Kia ora koutou
Just released to the public yesterday was an independent review into staffing in primary schools, the review being commissioned by the New Zealand Education Institute (NZEI). The general summary seems to be that New Zealand schools are understaffed which shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. We are more fortunate than many schools, especially in terms of the support staff we have. This week across the country support staff have been recognised and thanked for the efforts they make. We are lucky to have such exceptional people in these roles and the effort they make in our school is huge. Each of them goes above and beyond what is expected of them for the good of our students. What they do is often behind the scenes but their collective and individual endeavours have very real benefits for our students.
Just a reminder about parking around the school. Between 8:30 and 9:30 in the morning and from 3:00 until 3:30 in the afternoon there are no cars to be parked in the bus stops, even if it is to just quickly drop somebody off. There might not be a bus there at the time but there could be one right behind you. It happens more often that you might think and can be quite frustrating for our bus drivers. Also, out of courtesy and respect (not to mention the law) for our neighbours across the street, please don’t park across their drive. This also happens quite often but is especially noticeable on a Friday afternoon.
There was a bingo night run by FOLS last night, thanks to all who came and to those who ran it. It sounds as though it was a good night and was a success. Coming up over the next few weeks we have quite a bit on including four students who will be running at Southland Cross Country next Friday. Our Matariki night is coming up quickly too and for our senior classes reports will be out in the last week. This will be followed next term with parent/student/teacher meetings as we did in term one, early next term. During that time you’ll have the opportunity to book a time to chat with me too. If you want to catch up about anything please book in. If that time doesn’t suit, let me know and I’m more than happy to make another time that will work for you.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Ka kite ano
Welcome to School
This week it has been great to welcome Edrhea Escandor to Room 5. We hope you enjoy your time at Lumsden School.
Lumsden Values BRONZE AWARD Winners
Harley, Catalina, and Georgie, with their Bronze Award Certificates, having earned 20 Gotchas so far this year.
Olympic Ambassador Visit
On Tuesday we were lucky to have a visit from freestyle skier Beau-James Wells, who spoke about representing New Zealand at the Sochi Olympics in 2014 and South Korea in 2018. Beau-James inspirational message was of the experiences available when you have a dream and work hard to make it happen.
Northern Cross Country Results
The first six in the 10 years and over age group qualify for the Southland event at Waimumu on June 18th.
Brooklyn was found hanging around while playing with her friends.
ANZ Future Ferns
Mossburn netball club is running a Future Ferns programme. For more information please contact Taylor 027 204 4230.
Financial Contribution for Term 2 is now due
The Board of Trustees respectfully ask for financial donations from each family to the value of $100 per child for the first two children and $70 for the third per annum.
We ask that you pay $25 per child (for the first two) and $17.50 for the third child for the second term as soon as possible. Alternatively you may wish to pay the full annual donation as a lump sum. Please make payment to the office at school or directly into the school bank account 030960-0112624-00 (child/ren’s name as reference).
Thanks to those families who have already paid. If you require a receipt for tax purposes please contact the office.
Rugby Fees Reminder
For all those who are from Lumsden School playing rugby this season (Rippa, C grade, B grade), irrespective of your top for the season, please pay fees for your child/ren into the following account:
Please state the name of your child/ren as reference.
$30.00 per child.
Any queries to Gabriela Lachova 027 600 4746.