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imagesKelly Club September and October Holiday Programmes are now open for bookings!

Our Holiday Programmes focus on giving children aged between 5 and 13 the opportunity to do things they enjoy in a safe, supportive and encouraging environment. Kelly Club programmes are packed with variety to entertain and inspire children. Each Holiday Programme is full of exciting activities and trips that will guarantee your children have a great time! Kelly Club is at Russell Street School Hall, and the programme is running from Monday 28th September – Friday 9thOctober. 


For more information and to book online, please visit or email Shayla at

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At our ‘Pizza and Problems’ evening, David shared some triomino games that are useful for practising basic facts/times tables.  These are played just like dominos but have three sides to match up with. Here are some of the templates.  It is VERY important to use these at a level where children gain a high degree of success. Make sure you don’t do all the thinking for your child! Have fun!

(Note these are generally more suitable for students from year 3+ and are in a general order of difficulty. i.e. start with add facts, mult x2/5 and then must x 3/4 etc)


Add and Sub Facts

Mult x2/5

Mult x3/4

Mult x6/7

Mult x8/9

Mult/Div facts

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IMG_6037Congratulations to Amy, Bella, Milania, Abby and Max who have all been part of hockey rep development programmes for Manawatu and played in a tournament over the weekend.  Pictured, dribbling the ball, is Bella. Well done to you all.

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A group of 9 passionate students have been furiously raising sponsorship, baking, decorating and collecting cupcakes from our school families for our annual SPCA Cupcake fundraiser. They sold over 1100 cupcakes! As a school we raised $840 for the PN SPCA as well as donations of blankets and food. This would not have been possible without some amazing parent help and sponsorship of ingredients from PaknSave and Bidvest, thank you!
Well done girls for your leadership and passion.

Suzanne Smith
Gifted and Talented Facilitator


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The International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) are independent skills-based assessments held annually available to year 3-6 students. Typically, over one million entries are accepted from over 6,300 schools in Australia and New Zealand. In addition, students from over 20 countries including Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa and the USA participate in ICAS each year.

The results for Science have now been received, with ALL our students again performing above the average for NZ and Australian students. This year we celebrate the following results:

High Distinction Award (top 1% of participants)
Emily Cliff, year 3  and Toby Rea, year 4
Distinction Award (the next 10% of participants)

Akshay Aneesh year 3 and Lachlan Fraser year 5

8 Credit Awards (the next 25% of participants)
2 Merit Awards (the next 10% of participants)
6 Participation Awards (all remaining participants)

Congratulations to all participants.

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