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Newsletter 9 - April 9th 2021

Kia ora koutou

Just a short week this week but we’ve packed a lot into it. Breakfast club has started this week and has been a great success. I’m grateful to our Year 6 leaders who have had a hand in making this happen and taking responsibility for cleaning up afterwards before preparing for the following day. Awesome! We’re lucky to have this provided for us and I’m pleased that it’s been well supported by our students.

Please note the date in your diary. Tuesday 16 November. John Parsons will be spending the day in school working with our students and then staff after school. That evening he will run a session for parents. His focus is on internet safety and he is considered one of our nation’s experts on the subject. We would like as many parents and extended whānau as possible to attend, all are welcome and there will be no charge.

As we approach the end of term I’ve noticed there is a lot of lost property beginning to appear. Please make sure that clothing items are named, this makes it easy to return to its rightful owner. Just a reminder that Monday next week is a teacher only day so no school for our students until Tuesday.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Ka kite ano

Callum Tytler




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


Lumsden Values BRONZE AWARD Winners

Rowan and Sylvia with their Bronze Award Certificates, having earned 20 Gotchas so far this year.


Buddy Reading

Most Tuesday mornings for the last few years, Lumsden School children have benefitted from the time and dedication of community members who come into school to sit down and read with them. It would be great to hear from anyone who would be interested in joining this buddy reading team. Please contact the school office on 03 248 7474 for any further information. Thank you.


Financial Contribution

Thanks to all those families who have paid their donation to the school your support is much appreciated. Please let the school office know if you need a receipt for claiming a tax credit.


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:

  • 10/11 April Crawford Family

  • 17/18 April Drummond Family


Junior Hockey

Welcome to Eastern Southland's Junior Hockey registration. This year again all age groups will play on the turf. Please complete the following form to register your child for the 2021 season. Please note registrations MUST be completed by the 9th April (Yr 0 – Yr 6). Any registrations after these dates will not be possible.

· Yr 1 & 2 Fridays 3:30 - 7pm Subs $40 Julie Bensemann 027 233 5673

· Yr 3 & 4 Fridays 3:30 - 7pm Subs $55 Maria Hansen 027 208 0101

· Yr 5 & 6 Monday 3:30 - 7pm Subs $70 Nic Roy 027 233 4728

Once you have completed your child's registration you will be sent an email with a reference number. If you do not receive an email confirmation or have any questions please contact the appropriate person listed above.

Can you please make payment to 03 0915 0312424 008 and use the reference number in the email along with your child's name in the code field by the 16th May.


Around the Mountains Cycle Trail Survey

Have you enjoyed riding the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail? The Southland District Council are seeking feedback on the trail to help improve the experience of future trail users.

Please take a few minutes to tell them about your experience – just click on this link:

As an expression of thanks for your time, they’re offering everyone who completes the survey the chance to win a cycle book from the Kennett brothers.





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