Monday – Queens Birthday Public Holiday
Tuesday – Drop-in hour with Liz
Wednesday – Te Kakano & Year 6 Selwyn Sports Day (Come in sports gear)
Thursday – 2 pm Weekly prayer meeting
Friday – School Disco
Friday to Sunday – 40hr Famine
Kia ora koutou katoa (greetings, hello to you all),
Hope you all had a lovely, restful weekend, particularly after the wonderful efforts of all our students at the RCS Cross Country! Thank you to all the parental support, both on the day and also behind the scenes; our students are so fortunate to have your encouragement!
In other exciting news, we have the 40 Hour Famine coming up on the 8-10th June. This year the fundraiser is seeking to help the children of South Sudan. I had the privilege of attending the 40 Hour Famine Leadership Conference with three RCS students. One of the speakers spoke about how good leadership requires:
Being courageous, and,
These characteristics of leadership are regularly displayed within the Gospel. Jesus himself, showed us the possibilities of who we could become by witnessing to the power of God. We read of the trials Jesus faced here on earth, and the continual effort he put into people, even towards the most sceptical or criticising. Jesus was always courageous and loving in the face of adversity.
It is wonderful how we can empower others through these leadership characteristics. The most successful leaders are often those who courageously choose to humble themselves and seek advice from those they are leading. As I reflected with my team recently, the concept of being pruned by God (John 15:2), can at times be confusing! And yet, it is at times when I listen and seek new direction that I ultimately become the most fruitful.
As sponsorship collection continues, please consider encouraging your child to participate in the 40 Hour Famine. Younger children could give up something for 20 hours; technology, their favourite toy, or speaking – the options are endless! Older students could aim for the full 40 hours. Your childâ€™s efforts will ultimately provide the catalyst our world needs for young, inspired leadership willing to step up and make a difference. Let your child reflect on the wonder which comes from leading with their heart, and the amazing way they can show Godâ€™s light through their service.
Paid Union Meeting
There is another Paid Union Meeting for the staff on June 20 in the afternoon. This meeting is a follow up to the previous Union Meeting regarding teacher and principal contracts. It would be greatly appreciated if you could show your support for the teaching profession by picking your children up at lunchtime (1 pm). If this is not possible the school is still open, so please let us know by emailing the office that your child will be remaining at school so we can arrange for the appropriate number of staff to stay behind.
Community Dental Van
The mobile dental van will be visiting Rolleston Christian School in the coming weeks. Only the children who currently require a check-up will be seen at this visit. Please do not be concerned if your child is not called for a check-up this time as we will be back later in the year to see all enrolled children.
Your child may receive the following at their check-up; X-rays, Fissure sealants, Fluoride treatment, Scaling.
If you have any queries regarding the above, please call our Call Centre on 0800 846983.
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
Please be advised our uniform suppliers have given us notice of price increases on some of our uniform stocks. At this stage, we have decided to absorb the price increases until the end of the school year. We will be revising our uniform pricing at the end of the year.Uniform Shop Hours: Monday & Thursday 9-2pm or via email, for new or second-hand uniforms. Ask about our layby option.
Health & Safety Notices
Parking – Just a reminder, please do not park on the yellow lines and on the pedestrian lanes. Also be aware that there is parking in Foster Park and you can access school through a mowed footpath through the forest areas.
Gates – Please make sure that you do not let any other children out when leaving the school grounds with your own children.
Speed Changes – Please note that the speed limit has changed outside our school to 50k/h and surrounding areas.
Late/Sickness – If your child is late (bell rings at 8.55am) or sick, please advise the office, as soon as possible. If you are removing a child from class during the school day, please call in and advise the office.
2018 Important Dates
2018 School Term Dates
Queens Birthday: Monday 4 June – No School
Friday 8th June – School Disco!
Wednesday 20th June – Paid Union Meeting 1pm
Term 2 finishes: Friday 6 July
Term 3 starts: Monday 23 July
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
Weekly Prayer Meetings
We invite you to join us in praying for our school community and each other.
Thursdays 2pm at RCS Staff Room.
Rolleston Community Hall Friday June 8th 2018
6-7:30pmCome along, get your groove on and show your moves!
– Parents to please stay onsite (there will be tea and coffee available and great conversations). The health and safety of your children continues to be your responsibility at the disco.
– Volunteers needed for security, drinks duty etc
Please contact Cristene at school office if your keen to help