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Week 6 Newsletter

Dear ,

Coming up this Week:

Week 6

Library Bus – Te Kakano

2pm – School Closed early due to Teacher meeting – see notice below

Informative Afternoon Tea with Miss Horn 2-3pm

Watch out for A&P Show Permission and Volunteer Forms – these will be coming home on this day.

Next Week Must Knows

Week 7

Nathan Wallace Talk – Rolleston College


School Photos

4-6pm Maths Information Evening

Active Kids Session with Rolleston College

Quick Links:

Message from Staff

Kia ora koutou,

Hard to believe that we are officially half way through Term 3! I am thoroughly enjoying not having to de-frost my car each morning and all the extra sunshine we are being gifted. There is a real sense of hope as signs of Spring start to arrive; so many blessings to be counted!

In Living Christianly, our focus has been centred on what leadership looks like, and most recently, the importance of being willing to teach and yet open to learning. We have delved into the books of Proverbs and reflected on the wisdom which is offered within God’s Word. In Week 5 we looked at the passage which states “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed,†Proverbs 11:25. One of the videos I shared with the students explained how Proverbs are probabilities not promises; there is no guarantee that applying every Proverb in our lives will lead to the success we are striving for. And yet, within Proverbs 11:25 we come across this concept of being refreshed which I believe is always promised whenever we spend time in the Word. Our learnings may be different from what we expected, but we are always blessed with an opportunity for growth. This growth is offered through our willingness and openness to be challenged and transformed.

On Tuesday and Wednesday of the past week, all of the teachers visited Pegasus Bay School. The Principal, Roger Hornblow kindly gave us an insight to the pedagogy of his school and allowed us to tour the school, meeting some of the staff and students. The school was beautiful, and it was such a pleasure to take ideas from their classrooms and structures which could benefit RCS. However, what really empowered me was his honesty towards the struggles their school had faced, and how they were moving to address the student’s needs and ensure the learning journey for all students was clear and accessible. It was a reminder of the power found within vulnerability.

When we as teachers seek guidance when we are unsure of our next step, it shows strength not weakness. As it states in Proverbs 9:9, “Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.†Our aim as teachers is to show students that it is not only ok to ask for help, or acknowledge that you do not know everything; it is an imperative for our growth. It is only within this vulnerability that we provide space for God and others to open us up to new possibilities.

I encourage you all this week to speak to your children about what it means to teach and be taught. Remind them that success as we see it, is not founded in one person. Rather it is the success of many, offering up their services to help and yet knowing when to request the guidance from others.

Many blessings for a great week ahead!



Happy Birthday
Liam Liu
Amy Johnston

Congratulations to Trinity Nortje who won a McDonald’s colouring-in competition which she entered during the school holidays. Trinity was so happy and received a wonderful gift pack from them. Well done Trinity!

Maths Information Evening 

On Wednesday, September the 6th from 4-6 pm we are holding an interactive Maths information evening at school. Come with your children who will be showing you what maths looks like at RCS!

A&P Show Permision Forms

A&P show permission forms are coming home this week with your eldest/only child at RCS. There is one form per family. Please print each of your child/ren’s names on the appropriate line. Forms are to be returned to Miss Liggett (Te KÄkano Karaka teacher). All payments are to be made by internet banking to support ticket processing. Payments and permission forms are due back no later than Thursday 14th September.

Dates to Mark on your Diary

20th November 2017 – Teacher Only Day (No School, Papa Jacks available)
19th December 2017 – Last day of School (Papa Jacks available from 20th December)

Head Lice

It is going around in our school. Please be vigilant in checking your child’s head.

Head lice facts

Head lice are a common problem throughout the World. They are highly contagious and are easily picked up on contact with others that are infested or their personal belongings.
Head Lice…

  • Are small, flat insects about 2-3mm long (the size of a sesame seed)
  • Live on the human scalp
  • Breed all year round
  • Are normally grey/brown in colour
  • Cannot jump, fly or swim
  • Do not carry disease
  • Remain on the head after swimming or showering

What to look for

For school age children check for head lice once a week. You will not need to do this if you are using Nit-Enz Organic Shampoo twice a week, as recommended.
Check the whole scalp for insects and their eggs, especially:

  • Around the hair line and at the back of the neck
  • Behind the ears
  • On the crown of the head

Scratch marks or a rash can be a sign that head lice are present. Head lice may cause itching, but do not usually cause disease. Not all children complain of an itchy head. Occasionally scalp infections requiring treatment may develop.

Life cycle

Female lice lay about 7 -10 eggs each night, close to the scalp. Eggs are glued firmly onto the hair shaft, no more than 1cm from the scalp. They are normally a grey/brown colour and are difficult to see (prior to shampooing with Nit-Enz). Eggs hatch every 7 – 10 days and a louse can live for 40 days.

For Treatment –  click this link,   it is an all natural product that you can buy at both of the Rolleston Pharmacies.


RCS Timetable
7.15am – 8.30am   Papa Jacks
8.30am                  School Grounds Open
8.55am                  Formal Learning Starts
1pm                       Lunch
3pm                       School Finishes
3.15pm                  School Grounds Close
3pm – 6pm             Papa Jacks available

Please Note:
– If children arrive before 8.30am and are not picked by 3.15pm there will be no teachers available to actively supervise your children.
– If children arrive after 8.55am, they are considered Late therefore must head to the Office for staff to mark them in the roll.
– Please also advise the office if your child will be absent for the day and/or if you are taking them out early, so that they are marked correctly in our school roll. 

A reminder if your child has been vomiting or had diarrhoea they are to stay at home until 48 hours have passed since their last episode.

Facebook Page 
Reminder to like & follow our Rolleston Christian School Facebook page and join the Rolleston Christian School – Parent & Staff group for parent communication.

Weekly Schedule
* Monday – Library Bus (fortnightly)

* Wednesday – Wheels Day; LunchOnline

* Thursday – Kapa Haka
* Friday – 9am Devotional Assembly -11.45am,  Whanau Group Time,  LunchOnline

From the PCG

Community Event – $10 ticket Friday 15th September 7.30pm-9.30pm

Growing Great Kids – An Evening with Ian Grant, founder of The Parenting Place.

Television host, radio presenter, and bestselling author of “Growing Great Boys and Growing Great Girls Ian Grant will be giving great tips on growing strong families in todays world no matter what parenting stage you’re at!

Ian Grant has been an outstanding advocate for youth and parenting in New Zealand for many years. In 1993 Ian and his wife Mary established Parenting with Confidence Inc. (now The Parenting Place) the first resource centre for parents in New Zealand. He has authored six best selling books, featured on both radio and television, and even acted as a consultant to the Danish Government on pre-teenage community youth programmes!  Ian is a highly sought after speaker who will challenge and inspire you to be the best parent you can be.

If you have kids anywhere between 0-18, then this is for you!


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