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Newsletter 19 - July 24th 2020

Kia ora

Doesn’t time fly! Term three already and it’s going to be HUGE with lots on.

On Tuesday we had our initial camp meeting followed by the FoLS AGM. Thank you to everyone who came out on a rather chilly night to attend. This term is pretty busy and is going to include a production, auditions have already been taking place. Stay tuned for more information soon.

Next Friday, 31 July will be a special day for two reasons. First of all we will be having our fundraiser to support the Southland Charitable Hospital by buying a brick. Children are encouraged to dress in red, white and black (the colours of the Blair Vining Sports Foundation) and will bring a gold coin donation to help raise funds for the cause. As part of the fund raiser we will purchase a brick that will have Lumsden School written on it.

Secondly, we are planning the official opening of our newly completed learning spaces next Friday at 2:00. It's been a long time coming but we got there. Yahoo! The opening will be at 2:00 with a few short formalities. After that there will be the opportunity to have a look around the new spaces to see what has been done before assembly at 2:30. The carpet and a new water connection were completed over the break which brings us to the end of the project.

We had some more work done over the holidays to enhance the front entrance way of the school with some river stones being put down by the gate and railway sleepers installed. These look great. A huge thanks to those involved with this, it’s looking fantastic!

Our cross country will be on 6 August. We plan to start this at 11:30. You are more than welcome to come along and cheer the kids on. The course was put together by our senior leaders and utilises our bike track so will be quite exciting. Last term we had to postpone due to the weather at the time. Fingers crossed for a better day this time around.

Next week Fenton Herrick from the police will be here talking about road safety with our students. We will take the students who crossover Flora Road each day for a look at safe crossing locations. After that Fenton will be in each class, we’re looking forward to his visit.

If you’re up and about early on Sunday morning keep an eye out for the International Space Station. It will be in the sky about 6:16 and be travelling from the Queenstown direction towards Gore.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Ka kite ano,

Callum Tytler

Acting Principal



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