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RCS Newsletter  – Love doesn’t delight in evil


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Message from Staff

Welcome to Week 8 !

In Living Christianly throughout the school we are still learning how to love each other, and this week’s focus is on love not delighting in evil. It may be easier for the children to think of this as not enjoying it when people do the wrong thing. This may be something as simple as someone lying, and you’re in on the joke. Someone misbehaving, and you laugh and encourage them. As an adult, it could be a mean prank that you laugh at, or participating in and enjoying gossip that is harmful to others and untrue.

To me, this verse says that if our hearts are truly loving, they will not take pleasure in things like this. It also reminds me of Romans 16:19 which says “be excellent (or wise) about what is good and be innocent of evil”. This is great advice – know and understand what is good and live that way, and stay away from wrong doing.

The other day I read this:
Proverbs 23:7 says, “For as he (man & woman) thinketh in his heart, so is he” meaning that what you do and say comes from the true thoughts…established in your heart and thought process. When it comes down to it, whatever you value and believe is how you will act.

So that is why we are learning about love and how to show love to all, with the hope that loving each other will become deeply rooted in our hearts and become our natural way of living. What a world that will be!

Aroha nui,
Mandy Cleave.

Exploring the Values at Home

In devotions this week we looked at putting other people before ourselves. This is another way of showing people love.  As a family you could discuss or do the following ideas:

  • What does putting someone before yourself look like in your family?
  • Each family member choose something they can do this week to put others before themselves.
  • Talk about Easter. Who put themselves before others in the Easter story? Who didn’t?
  • Why did Jesus put others before himself? What does this mean to us?


What’s Happening

Junior Hub Learning

This is the link to the Junior Hub Weebly that shows what we have been doing in Theme Based Learning.  ‘The Blog’ tab shows what the Upper Junior children have been learning as they investigate dirt, and what kind of dirt or product plants grow best in. We think this site may eventually grow into something more than just our Food Forest Journey – it already has a link to online maths games. Regarding cyber-safety, this website cannot be found by search engines, you need to know the link, so in that sense it is not public. We hope the children enjoy explaining their learning to you.

Easter – No School Friday – Tuesday

Easter weekend falls during the term this year, so the children will have the opportunity to enjoy a little break before the final three weeks of school. Please note that schools are also closed on the Tuesday. This is a nation-wide holiday for schools. Papa Jacks will be running their services on this day, so please get in touch with them if you are needing child-care.

Fiji Sausage Sizzle:
After the devastation of the recent cyclone in Fiji, RCS is holding a sausage sizzle next Friday 1st April to help the people affected. An order form will be sent home tomorrow for the sausages, please return this to the school office by this Thursday. Thank you for helping the people of Fiji.


What’s Coming Up

Informative morning teas

Informative morning teas will start up again next term. These will be held every Tuesday morning at 9am and are intended to provide you, as parents, with an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the teaching and learning that occurs and ways you can help at home. If you would be interested in discussing the types of subjects that you would find helpful to know more about please come along to our planning meeting on Tuesday of Week 11 (12th April -last week of term) at 9am. 


From the PCG

Entertainment Books

The PCG will be selling The Entertainment Book again this year. Please start promoting this with friends and family, and watch out for more information coming very soon!


The PCG are hosting a school disco! Bring the whole family along, and invite friends to join us for a fun filled time of dancing and mingling. 8th April, 5.30 – 7pm, at RCS. $1 entry for children, and parents are free. Light snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.

If you are interested in helping out with the organisation of the event please see Mana.

Grant Applications

The PCG would like to hear from individuals who have a talent for filling out Grant Applications and would be interested in assisting the school in this way.

Koha Food Box

Last year we had a Koha Food Box operating at the school. The idea behind the box is to provide lunch for students that don’t have lunch that day, for various reasons. We have run out of food in the box and would like to request that families, who are able, bring some non-perishable items along to replenish the supplies. eg. muesli bars, creamed rice.

Next Meeting Date – PCG

The next PCG will be held at 7pm on Monday 4th of April. We look forward to seeing you there.


  • Swimming is every Monday and Wednesday for the remainder of the term.
  • Please regularly check your child for head lice. Click here to find some helpful information on head lice and how to treat it.
  • The orange links at the top take you to relevant parts of the website – we’ve recently uploaded our governance handbook to the website.
  • Please remember to label all school uniform items.
  • Wheels Day is on a Wednesday – children may bring any type of ‘wheels’ they choose.
  • For those Year 7s going to Technology on Fridays – please be at school no later than 8.30am.

House Buying or Selling through our RCS community

I will contribute $500 to the school when any family or friends of RCS looking at buying or selling their homes use my services, resulting in a list and sell through me.
Contact me anytime to discuss your real estate needs.

Details as below,

Kind Regards


Community Notices

The University of Otago’s Sleep, Education and Learning in Our Neighbourhood (SEALION) Study:
Is looking at children’s breathing while they are asleep, and how this may affect their learning during the day.
We are looking for ALL parents of 6 – 10 year old children to fill out a 20 minute questionnaire online:
We are interested in finding out about children’s sleep and its relation to how they do during the school day in the New Zealand Community.
See here for more information.

St Andrew’s College Open Day 2016:
Thursday 31st March, 4.00-6.00pm
Meet at the Rentoul Senior College
Lynn Smith 03 940 2016 or for more information

Brenna Sincock Hearing:
36 Tennyson Street, Rolleston
Hearing screening for adults and children
Personal and unlimited follow up care
Advice on tinnitus and all hearing concerns
Phone 390 2332  or


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