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

Sincere thanks to the many parents who supported yesterday’s Year 1-3  Cross Country Event. I was really impressed with the effort, attitude and perseverance shown by our children – some of whom have only been at school for a very short time. Watching the children’s faces as they crossed the finish line was a delight. For many children this was a big challenge, but they showed a great deal of perseverance to reach the finish line. Dedri has many photos of the event that will be shared via class blogs and  facebook. I feel very proud of our children and of the support that our seniors give to our junior children.

Our Whanau o Goldfields has received a very generous grant of $2000 from Cromwell New World, towards our new kapahaka uniforms. Our children will be wearing these with pride when they perform at the Murihiku Polyfest in Invercargill tomorrow and the Otago Polyfest in Dunedin, mid September. Whilst we still need to sew the new tops, the uniform looks amazing (using our existing tops with the new piupiu.) The FOTS have also donated $2000 towards our uniforms, with the balance being raised by our Whanau o Goldfields. We are very indebted to the many businesses and members of our community that support our school. Christina and Alastair Hansen have sourced material for the tops at cost price, and Hilton Signs have arranged for screen printing at very short notice.

Thanks to Aimee Pardekooper and Cromwell Paper Plus for offering us the amazing fundraising opportunities with the proceeds from  the Doug Avery Book launch coming to Goldfields and the upcoming book launch for Chelsea Winter, on October 4th. We hope many parents support  this launch.

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.