We are presently preparing for Learning Conferences to be held Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4. We are looking forward to meeting with you all. Details of how to book these times are being sent home this Wednesday.
The letter of explanation is attached here and instructions on how to book your Learning Conference are here. We’ve got pretty close to every student having a conference in years gone by but we haven’t yet hit the 100% mark. I’m sure we can do it this time?
The following Table shows the term dates for 2018, as approved by the Board of Trustees.
Please take special note of the teacher only day prior to Queen’s Birthday weekend during which time the staff will be engaging in a full-school professional development day. These days have been added onto the end of the school year, meaning we will finish on Friday December 14th (and not Thursday December 13th).
|Russell Street School Term Dates and Holidays 2018
||Start Tuesday, 30 Jan
|| Friday, April 13 (100)
||Mon, April 30 Fri
TOD -1 June (96)
||Mon, July 23
||Fri, Sept 28
||Mon, Oct 15
||End Friday, Dec 14 (88)
The school will be open until December 14th, which ensures that the school has been open for instruction for 384 half-days in 2018.
384 half days in total
Waitangi Day –falls on Feb 6 (Tuesday)
Easter (30 March- 3 April)– including Easter Tuesday,
Anzac Day (25 April)–falls in the term 1 break
Queen’s Birthday –June 4 (Monday)
Labour Day –October 22 (Monday)
We are proud and excited to be participating in Samoan Language Week with our Pasifika community at Russell Street School. Check out this amazing video to kick start our week:
Samoan Language Week 2 from Nic M on Vimeo.
This morning James put up the Samoan flag too!
Fa’afetai! Tofā loa!
From our planning last year, part of term 2’s Professional Development focus for staff is a Teacher Only Day centred around the Treaty of Waitangi and its significance in today’s society. Please Note…
SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED FOR INSTRUCTION ON FRIDAY JUNE 2nd for all the staff to be able to attend the training day.
We hope you have noted this date on the school calendar (at the top of the TNB and website) and have made arrangements for your child/ren. We have informed out-of-school providers and they are able to offer their service on this day. Kelly Club will be on site. Please contact Renee (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like more detail on costs and the day’s programme.
As it is Queen’s Birthday weekend we will see the children back at school on Tuesday June 6th.
We are super proud of our latest school band! Actually, for the first time ever, Russell Street School has enough musicians for 2 bands. I am very proud of how we are working together – great job team. Watch this space to find out when our first performance will be.
Band practice this morning! from Nic M on Vimeo.