I was eager to run the cross country.  Kerri warmed us up IMG_0168on the yellow line.  We started to go up the hill.  My shoes got soaked.  I kept on going on, running on to the finish line.  Down the shoot where you start to sprint, loud footsteps behind me made me go faster.  I  huffed and puffed! (Reagan) 

 

I was dreading cross country, because there were going to be puddles on the field.  Kerri was warming us up.  Kerri boomed, IMG_0150“On your marks, get set, go!”  The blocks banged.  It was loud and then we took off like a shot.  When I saw a puddle I always went around it.  When I got to the shoot I looked all around.  It looked  like I was going to be fourth. (Isabelle)

 

I was dreading cross country, because there were going to be puddles on the field.  Kerri was warming us up.  Kerri boomed, “On your marks, get set, go!”  The blocks banged.  It was loud and then we took off like a shot.  When I saw a puddle I always went around it.  When I got to the shoot I looked all around.  It looked  like I was going to be fourth. (Helna)

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Screen Shot 2015-05-13 at 7.00.31 pmThank you for your interest in the Office Assistant position at our school. We see this as a very exciting opportunity to appoint someone who has motivation to work as part of a highly effective admin team. Our school is very student focused and we are keen to continue on the wonderful work of Renee (retiring) who welcomed everyone, worked away busily, was very trustworthy and brought a lot of fun to the staff and our community.

The successful applicant will work directly alongside our equally wonderful Office Manager, Ag and sometimes ‘ride solo’. S/he will be well supported to grow professionally and in doing so enjoy the experience.

The hours of work are 9.00 – 3.30 pm (Thursday) and 8.30 -4.00 pm (Friday).

Please click here for full information about how to apply.

 

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Screen Shot 2015-05-14 at 12.13.33 pmWe are delighted to report further success by RSS students, this time in Inter-school equestrian. Abby and Bella I both excelled in this event! Bella won the dressage in her division and in fact first across all divisions (120 students) and Abby came a remarkable third in her division.
This meant that the RSS/Whakarongo team were first in the Dressage! And they were one of the only primary schools there competing against high schools and even tertiary students!
Bella was clear with no faults in both of her jumping rounds and Abby who wasn’t even planning to jump but challenged herself also did a great job. She had a lot of support from the crowd as was by far the smallest rider! A great future ahead Abby.
Well done to you.  Everyone shares in your success.  All the best with your next event girls and thanks for representing our school so positively!

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Here’s a great video clip of students taking charge of their learning.

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ANZAC GIFOn Friday, April 24th, Russell Street School held a special ANZAC Assembly to commemorate the bravery and sacrifice of previous generations. We were honoured to have invited guests Jono Naylor, Iain Lees-Galloway, Grant Smith John Hornblow,Chrissie Butts and Willard Home Residents join us. This assembly highlighted the significance of New Zealand’s participation in World War 1, especially the Gallipoli campaign, as well as some of the traditions and people connected to this day for our students.

Throughout the day the children participated in various activities and events to help make the day a significant memory in their educational experience. Thank you to the parents who supported children, especially Jo Johanson and Tracy Grayson. Photos Of the day can be found here.

Thank you to all the parents who attended the Assembly, especially our military families. It added another dimension to have you there in your uniforms.

We hope your our RSS families made connections with the children and their personal story as to why ANZAC Day has a special place in New Zealand’s culture.

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