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Week 4 Newsletter


Coming up this Week:

Week 4 19/2/18

Monday – PCG Meeting, 7pm
Tuesday – Drop in Session with Liz  9-9.50am

Coming up next week

Week 5 26/02/18

Tuesday – Drop in session with Liz 9-9.50am

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Message from Staff

Dear Parents,

Thank you to the parents that came to the start of year information evening last Thursday. I hope you found it valuable and have developed a deeper level of understanding of how the school operates and ways we can work together.  A very special thank you to the staff who gave up their evenings at home with friends and family to build their connections with you.

I’m excited about attending the PCG meeting this evening.  Planning is something that I’ve always felt energised by, and I particularly love planning things that will ensure our school moves to new levels of strength.  If you have been wondering about joining this group today would be a fantastic meeting to start with.  We will be looking at developing a plan for the year and creating an action plan for how to achieve this.  Whether you can commit to a significant role or a small role we would love to see you.

Once the PCG have created their plan they will need ‘many hands to make light work’.  Being involved with the practical side of any fundraising endeavours or working bees is a good way to offer your support without taking on the full responsibility of organising things.  I have also found these to be excellent opportunities to build relationships with other members of our school community. Keep an eye out in the newsletter for these events.

Last year we started having a ‘Thank you afternoon tea’ for volunteers that had offered their time and skills each term.  In Term 4 we invited 45 people to attend.  It really revealed to me the important part volunteers play in the important task of educating your children.  There are many different ways to get involved from covering books to listening to children read to gardening with kids.  If you are keen to be involved in some way please chat with one of the staff about the best way to help.

Many blessings,



A warm welcome to RCS!
Ira Family

Kaylin Huijsamer
Millie Herewini
Flynn Atkinson

General Notices

Health Information & Permission Forms
If you haven’t returned your forms please do this asap. This form provides us with important emergency information and is a good time to update new information that we may not have.

PE Shirts
This year we have introduced PE shirts to our uniform.  These are to be worn during PE sessions and for special events.  The Hubs have PE on the following days:

Te Kakano – Friday
Te Pihinga – Friday
Te Mahuri – Daily 

Home Learning
The Home Learning Matrix is still being prepared, so the focus should be on setting up your regular Home Learning routines.  Children should be doing the following daily:

Te Kakano
– Read the day’s reading book aloud
– Learn any sight words or spelling words that come home
– Practise counting forwards and backwards in fun ways eg. board games, songs etc

Te Pihinga
– Read to Self for 10-15 minutes
– Learn any spelling words that come home
– Practise basic facts in a fun way eg. games, or online.

Te Mahuri
– Read to Self for 15-20 minutes
– Learn any spelling words that come home
– Practise basic facts in a fun way eg. games, or online.

Parent Help Required – Library Helpers
We are needing parent help in our Library.  Some of the tasks are:
1. Book covering
2. Library and book reader returns
3. Entering books in to our library system
4. Daily cleaning and tidying of the space
If you can help, please get in touch with Cristene via email or in person.Uniform Shop
For new or second hand uniforms.
Monday & Thursday 9-2pm or via email.

Important Dates 

Monday 19th February  TONIGHT! PCG Planning Meeting.  All welcome, come along, be part of this amazing group and make your skills & input count in supporting our school community.

Tuesday 6th & Wednesday 7th March – Learning Conference days. Look out for the link with regards to booking a time with your Kohanga teacher in next week’s newsletter. Please note Wednesday 7th March will be an early finish of 2pm due to learning conferences starting then.

Teacher Only Day Monday 12 March.  Staff are attending a professional day with an international speaker at Middleton Grange School.

Tuesday 3rd April – No School. Easter Extra Long Weekend – please note that schools also have the Tuesday off.

Friday 13 April – End of Term 1

Monday 30 April – Start of Term 2

PCG Notices

Planning meeting tonight 7pm – staff room, all welcome.


General Notice

The Incredible Years Parenting ProgrammeFREE to parents with 3*-8 years olds
Monday mornings from 5th March 9.30-11.45am for 14 weeks
A fantastic opportunity to grow your parenting skills.
For More information contact
We have forms in the office if you are interested in participating.


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