Kia ora e te Whānau,

Wow, what a week! Hasn’t the weather been beautiful! And of course I hope it continues!

Let’s look ahead and see what’s coming up at School in the next few weeks:

TEACHER ONLY DAY 9th March 2020

School will be closed on this day!


School swimming sports are coming up on March the 10th at the lido for all Yr 3 – 6 students. This year, it will look the same as last year.  We will continue 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
10.30am Leave RSS 11:30am  Leave RSS
11am First Competitive race 11.45am approx Esplanade & Lunch
12.45pm approx Lunch at Esplanade 1pm Events begin 
2:30 pm Leave the Lido for RSS 2:30 pm Leave the Lido for RSS

Racing Schedule

11 am Open (Y3-6) Breaststroke
11:10 Y3-6  Backstroke
11:20 Y3-6 Freestyle
11.30 Final open Breaststroke/ Open Butterfly final
11:40 Backstroke Final
11.50 Freestyle Final 
12.00 Pack up, clean up, House Leader Comments  
12.15 House Relay
12:25 Pack Up/all changed and Leave the Lido for Esplanade
1pm Non-competitive events begin

Yr 5/6 InterSchool Triathlon 11 March 2020 (Freyberg School / Skoglund Park)

12.30 Registration – PRIMARY Years 5 & 6
1.00 RACE: Year 5 Girls
1.25 RACE: Year 5 Boys
1.50 RACE: Year 6 Girls
2.15 RACE: Year 6 Boys
2.45 Primary Prize Giving

Poutokomanawa Te Reo Challenge:

Every Friday morning before brunch Poutokomanawa have an open door Te Reo challenge where they are trying to speak as much Te Reo as possible. So if you are keen and want to be immersed or just want a place to practice your Te Reo – Nau Mai, Haere Mai!

Yummy Stickers

Collecting Yummy stickers helps our School win free sports gear.

Shop at your local New World, Pak’n Save and participating Four Square stores. Purchase Yummy apples, either bags with cut-out labels or individual apples with Yummy stickers. One cut-out label is worth 10 apple stickers. Place the Yummy stickers on Sticker Collection Sheets and the cut-out labels on Cut-Out Label Collection Sheets.

Your Yummy stickers will then be converted into a winning share of the $200,000 sports prize pool from DG Sport.

Follow the link below to print off your own collection sheet

I wonder how much free sport gear we will get?

RSS Hoodies for sale

Hoodies are back for 2020. If you would like to order these online, fill out the form below and you can pay directly into the Supporters Club Bank Account: ASB 12 3143 0403097 00 or you can pay Cash at the Office.

Kids hoodies are $40 (Size 6-14) and Adults are $45 (Size XS -3XL).

Contact Sharon 0274 440 833 if you need assistance. Orders need to be in and paid for by 3rd April 2020. If they are not paid for by then, they will not be ordered.

Order here

Manawatu Road Race Yr 5/6

This is a Manawatu Primary/Intermediate Schools Road Race event to cater for Years 5 & 6; and Year 7 & 8 students in a schools based competitive road running race event.

This event will be run on a properly measured 3km course based in the Esplanade and Manawaroa Park with the Start/Finish at our Manawatu Striders Clubrooms (which we share with United Cricket Club), situated at Manawaroa Park next to the croquet grounds and behind the Esplanade Cafe.

Four races will take place – Year 5/6 Girls; Year 5/6 Boys; Year 7/8 Girls and Year 7/8 Boys.

I hope you all have a great weekend

Ngā mihi mahana,