Friday – Mufti Day
Please bring a bottle of something to contribute toward 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)
Next Week Must Knows
Tuesday 9.30am-12noon – Library Working Bee (all welcome)
Thursday 9am -12noon – Food Forest Working Bee (all welcome)
I returned to work last week after a few weeks away due to the failing health and subsequent passing of my Mother. While this was a sad and difficult time, I cannot help but find all the positives in it that made me grateful for the life, faith and upbringing that I had. It showed me how our school values of Love and Peace can permeate our lives.
Firstly, when you are away there is always a reunion – What a lovely day first day back I had! When asked how it was to be back at school all I could say was â€œIt was totally joyous!â€. This welcoming return typified the love that I had been feeling through the whole experience – so much kindness shown, so many prayers, messages, hugs and genuine concern that came my way. It made me truly grateful for my friends, family and the Christian colleagues I work with.
Another positive experience was Godâ€™s peace. I felt Godâ€™s all encompassing peace as people prayed that my family and I would know Godâ€™s comfort and rest. We felt peopleâ€™s prayers uphold us, which helped us focus on how blessed we were to have such a great Mother and Nana in our lives, and did not allow us to drown in our sadness.
Finally, Godâ€™s love was like an umbrella over the past few weeks. In my Mumâ€™s eulogy I said that if there was one word that described her and her life, it was love. My sister said â€œAlthough we loved her, she loved us moreâ€. We continue to feel her love through the memories we have, and are challenged to continue sharing Godâ€™s love just as she did. I will be happy if a can leave a legacy like this!
As we finish the term this week, in Living Christianly we are talking about having a pastoral heart – what an awesome way to share Godâ€™s love and peace. As one who has felt thoroughly looked after during a difficult time, I leave you with this weekâ€™s memory verse from Hebrews 12:5.
“Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of Godâ€.
We wish those celebrating their birthdays during the school holidays, Happy Birthday also!
Just a reminder that the ordering cut off day is 29th September. Please place your order asap to avoid disappointment.
Gates in Food Forest
There are two new temporary gates in the back paddock where there are neighbouring sheep grazing. If you come through these gates, please make sure you close them, as we do not want the sheep to eat our plants and trees in the Food Forest.
Dates to Mark on your Diary
20th November 2017 – Teacher Only Day (No School, Papa Jacks available)
19th December 2017 – Last day of School (Papa Jacks available from 20th December)
31st January 2018 – First day of School for 2018
Food Forest Working Bee
The PCG is holding a Food Forest Working Bee day on Thursday 5th October, 9 till 12 noon. Looking forward to seeing you all there!
7.15am – 8.30am Papa Jacks
8.30am School Grounds Open
8.55am Formal Learning Starts
3pm School Finishes
3.15pm School Grounds Close
3pm – 6pm Papa Jacks available
– If children arrive before 8.30am and are not picked by 3.15pm there will be no teachers available to actively supervise your children.
– If children arrive after 8.55am, they are considered Late therefore must head to the Office for staff to mark them on the roll.
– Please also advise the office if your child will be absent for the day and/or if you are taking them out early, so that they are marked correctly on our school roll.
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.
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
FAB Club (Fun And Bible)
FAB Holiday Programme runs these holidays from the 3rd of October through until the 5th of October. It is at the Rolleston Community Centre, starting at 9.30am through until 12pm during these days. This is a a fantastic programme run by a team of youth volunteers.
The programme includes, heaps of interactive games, puppet skits, dramas, creative crafts, morning tea, songs, christian faith based message, and more! The holiday programme is well known in the community, has seen hundreds of primary aged young people through there programme over the last 15 years that is has run.
We are encouraging all registrations to be completed on line, and all the key information is at our link at on our website.