Rolleston Christian School

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Week 8 Newsletter


Coming up this Week:

Week 8

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

* Information Afternoon Tea with Miss Horn – CANCELLED

* 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

Next Week Must Knows

Week 9

Kelly Sports Te Pihinga – Please come in sports gear (Whanau Colours)

Kelly Sports Te Kakano- Please come in sports gear (Whanau Colours)

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Message from Staff

Kia ora RCS whanau

Thank you to all the parents who came along to our maths afternoon on Wednesday last week. The children were very excited to share their maths learning and their activities with you. I know that in my room the children had been looking forward to it all week and thought it was awesome that they were able to be the teachers and teach their parents how to do their activities. School and home partnerships are so important to encourage children in their learning and also for parents to gain a greater understanding of their children’s education and how they could support them at home.

In Whanau groups this term we are working on a special project that is brand new to our school. Each Whanau group is preparing a presentation for the school and our families. It will be a celebration of the Arts and the children’s creative ideas and special talents. Each group has chosen what they want to present so you will see some plays, songs, dancing and sharing of talents. We have been very busy practising and making props over the past few weeks. A date has not yet been confirmed but we are looking at one afternoon around the middle of next term for the presentations. We will have the date and time set as soon as possible and keep you updated with further information. The children are already very excited and can’t wait to share with you what they have put together.

It has been awesome to see how engaged and excited the children are about this terms LIGHTS topic of bees. Not only are they doing some amazing work during LIGHTS time but they are also further exploring this topic in their own time. I regularly have excited children coming up to me to tell me how many bees they have seen, how they spied a bumblebee or a honey bee, how they have spotted bees collecting pollen and nectar and much more. Last week one child shared with me five different pictures and articles she had discovered in newspapers at home. She was so excited that other people were exploring the same topic as her and that she knew all about what the articles were describing. In class we are currently looking at why bees are so important and how we can help them.

In Living Christianly in Te KÄkano we have just started looking at what the bible says about helping others and why we should help each other. We encourage you to ask your child about what they have learnt so far and what they can do to be a helper and spread God’s love.




Happy Birthday
Blessing Sisifo-Laloata
Enytte Sisifo-Laloata
William Elliott
Zach Wain
Addie Conlan
Josh Steven

Welcome to RCS
Fraser Patterson
Lewis Moore

Kapa Haka Festival This week (Thursday 14th September), our wonderful children will be performing at a Kapa Haka festival being held at Ellesmere College – Po Whakangahau. The start time of the concert is 4pm and our children are scheduled to perform at 5pm. All are welcome to attend this is excellent concert. Entry is by gold coin at the door.

Last year there were some very talented performers that certainly stuck in our memories – including our small Kapa Haka group of last year. This year we have around 40 children representing the school and we are looking forward to seeing them perform. Hope to see you there.

For those parents whose children are performing we will be leaving the school at 3.20pm and meeting in Room 7 at Ellesmere College, 11a Leeston Dunsandel Rd, Leeston 7632. There is a scheduled break immediately following our performance and you may leave at this point if the scheduled finish time of 6.30pm is too late for your children.

Further details and directions can be obtained from Mr Marshall.

A&P Show Permision FormsFinal day for permission forms and payments to come in is THIS THURSDAY 14th September. No permission, no payment, no trip. Thank you to all those who have handed your forms to Miss Liggett and who have already paid online.

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)

Have our Say

Selwyn District Council is currently having a Speed Limit Bylaw Review, see more information here.

Potentially the road around RCS may be reduced from 80km to 50km.  We encourage you to have you say on these proposed changes.


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.

PCG has 20 Free Tickets to this Event. Please apply in the office. First come first served (limit 2 per person)

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!

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

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