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Rolleston Christian School Newsletter


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Message from Staff – Kendra Liggett

When reflecting on the past few weeks at Rolleston Christian School,  it’s the community spirit that has impacted me most. I am so thankful for our RCS whÄnau. Your passion to see the school succeed is a blessing. Your commitment to help laminate, cut out, and sort resources overwhelms me. To see parents stay after school or come in early to serve, has been incredible! We will need your continued partnership as we head into the rest of the year. Bless you for all your help thus far!
I’m thankful for your ongoing commitment to your children. You continuously come and ask questions – probably one of my favourite things to hear as a teacher. You check that they have their home learning and talk to us if it is missing. I see this as  your commitment towards the success of your children’s learning.  I pray that a openness of culture has been set, where you feel comfortable to come and talk to us about any queries or concerns. Our heart is to partner with you in this learning journey. 
With my past role in Early Childhood education, I have an appreciation for the importance of a good parent/teacher relationship. Parents are truly a child’s first teachers. You were there to teach your child to walk and talk and you are continually helping to shape their character. Parents are so important in shaping a child’s perception and approach to learning. I read that the effect of parents and what they do at home to support learning, can account for up to 80% of a child’s academic success. So, you are all very important.
We value your encouragement too. Your loving comments do not go amiss and really do bless us. They affirm that we are doing a good job – something both children and teachers love to hear.  It refreshes our souls!
In closing, I will share the scripture found in Proverbs, which reminds us of the important job God has given us as teachers and parents. There is a responsibility we have been blessed with and I know God is proud of the effort we have put in so far.
“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)
In blessings and love,
Kendra Liggett

What’s Happening

Parent Information Evening – TONIGHT

TONIGHT, March 23 at 7.30pm, we are holding a Parent Information Evening. Now that teaching and learning is well underway, and many systems are established, we would like to invite all our parents to an Information Evening to help build understanding of life at RCS and ways the we can work together to provide the best possible education for your children. I strongly encourage you to make the effort to come along.Family Movie Evening – Friday
A group of parents has proposed we have a movie evening this Friday. The evening will start at 5.30. MORE DETAILS TO COME – keep an eye on our website or the windows by the Junior Hub.

RCS Community Group Meeting – Next Monday
We have our second meeting for the RCS Community Group Meeting next Monday at 7.30pm.  This meeting will be in order to establish a vision for the group and form sub-groups in order to achieve this vision. 

What’s Coming Up

RCS Board Elections – “ Now that our school is up and running we need to move from an Establishment Board of Trustees to a parent elected board. We have four positions to fill through this election. If you are keen to be involved in the development of our school at a governance level then please look at the following information here. Being a trustee is a rewarding and extremely important role. We need people who are passionate about developing a highly effective Christian school, and are willing to bring the gifts, skills and passions they have to the role. Nominations will open April 10 and close April 24.

Production at Emmanuel Christian School – We still need a few more offers of transport in order to take all the children to Emmanuel Christian School’s production on 1 April, leaving school at 12pm. If you are able to help with this that would be great, please let the office know as soon as possible. The cost of the production is $2 per child, if you could send $2 to school and ask your child to bring it to the office that would be great.

Official Opening Ceremony (Save the Date) – We have had confirmation now from the EBOT that the official opening for the school will be held Friday 1 May, 11am.  The Minister of Education will attend and have the honour of officially opening the school. We would love for as many school families as possible to attend.


  • If your children are starting to feel a little cold at school they may wear a black thermal underneath their polo-shirt. The girls can also wear black woollen stockings and the boys can start to wear long black socks.
  • If your child is late or not coming into school for the day, please contact the office, or phone the school and leave a message on the absentee extension.
  • You are welcome to join us for Full School Devotions first thing on a Monday morning, and our School Learning Celebration on a Friday at 12pm.
  • Prayer meetings will be held at 9am every Friday morning. Feel free to join us in prayer, or let us know if you have any prayer requests.
  • The Learning at Home Programme is up on our website (link above). Please explore this with your children.

Community Notices

The Tourette’s Association of New Zealand are holding a Family Fun Run & Gala on 26th April 2015.  We would be extremely grateful if you could advertise our event in your school newsletter and around the school.

Registrations are now open and participants can enter online through .  All online entries received before 22 April 2015 will go into the draw to win an Apple iPad mini.  Registrations can also be done on the day.  There will be other spot prizes on the day and a prize for best dressed.

Please find attached a flyer for the event.

Thank you so much for your assistance and hope to see you at the Fun Run.

Many thanks

Melanie Cox

Fundraising Coordinator

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