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Newsletter 6 - March 13th 2020

Kia ora

I would like to start by thanking all of the people who helped out at Northern Southland Athletics yesterday. We had a group of parents from our school who were able to assist at different events and at the running where their keen eyes helped determine placings. There literally were photo finishes which had the crowd gasping and cheering. This is a huge event with schools from Te Anau, Mid Dome and Waimea zones competing. Lumsden School students performed well while proudly displaying our school values and cheering extra loudly… as did parents. It was a fantastic day!

Yesterday also we had our Duffy Assembly. Johnny said “Bex pet was lost in the forest, I enjoyed it a lot”. Luigi said, “They found a chicken, dog and cat”. “The name of the chickencatdog was Millie”. It sounds as though all of the children who were there really enjoyed it.

This week has also seen the beginning of swimming lessons with two instructors working with us each day from Invercargill. Each student has had the opportunity to increase their confidence, skill, in and around the water. Lessons will continue into next week, finishing on Monday 23.

Next Friday FoLS is doing a sausage sizzle at lunch time. Last week we had a few too many so this time we’re going to try preorders to see if that will make it more efficient. Early next week there will be a note that comes home for you to fill out for your child. This will be returned to school with the money and their sausage and bread will be ready for them at lunch time Friday. We could do with another few helpers to run the BBQ after next week as we would like to do this once more before the end of term. If you are able to help out let me know.

Ka kite ano,

Callum Tytler

Acting Principal


Touch Rugby Fees Reminder

There is a cost of $8 per student payable to the school – please send this along to school in a named envelope. Thanks to those who have already paid.


Swimming Coaching Programme

The coaching programme will run each morning 9.30 am – 12.00 pm until Monday, 23rd March. Please remind children to bring their swimming togs/towel each day.

· Room 1: 9:30-10:00

· Room 2: 10:00-10:30

· Room 4: 10:30-11:00

· Room 5: 11:00-11:30

Room 1 learning survival skills from their swimming tutors this morning.


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:

14/15 March Raga Family

21/22 March Reed 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 as soon as possible. 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.


Visitors to School Reminder

All visitors to school need to sign in at the office please – unless you are coming to school for Assembly. Thanks.


Duffy Meets a Coggen

Duffy, Bex and Lex entertained the school with their adventures with a “Coggen” yesterday.


Scholastic Book Club

Orders are due back to school on Monday – for anyone interested you are also able to order online by going through ‘Loop” on the Scholastic website.


Northern Athletics Action


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