Kia ora whānau

Hoping you all had a lovely Easter weekend and that you are adjusting to the change from Daylight Savings.  It was great seeing our learners back at school after the 5 day break.

As you know last week we had the Education Review Office (ERO) at school.  The team of three had several areas of school life and learning to focus on and inquire into closely.  We all found their visit very positive and affirming and enjoyed having many professional conversations with them about how we do things at Russell Street.   The team especially enjoyed visiting some of the classrooms and seeing our learners in action.   We expect their report back to share with you all later next term.

Monday was Purple Hero Day in support of Epilepsy NZ.  It was awesome to see so much purple!  Thank you to everyone who supported this very worthy cause.  We raised just over $180!

A huge thank you to all of our families that have signed up to Seesaw and School Stream – both of these apps are valuable communication tools between home and school.  We currently have 394 School Stream app users and Seesaw has had up to 650 parent visits per week!   If you haven’t connected with the school and your child’s learning yet through these apps please come and see us as we would love to help get you all set up and in the know.

A reminder that next week on Monday and Tuesday we have our Learning Conferences – if you haven’t booked your time please do so by going to  Read the instruction and enter the following school code: d3gge.  We are looking forward to seeing you all there. 

Next week is our last week (where have they all gone!) for the term and we will be finishing school on Friday at our usual time of 3 pm.

Have a lovely weekend.

Ngā mihi, Mel