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Newsletter 27 - August 30 2019

We were all very proud of the children on Tuesday as they took to the big stage at

Southland ILT Stadium for their Polyfest performance. Lots of great feedback from

people in the audience, e.g. This kind comment in an email from Rebekah Prattley, Tuturau School Principal: “I just wanted to pass on my congratulations on your school's Polyfest performance yesterday. I thought it was outstanding and so did my teachers. We all really enjoyed it and can tell that many, many hours went into preparing for it. I loved the personalised waiata/haka for your school, how special. Well done, please pass on my congratulations to anyone who was involved in putting that together!” Special thanks once again to Miss Madden for her fantastic leadership in coaching the children to such a high standard, and to the staff for their great support work. Great that many of you were able to come down to Invercargill to watch and support the children. On Wednesday September 11, the children will perform once again at school at 11:30pm for Riverstones ECE and anyone that did has not had the opportunity to watch yet. All school friends and families welcome to come if you are able to make that work.

Looking forward to our Winter Adventure Days next week (Skiing/swimming on Wednesday, Ski Trip on Thursday). See inside for final information and reminders. Hopefully the weather brings us clear skies on the mountain!

There is another great opportunity for children to be involved in playing Touch again in Lumsden from the beginning of next term. Day after school yet to be confirmed, but you think this might work for you if your child is interested (any age), please flick me a text (0210 248 7474) or send a note to school – Thanks. Will pass on more details as they come to hand from Touch Southland.

I appreciate the work going on from a FoLS committee, led by Linzi Keen, who are working on a planting plan for the beautification of our school environment. Stand by for updates on this project!

Unfortunately, due to much higher tender pricing than anticipated, the timeline for our learning space renovation project (art bays and corridor) has been pushed back until early next year. The board is currently working with the project manager to firm up on the preparation for this to get underway.

Congratulations to Riley McBride, Cedric Abella and Sammie Whitlock who will have received their Bronze Gotcha Awards in assembly today and to Tia Ware, Sam Ussher, and Ava Leach will have received their Silver Awards – Fantastic!

Have a great weekend, especially Dads on Sunday who may be given a wee bit of extra attention (?) J. Ka kite ano,

Andrew Watson



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