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Play-based Learning Equipment

Fri Mar 17 10:34am

Kia ora all,

Over the last few weeks, I have been exploring play-based learning and the benefits it has for the tamariki in the class.

In order to achieve a play-based learning environment we need to source more play equipment for the classrooms. If you have any equipment surplus to your needs, that you would like to donate to Drummond School it would be greatly appreciated. 

I am looking for: 

Blankets/sheets – making huts 
Shopping roleplay equipment – food, pots, pans, muffin tins etc, cash register 
Old plywood – to make car roads 
Toy cars 
Old, phones, etc 
Handbags/work bags 
Cotton Reels 
Marble Run 
Farm Animals 
Woodwork bench – not plastic 
Wood Offcuts 
Hammer, Nails, kids’ helmets, safety glasses
Outside toys i.e. bikes, scooters, play hut.

If you have any questions or an item you wish to donate and you are unsure if it would be suitable – please send me an email to me at kelsi@drummond.school.nz 

Thank you so much, 

Kelsi O’Neill

TOUCH RUGBY has been cancelled for today – Monday 13 March

Mon Mar 13 02:36pm

Newsletter Term 1 – Week 6

Mon Mar 13 10:40am



Teacher Strike – School Closure

Fri Mar 10 03:58pm

To our Drummond Families
The NZEI Te Riu Roa union has advised the Drummond School Board of Trustees that its member teachers and principal at our school will be taking strike action on Thursday 16 March 2023.
This upcoming strike means that our school will be closed for instruction on Thursday 16th March 2023.   We know this is inconvient for many parents, but please make arrangements to keep your children at home.   
Thank you for your continued support of our school.
Robbie Clarke
Presiding Member

Athletics Day

Fri Mar 10 03:51pm

 Our Athletics day today was a great success, and we are proud of our children’s efforts.  Thank you to everyone for making today such a fabulous day.  Please see below oufr finalists who have made it through to the Central Competetion.  This is being held on Tuesday 14 March at Central Southland College.  Families are to transport tehir children to and from their events.  Thanks 

Athletics Day Remonders

Thu Mar 09 04:32pm

Tomorrow is our Athletics Day. Children are to go straight to the Rugby Club in the morning, and bus students will be dropped off there as well.  


The School buildings will not be open. 


Newsletter Term 1 – Week 5

Tue Mar 07 09:32am


Newsletter  –  Week 5 –  T1

Deep Cove children are selling Popsicle Ice blocks and Chocolate Bomb Ice creams at lunch time for $2.

Fri Mar 03 07:31am

Ministry of Health Guidelines

Thu Mar 02 10:33am

We have been having q uite a few children off school with ‘Gastro’ type illnesses.  To stop the spread of these infections, please follow the Ministry of Health Guidelines as staed below – Many thanks.

If a child has been unwell with a respiratory illness other than COVID-19, they can return to school 24 hours after they have significantly improved and are behaving/eating normally. Following vomiting or diarrhoea, a child should be symptom-free for  at least 48 hours before they can return.

Reminder to download and start using the HERO app. Please ask Tania if you need help. Notices via SchoolApp will STOP on Monday 6 March.

Tue Feb 28 08:30pm



Newsletter Term 1 – Week 4

Tue Feb 28 08:07pm



Touch Rugby Draw- Monday 27 February

Mon Feb 27 12:43pm

Please let your child’s coach/manager or Miss Thorn know ASAP,  if you will not be at the game this afternoon.  Year 7 & 8 children – you are playing in the Lochiel Loco team.


Deep Cove Fundraiser tomorrow

Thu Feb 23 04:39pm

There will be NO Ice Blocks for sale tomorrow.  Instead, the Year 7 & 8’s  will have Muffins and Cookies for sale for $1 each.

Cyclone Fundraiser

Tue Feb 21 04:50pm


Outdoor Week Booklet

Tue Feb 21 02:07pm


Outdoor Week Booklets 2023

Sorry – the wrong newsletter was uploaded. Here is the correct one.

Tue Feb 21 01:48pm


Week 3 Term 1 2023

Week 1 – Term 1 2023

Tue Feb 21 01:45pm



Our School Newsletter will be shared with families tomorrow. Thank you

Mon Feb 20 06:04pm

Touch starts today

Mon Feb 20 12:19pm

Touch Rugby. If your child would like to play Touch Rugby, and you haven’t let Miss Thorn know, please message on 0220301885 ASAP. Thank you

Tue Feb 14 01:43pm

Week 2 – Term 1 2023

Tue Feb 14 01:13pm



Riverton Trip Information

Mon Feb 13 11:56am

Information regarding our Riverton School Trip including who your children will be travelling with will be sent home in school bags today. Please look out for this!

First Aid Course

Thu Feb 09 11:55am


First Aid Course

Drummond Bowling Club

Thu Feb 09 11:52am


Bowling Club

Drummond Netball Club AGM

Thu Feb 09 11:18am


Incorrect Dates

Wed Feb 08 02:50pm

There was a mistake in the dates in today’s newsletter – apologise for any confusion caused.

Year 7 & 8 Technology @ Winton School
Monday 3 – Thursday 6 April

Last day of Term 1
Thursday 6 April

The School Community Pool is CLOSED until 3pm Thursday 9 February

Wed Feb 08 02:16pm

Week 1 – Term 1 2023

Wed Feb 08 02:14pm



School begins on Tuesday 7 February & we look forward to seeing you all next week. Children may bring their swimming gear on the first day.

Thu Feb 02 08:02am


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