It is a pleasure welcoming you all back for the 2015 school year. A special welcome to all new students, parents, whanau and families to our learning community. I would like to extend a warm welcome to Jess Lynch and Kelly Campbell, who join us as full-time classroom teachers and Georgina Parker who joins us in a part-time capacity .
Over the last fortnight the leadership team and staff have been undertaking planning, review and organisation in preparation for the 2015 school year. Last week this culminated in a staff retreat at Turangi, where staff engaged in team building activities and further preparation for 2015.

Thank you to all the friends and families of the school that helped out in some way over the break to keep ticking things over, the pool was operational and to ensure our property was protected. I am delighted to report that there was no significant damage or destruction at all, quite possibly because of this community’s vigilance.

Please keep a close lookout for information on the ‘Meet the Parent’ opportunity to be held Tuesday, February 17, from 3.00 This information will be completed over the weekend, placed on-line (here) and distributed in paper form on Monday. Bookings are completed on-line, but if you have some difficulty please speak directly to the office team who will be able to assist.

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Room’s 6 & 7 took part in a global event today called “Global School Play Day” where more than 40, 000 students world-wide were immersed in an environment of unstructured play. Play, Peter Gray argues, is pivotal to children’s development. Click the image above to find out more. And to find out more follow the link below.

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RSS certainly celebrated this year’s graduation in fine style.  Year 6’s, the staff, students and wider community thank you for your wonderful contribution and wish you all the very best for the challenges, adventures and years ahead! Ake runga.  Kia kaha.

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Russell Street Students have been had a range of recent opportunities to participate in arts events over the last few weeks. Attached are a couple of the highlights.

Battle of The Bands

Teacher’s Rock @ Battle of the Bands as well…

To bring together the terms music lessons in an authentic and exciting performance, Jenny Boyack led classes in sharing what they had been practicing.

Buskers Entertain before Manawatu Digi Awards



Watch more by clicking on the RSS Live Assembly link. Almost all assemblies are broadcast live if you would like to tune in.


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