Our Vision…

Creating a love of learning within a safe, caring, respectful, sustainable environment where individual excellence and diversity is valued.

Principal’s Message:

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

Our triathletes are out competing in the zone triathlon today.  We have 29 Year 5 & 6 students competing as a mix of boys teams, girls teams, mixed teams and individuals.  The zone triathlon is a qualifying event for the Central Otago triathlon that is being held in Cromwell on Wednesday 4th April.  We will be informed of which teams and individuals have qualified by the zone triathlon organisers.

Goldfields students competed very successfully at the Central Otago Swimming Championships held on Thursday 15 March.  The students were excellent Goldfields ambassadors and should all be proud of their results, attitude and behaviour at the event.  Top swimmers for our school were:

Lachie 2nd 25 free, 2nd 25 back, 2nd 25 breast and 3rd 25 fly

Martijn 1st  25 back

Hadley 3rd 25 breast

We have four teachers embarking on a Post Graduate Certificate in Digital and Collaborative Learning.  The course sessions are being hosted by Mindlab from Unitech in Auckland and are held in Wanaka. The first sessions are on Wednesday evenings and this has created a clash with our parent teacher conferences that are scheduled for Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th April.  Course sessions move to Mondays next term. We are rescheduling the goal setting conferences for week 2 of next term – Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th May. We will open bookings for these in the last week of this term.

Monday’s swimming session this week was a bit of a shambles.  The swim school were a coach down for the day and opted to take a classroom boat safety session in the meeting room at the pool.  They did not contact the school to let us know what was happening and this led to some confusion. Sessions were back to normal yesterday.

Please note that with Easter falling outside of term holidays this year that all New Zealand schools are closed on the Tuesday after Easter, Tuesday 3 April.

Kia pai to wiki, Naku noa atu, Anna Harrison

Key Links:


Primary Schools Cromwell Zone Review: Descriptions and Maps


2017 Trophy Winners: Individual Excellence – Samantha; Contributions to the Life of the School – Ariana; Anderson Family Trophy for stepping up as a year 6 – Adam; Maori Leadership Award: Tim; Dalzell Family Trophy for positivity, courage and kindness – Agnes; Whanau Trophy, Pukeko – Leaders, Hunter and Grace.