Kia Ora Whānau mā,

This week, I have the pleasure of writing our Pānui about Athletics and what’s coming up in Week 6 at our awesome school.

Wow, what a Wednesday! The sun was shining, the kids were smiling and the staff were actively awaiting, another awesome, athletics adventure!!

The day ran like clock work (even though we started late) and our school values oozed from all of our competitors. Our School leaders and ambassadors were showing manaakitanga and kotahitanga by running along side others that needed support in finishing races. Several tamariki showed wairua by pushing through when they weren’t quite sure they would make it! Ka rawe!!

In the end, it was a great day had by all and we would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to the organisers (Steph and Troy) and everyone who helped and came along to support our tamariki, especially the girls high girls (organised by Carolyn) and all the extra whānau members and parents. And one last thing…CONGRATS KEA relay team for winning the 2018 House Relay!!

Te tima toa!!

The Week ahead!

  • Spare clothes reminder – It’s been great to see our tamariki playing in the sandpit lately. However, they are having so much fun that their clothes are getting dirty, so they need a spare pair of clothes in their bags everyday please. Thank you!


  • Whānau helper afternoon tea shout – RSS Staff want to thank our wonderful parents for helping us out this year. We want you! Parent helpers of class trips, class activities, class learning, tech help, festival of cultures help! Come along to the staff room at 3:15pm on Thursday the 22nd November for an afternoon tea shout – kids can play outside on the playground, we can talk and graze and drink and eventually spill out onto the deck to enjoy the afternoon sun. For catering purposes, please email to let them know if you are coming.


  • Raffle for a ride – Raffle for a ride is this Friday. On the day, Parents and Whānau are more than welcome to come up and enjoy the morning. The 8.30am bell will signal for students to go to class and do the roll with their teacher and then make their way down to the front courts. We would appreciate you getting your children to school a little earlier on this day if possible, as the cars will start coming up the driveway and this obstructs the entrance ways from 9am.All students will be seated in the grandstand watching the rides all come in and drop the kids off. Once all 25 have arrived and the cars have stopped moving and parked up, children and parents are free take a look at all the vehicles (bearing in mind some of these cars are extremely rare and valuable, so that may be up to the owners discretion). Praying for some great weather and I’m sure this event will be one that gets stored in the memory banks for years to come.

What another exciting week we have ahead!

Kia pai ōu koutou wiki e heke mai nei!!

Ngā mihi aroha,

Nā Rosie!