New Zealanders have a strong connection to Adventure. We are a nation of adventurers, often leading the way for others to follow, standing proud on the world stage. On land, water or in the air, we’re out there doing it. Jean Batten, Sir Peter Blake and Sir Edmund Hillary to name just a few. A quick Google search will result in many more, some famous, others not so much despite the significance of their endeavours. Has anyone heard of Paul Caffyn or Terry Delore?
Yesterday was our Winter Adventure Day. Some of our students spent the day at Coronet Peak, others went skating in Gore. Adventure activities like this are challenge by choice which empowers students to participate. At skating we had some children who weren’t sure. We didn’t insist they do it, instead leaving it to them. I am proud of every single one of our students, but especially proud of those that were scared, and did it anyway. As Sir Ed said: “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves”.
Our incredible day yesterday didn’t just happen, it was a team effort. I’d like to thank: All of the parents who helped transport, supervise and at times comfort our students, our staff who did the same, and our students for being amazing! A special thanks to Mrs Waller. She has been working hard behind the scenes to make this happen for us for quite a few weeks, and believe me, there’s a lot to it. Thanks!
Our next big event will be the production in the last week of term. There will be information coming out in the next week or two about this. Watch this space. Have a great weekend everyone, get out and do some adventuring!
Ka kite ano,
Welcome to School
This week it has been great to welcome Jessie Williams to Room 4. We hope you enjoy your time at Lumsden School.
Keeping your ducks in a row at Lumsden School!
Te Reo Māori Pronunciation – Friday 18 September – 7pm - 9pm
Award winning author Sharon Holt’s workshop will help to increase your confidence to use more Māori words and phrases. @ Lumsden Memorial Hall. $10 per person. Call Southern REAP to register on 0800 111 117 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Students attending the Year 5/6 camp are able to take home an order form and any profit made from sales will be taken off their camp cost. If you want to order directly from the newsletter, you can email your orders to Mrs Evans email@example.com, and the profit made from these sales will come off overall camp fees. All money must be paid into the FoLS account, which is on the order form.