Creating a love of learning within a safe, caring, respectful, sustainable environment where individual excellence and diversity is valued.
Kia ora Parents, Caregivers, Whanau and Friends of the School
As we near the end of term one, and the mornings are getting increasingly colder, it will be time for parents to take stock of uniform items. There are many items in the lost property box (unnamed or named with students that no longer attend Goldfields). Please check this if your child has lost any items. Please also check that all items are clearly named, so that these can be returned when left lying around the playground etc.
Teachers will contacti parents if children are wearing non-uniform items. It is disappointing to see a small number of children arriving to school with the incorrect uniform. (We know there are some genuine reasons for this – thanks to the parents who have explained why their child isn’t wearing the correct uniform.) Whilst there is some flexibility with styles, children are to wear navy tops – sweatshirt or polar fleeces (with or without the school logo); navy bottoms (trackpants, shorts, skorts, skirts, navy trousers) – no jeans; the Goldfields teal polo shirt; navy, or grey socks; black or navy shoes or sandals (sneakers/runners that are predominantly black or blue). Any polyprop/thermals should be navy. It is not acceptable to wear other colours with our uniform. We now have a full range of uniform items, including girls navy tights available from school. Our uniform can also be purchased from The Warehouse in Alexandra.
There are some second hand uniform items available for purchase from the office. Please see Bec. If you need any financial support with the purchase of uniform items please see Sharon. There is funding available for this.
We are thinking of Ray, who is recovering after shoulder surgery. We expect that Ray will be returning to full duties in a couple of months. Ray has promised the children that both he and Rosie will visit during his recuperation – the children will look forward to this.
Today …… children participated in the Central Otago Triathlon Championships, which were held in Cromwell. We look forward to hearing about their successes.
Lastly – we hope all parents have booked their times for the parent/teacher/child conferences which are being held today and tomorrow. Teachers will be contacting parents who have not yet booked a time to arrange a time to meet. We value the information that is shared and exchanged during these conferences, and believe that the partnership between home and school is vital for children to be given their best possible opportunity.
“When schools and families work together, children have a far better chance of not only being successful in school but being successful in life as well.” – Patricia Williams.
Kai pai to wiki. Have a good week. Sharon
Congratulations to our 2014 Prizewinners:
Individual Excellence: Anton
Contributions to the Life of the School: Greta
Anderson Family Trophy: Maia
Whānau Group: Pukeko