Thursday Notice Board

Community Newsletter Winter 2015

posted 2 Jul 2015, 17:52 by James Rea   [ updated 2 Jul 2015, 19:16 ]

Kapa Haka weekend practice!

posted 30 Jun 2015, 17:27 by Rosie Parker

Kia Ora e te whānau,
Pae tamariki is on Thursday 30th and Friday 31st of July this year, which is basically straight after the holidays. So we are hoping to have a Saturday afternoon practice on the first weekend back, this will be on the 24th July from 1pm - 4pm. A reminder notice will go home with your child on the first week back.
We have also put the words to all the songs on RSS Matauranga Māori - and we are hoping to record the group during Kapa Haka practice on Thursday and put it on the blog too.
Ngā Mihi
Nic, Rosie and Ebs.

We need your help in term 3!

posted 30 Jun 2015, 17:03 by Rosie Parker   [ updated 30 Jun 2015, 19:32 ]

Kia Ora,    
Are you creative, do you think outside the box? We need you! 
As students prepare for an amazing showcase of learning for term 3. We need expertise, passion and help during the term to bring our ideas to life in a Wearable Arts Spectacular! If you or someone you know can help please see your child's teacher.
Ngā Mihi,
RSS Staff

Make a Digi Award Entry...

posted 29 Jun 2015, 18:54 by James Rea   [ updated 29 Jun 2015, 18:58 ]

Over the term break it is a great opportunity to take some time to create an amaizing entry for the Manawatu Digi Awards. See the wiki space for entry categories and marking criteria details. These are fantastic ideas for wet days that will keep your brain challenged. 

Mid-Year Student Led Conferences and National Standards Reports

posted 29 Jun 2015, 13:24 by David Reardon   [ updated 1 Jul 2015, 13:44 by James Rea ]

This week we send out a Community Newsletter, so there is no regular ‘TNB’.

On Monday and Tuesday we were pleased to see almost all of you at ‘Student Led Conferences’, at which time mid-year, national standard reports were also handed out.  If you missed any of the letters, texts or TNB notices about this, we’d still like to meet with you.  The classroom teacher will be in direct contact with you to arrange a time, for early next term.

Please remember, at any time during the year, if you would like to discuss your child's learning with the teacher just email or call in to make an appointment. We love to share what we know about your child and help families support learning at home.  

This Friday we farewell Ebony as she gets closer to the birth date of her first child. We wish her all the best and look forward to her return at the start of 2016.

Warm regards,

David Reardon


Go For Gold

posted 28 Jun 2015, 22:20 by James Rea

Thanks to the families who are supporting Russell Street when they shop at Melodies New World. For the second half of the year New World are adding an extra prize into the mix for our school to potentially win! It is called ‘The Ultimate Rugby Prize Kit’ and includes brand new rugby posts and protectors, tackle bags, plus a whole lot of additional rugby gears!

Entries into the draw to win this are all the Go For Gold stamp cards collected from July 6th – November 29th. The winning school will then be drawn randomly at the end of November.


In addition to support this giveaway we will have a segment called ‘Sporting Superstars’. From August to November in store there is going to be a life size cut out of a child kicking a rugby ball with its face left blank so someone can go behind the cutout and get a photo as the character. People will be encouraged to get a photo as the ‘Sporting Superstar’, then post it to their Facebook or Instagram (or both) account using the hashtag that corresponds to our school. This in turn gives the school an extra entry into the draw to win the ‘Ultimate Rugby Prize Kit.’ There will also be a cutout at each school with the same concept. Participants are able to take one photo in each location per day and load it to their Facebook or Instagram account.

Ross Open Evening for Yr 6's

posted 28 Jun 2015, 19:34 by James Rea   [ updated 29 Jun 2015, 13:28 ]

Download the RSS App Now

posted 28 Jun 2015, 14:15 by James Rea

We are delighted to inform our community that the PTC Calendar App is up and running for Russell Street School. Simply go to the iTunes or Play store, locate and download the PTC calendar app. 

When you open the app it asks you to select your region and school. Once selected you have access to the school's community calendar, links to the website and newsletter and phone and email contact details. 

We are currently not encouraging families to SMS absences as we cannot verify the genuineness of who sent the text unlike phone messages. 

This app is free to our community thanks to the generous sponsorship of Lee European, Kelly Club, Max Tar & Melody's New World, Trophy Specialists & Engraving Ltd, DTSL and Rewanui Kindergarten.

From the Principal......

posted 24 Jun 2015, 16:55 by Russell Street School Office   [ updated 25 Jun 2015, 19:44 ]

It was great seeing so many parents at last night’s Maths Information evening, armed with questions and going away with answers. We aim to follow this up with another session, involving both parents and children. Keep an eye out for the information early term three.
If you’ve been checking out the RSS Supporters’ Club site you’ll be wanting to know the answer to the question ‘What is the collective noun for a group of owls? And if you’re looking to support the school’s fundraising efforts (development of a scooter path/track) or simply want to have a good fun night out, then you’ll want to sign up for the upcoming Quiz Night, to be held at' Boys High, on Saturday, July 4th. Please do remember that you can sign up as an individual to be put in a team! Once again there is a resounding turnout for Student Led Conferences.
Please remember that school ends at 12.30 on Monday 29th, enabling teachers and students to get started. If you have yet to book, the booking site is open until late Sunday. Just visit and put in the code PSZJJ. We look forward to seeing you all.


posted 24 Jun 2015, 16:44 by Russell Street School Office

RSS Sports Notice

It has been great to hear lots of positive reports from our athletes and to see so many RSS teams representing our school in the various winter codes. Now that we are well into our the sports season, we thought we would just reiterate a few expectations for our RSS sporting community:

  • Sportsmanship- this is such a huge part of all sport, whether we are being good winners or good losers, we conduct ourselves in a manner that shows excellence in attitude and sporting spirit. We also expect this from all our supporters too!

  • There’s no I in TEAM! Team sports are successful because we learn to appreciate the necessity of having teammates, and we learn to play our part in a team.

  • Coaches- without these people volunteering their time to coach and support our kids Out of School Sports would not happen! Sometimes these guys have to make hard decisions especially in our “A” teams. At RSS we support the concept that in these teams the top team is fielded, not necessarily “everyone gets a go”. These teams are in competitive grades and this is a real world concept that our children are learning and adapting to now. You as parents/family/spectators play a huge part in how the children react to this, both those in the starting line-up and those not! Thanks for supporting the whole team, even the coaches!

  • Commitment- Part of signing up for a team means committing to all aspects, turning up to practices on time, arriving at games on time, having the right equipment and the right attitude and making sure you are well prepared.

We hope the rest of the season goes well for all our teams and if you have any queries don’t hesitate to contact us.

Sha and Ebony- The Sports Team.

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