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Screen Shot 2016-02-01 at 12.29.17 pmBeing a Trustee is a critically important and very rewarding role. 2016 is an election year and very shortly we, along with other schools, will be canvassing for members of the public to put their name forward for the election.  In  anticipation of the triennial trustee elections this year, the NZ School Trustees Association has published a booklet for prospective trustees.  If you are wondering about the role and are looking for more information, then you may wish to click on the link below:

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Screen Shot 2015-12-31 at 10.01.14 amKia ora koutou

Happy 2016 to you all.  A quick reminder that Russell Street School opens for instruction on Monday, February 1 at our regular time of 8.55 am.  The Office team will be on site Friday, January 29, making stationery sales from 10 am to 2 pm.

Please note all staff are already on site at various times, for a range of planning and preparation meetings, but will be engaged on retreat January 27-29.

The Principal welcomes knowing about any new in-zone enrolments now, as this facilitates a smooth start of year organisation.  Please email him or leave a message on the answer phone (06-3586671) If you are considering enrolment at RSS, please note the usual place of residence for your child must be in-zone. There are no further places for out of zone students at this time, as space does not allow.

We look forward to re-connecting (or meeting you for the first time) for what promises to be another exciting year.


David Reardon (Principal)

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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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