Thursday Notice Board

The Last Post - Moving to School Stream

posted 12 Feb 2018, 11:08 by Nick Rate

This is the last post in our TNB. From now all communication will be via School Stream.

School Stream is our new school app for all school notices and communication. This includes newsletters, notices, permission slips, sports team sign-ups, absentee notification, events, reminders, alerts, emergency notifications and more.

This is a must have app to be informed and stay connected.

How to get the School Stream app on your mobile device:
  1. From your mobile device go to the App Store (iPhone/iPad) or Play Store (Android), search for School Stream and download the app to your phone.
  2. Make sure you agree to push notifications.
  3. Once School Stream has finished installing, open the app, type your school name into the search then select your school.
Don't have a smart phone? No problem, everything can be accessed online by using the link below:

Choose which notifications you receive and your phone…

This is a handy feature so you only receive notifications and information relevant for you. Here’s how:
  1. With the app open and showing the main menu, swipe the screen from left to right (or tap the menu button).
  2. Tap on Setup Groups.
  3. Toggle the green slider to on/off for the categories you do or do not wish to get notifications for.
  4. That’s it. Return to this setting as your child/children move classes, teams, or joins new sports teams etc.
We recommend that you always keep on the notifications for your child’s class, team, newsletters, office and events as a minimum.

Can you help?

posted 7 Feb 2018, 00:32 by Kelly Campbell   [ updated 10 Feb 2018, 02:15 by Nick Rate ]

Kia ora whanau,

We are seeking assistance to provide children with weighted blankets.

Is there anyone who has an industrial sewing machine that we could possibly use and/or heavy army blankets?

Please email Mel if you can help in anyway towards this project.  

Thank you for your support.

Meet The Parent 2018

posted 30 Jan 2018, 11:21 by Mel Hagan

Welcome back!  I am so looking forward to seeing all of you again and continuing on your child's learning journey with you, and for some of you beginning your child's learning journey.  We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and the kids are excited about all the great learning that will happen over the year - we certainly are.  

On Monday 12th February, 3:30 pm -7:30 pm, we are having 'Meet The Parent'.  So please save this date as we would love to see you all there.  Further information will be coming home as a newsletter.

Ngā mihi, Mel

2018 Stationery

posted 17 Jan 2018, 20:08 by Nick Rate

Stationery lists have been uploaded onto the OfficeMax site under Junior, Upper Junior and Senior. Click on these to see the room numbers.
The link is: 

It is your choice whether you purchase stationery items through OfficeMax MySchool. Thanks.

Swimming Pool Open

posted 21 Dec 2017, 17:05 by Nick Rate

For those of you who have purchased pool keys, the school pool is now open for the summer!

Enjoy and please respect the rules:
  1. Supervisors must be the parent/legal guardian of the child/children.
  2. No person to swim alone.
  3. No more than 4 children per supervisor. It is a small pool - please be considerate of others.
  4. Behaviour that could be considered dangerous, such as running, pushing, holding under, bombing, diving and jumping – none of these are permitted.
  5. No bicycles, roller blades, boogie boards, skateboards etc to be used within the pool enclosure.
  6. If you let anyone in the enclosure you must take responsibility for them and when you leave they must also leave.
  7. The pool gate MUST be closed and locked at all times (the key is not to be left in the lock).
  8. Please keep the changing sheds, toilets and pool enclosure tidy. 
  9. Please take your rubbish away.
  10. Please remember that this facility is designed primarily for younger children. We ask older family members to be considerate.
  11. Please report any vandalism immediately.
  12. Alcohol and smoking are not allowed anywhere within the school grounds.
Thank you.

Dean McKerras

posted 13 Dec 2017, 15:29 by Russell Street School Office

Dean McKerras School of Dance Holiday Programme

December 19th and 20th 9am - 4pm  $45 per day including junior workshops with Cameron Smith!
Register via

Yr6 Graduation Assembly 2017

posted 12 Dec 2017, 23:08 by James Rea   [ updated 12 Dec 2017, 23:36 ]

Thank you to those who came to celebrate the wonderful contribution our year 6 students have made to Russell Street School and celebrate them moving on to the next phase in their educational journey. Thank you to the graduation planning team and all the staff and parents who put together this wonderful assembly. For many of you this is a final farewell, after many years involvement with Russell Street and we hope you pop in to keep us up to date with developments.

Congratulations to the parents, teachers, support staff and friends who have all added to the richness and depth of experiences that have helped strengthen the wings this wonderful group into the  students who are ready to fly on to greater heights.

Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu. With wings a bird flies.

Have a wonderful summer break. A link to photos will be here soon and images updated over the next few days.

Stationery 2018

posted 11 Dec 2017, 18:05 by Russell Street School Office   [ updated 11 Dec 2017, 18:12 ]

Stationery lists have been uploaded onto the OfficeMax site under Junior, Upper Junior and Senior.  Click on these to see the room numbers.  The link is

Teachers and Room Layout 2018

posted 11 Dec 2017, 13:42 by James Rea   [ updated 11 Dec 2017, 13:45 ]

Some important notices for final week.

posted 7 Dec 2017, 16:41 by James Rea   [ updated 7 Dec 2017, 22:58 by Nick Rate ]

Please be reminded that school ends on Friday, December 15th at 1pm, following our final assembly.  This final assembly, beginning at 12 pm will be a chance to farewell some staff & BOT, share in some carol singing and celebrate a wonderfully positive year in the school.

On Monday we did our best to distribute the mountain of lost property. Some of it has been easy to return to owners as it has been named. However, there still remains a lot of items uncollected.  Please take time to check on or before the last day, as anything left over will be donated to charity.

All school reports are being sent home Wednesday, in a sealed envelope.  This will be accompanied by notices for class placement and stationery.

And, finally, please help us to take care of our beautiful school property over the break.  Please help us ensure 'our' community is not ruled by any destructive hooligans.  If you notice any trouble please either take action or report it to the Police. (Photos are always helpful!)

Regards from us all,

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