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Newsletter 21 - August 7th 2020

Kia ora

It was wonderful to have so many supporters cheering our students on as they participated in the cross country/funrun yesterday. Thank you, it always makes events like this an extra special occasion. The weather turned on a great day, making up for the performance it put on last term leading to the postponement.

Our new furniture arrived just this morning and already I’ve had lots of excited students telling me how wonderful it is. We’ll have more details on this at a later date once they’ve had the chance to use it.

Room 3 is up and running and Miss Dobson has had a great start. I’ve had nothing but positive feedback from both her and the kids which has been great to hear.

Some sad news for us too from Mr Watson, see his letter below. We wish him the very best as he takes a new direction. His departure is a huge loss to the school. There will be the opportunity later in the year to celebrate Andrew’s contribution to our school community over the years and to farewell him formally. Despite his wishes we won’t be letting him escape that easily.

Ka kite ano,

Callum Tytler

Acting Principal


Dear School Friends and Families

This is to let you know that after much consideration, I have decided to resign as principal of Lumsden School.

I leave with many fond memories, which I'll always cherish. It has been a huge privilege to have worked within such a positive school community, and I am extremely grateful for all the support I have had from colleagues, successive boards, and parents, to help our wonderful children 'learn for life'.

I wish to thank the board for the opportunity to take Refreshment Leave this year, and Callum and the team for the great job they've done in my absence. After thirty years as a teacher/principal, I have decided to pursue new opportunities, which this time has opened up for me.

I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know school families over the years. As I am just over the hill (not literally...not quite yet anyway!), hopefully I can catch up with many of you when I'm out and about in Lumsden.

I wish you all the best with your continuing involvement in this awesome school, which has meant so much to me since I first walked in its door.

Ka kite.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Watson



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