Kia ora whānau, a very warm welcome back to you all.  We all hope our learners had a great break and wow, what a game last night!  Go the All Blacks!  Term 4 is here and it is already off to an exciting start and we have lots to update you on.

  • Term 4 means that hopefully the sun is going to shine more brightly so this means that our learners need to have their RSS hat each day.  The hats need to be worn at break times and when outside with their class for sport etc.  Hats can be purchased from the office – new $15 or second hand $5.   Please make sure the hats are named.
  • The Y5/6 2020 camp parent meeting for all interested parents will be held on Thursday 31st October at 3:30 pm.
  • Just a reminder that school is not officially open until 8:30 am each day.  We have noticed some children coming as early as 8 am – there is not always staff on site at this time.   Also please remind your children that if they arrive between 8:15 am and 8:30 am they are to wait down the front of the school until the 8:30 bell goes.  When this bell goes they are able to move up to their classrooms.  Thank you for supporting this.
  • Prize giving 2019 will be held separately this year from graduation.  This will be held on Wednesday 11th December at 2pm in the RSS hall.
  • Graduation 2019 will be held on Thursday 12th December.  The exact time is to be confirmed shortly.  This too will be held at RSS.  Our Y6 learners are planning their own graduation this year and we are excited to see what they come up with – one thing for certain is there will be some changes to the usual format.  Exciting times.
  • Raffle for a Ride 2019 is to be held on Friday November 29th.  We are always looking for new and returning rides and are in need of some more rides for this years raffle.  If you are able to help out with providing a ride or connecting us to someone who can please make contact with Troy, Win Mitchell or myself – let’s make this one the biggest yet!
  • We would like to acknowledge and congratulate Joy for being awarded ACET (accredited classroom expertise teacher).  This award was part of the career pathway that NZEI and the ministry worked together on back in 2014.  It is only ever awarded to 800 teachers at anyone time and there is strict criteria to meet.   We are very proud of you Joy!

My last pānui for this week is share with you that Suzanne will not be returning to RSS next year.  She was won one of 8 permanent, full time Learning Support Coordinator roles with the Feilding Kāhui Ako.  We would like to take this time to congratulate Suzanne and acknowledge what a wonderful addition to their team she will be.   Congratulations Suzanne!  Even though we are sad to see her go, we wish her the very best for this exciting move and next step in her career.

Have a wonderful week ahead everyone!

Ngā mihi, Mel