Summer Sports Teams Up Now
Riverdale A Hockey Team Wins First Division... Again!
Take a look at more photos and a review of the season on the Winter Hockey page.
Ski Camp Movie
Big Day and Night for our Dance Explorers
They competed in DanceNZMade Regional One.
Abby-Rose, Kiana, Mollie and Tia won "OVERALL CHAMPION" for Regional One with their dance, 'Hair', which they choreographed themselves. This is a huge achievement and they have done us proud. They will now compete at Nationals.
The full Dance Explorers group were unable to get a placing. However, the students involved in this dance are amazing and did very well!
Cure Kids Fundraiser brings in $639!
On Sunday 28th a group of children and their families completed the 5km and 10km walk/run at Ashhurst for Cure Kids. At the walk we got to go on the bouncy castle, get our faces painted and work the digger. The mufti day we had at school raised $639 for Cure Kids. When we took our cheque up at the end of the day we got a HUGE clap from all of the people. It was fun.
by Mrs Kenyon and Poutama students
Riverdale School presents...
A big thank you to Nicklin Visuals for the video and photos.
Riverdale School wins iBike Competition
Riverdale had the greatest number of participants at the iBike event. The prize is a $500 voucher from Hart Sport, which will be spent in consultation with the students who participated. What a fabulous contribution to our PE shed!
Thank you to Mr Pouniu, all the staff and students for a tremendous show.
Together we nailed it!
Top Fundraisers (above):
- 1st: Ashton W - Year 1
- 2nd: Kody T - Year 5
- 3rd: Kiara M - Year 1
- 4th: Lucas M - Year 2
Top Distance Coverers (above):
- Year 1: Connor B
- Year 2: Ashlyn R
- Year 3: Isabel H and Isaac P
- Year 4: Bradie R
- Year 5: Quin J
- Year 6: Josh S
Overall we raised $12,100.
Thank you to everyone who contributed, including these businesses who sponsored us:
- McDonalds Bargain World
- Cook St Pharmacy
- Fonterra Farm Source
- Manawatu Toyota
- Lido Aquatic Centre
- Awapuni Post Centre
- Pioneer New World
- Oderings Garden Centre
- Flip City
Takahe Takes the 'Log o' Wood' for Cross Country
Takahe House Captains Akiva Runguarunga and Ben Tinsley proudly holding the mighty 'Log o' Wood'
Cross Country 2016
All the students who competed were winners, but there can only be one first place awarded in each year group. Special congratulations to these people:
Reuse, recycle, compost, litterless lunchboxes, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, cloth supermarket bags...
These are just some of the ideas your children will hopefully be bringing home from school with them following our whole school inquiry. The staff has been confronted with some uncomfortable survey results regarding the contents of the staffroom bin. A group of LC8 boys did the dirty deed and discovered that only 44% of the contents should have been in that bin. The rest of it could have been recycled or composted.
More swimming sports photos here.
Team selected to compete at Interschool swimming sports:
Megan Mansfield, Tom Collier, Hannah Hudson, Quinn Johnson, Nadia Mabey, Max Rough, Hannah Cadzow, Elijah Fonotia, Millie Davis, Josh Smit, Tia Wallace, Mac Humphries, Yuri Dilks, Akiva Rungarunga, Jamie Hook, Josh Mulcahy, Tilly Spencer, Daniel Briggs, Molly Elliot, Ariana Buttar.
Congratulations to our Riverdale team. Our top 10 finishers were:
Year 5 Girls
Kaitin Hook - 10th
Year 5 Boys
Ciaran Mace - 8th
Year 6 Girls
Akiva Rungarunga - 5th, Ariana Buttar - 8th, Tia Wallace - 10th
Year 6 Boys
Josh Smit - 10th
Zirka Circus Performers
Thousands of hours of practice were put in by these three boys. They put on an entertaining and exciting performance of strength, flexibility, balance and daring.
Mihi Whakatau for American student teachers
by Website Reporters
Akiva Rungarunga and Rio Heldreth
Riverdale School put on a very warm welcome to three student teachers from Salisbury University, Maryland. They will be teaching here until the end of Term One.
Danielle Michaels is from New Jersey, but she studies in Columbia, Maryland. When this opportunity was given to her, she had a choice to reject or take it. She was interviewed about why she should get the job. Of course, she was very successful and started her journey to New Zealand to begin a new chapter in her life.
Christine Kedra is from Pennsylvania. She applied to come to New Zealand because she wanted to experience a different culture. She wanted to see how schools work in NZ. Christine will take what she has learnt here in this country to the huge United States where she will continue her journey of teaching.
|Stephanie Gouskos is from Rockville, Maryland and has studied in Maryland with the other two student teachers. She came to New Zealand because it was great experience and she wanted to learn our way of running schools. The ideas she gets will make her teaching career.|
A big thank you to the Riverdale School community for
supporting our Scholastic Book Fair. We sold an amazing number of books and made just under $900, which will be spent on new books for the library. Well done Mrs Kenyon for all your hard work putting this together!
A special thank you to our special guest Geronimo Stilton (Mr Bailey).
Two-thirds of our students participated in our annual Riverdale Duathlon on Thursday evening and it was another enjoyable occasion.
Huge thanks to:
- Mr Bron and his team of Riverdale staff
- Riverdale students (and parents) for competing with such enthusiasm and determination
- the PTA for organising some great food
- the loyal ex-students who were 'rabbits' and helped clean up afterwards
- the Riverdale community for supporting this tremendous event
The race winners were:
|5 year old girls||Katie Cheetham||5 year old boys||Tasman Leipst|
|6 year old girls||Zara Leipst||6 year old boys||Dylan Pearson|
|7 year old girls||Holly McLaughlin||7 year old boys||Harrison Cheetham|
|8 year old girls||Hannah Cadzow||8 year old boys||Bailey George|
|9 year old girls||Kaitlyn McIntosh||9 year old boys||Kaleb Fagan|
|10 year old girls||Akiva Rungarunga||10 year old boys||Joshua Smit|
Cycle Safety for Senior StudentsConstable AJ and Phil from Sport Manawatu are at school this week teaching cycle safety to our Year Five and Six students. A theory session is being followed by three practical skills and safety sessions, culminating in a road ride on Friday. This is a fantastic programme; enjoyable and extremely valuable.
New Learning Zone for Piako 2
Welcome to 2016