Rolleston Christian School

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Term 1 2015

RCS Newsletter – Week 4

  In this Newsletter: Message from Staff Exploring the values at home What’s On What’s Coming Up Reminders From the PCG Community Notices Quick Links: These links will take you directly to important places on our website. Middle Hub Learning Learning Diary Learning at Home   Message from Staff Kia ora kotou, My name is […]

RCS Newsletter – Merry Christmas!

  In this Newsletter: Message from Staff What’s Happening What’s Coming Up From the PCG Reminders Community Notices Quick Notes: Learning at Home Message from Staff – Liz Horn  It is hard to believe that it is the last week of our foundation year. In many ways it feels like only yesterday that we sat in […]

RCS Newsletter – Week 7, Term 4

  In this Newsletter: Message from Staff What’s Happening What’s Coming Up From the PCG Reminders Community Notices Quick Notes: Learning at Home Message from Staff – Amos Pilgrim Kia ora and welcome to Week 7! You read that correctly, we are now in Week 7 of a ten week Term 4 – where has […]

RCS Newsletter – Week 5, Term 4

  In this Newsletter: Message from Staff What’s Happening What’s Coming Up Reminders Community Notices Quick Notes: Learning at Home Message from Staff – Liz Horn As we come towards the end of our foundation year, it is a natural time to reflect on the year been and all that has occurred over that time.  […]

Learning to think critically

Someone asked me recently what my favourite age to teach is. My experiences of teaching different age groups have been in quite different contexts, but my favourite teaching years were while I was teaching Year 3 and 4s.  My main reason for enjoying this was the development that occurs at that age in children’s ability to think […]

Teaching behaviour rather than controlling it.

When I was in my mid 20s I spent a couple of years doing relief teaching in London. I spent a few months doing day-to-day relieving and then spent the rest of the time in a position doing the release time for teachers – half a day a week in 10 classes. Something I found really […]

Quality Learning at Home

It happens more and more these days that I find myself having conversations in social settings about people’s own children. These conversations seem to range from questions like “Is this normal?” to “What is this report actually saying?”, but a conversation I’m quite fond of having with friends is “What should I be teaching my […]

Encouraging a Love of Reading

One of the top things a child can do to improve their reading is to spend time reading. Funny that! Unfortunately for many families the struggle to get children to read at home is a constant and frustrating one. There is some benefit in making reading a compulsary activity that children must do, and as […]

Clearing out the weeds

I spent the majority of my day attacking weeds. I would like to say it was gardening, but in reality the activity I was involved with lacked the beauty and art that I usually associate with gardening. This was just a plain attack on the weeds that were threatening to take over my back yard. […]

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