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This week’s message from the Principal:

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

A huge thank you to our Friends of the School who have purchased new sports uniforms for our children to wear when they are representing our school at sports events.  The new shirts and shorts had their first outing at the Rippa Rugby finals day in Dunedin yesterday.  The children looked very smart and did us proud.  There is a report and photo later in the newsletter.

We have a team of 16 Year 5&6 students competing at the Zone Cross-Country in Clyde tomorrow.  They are running to claim a place in the Central Otago event that is being held on Thursday 23 August in Arrowtown.

The chess club are fundraising to attend tournaments.  They will be selling saveloys each Tuesday.  Savs are $2 each.  Orders with name, room number and money must be in to the office by 9am on Tuesday mornings.

The Enviro-group have started making bees-wax wraps.  They are aiming to make a named wrap for every child in the school.  They will be handing them out to children as they finish them. They are working on this project to encourage wrapper free lunches. Mrs Pavitt and the group are making wraps on Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes. They are aiming to have the project finished by the end of this term.

The lost property box is overflowing with polar fleeces, sweatshirts, lunchboxes and drink bottles. Please take time to come and check for clothing and other belongings that your child has lost.

Kia pai to wiki, Naku noa atu,

Anna Harrison

Year 5 and 6 Rippa Rugby Team looking flash in their new sports uniforms at the finals tournament in Dunedin this week.