activities outside of school hours, and we are aware that many children achieve highly in these events. Please let us know if your child has been selected in a representative team, or achieved outstanding results in their sport so we can acknowledge this.
Congratulations to the teams of children who competed in the Cromwell Half Marathon last Sunday, with excellent results. All children showed high levels of persistence and resilience – there were even six year olds running several kilometres! Cormick, Thomas, Martijn, Hadley, and Lachie won the y3/4 team event, and were the first primary team to cross the line; and Olivia, Casey, Oliver, Kate, Harvey, Oscar and Julian were the first placed Year 5/6 team. Fantastic results.
There will be some staffing changes at Goldfields next year, with Rachael and Nicola going on maternity leave, and Lisa and Ariana moving away from Cromwell going to Invercargill and Blenheim respectively with their partners/families. Jacqui Henderson and Danielle Brockie have been appointed to the maternity leave positions, and Andrew Read joins our permanent teaching team. We are currently accepting applications for Ariana’s position and hope to be able to confirm this appointment mid November. Our senior management team are currently working on class placements for 2017. It is likely we will have two Y5/6 classes (Linda P, Jude) , two Y4/5 classes (Andrew, Jac), two Y3/4 classes (Linda F, Helen), one Y2/3 class (Jacqui), one Y2 class (new appointment), one Y1/2 class (Danielle) and three new entrant classes (Therese, Jo Price, Luchia).
Ka pai to wiki – have a good week. Nga mihi nui, Sharon.