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RCS Newsletter – Week Five

 

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Quick Notes:

Message from Staff – Kendra Liggett

The Prayer of Partnership

Lately God has given me a revelation about this incredible family He is building on this earth. I have been reflecting on the wonderful family God is uniting right here at Rolleston Christian School.  The expression of this family has been in many ways, from parents consoling each other in times of need, to children celebrating each other’s successes. It has been remarkable to see the people that God is bringing together through RCS.

The Bible says “so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. (Romans 12:5)” To me this scripture talks about the partnership Christ encourages from His body on this earth. Whanau, parents, teachers, children – Together God has called us to unite.
Psalms 133:1 exclaims “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!”. With this union comes responsibility, to learn to work together in partnership. Interestingly synonyms for partnership included relationship, connection, cooperation, and collaboration. All words that I see as being vitally important as we continue through Term 2.

My prayer is that we would continue on in partnership. Not on a surface level but on a deep mutual understanding of the bigger purpose of our school community. Our eyes need to be looking up at His plans for our lives and the lives of our children. All that we do is to glorify His name.

I leave us with this closing scripture to meditate on. This a wonderful, biblical prayer of partnership:
“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:2-3 NIV)

Kendra Liggett
Junior Hub Teacher

 What’s Happening

Board Elections
The school is pleased to announce the result of recent Board Elections.  Those elected by the Parent Body are:
Rebekah Couper Wain
Joe Fleener
Nin McKay
Vickie Sheath

Dennis Marshall has been elected by the Staff to the Board.

Liz Horn will continue to have a place as Principal.  As there are 4 Parent Elected representatives, the Proprietor has the right to appoint up to 3 Proprietor representatives (they are entitled to one less than the number of Parent elected representatives).  To date the Proprietor has appointed Mark Larson as one of its representatives.  The balance of its representatives will be appointed later in the year.

Our grateful thanks to the Establishment Board of Trustees (appointed by the Minister of Education to oversee the establishment of the School).  Ngaire Button, Heather Agnew and Sam Broughton along with Rebekah Couper Wain and Mark Larson have ensured the School is well placed to progress well from here.  It is good for continuity that Mark and Rebekah will be on the new Board.

The new Board has its first meeting Wednesday 20th May at the School.  The Board will keep the School community appraised of its work.

Mark Larson

Learning Blogs
Please click on the links above to see the Learning Blogs for the Middle and Junior Hubs. These blogs are designed to help you, as parents, to have a deeper understanding of the learning that is taking place at school and ways that you can therefore help with this at home.

Entertainment Books
The RCS Community Group are selling The Entertainment Book. You can purchase it yourself, but you can also encourage your friends and family to buy it through our school by sending them to the website at the link above. The school receives $13 per book, and the version for all round the country can be purchase through the site. 

Parent Facebook Group
Remember to look up the “Rolleston Christian School – Parent group” on Facebook.

Pastoral Care – Koha Box
The RCS Pastoral Care Committee are running a ‘Lunch Box Filler’ drive to collect non-perishable lunch box fillers for our children when they forget their lunch, have oopsies and spill or drop their food, and for when there are gaps in lunchboxes.  The fruit bowl is in the kitchen for the same reason and donations of fruit are gladly received.  For anyone who would like to contribute towards this there will be a collection box under the fruit bowl in the kitchen.  Thank you to those who have already been assisting with this.
Many thanks and Blessings, RCS Pastoral Care Committee

What’s Coming Up

Rollerskating Disco
The RCS Parent Community Group is holding a fundraising event to raise money for musical instruments in the school and would like to invite all RCS families and friends to a Rollerskating Disco.

When – Saturday 13 June, 4 – 6 pm
Where – Rolleston Community Centre

Tickets on sale soon!

Forest Planting day
Our Forest Planting day is coming up soon. If you are able to then please block out your diary to come and help your children with their tree planting efforts. Students are able to come in mufti that day and will need their gumboots and gardening gloves too. Date for the diary – May 26, 2015

Reminders

  • As a staff we are in a morning meeting until 8.25am. We ask that whenever possible you drop your children off after this time, so we are able to greet your children and make sure they feel welcomed in the morning. If you are needing to drop your children off before this time please help them to find something quiet to do while they wait.
  • Staff have meetings on Mondays and Wednesdays after school that start at 3.20pm. Whenever possible please try to arrange more thorough discussions with teachers on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays.

Community Notices

Our little Rosie has become lost  from the Templeton/Broadfield/Rolleston area.  She is a hugely loved member of our family and we really really want her back.  Perhaps someone has seen her wandering on the streets or through some paddocks…has someone just recently got a little white dog they didn’t have before and don’t know how to go about reporting it being found? Any information gratefully received..please phone Mandy 3478880 (021)02395944 or Geoff (027)7038080  Reward offered for her safe return. 

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