Thursday Notice Board


posted 6 Jul 2016, 16:01 by Russell Street School Office   [ updated 6 Jul 2016, 16:07 ]

Dean Mckerras School of Dance LA Tour fundraising events these coming holidays- open to all our families & their friends, bookings essential- email us today!

Holiday Programme

Let us entertain the kids these holidays, lots of dancing but lots of games and activities too! They’ll need lunch and $5 to treat themselves to afternoon tea at McDonalds! Dean’s the captaining the ship, senior students are the officers running the ship- join us!

Tuesday 12th & 19th July         9am-4pm All ages                       $30 per day


Fairy Princess Training School & Graduation!

All their dreams just came true! Let them dress in their favourite dresses / costumes and come along to discover the magical world of ballet and all the possibilities that come from our Twinkle, Pre Primary and Primary classes. Miss Chantelle and the girls can’t wait to see you!

Wednesday 13th July  2pm -2.45pm 3&4 years $5           

3.30pm-4.30pm   5-7years  $5


Elementary Open Classical- trial class

Ready to up your game?  Chantelle will be offering this class next term Tuesdays 5pm-6pm. This is your chance to give it a go before committing!  With ballet being the technique behind many genres of dance, you can’t afford not to! Take the first step and come along to the trial.

Wednesday 13th July   4.30pm-5.30pm  9-14years  $5


Age group Ballet- Trial Classes

Miss Kate will give you a sample of ballet exam and show work – again with ballet being the technique behind many genres of dance, this is the perfect class to add to your dance programme for term 3!

Wednesday 20th July      3.30pm- 4.30pm   8-10years  $5

4.30pm- 5.30pm   11-14years $5           

From Music Works....

posted 6 Jul 2016, 15:55 by Russell Street School Office

♪♫ Would you like to start music lessons in Term 3?

Piano, drums or guitar lessons are available at your school during school

time with friendly, experienced teachers and we are presently taking

enrolments for term 3.

Contact Liz: 027 3385 491 or 3553814

Email: for more information.

We also teach violin plus all the above after school.

🎼 Hear From You Soon! ♬

Hangi / Pae tamariki

posted 6 Jul 2016, 13:21 by Rosie Parker

Ngā mihi mahana kia koutou katoa me ngā kaiawhina hoki kia awhinatia mai i a mātou.
A warm greeting to you all and thanks to all the helpers who have helped us out.

On Thursday 23rd June we had a tremendous group of supporters come and pack meat and vegetables for well over 300 Hangi packs. This was a mammoth task and we were so thankful for all that were involved. The packing was not the only job that a Hangi entails. We also had a group of ‘warriors’ dig the pit, burn the fire and load the baskets to ensure we had an awesome feed for our Matariki Concert on the Friday Evening. Thanks to everyone who came and supported our Junior and Senior Kapa Haka and those who purchased Hangi for yourself or your Whānau. The money we raised will go towards new Kapa Haka uniforms.


Last Monday and Tuesday (27/28 June) we took our Kapa Haka Roopu to Pae Tamariki, a concert which celebrates Waiata in the Manawatu. We were extremely proud of all who took the stage and represented our school with Wairua and Manawanui. We received buckets of awhi and praise for our efforts over the two days. Once again, thanks to those who came and supported our kids and helped get them ready for the stage. We couldn’t do it without you.


Ngā Kaiako o te Kapa Haka.

Rm 9/ 13 Assembly

posted 6 Jul 2016, 01:42 by Ebony Maaka

Flying Niners (Rm 9) and Room 13 will be hosting assembly this week. Everybody welcome! Show will be starting 2.15pm. See you there.

Year 6 IPU Trip

posted 6 Jul 2016, 01:33 by Kelly Campbell   [ updated 6 Jul 2016, 01:35 ]



Last Wednesday our year 6 students went to the International Pacific University (IPU) to celebrate their success in learning Japanese this term.

It was a very successful trip with all of our RSS students and parents learning from and with the students at IPU.  

