Category Archives: Reading


Duffy Role Model Assembly

Tuesday, 8th April saw our first Duffy Role Model assembly for the 2014 school year. Gavin Hill, a well known rugby league player spoke to the school about the importance of reading as a life skill, helping you to have choices and options as you are growing up. There were lots of questions from the […]


KIdsCan Mufti Day

Last Friday, 9 August, Newfield Park School decided to celebrate KidsCan Mufti Day by dressing up as book characters and authors. We spelled out KidsCan in some of the hand knitted scarves we received for every child in the school. We had a great time and we really appreciate all that KidsCan does for us, […]


Thank you Mrs Lewis

Rae Lewis, our school librarian, was the recipient of our second INSPIRE staff award at our latest Caught Being Good Assembly held last Friday. Mrs Lewis was secretly nominated by other staff for her daily volunteer work listening to children read. This is in addition to her job as a librarian at our school. Like […]


Thank you Invercargill North Rotary Club for our Dictionaries!

Every year the Invercargill North Rotary Club along with their sponsors give each Year 4 student in Southland a free dictionary of their very own. For the children of Newfield Park School this is an important day, part of becoming a Senior student and leaving behind their years in the juniors. Mrs Merle O’Donnell explained […]


World Literacy Day

We decided to celebrate World Literacy Day by putting on our ‘glad rags’ and dressing up as something that starts with the same letter as our name. There were characters of every description, small and large wandering about the school. Being able to read is a powerful thing that opens worlds for us to explore. […]


Caught Being Good Mum – Merlene Thompson

This Whole School Assembly, we were proud to award our 2012 Caught Being Good Mum award to Merlene Thompson, Jasmine’s Mum. Jasmine presented her Mum with a wonderful book prize donated by the Duffy Books in Homes programme and the letter Jasmine wrote about her Mum laminated to keep forever. Congratulations Merlene Every year the […]