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Newsletter 32 - November 13th 2020

Kia ora koutou

I am thrilled to be able to congratulate Lana Stevens, who has been appointed as Deputy Principal from the beginning of 2021. While I’ve been in the Acting Principal role this year, Lana and Judi McMillan have stepped into the DP role sharing the responsibility between them. I’ve appreciated the collective support they have provided me during the year and the input they have had, impacting positively on student outcomes both academically and socially. Having the full role is a new opportunity for Lana and an exciting time for us!

Our Year 4 and 5 students return from camp today along with Mrs Evans, Miss Falconer and a great bunch of parents who I am certain will be in need of a sleep in tomorrow. If you’ve been looking at the photos on Facebook you will have seen some of the things they’ve been up to. I was able to spend the day with them on Wednesday which was the day of the big hike. After hearing of the blue cod caught on Thursday I may just have missed out on the best day. I know all of the students will have enjoyed themselves. Thanks to all of the parents who have helped out with the camp, especially those that have taken on the camp kitchen role. And of course a HUGE thanks to Miss Falconer and Mrs Evans for all of the work they’ve put into organising and running the camp.

Our Year 1, 2, 3 students have had a trip out this week as well. On Thursday they were in Queenstown for the day checking out playgrounds and stopping in at Alpine Aqualand for a swim. From what I’ve heard, and the photos I’ve seen, it was a great day out exploring the area. Thanks to Mrs McMillan, Mrs Stevens and Miss Dobson for arranging this.

The Year 4 students haven’t missed out this week though, despite staying in Lumsden. On Wednesday they had the opportunity to attend the science roadshow which had called in just down the road at NSC. They had some hands-on experience and were really excited about what they had learnt. It’s great to see that enthusiasm.

Classes have been hard at work preparing pieces of art for the Kids Art Fundraiser. See the attached information, orders need to be returned to school by next Friday to ensure these can be delivered before the end of term.

As the weather heats up our school boiler will be turned off in the coming days. If we do have a bit of a cold snap please make sure your child has something warm to put on. Fingers crossed it will be nice over the next few weeks. Just a reminder too that Jeff Keen is organising a working bee tomorrow. If you’re able to help out it would really be appreciated. Give Jeff a call on 021 678 643.

Ka kite ano

Callum Tytler

Acting Principal


Lumsden Values SILVER AWARD Winners

Indy, Amelia, and Jacob with their Silver Award Certificates, having earned 40 Gotchas so far this year.


Lumsden Values BRONZE AWARD Winners

Trev and Charlotte T with their Bronze Award Certificates, having earned 20 Gotchas so far this year.


Silver Award Lunch Outing

Arabella, Georgia and Stella enjoyed their lunch with Mr Tytler on Tuesday. Thanks to Route 6 for their great support.


Cycle Tour of Southland Ambassadors

Shreesti and Lewis represented the school and were lucky enough to wave the flag at the finish line last Friday.


Financial Donations for Term 4 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 fourth term now. Alternatively you may wish to pay the full annual donation as a lump sum. 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). Your support is much appreciated.


Launchpad Donations

Donations towards the cost of books for the children who attend Launchpad would be much appreciated. The approximate cost for each child is $7.50. Please send any donations along to school in a named envelope. We can then forward these on to the LBK Presbyterian Church who provide the books.


Stewart Island 2020


Junior Trip to Queenstown




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