Twisting by the Pool…!
It is excellent to see the swimming pool up and running, and big thanks to our dedicated pool committee, led superbly by Libby Thomson, for all their work to keep this facility looking good and operating well.
From next week our children will once again enjoy fantastic swimming instruction from Karyn Young and her team. At ten lessons for just $30.00 this is amazing value and we thank Sport Tasman and Water Safety New Zealand for their generous subsidy through the Kiwisport and Swim for Life funds, which halves the cost to families. I know our children will quickly pick up their skills from last season and rapidly extend them.
As you probably know, we owe our swimming facility to the foresight of the Ministry of Education, the generosity of the community and the hard work of school staff and volunteers over 20 years. You may not be aware that the pool is owned and managed as the Wakefield School and Community Swimming Pool Incorporated Society, a completely separate entity from the school.
At a time when other communities and schools are closing pools ours continues to flourish thanks to your support and the work of a small committee of volunteers. We continue to plan improvements to the pool and hope to have solar power providing some of our energy in the near future.
Meanwhile we have 5 months of great swimming ahead of us and you can help the pool continue to be successful by purchasing a pool key at the school office. Key sales make up over 90% of the committee’s income so your support is vital to keep our pool looking good and doing its job providing recreation and swim training for our children and families.
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