Thursday Notice Board

Pae Tamariki - 2015

posted by Rosie Parker

Kia Ora e te whanāu me te hāpori hoki,
Ka nui te mihi ki a koutou katoa mō tō awhi, mō tō tautoko ki a mātou tamariki. Ka nui ā matou aroha ki a koutou katoa.
Ngā Mihi hoki mō ngā  tamariki o a mātou kura, kei te whakahihi mātou i a koutou, koa ana ā mātou ngakau mō tō haka.
Ānei tētahi whakaahua o ngā tamariki ki runga i te whakaeke o te whare tāpere o Papaioea.
Thank you to all the families and the community for helping and supporting our children. Our love goes out to you all.
 We would also like to thank the children of our school, we are very proud of you, we are thrilled with your performance.
Here is a photo of the children at the regent.
Ngā mihi ano,
Ngā kaiako o te Kapa Haka o RSS

From the Principal.....

posted 29 Jul 2015, 17:01 by Russell Street School Office   [ updated 29 Jul 2015, 17:49 by David Reardon ]

First of all, a warm congratulations to the large number of students that participated in DanceNZ, many of you dancing (like this) for the first time. The staff and parents that were present were very proud. And best wishes to our kapahaka taking part in Pae Tamariki tomorrow. You have worked hard for this moment and go with our very best wishes. We are immensely proud of you all. Kia kaha!
A reminder that we welcome all property surveys back, at the latest by Monday, which is in time for the responses to be collated and put in a report for the Board meeting on Wednesday.
We strongly recommend parents visit and navigate to the
‘Families’ section. In this section there are lots of resources for helping your
child learn about numbers, which will help them with the maths they do at
school. It includes ideas for how you can share mathematics using everyday experiences and things you’ve found around the home. It also gives you ideas
for supporting your children’s learning in all areas of maths – geometry, measurement, statistics, algebra, and number. Here is the link. A copy of the
introductory video is also currently housed on our website.

Community News......

posted 29 Jul 2015, 16:35 by Russell Street School Office

OSCAR Out of School Care Assistant Manager



Brilliant OSCAR Before/After School Care Assistant needed

to help in our children’s out of school care programme at School’s Out Ngata, Palmerston North.

Fantastic children and facilities. This is a casual position.

Open 7.30am-9.00am & 1.00pm - 5:30pm term time, and full time during school holidays. 

Preference will be given to fun loving people who have experience in, and enjoy working with children.  Clean, full vehicle drivers licence essential, as well as the confidence to drive a van full of children.

To apply send a letter of application and your cv to

Email Toni at this e-mail address if you require further information.


From the office.....

posted 29 Jul 2015, 16:14 by Russell Street School Office   [ updated 29 Jul 2015, 16:46 ]

There has been a lot of children away with illnesses this term it is greatly appreciated if parents/caregivers could phone or email the school to let us know that your child will away from school.
At the moment there is a 20% increase of child illness across the schools in our region. Russell St School is currently at a 10% increase.

We do recommend that you take advantage of the free G.P visits for children under 13 years.

Activity Fees
Term 3 activity fees are now due.  If you would like to pay by internet banking
please phone the office for account details. Thank you

Pita Pit Lunch.....

posted 29 Jul 2015, 15:52 by Russell Street School Office

Pita Pit Lunch
Thursday 6th August

orders must be in 9am Wednesday 5th August
Thank you


posted 29 Jul 2015, 02:10 by Fiona Hunter

Our Friday Explorers continue to grow.  For those learners who do not participate in CRE (Christian Religious Education) we provide an alternative programme!  Variety is offered and for the first five weeks of this term ...

Robin will be taking a group of year 1 & 2 students for ‘Loving Literacy’.  They will be reading books from a variety of authors.  Whakawhanaungatanga (positive relationships) will also be built through team building games, so that the learners at RSS can continue to build friendships throughout the school.

Kerri will be working with a group of year 2, 3 & 4 learners and they will be using line drawings to show their creativity. They will use futuristic cityscapes as an inspiration to design and draw, and then they will  use as much or as little colour as we choose to decorate.  

Joy is looking at 'self-directed relaxation’ for her group of year 4 and 5 learners. These students can bring along their favourite books, board games or drawing tools to spend a happy half hour keeping themselves busy in the comfort of the art space.

Carolyn’s group of year 5 & 6 learners will be creating bottle art!  Shape and colour being key concepts for exploration.  


posted 27 Jul 2015, 16:53 by Russell Street School Office

Trophies Trophies Trophies Trophies Trophies

Kia Ora Everyone
It’s time to seek out those Winter Sport MVP Trophies from last year and return
them to the Sports Office at school. These sports would include Netball, Hockey
and Basketball. If you know of someone who may have one but is no longer at
school, kindly drop them this message so they can return it also.

Thank you

The Sports Team

Sha and Kelly

From the Office...

posted 23 Jul 2015, 15:24 by Ag Allen   [ updated 23 Jul 2015, 15:28 ]

A brand new MGP blue scooter (with orange markings on) has gone missing from school. It has a name engraved underneath the footplate.  If you have seen it, or know where it may be, could you please contact the office.  Many thanks.

Our New Sports Initiative

posted 22 Jul 2015, 21:39 by Kelly Campbell   [ updated 22 Jul 2015, 21:42 ]

This term, teachers and junior school students are engaging in a new sports initiative developed by Sport Canterbury called ‘SportStart’.  SportStart is based around the development of fundamental movement and sport skills, while also supporting critical thinking and communication.  We are excited about the way this programme works to compliment and support our learning from ‘Catch Me If You Can’.  Our teaching team have a wealth of skills and knowledge in Physical Education and are fortunate to be engaged in further professional development, while still working closely with Sport Manawatu.  The junior team have already begun using this programme and the senior team will come on board in term 4.  We look forward to sharing our new skills and games with you at home.

From the Principal.....

posted 22 Jul 2015, 17:08 by Russell Street School Office

The Board of Trustees and RSS community share a joint aim to ensure that our school buildings and grounds are of a standard that will provide your children with the best possible learning environment. Re-developing our ten-year property plan in consultation with you forms part of this commitment.
A property plan is essentially about planning for the upkeep of our school in terms of repair and replacement, to the required standard. This includes 'invisible items’ such as making sure our electrical, lighting and plumbing services are in good nick! It is also about developing buildings and grounds to meet changing educational needs and priorities, and to address urgent needs
within the budget given. Coming home today is a ‘property questionnaire’ seeking your input into any suggested improvements to the school grounds and/or buildings. We invite you all to share any straight-forward or creative ideas you might have. The letter outlines some of the recent projects, either Ministry funded or carried out through our own efforts, as examples.
Please return these forms to the office by Friday, July 31.
If for some reason you missed out on a paper copy, a link is provided here for
you to donwload/print and fill in.

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