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Week 7 Newsletter

Coming up this Week:

Week 7

Nathan Wallis Talk – Rolleston College

School Photos

4-6pm Maths Information Evening

Active Kids Session with Rolleston College

Next Week Must Knows

Week 8

Library Bus – Te Pihinga
PCG Meeting – 7-9pm all welcome

Information Afternoon Tea with Miss Horn – How to get involved in our School Life

Vision and Hearing Testing – for all New Entrants & Year 7 students plus: those who haven’t been tested yet:
Po Whakangahau (Kapa Haka Festival) – Ellesmere College
A&P Show Permission & Volunteer Forms Due Back

Ian Grant Talk – Rolleston College

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Message from Staff

Dear Parents,

I hope this newsletter finds you well and looking forward to the new hope that spring brings!

I’d like to extend a big thank you to everyone that filled in our inquiry survey.  The information you provided has helped us understand your perspective of your child’s learning which is extremely valuable. We are still working through this data to determine the next steps in our inquiry but will be looking to seek a deeper understanding from our parent community in the next few weeks.

Unfortunately, Mandy Cleave will be on leave for the remainder of the term, due to her mother’s health deteriorating at a rapid rate. Please keep Mandy and her family in your prayers.

This week we are having a brand new event for us here at RCS – an interactive maths afternoon/evening.  The purpose of this event is for the staff and students to give you, as parents, an insight into how maths is taught and learnt at RCS. There will be different maths activities set up for you to enjoy with your child/ren, the staff will be available to answer any questions you might have, and the learning progressions your child/ren are working through will be displayed in the different spaces in the classroom block. This should be a valuable time for you to build an understanding of both how your child is learning at maths time and also what you can be doing at home to support your child with their learning.

A reminder that Nathan Wallis is speaking at Rolleston College this evening for those of you who came to get tickets from the office. I’m personally really looking forward to hearing Nathan’s message.  I’m also looking forward to the PCG’s upcoming event with Ian Grant.  Parenting is an extremely important, but not easy life project, so I think it is wonderful that these events are being held to help grow parents in our area in order for you to enjoy and flourish in the role you are blessed with.

I look forward to seeing you at each of these events over the coming weeks.

Many blessings,



Happy Birthday
Alexey Bazhak
Sophia Scheib
Derek Davis-Willie

Welcome to RCS
Veronica & Tori Motufoua

Maths Information Evening 

This Wednesday, September 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!

Come with your children and see some of the ways they experience maths learning. Our students will be teaching you some of the activities they do to reinforce the mathematical concepts they are ready to learn. Meet in the space that your child works in at any time between 4 and 6pm.

A&P Show Permision Forms

A&P show permission forms have gone home last 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)


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 today’s 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!

To book your tickets click here

Community Notices

FAB Club (Fun And Bible)

FAB Holiday Programme runs these holidays from the 3rd of October through until the 5th of October. It is at the Rolleston Community Centre, starting at 9.30am through until 12pm during these days. This is a a fantastic programme run by a team of youth volunteers.

The programme includes, heaps of interactive games, puppet skits, dramas, creative crafts, morning tea, songs, christian faith based message, and more! The holiday programme is well known in the community, has seen hundreds of primary aged young people through there programme over the last 15 years that is has run.

We are encouraging all registrations to be completed on line, and all the key information is at our link at on our website.

Papa Jacks see their Holiday Programme here

Kids Camp
October 4-8th
Woodend Christian Camp

A 5 day Holiday Camp for Intermediate Students
For more info click here and to register click here


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