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Due to a rainy forecast, our Athletics with Waianiwa School has been postponed till Wednesday 26 October.

Tue Sep 27 02:03pm

Queen Elizabeth Memorial Day

Fri Sep 23 03:39pm

A reminder to families that as a mark of respect to our late Queen Elizabeth, we will be closed on Monday 26th September.  Thank you

School Photos

Fri Sep 16 09:25am

Yesterday there was a concerning article in the news regarding the photographers we used for our School Photos this year.   I would like to reassure everyone that we had two female photographers, and  that the person the article is focused on was not associated with our School in any way. 

Thanks, Tania

Ice Blocks for sale at lunch today – $2

Fri Sep 16 08:56am

Touch Rugby. – If your child would like to play Touch Rugby, and you haven’t let Tania know, please message her ASAP. Thank you

Thu Sep 15 03:15pm

Ice blocks for Sale tomorrow $2

Thu Sep 15 03:04pm


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Newsletter Term 3 – Week 8

Mon Sep 12 12:52pm



IMPORTANT – Mufti Day and Bake Sale tomorrow

Thu Sep 08 07:22pm

Apologies as there were two conflicting messages in the newsletter this week, with one saying tomorrow is only a Bake Sale, and the other saying it is  Mufti and a Bake Sale.    To fix this confusion the final decision is …. tomorrow will be a MUFTI DAY plus there will be a BAKE SALE with items for sale for $2.


Thu Sep 08 05:09pm


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Thu Sep 08 08:48am

There is currently a partial power outage at school. This means our phones and internet are not working. If you need to contact us, please either text or call Tania on 027 671 2065.  We hope to have this issue resolved by lunchtime.


Thank you

Newsletter Week 7 – Part 2

Wed Sep 07 09:37pm


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Week 7 Newsletter – Part 1

Wed Sep 07 09:33pm

There have been numerous technical issues with sharing our newsletter this week.  I have split it into two parts in order for it to upload.  Apologies for the delay and the different format.

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Newsletter Term 3 – Week 6

Wed Aug 31 09:14am

Sorry for the delay with this – I couldn’t get it to upload yesterday.


This week’s newsletter will be shared tomorrow.

Mon Aug 29 12:23pm


Thu Aug 25 02:08pm

Yesterday I sent out reminders for overdue term 2 accounts via email payment would be appreciated as soon as possible.

Many Thanks

Mrs Watt

Office Administrator


Newsletter Term 3 – Week 5

Mon Aug 22 12:41pm



Lunch Box Ideas

Fri Aug 19 11:18am

We have noticed an increasing number of packets in children’s lunchboxes lately.  Whilst the food within these packets is tasty, and a great snack, often the children are hungry again soon after eating these items.  We are encouraging our children to include more than just packets, and to have a mixture of items in their lunch box.  This way they can fuel their bodies and brains for a busy school day.  Please find attached some lunch box ideas and inspiration.

Lunchbox Ideas

More Lunchbox Ideas

Pick and Mix Lunchbox Ideas

FOODWRAP UPDATE – We are sorry for the delays with the PTN Foodwrap fundraiser due to supply issues. We hope to have a delivery date soon.

Fri Aug 19 10:52am

Headlice – Please check your children’s hair carefully tonight, & treat if needed, as we have been notified of a case of Headlice at school.

Wed Aug 17 09:26am

Newsletter Term 3 – Week 4

Mon Aug 15 03:54pm



Parent Teacher Network (PTN) Meeting – 3pm today in the School Library – – – ALL Welcome!

Mon Aug 08 01:47pm

Newsletter Term 3 – Week 3

Mon Aug 08 01:39pm



School Board Elections – Parent Election Results Declaration

Wed Aug 03 05:08pm

School Board Elections –

Parent Election Results Declaration

At the close of nominations, as the number of valid nominations was fewer than the number of vacancies required to be filled, I hereby declare the following duly elected:

– Clarke, Robert

– Beer, Hamish

– Lindsay, Brad

– O’Meara, Carla


Amy Banks

Returning Officer

Board Nominations.

Tue Aug 02 06:56pm

Please note – these close at Noon on Wednesday 3 August.

Amy Banks

Returning Officer

Newsletter Term 3 – Week 2

Tue Aug 02 06:45pm


Newsletter – Week 2 Term 3

Board of Trustees Nominations closes

Sun Jul 31 06:57pm

All parents should have received their Board of Trustees nomination forms by now. If you have not received one and wish to nominate please email amy@drummond.school.nz or contact the school office. All nominations need to be received by 4pm, 3rd August 2022 and can be put in the box at the school office. Please note I am unable to receive nomination after this date and time.

Ski Trip Information

Thu Jul 28 12:24pm

If your child is going Skiing tomorrow, please carefully read the attached information.

Ski Trip Information

Swim/Skate Trip Information

Thu Jul 28 12:21pm

If your child is going Swimming and Skating in Gore tomorrow, please carefully read the attached information.

Swim Skate Information

Central Southland College Open Night – Year 8’s

Thu Jul 28 09:20am

CSC is holding their Open Night tonight starting at 6pm. This will start with an address from their Principal in the Hall, followed by student tours of the school. Go along to see what CSC has to offer, talk to current students and get a feel for the school!

Ours Newsletter has just been shared

Tue Jul 26 05:52pm

Welcome Back, it was fabulous to see all the children again. Our newsletter will be shared tomorrow, so please keep an eye out for it.

Mon Jul 25 06:35pm

Important Staffing Update

Wed Jul 06 03:10pm


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Special Whānau and Friends Community Afternoon

Wed Jul 06 09:38am


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Newsletter Term 2 – Week 10

Mon Jul 04 02:51pm



All Ski / Skate forms need to be returned to School today – thanks

Mon Jul 04 08:41am



The Junior Class (Ruma Papa) and the Middle Class (Ruma Awa) will be using Seesaw.

Seesaw is a platform for student engagement that inspires students of all ages to do their best, and saves teachers time! Students use creative tools to take pictures, draw, record videos and more to capture learning in a portfolio. Teachers find or create activities to share with students.The Seesaw platform is used for homework activities as well as in class work.

Parents are also notified by the class teacher about classroom and school activities and events via the Seesaw platform. Parents can also Seesaw their child’s teacher.

Families only have access to their child’s journal. This means you will see student work tagged with your child’s name and posts the teacher tags with ‘Everyone’. Families will also be able to see any comment made by another user on their child’s journal posts.


Download the app or open Seesaw here.

Download the School App

Our School App is what we use for general School-Wide communication. You can download the School App to receive Alert Notifications, read the latest newsletter, view upcoming events, submit absences and more.

To download the School App, search SchoolAppsNZ in the App Store or Google Play Store, and then search Drummond School in the search bar in the app.

If you are on a mobile you can click this link to download the App.