Nau Mai, Haere Mai, Afio Mai, Maliu Mai, Bienvenue, Welcome, Richmond Road School is a unique primary school that celebrates diversity. We work in partnership with families/whānau to ensure that children: love coming to school, challenge themselves in their learning, make and sustain positive relationships with others and are confident in who they are.
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Week 4, term 3 notices
We have had a few trips recently which has been wonderful for our tamariki and we have appreciated the help that has been offered by all our parents to support teachers on these trips. Our ratios require us to ensure we have enough adults to ensure our children are safe when they are out of our school. Whilst it is worthwhile to have our children involved in Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) we want to ensure that parents are clear about the school processes for this to happen. We often have a lot of parents willing to give up their time for these excursions but I am sure you can appreciate that we cannot have too many adults for travel, monetary, space and learning experience reasons. Please follow and respect the decisions that are made by your child’s teacher as they will be organising the parents they need for the day. If you have any questions go to your child’s teacher first, then the Rōpū leader or Deputy Principal. Thank you.
Swimming this term
We have swimming this term and although some of you may have already received the timetable, a school wide timetable has been sent to you via email. Please pack your child’s swimming gear for their session or every day if possible in case they are able to go with children from within their rōpū. The pool is heated but teachers will be using their discretion for very cold and/or wet days. Talk to your child’s teacher or the rōpū leader/Deputy Principal if you need further information or to ask any questions.
Richmond Road School – Te Kura o Ritimana Visual Arts Exhibition 2019
Theme: Through The Eyes of a Child
Thursday 15th August Time: 5.30pm to 7.00pm. Venue: Our School Hall
It’s time to celebrate the Visual Arts at Ritimana. Our tamariki have been creating artworks as part of their inquiry learning to share with you at our upcoming community event which has the theme: Through The Eyes of a Child.
Sales of your child’s art will be available from Monday 5th August until Thursday 15th August using our school Kindo online shop. Artwork is also available for purchase from our school office. Your child’s artwork will also be available for purchase on the night for cash only. The donation for your child’s creation is $10.
Classes will be exhibiting their artwork from Monday 12th August in the hall from 9:30am and would appreciate any parent help for our exhibition. Please let your child’s classroom teacher know if you are able to help by Friday 9th August. Thank you.
Thanks to the initiative of our PTA, kai will be available from 5pm outside of the hall.
There will be a Sausage Sizzle with vegetarian options available. There will also be cupcakes for sale. All food items for sale are $2.
Calling local artists: This year we are seeking local artists to donate a piece of their art to be auctioned during the exhibition on the 15th August. If you know of anyone who may be able to donate, please contact the office or contact David at email@example.com
Thank you to our sponsors Bayleys Real Estate Ponsonby and Hills Flooring. This event acknowledges our sponsors who supply the display boards, prizes, a donation to our school Arts curriculum and an auctioneer for our donated artwork. We currently have three items to auction.
Please bring cash on the evening as eftpos will not be available on the evening.
NOTE: More info about this event on seperate notice emailed to our community on Monday 12th August
You will be aware of the recent Measles outbreak in New Zealand. Auckland Regional Public Health Services are advising all people to make sure that they are fully immunised; if you are unsure or are not fully immunised, it is recommended that you should get vaccinated.
In the next couple of weeks we will be updating our student immunisation records and will be in touch if we require any further information.
If you are concerned about Measles or notice any symptoms you can call the Healthline on 0800 611116 or talk to your GP.
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9am – 11am (learning)
11am – 11.30am (playtime)
11.30am – 1.00pm (learning)
1.00pm – 1.50pm (lunch)
1.50pm – 3.00pm (learning)