Final Week Notices.

Please be reminded that school ends on Friday, December 15th at 1pm, following our final assembly.  This final assembly, beginning at 12 pm will be a chance to farewell some staff & BOT, share in some carol singing and celebrate a wonderfully positive year in the school.
On Monday we did our best to distribute the mountain of lost property. Some of it has been easy to return to owners as it has been named. However, there still remains a lot of items uncollected.  Please take time to check on or before the last day, as anything left over will be donated to charity.
All school reports are being sent home Wednesday, in a sealed envelope.  This will be accompanied by notices for class placement, stationery and digital class information.
And, finally, please help us to take care of our beautiful school property over the break.  Please help us ensure ‘our’ community is not ruled by any destructive hooligans.  If you notice any trouble please either take action or report it to the Police. (Photos are always helpful!)
Regards from us all,
James

Congratulations Raffle for a ride Winners.

Congratulations to the children who have won a ride to school in one of the many vehicles provided by our generous community. Below are the names of the children drawn out and the likely vehicles they will be travelling to school in on Friday November the 24th. The vehicles will be arriving just after 9am and assembling on the court. We are asking children to go to their classes first and come out as a group, with their teacher, to watch the lucky winners arrive in style.

Ambulance

Nate H Rm 1

Bethany F Rm 12

1970 Valiant

Ben S Rm 14

Camaro V8

Rebecca H Rm 7

Aston Martin

Elise B Rm 4

1925 Vintage Car

Jake S Rm 13a

Hot Rod

Kate M Rm 11

Concrete Truck

Kali C Rm 4

AC Cobra

Ben M Rm 2

Hot Rod

Hugo B Rm 1

Ford Hot Rod

Cade B Rm12

Truck

Rosie G Rm 5

Farmers Transport Truck

Samuel J Rm 3

Porsche Boxter

Sophie P

Mystery Car 1

Alex C Rm 7

Emily G Rm 3

Andy D Rm 1

Mercedes E400 Coupe

Ryan D Rm 6

Izzy M Rm 11

Daniel Mc Rm 12

1965 Falcon V8

Lenni A Rm 9

1956 Citroen Light 15

Liam J Rm 2

Saskia J Rm 12

Hannah B Rm 7

Electric Car

Sienna B Rm 9

Rona Rm 11

Classic Mini

Hayley O Rm 3

Zyd E Rm 11

Lydia G Rm 7

Classic Mini (2)

Billy S Rm 5

Mac S Rm 9

Lachie C Rm 12

Mystery Car 3

Liam H Rm 12

Renae A Rm 6

Camden W Rm 7

Fire Truck

Alec T Rm 9

Cam M Rm 11

Luca M Rm 9

Isaac R Rm 14

Jazz Bug

Rosharn Rm 13

Elise F Rm 8

Joe S Rm 7

Charlotte W Rm 6

Anita G Rm 3

More by Four

Keira M Rm 2

Victoria E Rm 9

Charlotte L Rm 2

Police Car

Quentin D Rm 11

Lucas T Rm 12

Gabriella Rm 14

Ferrari 308 GTS

Nikolai T Rm 7

School Athletics Day

Next week on Tuesday 7th November we have our Whole School Athletics Day up at Massey Athletics Track. The children will leave school by bus at approximately 9.15am to arrive for a 9.30am brief. We will return to school by 2.30pm. The proposed timetable for the day is listed below if you would like to come and watch. 

Can you please ensure you send your child to school with a good lunch, plenty of water, warm clothes, Russell Street hat and appropriate footwear. (Please load on the sunblock before leaving home) If you can, wear your house colours:
Tui is Yellow, Kiwi is Red, Kereru is Blue, Kea is Green.

If the weather is looking a bit questionable, we will send a text confirming the event  the morning of. If you would like to come and support, please use the top car parking and walk down. The track car park will be closed to general public with exception to the mobility parks. Soul Sista Streets Coffee Cart will be there from 9.30am to keep the parents caffeinated.

Anyone available to support our teachers run an event would be greatly appreciated. Please see your child’s classroom teacher if you can offer your time.

Any further questions, come in and see Troy or send an email to troy@russellst.school.nz.

Celebrating Academic Success

It was wonderful to hand out the last of the ICAS NSW certificates at assembly on Friday and celebrate the academic achievement and effort the children had put in over the year.

As an additional opportunity for our year 3-6 students to test themselves academically we offer the ICAS NSW assessments. These enable children to compete against other like minded and skilled students across Asia-Pacific region in math, science, writing, spelling and english. This year the University of NSW again had almost 1 million entries across all year levels and disciplines in ICAS assessments. At Russell Street we submitted 122 entries and the children showed their academic ability with 73 receiving awards (finishing in the top 40% or higher in their age group) 22 of these being in the top 10% of all entries.

 

Of note was the 8 entries that received High Distinction finishing in the top 1% of all entries and one of these being Emily C who earned a NSW Medal for being the top score of all entries in year 5 science.

If you are thinking about entering these assessments next year please email Susanne Smith suzanne@russellst.school.nz who oversees these at our school.

 

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