Mōrena Koutou,

Trusting you have enjoyed your weekend so far and ready for our final week of Term 2.

On Monday, we took two teams to the first ever Kelly Sport Ki o Rahi tournament and both teams did RSS proud showcasing our values of Wairua (Determination) and Panekiretanga (Excellence). Team Ranginui (Aaliah, Charlotte, Freya, Inara, Liam, Jaxon, Carter, Billy, Benji, Sasha) were the overall tournament winners! Team Namu (Hevannia, Leila, Miracle, Amy, Matty, Nelson, Harry, Tahu, Luca) came in third place. Overall, a fantastic day of success! Thanks to the parents who came down and supported. Ka pai tō mahi kotou!

We still have a lot of Uniforms such as RSS tops and jackets that still haven’t made their way back to school yet from all our recent events (Interschool Soccer and Cross Country) If you haven’t returned yours, please get these back to us ASAP. We need to get our uniforms sorted and ready for the 100 kids who will be competing in our Douglas Park Sports Exchange next term on Wednesday the 31st July. Could you please check the drawers and wardrobes for these?

On Friday your child will be coming home with their report for their first 2 terms of learning for 2019. We urge you to spend the time reading your report together and unpacking this as a whānau. Make sure you book your Learning Conference for next term. These will be held on 23rd/24th July at school and this is powerful time to meet with your child’s teacher to discuss their learning further. Go to www.schoolinterviews.co.nz to book and use the code mag9q (**Don’t forget that school will close early on Tuesday at 12.30pm**)

Sales of the new RSS Beanies have been extremely popular with them racing out the door. They can be bought from the team outside the office before and after school for $15. Cash only please. A big thanks to Sharon and the Supporters Club for organising these, they look fab!

This symbol represents our school value of Hautūtanga or Leadership. We hold this value very dear because not only is it one of our 10 values, it is also in our school vision of Empowering Agency, Innovation and Leadership. The graphic features a Mangopare, which symbolises a Hammerhead Shark and in Te Ao Māori, this represents leadership. We want our learners to develop their own style of leadership so they can be the captain of their own waka. We want them to lead from within, not from above. As Kelly mentioned the other day in her Celebration of our Transition to School post, we often see our learners doing exactly this all the time and they have many chances to step up and lead.

Enjoy your Sunday,

Troy