Our Vision…

Creating a love of learning within a safe, caring, respectful, sustainable environment where individual excellence and diversity is valued.

Principal’s Message:

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

Congratulations to the 12 children who represented Goldfields School at the ODT Spelling Quiz last Wednesday. Mrs Simmers and Mrs Pavitt were impressed with the efforts of all four teams. Grace, Samantha and Zoe won the year 5 and 6 section, gaining 99/100, an amazing result.

 On Thursday all classes visited the StarLab from the Otago Museum, which was set up the hall. The facilitators also set up some science experiments during lunchtime, which fully engaged the children. We have excellent feedback from children and teachers about this programme. Sincere thanks to the parents who helped with supervision during the day.

 What a fantastic effort from our Whānau o Goldfields to organise and cook a delicious hangi, feeding over 150 people, last Friday. Thanks to everyone who supported this event, by donating food, helping with the hangi preparation, and purchasing meal tickets. The Matariki Hangi was a fundraiser for new Kapahaka uniforms. Thanks to the tamariki from both Goldfields and Cromwell College for your superb Kapahaka performances – I felt very humbled by the dedication of these to my final year at Goldfields. Special thanks to Karleigh, Callum, Mel, Dutchie, Sarah, Ryan and the Whānau of Goldfields for the many voluntary hours given to make the Hangi such a success. It is very special for our children to experience a hangi, and to view first hand how food is cooked in a hangi

We look forward to our Junior School Matariki Celebration, held tonight.

Ka pai to wiki – Have a good week. Nga mihi nui, Sharon.

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trophy-winners-20162016 Trophy Winners: Individual Excellence – Kaia; Contributions to the Life of the School – Natalia; Anderson Family Trophy for stepping up as a year 6 – Sam and Mac (Joint winners); Dalzell Family Trophy for positivity, courage and kindness – Isabella; Whanau Trophy, Kiwi – Leaders, Casey and Natalia.