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.
We invite you to sit around your dinner tables and discuss what changes your family might make to better help our environment. Send one of your plans to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I'll put some of them on the website.
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
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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.
Book Fair Success
A big thank you to the Riverdale School community for
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:
The race winners were:
Cycle Safety for Senior Students
New Learning Zone for Piako 2
Welcome to 2016