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Newsletter 3 - February 14th 2020

ar School Friends and Families

Well this brings to a close another week, which happens to be our first whole week of school this year. I’ve managed to get into each of the classes during the week and I’ve been amazed at how quickly the students have settled into their learning. Out in the playground I’ve noticed everyone playing together nicely and it’s been wonderful to see out school values on display both in and out of class.

This is a busy time of year and there has been a lot happening. Touch rugby starts up soon as does cricket. Notices for touch have gone out already. There is Superstar and Girls Smash Cricket starting back up again soon. This is starting on February 27th at Lumsden School 4-5pm and running for 6 weeks.

There is an online registration this year where parents can sign up their kids, with the link below: The Superstar programme is $20 per player and it’s free for Girls Smash.

Just a reminder that the road outside our school can be a dangerous place, especially at the end of the day. This can be compounded by people parking too close to where the children cross making it difficult to see approaching traffic. If you are able to park a little further back it would make a huge difference.

We had our first Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday night which was a very productive meeting. The board consists of parent representatives, a staff representative and myself. Collectively the board is an essential part in the successful operation of our school. There currently exists an opportunity for another person to join our board from our parent community. If you are interested or would like to find out more about it please just ask myself or perhaps one of our current board members at the Meet and Greet next Thursday night.

This is a chance to meet with your child's teacher and find out a bit more about what goes on at school. It will also be an opportunity to meet other parents, our BOT and FoLS (Friends of Lumsden School) groups. I'll introduce these groups after we start at 5:00. There will be some games on the field run by our student leaders for the children and some sausages on the bbq.

Continuing with the theme of meeting people. On Friday at 2:00pm there is a ‘Coffee Catch Up’ in the staffroom with FoLS. You are most welcome to come and find out more about the group and what some of the plans for this year are.

Ka kite ano,

Callum Tytler

Acting Principal


Welcome to School

This week we have welcomed Baby Jane and Xian Alejandro to Lumsden School. Baby Jane is in Room 1 and Xian has joined Room 5. We hope you both enjoy your time at Lumsden School.


School Lawns

Here are the guidelines to follow;

· Pick up the school mower shed key from the Four Square Supermarket

· Check the mower has fuel and fill from can in shed if necessary. Please let the school know if petrol can is low and we will refill

· Check the map attached to the mower showing which areas to mow

· Catcher loads of grass can be emptied around the back of the school next to the sports container. Wheelbarrow next to shed or in vege garden area available if required

· Top mower up with fuel, when finished and return key to Four Square Supermarket.

The roster for the next few weeks is:

15/16 February McLean Family

22/23 February Moulin Family


Financial Contribution

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 first term by the 28th February 2020. Alternatively you may wish to pay the full annual donation as a lump sum before this date. Please make payment to Sharon in 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.


Term 1 Swimming Reminder

Children will be swimming on the Wednesday afternoons of 19th and 26th (please remind them to bring their togs, etc) prior to the coaching programme commencing on Monday 9th March. The coaching programme will run each morning, 9:30am-12pm from that date until March 23rd.


Amazing Art Work – Room 1

Xavier, Becky and Jed proudly displaying their awesome self portraits.


Who am I? – Room 5

I live on a Five Rivers farm. I like to do drawing. I have beautiful long blonde hair. I like riding my bike. I like to do lovely puzzles. I love so many things. I like to ride my motorbike on the farm.

By Abbey Jiwan

I have a pet fish and pet chickens. I have grey eyes. I have blonde hair and light brown skin. I live on Farm Street in Lumsden in New Zealand. My favourite colour is red. I have two big brothers. My favourite game is handball and I’m good at running. My best friend is Johnny.

By Anakin Jones

I wear a black and blue top and a black watch. I live in Longridge on a farm by a river. I am good at climbing trees. I like cats. I have two cats, 1 sister and 1 brother.

By Syd Keen

I live in Lumsden and I have an annoying big brother and 2 big sisters and a little sister. I have a little rabbit with a black hutch. She is a lop ear crossed with a rex and she is black and white. I love rabbits, dolls, horses, elephants, ducks, dogs, giraffes, and porpoises! I have two Bff’s Indy and Xian.

By Sarah Leach

I have black hair and brown eyes. I have a pet fish and hedgehog. I live in Folia Street in Lumsden. I am good at soccer and running. I like running because I am very good at it. One of my favourite things is handball. I like it because you have to hit it in to your square to their square. Also my favourite colours are red and blue.

By Johnny Chen

I have a wiggly tooth, it sticks out like a hamster. I have got blue eyes and my brown hair is down to my neck.

By Elijah Thompson


Winton Primary & District High School 150th Jubilee

For any ex students and staff of Winton Primary & District High School, who may now live in the area, our 150th Jubilee celebrations are to be held Labour weekend 2020. Events, at present, will include Friday evening registration with social mix and mingle including drinks and nibbles, Saturday - decade photos, tour of the school, dinner and dance, Sunday morning - informal assembly/service. Pre-registrations can now be made via the link on the school website or



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