Creating a love of learning within a safe, caring, respectful, sustainable environment where individual excellence and diversity is valued.
Kia ora Parents, Whānau, Caregivers and Friends of the School
Apologies for a late newsletter again this week. It has been another busy week for Goldfields school. We have had children representing our school at the Central Otago Cross Country in Arrowtown and at the Murihiku Polyfest in Invercargill.
The Central Otago Cross Country event is attended by the top six placegetters from our Year 5 and Year 6 races at our school cross country. It is an excellent event and a true cross country with creeks, mud and plenty of uphill and down dale running. The Goldfields children all competed really well. Congratulations to Casey B and Troy who both qualified to race in the Otago Cross Country event coming 4th and 8th respectively. These two boys along with Kaleb placed second in the school teams competition. Well done boys, we are proud of your efforts. Thank you to Barb Simmers for attending the event with the team.
Polyfest was a fantastic event for our kapahaka performance group. Goldfields was supported by a large group of parents, grandparents and friends, thank you all for traveling to Invercargill to be part of the day. I feel privileged that I was able to be there to support the group this year. The performance by Goldfields was superb, congratulations to our leaders Victoria, Natalia, Pablo and Ben for doing such an amazing job. Thank you to Mel Gerritsen for the many hours of work in preparing the children. Mel’s high expectations of behaviour and performance standards are evident in the way the children present themselves at events. It was great to perform on the same day as Cromwell Primary and Cromwell College as the three schools were able to support each other and it is great to see our neighbours and friends perform. Thank you Julian for so ably leading our school haka from the stands to support the other schools performances.
We are really grateful for all the support from our parents and community that enable our children to participate in events outside of our local Cromwell community.
Apologies for there being no photo of the Assembly award winners in this weeks newsletter. We didn’t quite manage to catch them before the bell went.
Have a safe and happy week