Kelly Sports Te Kakano – Please come in sports gear (Whanau Colours)
Kelly Sports Te Pihinga- Please come in sports gear (Whanau Colours)
Liz at a conference. Please see Lynda or Dennis for any urgent matters.
Next Week Must Knows
Friday – Mufti Day
Please bring a bottle of something to contribute towards the Mystery Bottle fundraiser at the Rolleston Fireworks this year (November). Bottles need to be plastic, non- alcoholic, value under $5 and check the expiry date (nothing expiring this year please)
With spring comes the wonderful sense of new growth, longer and usually warmer days. Our school is growing too. The best thing about my job is getting to meet our new families, firstly through a fairly formal interview and then less formally as we chat at the beginning of the day and after school. I get to engage with the siblings of our students too and that helps build a rapport so that when they begin school itâ€™s not so unfamiliar. Occasionally we get families who have not been to pre school in Rolleston or are new to the area and donâ€™t know anyone else at RCS. Iâ€™m always so amazed and proud of the way our little five year olds open their arms and so graciously show HELP and help take charge of our brand new akonga (learners), welcoming them into our fold. Sometimes I have to pinch myself and to think I actually get paid to witness what can only be â€˜Love your neighbourâ€™ the way God intended it to be through these beautiful interactions. I also experience this with our parent community, who make connections with our new families before and after school. This first year at school is just as importantly about feeling that we belong in this community as it is about gaining academic success and empowering them with a love of learning.
For some of our families last Thursdayâ€™s kapa haka performance may have been a first. For those of you who have seen our performances from the beginning, will no doubt have had a huge sense of joy when you saw the improvement in our schoolâ€™s performance. We are very grateful to Matua Anton for the way he has coached our school to this level. Matua never has a cross word to say, he oozes enthusiasm and positivity for his culture and language, and that enthusiasm has been infectious for our students. Thank you Matua and tu meke tamariki!
I hope you have a wonderful week and get some time to ponder Godâ€™s amazing creation with your children as spring unfolds its new beginnings.
Nga mihi nui
Welcome to RCS
From the BOT
At our recent meeting Mark Larson stood down as Board Chair, in order to create space for our local School Trustee’s to take this leadership role. Mark has served as Board Chair since the establishment Board was formed and we thank him for his wisdom and leadership over this time. Mark will continue as a proprietor representative on the Board. Grant Galloway was then elected as Board Chair. We pray for God’s blessing and wisdom over Grant as he takes on this role.
Gates in Food Forest
There are two new temporary gates in the back paddock where there are neighbouring sheep grazing. If you come through these gates, please make sure you close them, as we do not want the sheep to eat our plants and trees in the Food Forest.
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 your say on these proposed changes.
7.15am – 8.30am Papa Jacks
8.30am School Grounds Open
8.55am Formal Learning Starts
3pm School Finishes
3.15pm School Grounds Close
3pm – 6pm Papa Jacks available
– 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.
Reminder to like & follow our Rolleston Christian School Facebook page and join the Rolleston Christian School – Parent & Staff group for parent communication.
* Monday – Library Bus (fortnightly)
* Thursday – Kapa Haka
* Friday – 9am Devotional Assembly -11.45am, Whanau Group Time, LunchOnline
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.