Red­wood School’s 50thbirth­day

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Reg­is­tra­tions are be­ing taken for Red­wood School’s 50th re­union at the be­gin­ning of July.

The re­union takes place over July 1 and 2 and in­cor­po­rates a tour of the school and meet and min­gle (first day) and per­for­mances like kapa haka and other items on the second day.

Pho­tos and mem­o­ra­bilia will be set up in the school hall for the event and there will be treeplant­ing and a cel­e­bra­tory cake in­cluded in the itin­er­ary.

Prin­ci­pal Sue Goodin hoped more than 200 peo­ple would at­tend the re­union.

‘‘We’ve had re­sponses al­ready from peo­ple in New Ply­mouth and Auck­land,’’ she said. ‘‘What we want to stress is that this is not some­thing for just ex staff and pupils, but any­one who’s had in­volve­ment in the school over the years, es­pe­cially par­ents.

‘‘Many helped out, on school cross­ings and in other ar­eas, but may not have at­tended Red­wood.’’

Pupils and staff were fo­cused on the re­union now, through work in the cur­ricu­lum this term, Goodin said.

One in­ter­est­ing thing she had noted was she is just the third prin­ci­pal the school has had in its 50 years.

‘‘That shows sta­bil­ity and loy­alty and I’m sure that’s a topic that will be talked about a lot dur­ing the re­union.’’

Tick­ets to the re­union cost $60 and reg­is­tra­tion closes on June 20.

For in­for­ma­tion, go to the school’s web­site and click on the ‘‘50th re­union’’ tab.

Check out Red­wood School on Face­book to see a video tour of the school and drone footage as the num­ber 50 is cre­ated by staff and pupils on the school field.

Pupils and staff from Red­wood School pose for a photo to mark prepa­ra­tions be­ing un­der way for the school’s 50th re­union.

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