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This week’s message from the Principal:

Kia ora Parents, Caregivers, Whānau and friends of the school,

Last week was a really busy start to the term for our school with a couple of major events. We had amazing community support for Pink Shirt Day, the renaming of our school hall and for the FOTS picnic. You will find pictures from all of these later in the newsletter.

A huge thank you to Sara Booth for her organisation of the Pink Shirt Day activities with our Year 5 ambassadors. The video of the school assembled on the courts on our Facebook page is just lovely and the image of our pink love heart on the courts has gone far and wide.

The hall renaming event was a really lovely tribute to Sharon Booth and Edith Buxton. We were honoured to have Mana Whenua David Higgins and Central Otago District Mayor Tim Cadogan in attendance with members of the Booth and Buxton families. Our choir and Kapa Haka group performed beautifully.

This term will probably slip by in the blink of an eye and as we know things start to get really busy at this time of year. We have tried to make sure that we have organised events late in the term to keep classes as settled and in ‘normal’ routines as much and as long as possible so that learning programmes remain the priority through to the end of the year.

Kind regards

Anna Harrison
Goldfields Primary School