Welcome to the final week of Term 2. It is hard to believe we are half way through the school year.
It was lovely to spend time celebrating Matariki last week. An aspect of Matariki is taking the time to be thankful for the things that we have. I personally find at the times when I feel frustrated or down that stopping and being grateful for the people in my life, the things that are going well and blessings I have from God can completely change my outlook. It was good to stop and celebrate these many blessings with different activities throughout the week. Thank you to the parents that came along to share in these celebrations.
The teachers have been working extremely hard for the past couple of weeks writing reports and preparing for next term, while also keeping the day to day teaching and learning running. Your prayers and encouragement help to give teachers the boost they need to keep growing and striving towards offering the best possible learning experiences for your children. Don’t forget to take the time to pray for them or offer a word of encouragement.
Reports will come out via email throughout the week. Learning Conferences will be held in Week 3 of next term, but if you have any immediate questions around the report then don’t hesitate to ask.
Next term we will be focussing on Peace and Excellence. We will be looking at how we are stronger and able to do greater things when we work effectively as a team. We will be exploring what the Bible teaches about working together as the Body of Christ for His glory, the different roles that people play in a team and how to do this effectively. In LIGHTS we will be exploring how bees work together with nature to achieve great things and what we can be doing to help these important little creatures of God’s. There’s a lot to be learnt!
Also coming up next term, we will be having another Whanau Group performing arts event. This should be an exciting event and I’m personally looking forward to seeing what the groups come up with!
We Wish you all a refreshing and enjoyable school holidays and look forward to working with you all again next term.
Welcome to RCS
We also wish the following students, who are celebrating their birthdays during the school holidays, a very happy birthday!
Charles Johnston, Asher Hoskins, Savannah Van Dyk, Xandro Bernardo, Riley Prima, Thomas Wilson, Phoenix Williams-Cavanagh, Sean Scheepers
Planning Ahead – Term 3
Week 2 Monday 31st July & Week 6 Monday 28th August – 2pm
Next term we will be finishing at 2pm on the dates above. These early finishes are to allow the staff to have extra long staff meetings on these days in order to do collaborative work on the enhancement of the teaching and learning programmes.
This work is based around a process called The Spirals of Inquiry. As part of this we will also be interviewing parents to understand from you how you see your child’s learning and development. If you are interested in being part of this process please get in touch with Liz.
Papa Jacks will be available on these dates, should you need their service. Contact them directly on 03-347 7384.
2018 Student Roll Planning
As plans are underway for 2018, would you please be able to let the office know if your child/ren will NOT be attending Rolleston Christian School in 2018. Thank you for your help.
Children attending the Hillview Cross-Country need to wear their RCS polo shirts and comfortable running shorts. If a child is being transported by another parent and they need a car seat please drop this off at the office in the morning.
School Car Park
Please be considerate of others when navigating our carpark. Note that the driveway where our pedestrian crossing is, isnot a drop off zone, therefore you must find a park before letting your children out of the car.
Please note that Foster Park has plenty of parking space. This is located at the back of the school and is an easy walk through the food forest area.
Please take the time to go through our lost property area this week. Anything not collected will be disposed of in the school holidays. Lost property is located in the main learning block by the front door.
A reminder if your child has been vomiting or had diarrhoea they are to stay at home until 48 hours have passed since their last episode.
A reminder please that school donations are an important aspect of operations. Although school donations aren’t compulsory they do allow for more flexibility in the budget, allowing us to provide more for your children. School donations go to the BOT, while your Attendance Dues go directly to the Christian Schools Trust to cover the cost of the land and buildings. If you haven’t paid your donation yet we appreciate you carefully considering if you are able to.
There are a number of outstanding Swimming Costs. Swimming lessons are subsidised through grants but these do not cover the cost entirely. Swimming is part of the curriculum and we would never want a child to miss out on this due to money, but it is greatly appreciated when those that can afford to pay the $30 do pay. If you have not yet paid for your child’s swimming and you are in a position to do so we would appreciate your prompt action with this.
Getting to school on time
Please remember to arrive at school prior to 8.55am. The children start their ‘formal learning time’ at this point, so are missing out on learning if they are not at school on time. Both hubs have learning activities for the children to do from 8.30am so it is advised you make the most of this time too. Please also advise the office if your child will be absent for the day, if you are taking them out early, or if they arrive late to school; so that they are marked correctly in our school roll.
Reminder to like & follow our Rolleston Christian School Facebook page and join the Rolleston Christian School – Parent & Staff group for parent communication.
* Monday – Library Bus (fortnightly)
* Thursday – Kapa Haka
* Friday – 9am Devotional Assembly -11.45am, Whanau Group Time, LunchOnline
From the PCG
The PCG will be selling The Entertainment Book again this year. The link below allows you to buy the book all around the country, so please share it with friends and family. The school receives $13 for each book sold. http://www.entbook.co.nz/9b26634. There is a example book in the office foyer.PCG Box
There is a wooden box in the office foyer for anyone to place any anonymous prayer request, messages, suggestions, questions or information on people in need of meals. Please take advantage of this.
End of Term Mufti Day
Please bring a bottle of something to contribute towards the Mystery Bottle fundraiser at the Rolleston Fireworks this year (November). Bottles need to be plastic, non- alcoholic, value under $5 and check the expiry date ( nothing expiring this year please)
Cheese Rolls Fundraiser
Yes it is that time of year, everyone is excited about our special cheese rolls. Your child will be bringing home cheese roll order forms this week. Great time to get orders during during the school holidays to neighbours, grand parents, work colleagues. Lets double our orders from last year! Get those orders in!
From the PCG we wish you a wonderful holday ahead.
Best contact for July School Holidays
Canterbury District Health Board
Hillmorton Hospital, Sylvan Street entrance, Christchurch
PO Box 731 | Tel: 335 4222 |Fax: 335 4231
Room to LetRoom available in Faringdon, $150 per week includes power & internet. You will be living with a family young family. For more information please contact Robert Prima 022 6486 586.