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Week 10 Term 2 Newsletter

 


Coming up this Week:

Week 10  2/07/18

Monday – Library Bus

Tuesday – Hearing & Vision Testing (All Year 7 and children that haven’t been tested before)

Friday – MUFTI DAY 
Bring a bottle (valued $2-$5, non-alcoholic and plastics only) or gold coin donation (this will go towards our end of year fundraising event at Rolleston Fireworks Night)​

Coming up:

Over the Holidays

Thursday 19th July – Uniform Shop Open 9 am – 11.30 am

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Message from Staff

Dear Parents,

Over the past few days, I have had the privilege of reading through all the student reports.  It has been really lovely to see the progress that has been made by so many students, both academically and socially/emotionally.  I would like to say a big thank you to the teachers for their diligence in getting these reports written.  It is a big job that takes a large amount of time, while still having to complete the day to day requirements of planning and preparing learning activities for the children.

Over the next week or so the staff will be involved in a careful analysis of which students have made pleasing progress and those who have not made the progress we would have hoped.  The middle of the year is a good time to take stock of this and ensure we have a plan for the second half of the year to accelerate progress if needed.  This is not always a simple process and the potential barriers to learning have to be carefully analysed in order to know the best path forward.  If your child has not made progress in certain areas then you will need to come to the Learning Conferences next term with an expectation that there are things you can be doing at home to assist your child with this.  There may be insights you have also that you would like the teacher to consider, so please bring these to the discussion.  A successful learning pathway is a partnership between you as parents and us as educators.

If you do not receive your child’s report by 2 pm Thursday please check your spam and if it is not there then contact the school office so we can re-send the report via a different avenue.

Over the past two weeks, you will have been aware that primary teachers and principals have been attending paid union meetings around the country.  These have been in order to vote to accept or decline the offer presented by the Ministry of Education for our contract renewals. Many of the requests put forward by our union were not met, and the general vibe that I am sensing from teachers around the country is that this is not ok.  Largely the requests related to work conditions and load, and support given for meeting student needs.  Many young teachers and first-time principals (around 40%) are not staying in the profession for more than five years because the demands are extremely high, and there isn’t enough time and resources given to support these demands. A huge portion of the education workforce is nearing retirement, so without young educators remaining in the profession, I start to feel concerned for the future of our country.  As a society, we need to start valuing and respecting the importance that education and therefore educators have in our country, or our children will suffer and in turn the future of our society.  You may like to think about how you can support teachers, both personally and also through engaging at a political level for change in work conditions.  Important to note that generally, a happy, engaged teacher results in happy, engaged children.

I pray you will enjoy a wonderful school break with your children.  Your input into their lives is invaluable and I know for myself that the memories of playing, cooking, crafting and exploring with my parents during the holidays are things I cherish and thank God for.

Blessings,

Liz

This Week’s Memory Verse

Celebrations

Happy Birthday!John White

Over the Holidays! 

Jamelia Robin
Asher Hoskins
Riley Prima
Phoenix Williams-Cavanagh
Elise Partridge

Farewell, we will miss you!Sebastian Yeo
Matthew Yeo
Daghan Swanepoel

 

General Notices

Mrs V’s Knitting & Crochet Club
Mrs V will be starting a knitting and crochet club on Monday lunchtimes. Her club will need knitting needles, crochet hooks and wool; if you have any of these items you wish to donate, please send them to the office. Thanks in advance. If you are also a keen knitter/crocheter and would love to pass on your knowledge to our children, we welcome you, please let Mrs V know.

Lunchonline
For your convenience, we have Lunchonline – an online ordering service for lunch orders. To register and order visit their website.
Monday – No Service, Tuesday – No Service, Wednesday – PitaPit, Thursday – Sushi Factory, Friday – Subway

Uniform 
RCS is collecting donations for 2nd Hand Uniforms. If you happen to have any uniform items you would be willing to donate, we will gladly accept them! You can drop it off in the office or email me. Items need to be clean and in wearable condition. Thanks in advance!SCHOOL HOLIDAYS HOURS
Uniform Shop will be Open on Thursday 19th July 9am-11.30am.
Great time to purchase larger sizes, drop off the donated second-hand uniform, or look through our second-hand stock.

Uniform Shop Hours: Monday & Thursday 9-2pm or via email, for new or second-hand uniforms. Ask about our layby option.

2018 Important Dates 

2018 School Term Dates

Term 2 finishes: Friday 6 July

Term 3 starts: Monday 23 July

Early Finish: Wednesday 1st August 2 pm -Learning Conferences

Term 3 finishes: Friday 28 September

Term 4 starts: Monday 15 October

Labour Day:  Monday 22 October- No School

Show Day: Friday 16 November – No School

Teacher Only Day: Monday 19 November – No School

Term 4 ends: Wednesday 19 December, 2pm

PCG Notices

Weekly Prayer Meetings
We invite you to join us in praying for our school community and each other.
Thursdays 9 am at RCS Staff Room.

 

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