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Week 6 Newsletter


Coming up this Week:

Week 6 5/2/18

Tuesday – 9am Drop in Hour with Liz
3.15pm  Learning Conferences

Wednesday – EARLY Finish 2pm
2pm Learning Conferences


Coming up next week

Week 7 12/03/18


Tuesday – Selwyn Sports Spectacular Y3-4 Only (see notice below for more information)

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Message from Staff

Kia ora whanau,

I hope you all enjoyed the beautiful weather over the weekend and were able to spend some quality time with your families.

I popped into school on Saturday morning, and found Mandy putting up a display that the children from Te Pihinga have been working on.  It was such a pleasure to take a look through it.  The display shows all the projects that have occurred in our school over the past three years that have either been child-led or have a sustainability focus (or both!).  I found it so encouraging to look back over the time and see the many things that have happened – as a school community we really have done a lot!  I would encourage you to take a look at the display, situated on the wall outside of the staff office near Te Pihinga.

This week we have Learning Conferences.  If you have not booked your appointment then I would encourage you to do this straight away.  This start of year Learning Conference is an important opportunity to connect with your child and their teacher to ensure everyone is on the same page with where your child’s learning is heading for the year.  The children are involved in the conferences as they are an important part of the learning partnership, but if there are things you would like to check in with the teacher about without your child present just let the teacher know.  Your input into these conferences is important, as many of the teachers are still getting to know the children that have just recently come to them, so you will have a deeper understanding of the social and emotional areas of growth your child needs to focus on.

I have been reading Seven Habits of Highly Effective People lately.  The seventh habit is to ‘Sharpen the Sword’.  The staff have a great opportunity to do this next week with our combined teacher only day at Middleton Grange.  Please keep the staff in prayers as we attend a day that promises to really inspire, challenge and grow us as Christian educators.

Many blessings,



Lilly Li


General Notices

Learning Conferences

Have you booked your time slot yet? This is on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. It is important that you take the time to come and meet with your child’s teacher to discuss their learning.  These Learning Conferences are intended to get everyone on the same page with a child’s learning – Child, Teacher and Parents, your input and the child’s input are highly valuable in this process.  Generally we have the children present at the Learning Conference.  If your child’s teacher feels there would be benefit in meeting with you without the child there they will let you know so you can make separate time to meet.  Like-wise if there are specific things you would like to discuss without your child present please contact your child’s teacher. To book please go to and use the code bnw3u.

Health Information & Permission Forms
If you haven’t returned your forms please do this asap, this is your last week to have this in. We will be following up with a phonecall next week for those that haven’t returned them. This form provides us with important emergency information and is a good time to update new information that we may not have.

Union Meeting – 20th March
The staff will be attending a Paid Union Meeting on March 20 at 1.30pm.  The purpose of this meeting is to look at the terms for the upcoming contract negotiations. We believe with the current climate in education these negotiations are of utmost importance for the good of our country’s education system, so our staff would like to attend.  If you can pick your children up at 1pm on March 20 that would be a wonderful way to show your support for teachers and the service they provide for the children of New Zealand.  We will have one or two members of staff remain at school for those children who have no way of being collected. Kindly RSVP to the office if you can’t pick your child up, this will allow us to allocate the number of staff on.Selwyn Sports Spectacular- Year 3 & 4 Only
9.30am – 11.30am, Tuesday 13th March- Yr 3 and 4 Sports Spectacular, Foster Park
Students need running shoes, RCS sport uniform (or whanau colour top – if your RCS Sports Top hasn’t arrived), sunhat, sunblock, drink bottle and a snack.
NB: Whanau Colours: Pukeko – red, Kiwi – green, Toroa – yellow, Piwakawaka – blue.

Parent Help Required – Library Helpers
We are needing parent help in our Library.  Some of the tasks are:
1. Book covering
2. Daily cleaning and tidying of the space
If you can help, please get in touch with Cristene via email or in person.

Uniform Shop – Hours
Monday & Thursday 9-2pm or via email, for new or second hand uniforms.

We are pleased to offer a Layby Option as another payment option for your uniform needs. How it works:
1. Families come in and put uniform on layby.
2. We create an invoice with due date of 6months from date of layby.
3. Then start making payments from date of layby until due date.
4. You can collect items when it is paid in full.
5. We’ll follow up overdue layby after 6 months is up.
6. 10% discount does not apply to Layby option.

By giving this option, we hope that this may help families who may struggle in paying an upfront cost of a full set of uniform.

Important Dates 

Tuesday 6th & Wednesday 7th March – Learning Conference days. Please note Wednesday 7th March will be an early finish of 2pm due to learning conferences.

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.

Saturday 7th April – Cheeseroll production Day – Please allow for a 3 hour shift

Friday 13 April – End of Term 1

Monday 30 April – Start of Term 2

PCG Notices

Cheese Roll forms are out! The more orders you collect the more we are able to raise towards our Junior Playground.

Money in by Monday 19th March

Production Day: Saturday 7th April

Outdoor area for School StaffThe aim of the PCG’s next project is to provide a sheltered, more private outside area for all our staff to use when needed. If you have any questions or are able to help at all with this project, can you please get in touch with Amy 0212254653.

Working Bee – Saturday 17th March 2018
Looking for many hands to make this work light! If you have basic building and planting skills we need you!


General Notice

An Invitation to RCS Parents

Attached is the invitation for the Dr Michael Lindsay (American speaker in Christchurch for Teacher Only Day) evening. It is worth while attending this session entitled “Acorns into Oaks of Righteousness” . I attach more information. Please RSVP via the electronic form provided in the attachment as soon as possible.


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