Thursday Notice Board
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Room 1 Carolyn Dodd, B. Ed., Dip Tchg.
Room 2 Nicole Wilde-Wilson, B. Ed, Dip. Tchg.
Room 3 Robin Baker, B. A., TTC, Reading Recovery Trained and Sandi Baldwin, B.A., Dip. Tchg.
Room 4 Fiona Hunter, B.Tchg.
Room 5 Kelly Campbell, B. Tchg
Room 6 Brenda Stephenson, B Ed (Primary Teaching)
Room 7 Joy Kitt, B.A., Grad Dip. Tchg., ACET, Reading Recovery Trained
Room 8 Kerri Satherley, B.Sci, Grad Dip Tchg, Reading Recovery (training 2016)
Mel Hagan, B.Ed, Dip Tchg, ACET, Associate Principal
Room 9 Ebony Maaka, B. Ed (tchg), Reading Recovery Trained Team Leader
Room 10 Stephen Baker, B. A., Grad Dip. Tchg., ACET
Room 11 Rosie Parker, B Tchg & Lng, Post Grad Maori Ed
Poutama (12) Elly Warnock, B. Tchg., B.Science, Assistant Principal
Poutama (13) Nic Mason, B.Ed., Dip Tchg, Team Leader
Poutama (14) Troy Duckworth, B.Ed (Tchg)
Part Time Teaching
Music Teacher Jenny Boyack, B.A, Dip Tchg, M.Ed, PhD and ATCL
ESOL Teacher Sandi Baldwin, B.A, Dip. Tchg.
Gifted/Talented Suzanne Smith, B.Ed Special Ed, Dip. Tchg.
Leadership Release Suzanne Smith, B.Ed, Dip. Tchg.
Bridget Higson, B Ed (tchg)
Georgina Parker, B.Tchg. Dip Tchg, Post Grad Spec Needs
PRT Release none
Sports Coordinator: Shaleena Durston, Dip Sport and Rec
Principal David Reardon, B. Ed, Dip. Tchg
Deputy Principal James Rea B.Ed, Dip. Tchg
Assistant Principal Elly Warnock, B. Tchg., B.Science
Associate PrincipalMel Hagan, B.Ed, Dip. Tchg, ACET
Office Manager Agnes Allen
Office Assistant Rachelle Adrian
Teacher Aides Lorraine Keefe (Teacher Aide Cert) Rachelle Adrian, Sandy Watson (Teacher Aide Cert), Charlotte Whitta, Debbie Bary (Teacher Aide Cert),Marj Fox,Tracey Davidson
ICT Tech Assistant Jeremy Phillips
Chaplain this voluntary position unfilled
Librarian Rebecca Meade B. Ed, Dip. Tchg.
Library Assistant Jean Wilkinson
Property Manager Ivan MillsCleaners Kapil Regmi, Caroline Jordan
If your child is sick or unable to attend school for all or part of the day, please phone the school office by 9.00 a.m. so that your child’s absence can be accounted for. This is most important to alleviate any concerns about your child’s whereabouts. If no communication has been received from parents then a member of the office staff will contact you by telephone.
If an absence is planned for a special reason, a note or telephone call to the school in advance is appreciated. In cases of prolonged absence, prior warning can enable work to be set or the dates of special class events changed.
Welcome back to another year at Russell Street School. We are sure that 2016 is bound to be packed full of amazing sporting moments for our students. Out of school sports is about to start again with a list of start dates below. You should be hearing from your Coaches or Managers soon.
This term, sports codes from Term Four will continue on with the exception of Soccer and Flipperball. We are now taking registrations for Badminton, which starts back up for Year 5/6 only, a notice went out about this in Week One. There are more at the office if you need them.
Please mark the following start up dates:
Summer Hockey: Tuesday 16th February Yr 1-4, Wednesday 17th February Yr 5-6
Touch Rugby: Friday 19th February
Teeball: Saturday 20th February
Badminton: Thursday 25th February
Cricket: Tuesday 16th February
The Crankit ‘I Tri’d the Tri’ Triathlon series are starting on Monday 15th February at Skoglund Park. The events start at 5.20pm, with each of the 9 age groups (4-12 year) starting in 10 minute intervals. There are 5 events in the series that run every Monday, with the 14th March being the last one in the series. Each event costs $5 or $20 to do all 5. More information can be found at http://www.triclub.co.nz/crank-it-specialized-i-trid-tri-series-2016
In addition, the Weetbix Kids TRYathlon is open for registrations. It is on Thursday 24th March at Ongley Park. If you register before Wednesday 24th February the Early Bird Price is $35. You can enter individually or in a team. Check out http://try.weetbix.co.nz/ for more information.
We appreciate that things can change over the break so please get in touch with us if you have any queries or concerns via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sports Team
Sha and Troy
linked here. This letter outlines the current policy (same as last year) whereby we are seeking annual permission for your child/ren to travel/participate in all low risk school trips for the full school year, thereby not having to get permission slips for each individual event. This worked well last year and cut down an incredible amount of admin time for teachers and stress for parents.
Right now, parents of year 5/6 are also filling out permission and health information forms for their upcoming camp. This is an example of where we will always seek separate permission.
In the lead up to the new term, staff have engaged in a lot of planning and preparation, as well as participate in further professional learning in maths and swimming. The team are very excited with the year's outline!
The Board of Trustees met briefly for the first time last night. Tabled were reports on student achievement in the key competencies, national standards in maths, reading and writing, and a professional development review. It was also a time for scoping the year, setting and confirming priorities and making arrangements for further review. Please note this year is a Board of Trustees election year -information will be distributed about this later in the term, but in essence we will be carrying out the full process of electing a group of parent elected trustees (along with a staff rep). Now is a good time to consider your position or indeed to shoulder tap someone that you think would take this governance role on successfully.
The start of a new year when it is mostly sunny and warm, is a good time to remind parents and caregivers of the importance of parking legally and managing and vehicle movement with care, especially in the front of school and in Tyndall Street. This requires a full community effort, looking out for and considering the needs of all of our children together. Last year, we got this right almost all of the time, making sure there was no parking on yellow lines, no temporary double parking and no use of private driveways including Willard Home. Thank you for your continued cooperation on this important safety and courtesy matter.
A reminder too that our sun safety policy identifies the need for all children to wear the official RSS, wide brimmed, Cancer Society approved sunhat. You can purchase these directly from the office if your child does not currently have one.
The first week back has been invigorating. I look forward to meeting up with you all sometime soon.
Our first meeting will be held February 16th at 7.30pm. If you are interested in finding out what we do, or if you have any fundraising ideas please come along.We will be taking nominations for the Chairpersons position and we are also needing to fill the secretaries position by the end of the year.
Please take care when dropping off or picking up your child, or children from the Tyndall St entrance. We have a complaint from a concerned resident of Tyndall St.Thank you
♪♫ MUSIC LESSONS at Russell Street School ♪♫
Soundworks is offering Piano, Drums, Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar and Ukulele lessons at your school during school time.
Enrolment forms are at the school office or contact:
Liz: 027 3385 491 or Ben: 357 9363
Or email: email@example.com for more information.
We also offer a wide variety of instruments after school and Saturdays at our teaching studios on the corner of Fitzherbert Avenue and College Street
🎼 Hear From You Soon! ♬