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This week’s message from the Principal:

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

Athletics day last Thursday was a fantastic event.  A huge thank you to Joe Miller for the time and effort put into planning and organising the smooth running of the day.  The weather played its part after a chilly start and it was great to see so much parent support for our Goldfields athletes.  Students who have qualified to compete at the Zone athletics have been given a notice that needs to be returned ASAP.

The annual Scholastic Book Fair was once again a great success with strong sales that netted us a commission of $725 worth of books for our library.  Thank you to everyone who supported this event.

Friday is the last day for the Religious Instruction programme at Goldfields School.  At the August 2018 meeting the Goldfields Board of Trustees resolved that the Religious Instruction programme run by volunteers from the Combined Churches of Cromwell will not be offered in 2019.  The decision was made because of falling numbers of students opting into the programme making the logistics of school closure (which is a legal requirement) for the programme to run more and more difficult to manage and disruptive to the majority of students at the school.  We acknowledge the time and commitment put in by the volunteers who have taken this programme over the years.  We know that there are plenty of community programmes for families who wish to continue with a Christian Education programme into the future.

A link to a parent survey will be sent to all families this week.  We would really appreciate feedback from our parent community to help us reflect on what we do and to plan for the future.

Kia pai to wiki, Naku noa atu

Anna Harrison

Action from Athletics Day 2018