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This week’s message from the Principal:

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

Welcome back to school for Term 4.  There are lots of events on our calendar it is going to be a busy term.  We are keen to make sure that it is a settled and productive term for our students even with lots of extra activities. We are spending the first part of the term refocusing on class routines, expectations and our C.A.R.E values.

The first big event for us this term is the Central Otago Kids Duathlon on Sunday 28 October.  This is a major fundraiser for our school and is run by the Friends of the School (FOTS) committee.  They have an excellent event planned and we would love to see lots of support from our Goldfields families.  We know lots of kids are keen to enter and we are also asking for baking for a cake stall being held on the day. Entry forms are available through the school website or from the school office.

The Noho Marae visit to the Bluff Te Rau Aroha Marae is a fantastic opportunity to experience an overnight stay on a Marae. The Whānau ō Goldfields group are organising this event. It is an overnight trip leaving on Friday 16 November.  Please complete consent forms and return to the office ASAP to secure your place.

The construction of our new classroom block has begun! It is exciting to see the fences up, trees down and contractors working away creating our new classroom spaces.  We are really excited to see this underway and we are hoping that the build all goes smoothly and to plan so that we have our new spaces ASAP.

Kia pai to wiki, Naku noa atu

Anna Harrison

Goldfields girls in their new kapahaka tops made possible by kind donations from Aurum Building and Harrisons Carpet One