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Newsletter 6 - March 19th 2021

Kia ora koutou

We’re well and truly into the second half of the term now, how time flies! Last week we had Northern Athletics. I was truly proud of our students who went down to NSC to compete, they had amazing attitudes and were able to demonstrate kindness and sportsmanship. Awesome! A few of them have made it through to Southland Athletics which will be held in Invercargill, Saturday 27 March.

Now that the end of athletics is almost in sight we’re almost ready to turn our attention to cross country. The competition against other schools was cancelled last year so it will be good to have the opportunity this time around. At this stage we’re looking at a date in early term two, we’ll let you know exactly when as soon as we can.

We’ve had a special visitor with us this week. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Harrold and Teresa from the Life Education Trust were with us. All of the classes had two sessions with them in their mobile classroom. This is always popular with our students and we’re lucky to have the support of the trust annually. We look forward to seeing them again next year.

Tomorrow is the autumn equinox. Along with the mornings and evenings being a little darker there has also been a noticeable change in temperature. This has brought with it a few coughs and colds. It is important that children who are unwell remain at home. We do appreciate your support with this.

Have a nice weekend everyone.

Ka kite ano

Callum Tytler




The FoLS AGM will be held on 15th April, at 7.30 pm, at the Lumsden Hotel. All welcome.


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

The roster for the next few weeks is:

  • 20/21 March Clearwater Family

  • 27/28 March Baker 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. 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).

Please feel free to discuss this with Callum or Amanda Russell (BOT Chairperson 022 088 2265) if you have any other questions or concerns about this request.


Principal’s Award Winners

Briar and Elsie with their Principal’s Award earnt for displaying our school values to a high standard.


Kaylee and Georgie hanging around


Northern Athletics Results

Congratulations to our 5 athletes who have qualified to represent Northern at Southland Athletics on Saturday, 27th March at Invercargill. We wish Kahn, Xanthe, Finlay, Lachie and Seneli good luck for their events.


‘Duffy in Bubble Trouble’ Show on Thursday

The children were entertained with the story based around parents who were essential workers and how they tackled online learning during lock-down.


2021 Rugby Season

The season is getting ready to kick off in May. Please, can you register your child ASAP at:

There will be U8/U9 (C Grade 1st and 2nd year) tackle clinic, which we would like all those playing C grade tackle to attend. This will be held 4.30pm on Monday 29th March at the Mossburn Rugby grounds.


Bingo Night – Fundraising for Mossburn School. Friday 19 March at the Mossburn Community Centre Club Rooms. Doors open at 7pm and calling starts at 7.30pm. Bingo cards and raffles will be available throughout the night. Great prizes and supper. Eftpos is available at the bar. Hope to see you there.


Winton Football Club

Teams are being sorted so if you or any of your family wish to play football this season please put the register using this link: before 25 March 2021. For more information or enquiries please contact Wendy 03 2217 417 or 027 427 0447 or


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