Rolleston Christian School

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Week 2 Newsletter


Coming up This Week:

  • Monday Public Holiday – Waitangi Day

  • Wednesday –  Wheels Day

  • Friday – Devotional Assembly 9am, Whanau Groups

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Message from Staff

Kia ora Whanau,I hope this newsletter finds you well and enjoying an extra day of relaxation!

The children have made a great start to the school year, with many of our returning students slotting quickly into the routines from last year.  A big thank you to everyone for ensuring stationery was at school this week. This means that quality teaching and learning can begin nice and promptly.

We are looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday for our information evening.  This is an important aspect of partnering together in the education of your child/ren so we do ask that you make the effort to attend.
This term we are beginning the implementation of our LIGHTS programme.  The students are currently at the ‘L’ stage – ‘Look at the current situation’.  With our focus on Peace, this term the children are ‘Looking’ at emotions, with the view to explore how they, individually and collectively, can manage their emotions to create peace and then implement the ideas they come up with.  This is a Health based LIGHTS project.  Each term the LIGHTS project will have a different curriculum area focus.  I look forward to explaining the LIGHTS process to you in more depth through a small video clip that will be included in this newsletter each week.

Please remember to touch base with your child’s kohanga teacher regularly, this helps to keep lines of communication open and allows us to address any questions you have quickly.

Again, I look forward to seeing you all on Thursday.

Many blessings,


Exploring the Values at Home


  • What different emotions were represented in the Inside Out movie?
  • What did you learn about emotions from this movie?
  • How do you know you are feeling the emotion of fear?
  • When is a time that you have felt fear? How did you deal with that feeling?

Family Challenge:
Try an activity that is a little bit scary.

What’s Happening

Parent Information Afternoon/Evening – Thursday 9th Feb
We will be having a Parent Information Evening on Thursday 9 February.  This will provide you with valuable information about the school year and we expect that all families attend.  We are running two sessions – 3.20pm and 7pm.  Please RSVP to the office (03 5502653 or by Tuesday 7 February as to which session you will be attending.

Whanau Groups – Friday Afternoons
There are four Whanau Groups (Family Groups) across the school; Kiwi (green), Pukeko (red), Toroa (yellow) & Piwakawaka (blue).  Children are distributed evenly across these groups and would generally remain in the same group for the duration of your stay at RCS. On Friday afternoons, children do their learning activities in this group. This term their learning will be focussed on the further development of the food forest. Please send appropriate footwear and gardening gloves every Friday this term.


Late Procedure
If your child arrives later than 9am, please come into the office and see Heather, so we can mark you on the roll.

Wheels Day
We encourage children to bring their wheels (scooters & bikes) on Wednesday to school, however the bike tracks are not quite ready so only scooters please until further notice.

Koha Box
We have a Koha Box available for those children that don’t have enough lunch or may have forgotten their lunch boxes. We welcome donation of non-perishable goods, please drop this off to the office.

Uniform Sale
New and second hand uniform sales are available in the office during Thursday 8.30am-3.30pm, we encourage you to call and make an appointment first.

We have Lunch Online available on Wednesday from Pita Pit & Fridays from Sydenham Bakery & Subway. Visit their website to create a loggin and order from there. They will deliver your order to your child’s Whanau Group.

Devotional Assembly – Friday 9am
We welcome all families to join us at our weekly Devotional Assembly held in the Te Kakono (Junior Hub) Hui space at 9am.

What’s Coming Up

Learning Conferences – Week 5
Your first formal opportunity to discuss your child’s learning will be in Week 5.  Please watch out for more information about booking your slot.

Swimming – Second half of the term
We will be doing swimming down at the Rolleston pools during the second half of the term.  Please watch out for more details about days, times and cost.

Parent Community Group (PCG) – Monday 13th February
The PCG will be meeting for the first time this year on Monday 13th February at 7pm at School Staff Room. We welcome old and new families to attend and be involved in this servant-hearted group. This is a great opportunity for you to make a difference in our school community.

Community Notices

House for Rent
$350.00 per week, 3 Bedrooms, Short term (possibly November), 575 Springston Rolleston Road. Please contact Keith for more information and to apply341 4059  or 027 420 2420


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