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RCS Newsletter – Week 2, Term 4


In this Newsletter:

Quick Notes:

Message from Staff – Lynda Siave 

Kia ora te whanau,

Welcome to Week Two of this busy last term of 2015. The term has begun somewhat frantically with plenty to keep us busy and planning for next year already underway.

This term we look more deeply at our school’s value Rangatiratanga. My Maori dictionary describes it as: (noun) kingdom, realm, sovereignty, principality, self-determination, self-management – connotations extending the original meaning of the word resulting from Bible and Treaty of Waitangi translations. 

Ano te whakauaua o te tapoko o te hunga taonga ki te rangatiratanga o te Atua! (PT Maka 10:23).  How hard shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

In our school’s context we consider Rangatiratanga to mean:

  •     being in charge of your own behaviour
  •     making good choices because that is the right and best thing to do
  •     being the best that you can be

During Living Christianly we are going to look into the book of Daniel in relation to a character of God who has demonstrated making good choices by being faithful to God’s word. 

This week we continue with swimming. This extra physical demand can tire children. Encourage them to drink water, have an extra healthy snack in their lunch box and get plenty of sleep. Please ensure that all your children’s clothing is named, even socks and underwear.

This term our children also need to be wearing their school regulation hat during break times and at other times when outdoors, to protect them from the harsh sun.  It’s crucial that hats are clearly named and easily identified by the children. It’s a good idea to leave hats at school in the tote trays at the end of each day.

Thank you for continuing to support us in so many ways as we seek to do a great job for your children. We love to hear positive feedback and it encourages us to carry on with a smile even during the toughest of days. Remember you are most welcome to chat with us at the end of the school day and can always make an appointment for a bigger discussion for any time after school hours. 

It’s heart warming to see the extra effort that our school community are prepared to go to to help us be  a successful school in so many different ways. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10: Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labour: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.


Lynda Siave
Junior Hub Team Leader

 What’s Happening

Message from Pukeko Group

Dear parents
Welcome back to Term 4.
From Friday 23rd October 2015 (this Friday), we are going to start painting our pallet furniture and we NEED big outdoor paint brushes suitable to paint with and drop sheets that we can put under our furniture while we paint. If you can help, please drop these things into the school office. Thanks.

Message from Toroa Group
Toroa whanau group require approximately 22 old car tyres, seed raising mix, herb seeds  or plants, compost and plant soil for their next project. If you can help then please let the office know.

Term Calendar

In case you didn’t get the Term Calendar last week –  click here for the calendar.

Bible Study for RCS Mums – Starts THIS TUESDAY

There will be a Bible study running this term on Monday evenings at 7.30pm here at school. As there is a Parent Community Group Meeting tonight, the Bible study will be on Tuesday night, 20th October. All mums are welcome, so come along and enjoy the opportunity to fellowship with one another and discuss God’s word. 


Parent Community Group Meeting – Tonight 7pm
Everyone is welcome, and if you would like an agenda please see Mana.


Swimming is on Monday and Wednesday this week.

Cheese Rolls Fundraiser – order forms in THIS WEEK
Please get your order forms in this week so we can start to prepare for production day. We will also need lots of hands on deck for production day so remember to sign up.

Fire Works Night – Help Needed
The Parent Community Group are running a stall at the Rolleston Fireworks event. They are having a Mystery Bottles stand. PLEASE send in a bottle of some kind (olive oil, shower gel, Cordial syrup etc) to support this fundraiser and if you are able to help on the night please see Nina.

Informative Morning Teas 
Our first Informative Morning Tea is this Tuesday 20th October, and is on the topic of Christian Education and how this works out in the day to day life of teaching and learning. Come along for a little bit of information and a nice time of fellowship.

Assembly Time Changed
Due to parents requesting that Assembly be held either first or last thing in the day we are changing our assembly time to 2.15pm on a Friday afternoon. We hope this means you will find it easier to attend and join us in celebrating the learning that is taking place each week.

What’s Coming Up

Open Morning for Potential Families

We have an Open Morning for families that are interested in sending their children to RCS in 2016 on Tuesday October 27 at 9am. Please let anyone that might be interested know. They will have the opportunity to hear about the school, meet the leadership team and walk through the school in action. 


Rolleston Cluster Kapa Haka Festival
We have another Kapa Haka festival coming up with the Rolleston Cluster schools. This will be held on October 28 at 1pm. Tickets are now available at the Office.



  • We are getting to that time of year when it is important for the children to wear their hats. Please make sure your children have the school hat. If children do not have a hat they will have to play in the shade only.
  • School lunches should be nutritious and healthy in order to maximise children’s opportunity to learn well. Please do not send lollies to school.

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