We were particularly impressed with the respect and appreciation our students displayed through formally introducing themselves, some in Japanese and others in Te Reo Maori. The staff and students at IPU were mesmerised by our stunning performance of the Haka, led by Jacob Wescott and Qiana Rastrick.

The children were engaged in a range of Japanese cultural activities and learning. It was a fun filled cultural day, that everyone enjoyed.

After further contact, IPU is very interested in keeping our two schools linked, supporting those students who would like to take their Japanese learning further while integrating their students into the community.

Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who made this trip possible by coming along with us for our special learning day.

A special thank you to Julian Hardy who designed and made a very special gift for both IPU and RSS. Please see the beautiful design in the photograph below.

Lastly, I would like to say a big thank you to all of the year 6 students.  

You were all delightful to teach Japanese this term. Your motivation and enthusiasm to learn Japanese is inspiring. It has been a very valuable experience for all involved.  I hope many of you carry on your Japanese learning journey in the future.

Ganbatte kudasai!- がんばっのクダサイ


Kelly Sensei

ケリー  先生

Term Break Student Projects

posted 5 Jul 2016, 02:10 by James Rea   [ updated 5 Jul 2016, 02:57 ]

With the Term 2 break looming it's a great time to take another look at the Manawatu Digi Awards. These Awards are an annual celebration of creativity demonstrated by primary and intermediate aged students in the Manawatu region. 

Alongside the quality classroom samples, we always consider student entries created as part of their home learning. If you are looking for an idea to focus the children during the break, take a look at the entry categories and criteria in the document below. Grabbing some creative photo's, making posters or even a short movie are fun ways to keep kids busy and having fun. 

If you create an item and would like to have it considered for the Digi Awards, please make a copy and get it to James before September 9th.

Holiday Fun....

posted 30 Jun 2016, 19:41 by Russell Street School Office

The sessions will be held on Thursday 14th and 21st July at 11am at your local Animates store. In case you’re looking for activity suggestions for your school newsletter, please see below a flyer with all the details. We’ve also included a link to our activity booklet for you to download for students.

Club Badminton

posted 30 Jun 2016, 17:02 by Troy Duckworth

Manawatu Badminton has asked for registrations for all players of Year 4 and up. It is on a Tuesday night, starting on the 2nd of August. The cost is $35 for 7 weeks and you play in a team of 2. You don't have to have any prior experience. Registrations close on the last day of term. (8th July) See Troy for more information or download the registration form below. 


posted 30 Jun 2016, 14:28 by Russell Street School Office

The Jets will be running a Holiday Basketball Camp, 11-13th July, attached is the flyer for it as well below is the link for the registration process


Any questions please contact

From the Principal......

posted 29 Jun 2016, 17:28 by Russell Street School Office

It is a very busy time for us all, especially as we complete mid-year reports and make arrangements for student led conferences.  Have you booked yours? We’re up to 236, representing about 74% of those that would be having one.  Visit and put in the code 2ruu3 and follow the instructions given.  Please note also that school ends 12.30 pm on Tuesday, July 5.

Last Friday’s hangi and kapahaka concert were a delight.  It was great to see so many of you here enjoying wonderful food, company and the performances of both junior and senior kapahaka. And for those who could get along to the Regent earlier this week, you will know that both groups lifted again, giving the performance of their lives! Goosebump, backchill stuff! These truly amazing performances were the result of hard work, commitment, coaching and practice.  Thanks to everyone directly or indirectly involved in providing this wonderful opportunity to our tamariki. Kia kaha.

Winter of course brings additional challenges for us all.  At school, we appreciate that phone call to advise if your children are going to be absent (last Friday we didn’t have to follow up any children and had this process nailed within ten minutes, giving us all the assurance that every child was accounted for!) and we have been very grateful for the traffic behavior especially at the end of the day, when it is congested. Thank you all for not using yellow lines as drop-off/pick-up spaces!

Next week is a community newsletter week, so there won’t be a regular column on Thursday.  However, it is always a good idea to check the newsletter online several times per week as it is updated in real-time.

Best wishes to you all,



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