Kia Ora Whānau mā,

I hope you’ve all been enjoying the gentle drizzle of rain that’s out and about today. I know I am and I’m sure the grass, the plants and the animals are enjoying it too! Anyway, as you can tell it’s obviously my turn to keep you up-dated about what’s happening at RSS!

Update Number One: RSS Marae experience

Ever since 2010 RSS has made it a priority for our tamariki and staff to build their knowledge and confidence of Māori culture through an authentic Marae experience every 2 years. This term, we wish to continue that tradition by returning to Te Ahu A Turanga in Woodville. So this year, each whānau group will be responsible for designing their own Marae experiences. The whānau groups look like this: 

  • Rooms 3, 4, 5 and 1  (Week 6 – 7th March) Day trip only
    Rooms 12, 13 and 14 (Week 8 – 18th March and 19th March) Overnight trip
    Rooms 8, 9 and 10 (Week 8 – Arrive 19th March) Day trip only
    Rooms 6 and 7 (Week 10 – 1st April and 2nd April) Overnight trip

Update Number Two: Poutokomanawa Whānau Fish n Chip night

  • What: Fish N Chip Night (Please bring dinner for your whānau E.g. Fish n Chips)
  • Who: Poutokomanawa whānau
  • When: Thursday 28rd February 2018 from 5.30 – 6.30pm
  • Where: Poutokomanawa – Rooms 12, 13 & 14
  • Why: To make connections

Update Number Three: Ranginui Swimming Sports

  • School swimming sports are coming up on March the 13th at the lido for all Yr 3 – 6 students. This year, they are going to look slightly different from past years.  After considering feedback we are going to offer a competitive option and a non-competitive option. All students will need:
    • Togs/Towel
    • Warm jersey
    • Drink bottle, Shoes, Sunhat
    • Packed lunch

    Timetable of events

    Times Competitive Times Non- Competitive
    10.15am Leave RSS 11:00 am approx Leave RSS
    11am First Competitive race 11.30am Esplanade & Lunch
    1pm Lunch at Esplanade 1pm Events begin
    2:30 pm Leave the Lido for RSS 2:30 pm Leave the Lido for RSS

Kia pai ō koutou wiki e heke mai nei – Aroha atu, aroha mai! Have a great week – Give love, Get love!