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Raffle for a Ride winners...

posted 15 Apr 2014 16:13 by Russell Street School Office   [ updated by James Rea ]

Fire Engine- Jeremiah M & Ryan S.
Racing 4 Wheeler- Maia S.
Corvette- Caleb M.
Plane Ride- Ava D & Atlanta H.
Aston Martin-DB9- Lachlan F.
Tractor- Mikaela C & Meleena O.
More by 4- Pania GP & Thomas M.
Morris Minor Convertable- Marisha J
Helicopter- Jacob R, Camden W, Max H, Chloe F, Anna E, Kyree L.
Bike and Side Car- Jamie C.
Falcon- Jayden P.
Ambulance- Fraser W & Nikita-Holly.
Lamborghini- Bryah H.
Truck- Kyan R & Ben I.
David's car- George O.
Range Rover- Awhina K.
MG- Ruby M.
Stockcar- Kate G.
Harley- Caidyn F.W.
Racing Datsun- Kate D.
Black Porsche- Rebecca H & Alex W.
Dean McKerras- Eli & Whanau o R.

Raffle For a Ride 2014

posted 12 Apr 2014 20:38 by James Rea   [ updated 12 Apr 2014 20:49 ]

Congratulations to the 30+ students who have won a ride to school this Thursday. If you would like to see the video of the draw click Here

We aim to stream this event live on Thursday. Click on the Learning Links (RSS Assembly) on the website to tune in from home or work. This link has an archive of all live recorded RSS events. 

Te Roopu Whanau hui minutes

posted 10 Apr 2014 03:05 by Nick Mason

Kia ora koutou, many thanks for sharing your thoughts today at our meet and greet cup of tea. Here are the minutes from our korero.

Nga mihi

Nic, Rosie and Ebony

From the Principal ...

posted 9 Apr 2014 16:48 by Russell Street School Office

Thursday April 10th.

Can I once again thank you all for your understanding and patience during this past week, as we work through our grief and pay respects to Jocelyn Goodwin? Your support and care for staff and students has been overwhelming.  Thank you all.

Please remember that school ends early both tomorrow and Monday. We end at the earlier time tomorrow (Friday) of 12 pm, enabling the full staff to attend the funeral service of former RSS teacher, Jocelyn.

And on Monday, as planned, we end at 12.30 pm, for Student Led Conferences.

Last week we sent home blue booklets, with details from ‘Kelly Club’ on organisation and arrangements for the ‘Out of School Care’ programmes that they will be operating here, from the start of term two.  If you missed this, or need another, please pick one up from the office at any time or you can also visit  for all your information needs or to book on-line.

Warm regards


From the Supporters'Club ...

posted 9 Apr 2014 16:43 by Russell Street School Office

Raffle For a Ride - Thursday 17th April

A reminder to get your tickets in by 9.00am tomorrow Friday 11th April. The raffle will be drawn at a special assembly tomorrow before school finishes. Winners' details will be passed onto the driver of the ride and they will then be in contact with the winner to arrange the ride.
Mothers Day Raffle
A reminder to get your child's donation into their box by Thursday 17th April please. Tickets will be on sale for this the first week of the term 2 and it will be drawn on Friday 9th May.
Hot Cross Buns
Thank you for your support with this fundraiser, these will be distributed to everyone on Tuesday 15th April.

Next Supporters Club Meeting
The next Supporters Club meeting will be held next Tuesday 15th April at 7.30pm in the Staff Room. Hope to see you there.

Junior Netball

posted 9 Apr 2014 13:40 by Ebony Maaka   [ updated 9 Apr 2014 16:51 by Russell Street School Office ]


We are looking for two more players to join the Junior netball team. The registration cost is only $10. Year 1-3 boys and girls can play. We are  The competition is played at Terrace End school on Wednesday afternoons starting at 3.30-4.30pm. The games are half an hour long. It is a great introduction to playing an organized sport and having fun as part of a team.

We also require a coach for this team. Without a coach this team my not  be able to play. You do not need to be a netball player or had any experience  coaching. If you would prefer to co coach please let me know as this may be an option.

Please contact or pop in to see me asap if you or your child are interested.

