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RCS Newsletter – Week 5


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Message from Staff

Kia ora everyone,

This week we are exploring how ‘Love is kind, so we need to act with kindness’.

A few years ago I would have thought of ‘nice’ and ‘kind’ as being the same thing, but in more recent years I have come to associate the word ‘kind’ with a far greater depth. To be truly kind we sometimes need to be stronger than the word ‘nice’ implies.

I spoke with the children this morning about how sometimes they may not realise that when their teachers have them practice a certain behaviour in their break time they are actually being kind, even though the child may not think they are being particularly nice. I spoke to them that it is similar with their parents – you may insist that your child cleans up their toys or comes to school on time, and sometimes that might not seem ‘nice’, but ultimately it is the kinder thing to do as it is teaching them valuable lessons and habits. To me, being kind is doing what is needed for the benefit of the other person.

Sometimes being kind is the harder option in a situation. It involves taking the time to think through what will benefit someone in the long run and persevering with this when things get hard. At other times kindness is as simple as a smile as you walk past someone or buying a friend a coffee.

The kindness we can offer others often relies on the kindness we can show ourselves. I encourage you this week to deliberately take time to be kind to yourself, and also allow God’s kindness to fill your hearts.

Many Blessings,

Exploring the Values at Home

Our focus this week around our value ‘Love-Aroha’ is “Acting with kindness”. Each week we would like to provide you with a chance to explore the concept of the week as a family at home. This week Miss Horn shared at school devotions, so she has provided some ideas and questions to get you thinking at home about what it means to accept the love that God and others have for us. We pray this exploration will be a precious time for you and your family.

1. Watch Kid President and have a chat about what he has to share.
2. What does your family think would make an awesome world?
3. How can your family work together as a team to make an awesome world?
4. What are the different ways people in your house can be kind to each other?
5. Perhaps do ‘Secret Angel’ for the week, where each person in the family does lots of kind things for another person without them knowing.
3. For the younger children practise singing our new song
Love one another’

What’s Happening

Reading Mileage

We would like to start a Reading Mileage programme at school for our students that are needing extra support in reading.  This would involve coming in at a regular time each week and listening to children read aloud. Parents, grandparents or other members of the community are all welcome, but we will Police Vet all regular volunteers. If this is something you would like to be involved with please let the office know. 

What’s Coming Up


Swimming starts on Monday 14 March. Please see previous newsletters for details.

Learning Conferences

Learning Conferences can be booked by going to and entering the code ‘qsy7k’. These are an important aspect of your child’s learning, so we ask that all families attend. If you are unsure of which teacher to see please check the lists on the front door.

From the PCG


Come along to our first meeting for the year. This is an important meeting as roles and responsibilities are decided for the year and the annual plan is created. We look forward to seeing you at 7pm tonight in the staff room.

Relay for Life

Mana is organising a team to enter Relay for Life. Check out the information below and get in touch with Mana if you are interested. (Not sure who Mana is?  Ask one of our friendly staff)


  • Please remember to label all school uniform items.
  • A healthy lunch is important – please make sure you are packing a filling and nutritious lunch for your child.
  • Hats must be at school.
  • Wheels Day is on a Wednesday – children may bring any type of ‘wheels’ they choose.
  • For those Year 7s going to Technology on Fridays – please be at school no later than 8.30am.

Community Notices

Lost Watch:
A Minnie Mouse watch with a pink rubber strap has been lost. There is a reward for anyone who finds it. Please return it to the office if found.

Rolleston Scouts Jamboree Fundraiser:
Firewood for Sale:
Poplar 3 cubic meters $140.00 delivered in Rolleston Area.
Please email:  for more details


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