Welcome to the last week of Term 1. I hope you have some relaxing and fun plans for the Easter weekend, where you are able to stop and enjoy the blessings that Jesus has poured out on you.
I want to extend a big thank you to the people that donated their time and skills to provide our school community with an enjoyable disco on Friday evening. I particularly enjoyed watching all the parents on the dance floor with the children!
Last week the teachers spent quality time together planning the teaching and learning programmes for next term. As a school we will be focussing on Peace and Love. For our Living Christianly programme we will be looking at how God helps us to forgive others when we have been wronged, and also how God gives us a way to be forgiven when we have wronged Him. We will be looking at examples of these concepts in the Bible, as well as modern day examples in a New Zealand context.
We will, again, be working through the Restorative skills during Circle Time. We found last year that this programme started to give the children the skills and attitudes to work through conflict in a positive way. We are looking forward to deepening these skills this year. If you would like to see the programme we work through please pop in and see one of the staff – this could help you to reinforce these skills and attitudes at home too.
Our LIGHTS programme we will be looking at how we can create peace in a society through building a loving understanding of each other. We will explore culture and then take an in depth look at the bi-cultural nature of our country’s history. From this exploration the children will look at ways we can celebrate our bi-cultural heritage more in our school context. There will be opportunities in the first couple of weeks for different children to share parts of their culture with the rest of the group, so we look forward to your support with this.
In PE we will be working on our fitness levels ready for cross-country later in the term. You might like to set a family running challenge to help your child experience success in this area.
As we come to the end of the term, I would like to say thank you for your on going support, encouragement and feedback. We feel blessed to have a parent community that both supports us and challenges us in a positive way to keep improving.
Have a wonderful holiday and we look forward to seeing you for an action packed Term 2.
RCS Winter School Uniform: (Term 2 & 3)
Polar Fleece, Polo Shirt, Shorts/Skort or Pants, black socks, black shoes.
Children can wear black thermal tops under their polo shirts, black stockings/black winter woolen socks and black rain jackets.I have received some orders for Winter Pants, please keep them coming. First order will be made on Thursday 13th April. If you wish to purchase them, please send Cristene (click here) an email with the following details:
Student’s Full Name:
Size: (available from 2 -14, S-XXL)
Do you have any pre-schoolers turning 5 in 2018?Please let us know as we need to include these in our 2018 roll projection to avoid disappointments.
If your child has had a recent achievement inside or outside of school we would like to celebrate this. Please email email@example.com with your story, photo (if you have any) and a short blurb, and we will do our best to publish it.
Reminder to follow our Rolleston Christian School Facebook page and join the Rolleston Christian School – Parent & Staff group for parent communication.LunchOnline– Wednesday & Fridays
Swimming – Wednesday
Kindly make your payment in the office of $30 per child.
* Monday – Library Bus (fortnightly)
* Wednesday – Wheels Day/Swimming Lessons
* Thursday – 8.30am – 3.30pm – Uniform Sales Hours – please make an appointment
– 9.00am End of Term Assembly
What’s Coming Up
Cultural Week Yr 3-8
As an introduction to our Cultural Based LIGHTS learning in Term 2, Years 3-8 will be having a Cultural Shared lunch on Thursday of Week 1 (4th May).This is advance notice so you can have a chat with your child about your culture and what food they can contribute that reflects this.
If your child has a cultural outfit we would encourage them to bring this and wear it in our LIGHTS session before lunch on that day.
We look forward to celebrating culture with your child.Blessings,
Dennis, Gabby & Mandy.
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
Reading with your child
Are you unsure of the best way to get through reading books your child brings home? Do you know what strategies to use? Is reading a bit of a drag for you both? Liz Horn is running an information session Tues 11th April 2-3pm in the school staff room for anyone who is interested. Questions and preschoolers are welcome!Food Forest Working Bee – Wedâ€‹ 26th April
Open to families – parents, children wheelbarrows and gumboots welcome! See Amy for any further info 3472241
Fun and Bible Club FAB) is back again these holidays and is going to be better than ever. Heaps of fun games, music, craft, drama, puppets, and more.This programme is run by Hope Church Rolleston and is happening on the 18th – 21st of April at the Rolleston Community Centre. If you require any more information then please contact Courtney Forrest – details attachedActive After School Programme
An initiative that provides primary school children with access to sport and other structured physical activity programs in the after-school time slot from 3.30pm. More info click here
Gymnastics with Flips and Tumbles for 5-7 years old. For more information click here
Kids Camp April 19th – 23rd at Woodend Christian Camp
CDN Trust Kids Camp is a 5 day Holiday Camp for Intermediate students. If you want to be a part of it then return your registration form with $30 rego fee ASAP!
Selwyn Kids provides OSCAR Holiday Programme – for more information click here
MHERC Workshops (in collaboration with the Selwyn Parenting Network)
Darfield: will beholding a workshop called â€œBeating the Blues; boosting your communication with othersâ€ at the rugby clubrooms on the 12th May from 6.30 â€“ 8.30pm. talking about the importance of communication, talking about upâ€™s and downâ€™s and how we all go through them and relating it back to that message of looking after ourselves and each other. This event is suitable for parents, teachers, members of the community, sports coaches and older teens (16+). For more info click here
Springston: will be holding a workshop called â€œResilient Kids, Resilient Teensâ€ at the Springston Domain Pavilion on the 4th May 6.30-8.30pm. Presented by Paula Partingdon and aims to present information to parents which will enable them to develop increased understanding, and use skills which come from this with their children and adolescents to build resilience manage challenging behaviours, and resolve relational conflicts including bullying. The workshop is predominantly in a lecture format, but will also include discussion both in larger and potentially smaller groups. We will also be holding this course in Darfield in June/July. For more info click here
School Holiday Emergency Dental Service
Ann Dunleavy Canterbury District Health Board Hillmorton Hospital, Sylvan Street entrance, Christchurch | PO Box 731 | Tel: 335 4222 | Fax: 335 4231