Bake Sale- NEW DATE!

posted 8 Apr 2014 19:50 by Ebony Maaka

Due to our early finish on Friday the bake sale will be on Wednesday 15th at lunchtime in the hall. Children can bring along their gold coins to pick up some yummy treats. All money raised will go to the children's ward at Palmerston North hospital.

Thank You

posted 7 Apr 2014 18:20 by Elly Warnock

Thank you all for the outpouring of support for your staff and students after the tragic news of our friend and colleague, Jocelyn Goodwin – there have been cards, baking, calls, flowers and emails from all over the globe as the news of this tragedy spreads. It is these sorts of times that a community really comes together. Thank you for your care and support. 

We have attached the letters that have been sent out regarding this news.

Community News

posted 3 Apr 2014 14:04 by Russell Street School Office   [ updated 10 Apr 2014 16:09 ]

Tall Poppies Drama School come to your school and hold drama classes.  If you are interested in enrolling your student for term 2, it is not too late!  Contact us for further information 08004POPPIES, email or check out our website

Singing Lessons.
Learn singing and stagecraft in a safe, supportive environment. Group classes for children 7-12 years are held at the Regent on Broadway on Tuesdays at 4pm. Private lessons are also available.
Contact Stephanie Harmsworth on 027-738-1439
or email

Te Manawa School Holiday Programme

Fun, hands-on  activities for children aged 6-12 years. Sessions run for three hours; morning and afternoon. Cost is only $18 a session. Booking required.

Afterschool & Weekend Art Classes for Children
Now accepting enrolments for Term 2 classes.
Limited places.

New Science Club for Children
Afterschool Science Squad for 10-13 year olds.
Starts Term 2.
Limited numbers.
For more information visit  or ring (06) 355 5000.

Free Beginners’ Taekwon-Do School Holiday Programme

Are you looking for something cool your kids can do over the school holidays?
We are offering a FREE Beginners' School Holiday Programme from April 23 to May 2: two weeks of fun, fitness, self defence, flying kicks and much more!
Welcome to the second edition of the Tiger Taekwon-Do Beginners' School Holiday Programme.
Kids will learn techniques from one of the world's most popular martial arts which became famous for its amazing flying kicks. They will run, jump, play cool games and have tons of fun while being introduced to many aspects of Taekwon-Do including self-defence, pad work, flying kicks, fitness, stretching and more!
Everyone who attends will receive expert instruction from a qualified IV Dan Black Belt Instructor.
Our School Holiday Programme is suitable for ages 4 to13 years.

School holidays.  

Week 1: April 23 to April 25
Week 2: April 28 to May 2
Kids are welcome to attend up to 8 sessions across the two weeks.

There are two sessions per day:
10:00 to 10:50am for 4 to 6 years
11:00 to 12:00 noon for 7 to 13 years

Palmerston North Boys' High School
Old Gym
263 Featherston Street

There is NO cost to attend the Beginners' School Holiday Programme!
Kids are able to attend up to 10 sessions across the two weeks for FREE.

Places are strictly limited and acceptance for the programme is via online application form only.
Please check our website to apply.


From the Principal ...

posted 2 Apr 2014 14:51 by Russell Street School Office   [ updated 2 Apr 2014 14:54 ]

Earlier this week we received notification from the office of the Vice-Chancellor, Massey University, that our Board Chairperson (Co-Chair) Andrew Jamieson received one of the Teaching Support Awards for 2014. The criteria for awards cover: design and facilitation of learning, assessment and evaluation strategies, and teaching and learning leadership. AJ’s winning portfolio (along with others) exhibited a wealth of supporting evidence from students, colleagues, academic and service unit leaders and the many stakeholders outside of Massey. 

Award winners included:

Teaching Excellence: 

Dr Terry MacPherson - College of Business

Helen Simmons - College of Health

Paul Stock - College of Sciences

The Spanish Language Programme of Dr Leonel Alvarado, Dr Celina Bortolotto, Mrs Raquel Direnzo, Mr Francisco González and Ms Cynthia Landa - College of Humanities and Social Science

Teaching Support:

Andrew Jamieson - National Centre for Teaching and Learning

Massey has also nominated Paul Stock, Helen Simmons and previous VC award winner Associate Professor Trevor Kitson for the National Teaching Excellence Awards.

Congratulations Andrew (AJ)! We are proud that you are associated with the governance of RSS!

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