Message from Staff – Dennis Marshall
We have recently had our 60th pupil join us at Rolleston Christian School! Praise God! As with all that is new, there was some trepidation when we first opened our doors at the beginning of the year. We, (as a staff), had no idea who would come and how long it would take to grow our numbers. No doubt, as parents there was some trepidation on your part as well – what would the teachers be like? Would the children be happy? Would it be a good learning environment? Of course, God has a plan for our school and we just need to be obedient, follow His guidance and see what he has ahead for us. However, we still get quite excited when we pass significant figures. It’s been a blessing to see each new child arrive and Amos and I have been particularly pleased to recently see new pupils arriving in the Middle Hub.
The staff are also blessed to hear some of the positive feedback that has come from the Rolleston Community. We are also amazed to hear how far our reputation has spread. Just this weekend I had a builder over to quote for some work at my house (I live in Mt Pleasant). Amazingly, he had also heard about our school and could even describe it to me! God is definitely at work on getting the message out there.
There have been many other exciting milestones happening with the school. Prior to the holidays we put our application in to open the school to Year 7 and 8. Over the holidays a team of parents, led by Amy Steven, put in a new sandpit for the children, (it was awesome coming back to school and seeing this). In the last week we have also seen Papa Jacks start their After School club at RCS. Another significant milestone for the growth of the school! In some ways it’s hard to believe we have only been operating for just over 6 months. It will be very exciting to see what God has planned for us for the rest of the year and the years to come.
The success of the school is certainly a team effort and we are very appreciative for everyone who is playing a part in the growth of the school. Please keep the school in your prayers that we continue to follow all that God has planned for us and that as a community we can make this school all it can be.