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PRINCIPAL

Do you want to wake up every morning inspired to come to work alongside a leaderful team, inquisitive children and an engaged community?

Russell Street School, established in 1929, is proud of its educational opportunities, sporting and cultural achievements.  We are a contributing, decile 8 School that proudly develops students from Year 0 – 6, and have a roll of approximately 350  students. We are fortunate to have an extremely supportive community who are creative, embrace new innovations and embody the saying ‘it takes a village to raise a child.’

Our new Principal will enjoy working in a school that is well resourced, full of engaged confident learners, staffed with an innovative leaderful team and a committed Board of Trustees.  They will be able to recognise the great work that is already in place, building on what has gone before.  Advancing our school vision: Agency, Creativity & Excellence…within and beyond the four walls of the classroom, will be the central part of their role.

CLICK HERE TO BE TAKEN TO THE VACANCY PAGE WHERE FULL INFORMATION CAN BE VIEWED.

Applications close 21st April 2017.

Please do contact the BOT Co-chairperson, Andrew if you have any queries.  He welcomes your contact!

Join us in building a new school charter

Dear Parents/Caregivers
We’re engaging in further important work as we rebuild our school charter and we invite you to get involved.
In term four of last year, parents took the opportunity to complete ‘School effectiveness surveys’ focusing on the current position i.e. how well we are doing.  We also invited parents to join us for ‘charter chats’ discussing and sharing their vision for the future of learning.  All of this information was valued and welcomed.
We now turn our attention to building a new school charter, an important role undertaken by the Board.
We will also be taking 10 minutes to ask you a few questions around the important person specifications you would like us to consider as we go through the process of appointing new Principal.
We have arranged an open CHARTER WORKSHOP at which time we will examine, discuss and begin prioritising plans/activities for the next 3-5 years.  This workshop is open to all, with specific invites to Supporters’ Club Members, Staff and Board.  The date and time of this workshop is Wednesday, March 8, from 5.45 -8.00 with a light dinner included. You can expect to have a brief homework (preparation) activity and be involved in group discussion/tasks that assist with the development of our charter for the period 2017-2020 on the night. You are very welcome to join us.  To assist with planning we must know if you will be joining us -simply email or advise the office and we will add you to the list.
A.J

School is currently closed for the Christmas break.

We hope you have a restful break also and we look forward to connecting with you and your family again in 2017.

A reminder that stationery packs will be sold on 27th of January 10am – 2.00pm, in room 1.  Payment can be made by cash, cheques, eftpos.

2017 Term Dates –Russell Street School
Term 1 Tuesday January, 31 To Thursday, April 13          (104)
Term 2 Monday, May 1

Teachers Only Day –June 2

To Friday, July 7                         (98)
Term 3 Monday, July 24 To Friday, September 29                      (100)
Term 4 Monday, October 16 To Friday, December 15       (88)

Parents/ Caregivers should check with each school they have an association with as there is often small variation in start and end dates.

Scale A Teacher Vacancy

screen-shot-2016-10-25-at-9-38-59-amAn opportunity has become available to be part of our forward thinking, dynamic school. The school’s vision is to ‘inspire agency, creativity and excellence both within and beyond the four walls of the classroom’. If you are a collaborative team player and want to be part of making this vision become a reality, please apply.

Full information about how to apply is linked here.

Scooter Park Opens


screen-shot-2016-10-25-at-10-29-38-am I’ve been really impressed by the way your children have managed themselves as they become familiar with the scooter park and in particular, show consideration for all others doing the same. It’s a beautiful thing. Like with any new endeavor, there have been a few bumps and scrapes –in almost all cases your children have got up, brushed themselves down (composed themselves) and got back scootering. No one wants to miss out.

We have put an interim protocol together which screen-shot-2016-10-25-at-10-29-07-am
is linked here. This is the basis of our health and safety plan.  We ask you all to support safe use of this facility during those out of school times that your family might come down to use it, and in particular, to only allow scooters on it.  Like our swimming pool we see this as a family friendly facility, where the focus is on the enjoyment and safety of young children.