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Fun times return to Richmond Road School

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Richmond Road School - Te Kura o Ritimana

17 February 2014

Fun times return to Richmond Road School

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Richmond Road School is about to inject some fun back into the community at its annual gala day, three months after a devastating fire.

In the early hours of January 12 a suspicious fire at the historic primary school in Grey Lynn destroyed a toilet block, gutted one classroom and severely damaged three others.

New principal Jonathan Ramsay says it was a tragic event just a few weeks before the new school year was due to begin.

“It was very upsetting for a lot of staff, pupils and parents but, with the support of staff, the local community and the Ministry of Education, we are back on our feet and up and running again.”

Four temporary classrooms have been installed to enable children to start the new school term on time.

“We are very grateful to everyone who helped us to start the year on time for all our children and we want to repay some of that generosity by putting on a really special gala for the whole community. It’s our little way of saying a big thank you.”

The gala on Saturday April 5 features a range of fun activities, rides, face painting, music, great food, coffee, cultural displays, raffles, a silent auction and bargains galore.

It runs from 11am-3pm in the school grounds at 113 Richmond Rd., Grey Lynn. Everyone is welcome to come along to this free event.

“It will be a fantastic day out and a lot of fun for both kids and adults,” Jonathon says.


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