Greetings all!

In week 8 on Tuesday September 11 we will be going on a class trip. The children have said they want to do a beach clean-up to follow up on their learning about the hazards of plastic waste in the sea. I think this is a highly commendable project. Although the fine detail is still being finalised the present outline is to leave school promptly at 9am and go to Koiteata Beach near Wanganui to do the clean up. A DOC ranger may be able to join us to show the children the wildlife. We will use some of the proceeds from the apple crumble sales to have a great lunch and then end up at Kowhai Park for a play. We would endeavour to be back at RSS by 3pm.

We will need some parent help please! If you are able to come please could you contact me at joy@russellst.school.nz as soon as possible. We will need to keep an eye on the weather as it is all outdoor activities. If we have to cancel then it is likely we will postpone until Term 4 – the weather should be reliable by then anyway. The project fits in well to the class focus at the moment though, which is why it would be good to achieve this during this term.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Joy