We are coming to the time in the term that we encourage children to apply for their ‘Peace’ award.
The intention of children applying for these awards, rather than teachers choosing the recipients, is for the children to go through a self-reflection process that empowers them to identify their own growth and improvement in relation to the value of the term. For the majority of the children they will need your assistance to go through a quality reflection process.
For students in Years 3-8 the reflection process should be based around four main areas.
1. How have I improved in the goals I set near the start of the term, then shared at the Learning Conferences, in relation to the graduate attributes related to Peace.
2. What have I learnt and applied in relation to the Circle Time topics that have also been the focus of the newsletters and assemblies.
3. What have I learnt and applied in relation to the Living Christianly lessons, that have also been the focus of the memory verses.
4. What did I do for my Home Learning project, and what did I learn about Peace while doing this.
If the children have not shown growth in all of these areas then the best course of action is for you to have the conversation at home about what they could do next term to grow in all four areas and look to apply then rather than now.
For students in Years 1 and 2 the reflection needs to be around points 2 and 3, but they are not expected to do point 4 and the whole hub has been working on similar goals to grow in peace, so they can reflect on those ‘hub’ goals and what they have done to improve on them. If your child shared a goal with you at the Learning Conference related to Peace then they can reflect on this.
I would like to encourage everyone to go through this process with your children, whether you end out applying for the award or not. Reflection is a powerful thinking tool, and one that our students need to learn, in order to be empowered in their own growth and learning.
The applications can be made in a format that suits the way you worked through the reflection process, and needs to be in by the end of the term. We then look at the applications over the holidays.
If you have any questions regarding the process or different ideas for developing reflection skills with your child then please don’t hesitate to ask.
We look forward to hearing about all the ways your children have grown in Peace over the term!
Exploring the Values at Home
We encourage you to do the Peace Award, read Miss Horn’s message above regarding this.
Thank you to all who gave their feedback and participated in our Facebook poll regarding the winter school pants. At this stage we are investigating other options before we make a decision on our Winter School Uniform.
Do you have any pre-schoolers turning 5 in 2018?Please let us know as we need to include these in our 2018 roll projection to avoid disappointments.
If your child has had a recent achievement inside or outside of school we would like to celebrate this. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your story, photo (if you have any) and a short blurb, and we will do our best to publish it.
Reminder to follow our Rolleston Christian School Facebook page and join the Rolleston Christian School – Parent & Staff group for parent communication.LunchOnline– Wednesday & Fridays
Sydenham Bakery can not deliver early so do not order until swimming has completed. Pita Pit and Subway are ok, these will be delivered early, at 11.30am
Swimming – Wednesday & Friday
Have you made payment in the office of $30 per child?
* Monday – Library Bus (fortnightly)
* Wednesday – Wheels Day/Swimming Lessons * Thursday – 8.30am – 3.30pm – Uniform Sales Hours – please make an appointment * Friday 9am – Devotional Assembly
* Friday Afternoons – Swimming Lessons/Whanau Groups
What’s Coming Up
Selwyn Sport Spectacular Yr3-4 Mon 3 April
The Selwyn Sports Trust and Sport Canterbury has teamed up with Lincoln University to implement a sports spectacular. The whole objective of this day, is to provide local clubs and sports with the opportunity to get in front of potential members and really promote their sport/club. It is for Year 3 and 4s, and will help to encourage them to have a go at a wide range of sports it will help them develop a wide range of skills, which will increase their confidence to participate in physical activity. The sports involved are Rugby, Football, Basketball and Netball
Our year 3 and 4s will be attending the Sports Spectacular at Rolleston Domain from 9-11.30 on Monday 3rd April. We will probably be travelling there in Papa Jack’s Vans, and will let you know more details shortly. The children will require school uniform with sports shoes instead of black shoes, a healthy snack in a separate container from their lunch, and a drink bottle.
From the PCG
COMMUNITY EVENT – School Disco – FREE
Please mark your calendar 7th April 2017 (note previously advertised for 24th March) 6pm at RCS. Come and join us for a fun night of dancing with your child/ren. This is a community event so we encourage your child/ren to invite friends from outside the school, this is a FREE event.
Active After School Programme
An initiative that provides primary school children with access to sport and other structured physical activity programs in the after-school time slot from 3.30pm. More info click here
Kids Camp April 19th – 23rd at Woodend Christian Camp
CDN Trust Kids Camp is a 5 day Holiday Camp for Intermediate students. If you want to be a part of it then return your registration form with $30 rego fee ASAP!
Fun and Bible Club FAB) is back again these holidays and is going to be better than ever. Heaps of fun games, music, craft, drama, puppets, and more.This programme is run by Hope Church Rolleston and is happening on the 18th – 21st of April at the Rolleston Community Centre. If you require any more information then please contact Courtney Forrest – details attached.