Some of you may be aware that Jacqui recently represented NZ as coach of the NZ figure skating team at the World Champs in Taiwan. This is a wonderful and notable achievement, having previously represented NZ herself in the same field. Congratulations Jacqui.
Rosie has been awarded a Maori Immersion Study Grant for 2014 and will engage in further tertiary study.
Stephen has won another NZ Interface Award for Excellence in teaching with ICT. This time, along with Pascal Dresse (another teacher) he won ‘Best Teaching with ICT’ as a result of the kidschatnz project.
And finally, Chris, competing in the Formula First national series, got several podium finishes with one of the best ever ‘rookie’ results. Look out for him at manfield some time in the future!
Our staff are interesting, enterprising people -very good role models for the young people of today. Congratulations to you all.
An exciting opportunity has become available to be part of our forward thinking, dynamic school. The school’s vision is to ‘inspire 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.
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If you were unable to make it, or simply want to relive the beautiful, powerful performance of our kapa haka at Pae Tamariki, then click below. Enjoy!
On Tuesday, at 11.30 our tamariki took the kapa haka stage at The Regent on Broadway to represent Russell Street School at Pae Tamariki. Hours of hard work, weekend work too, learning the words of the waiata, the haka, the mōteatea; the solos for the kaea, the leaders, all paid off. They shone. They shone brightly. From the shortest to the tallest – and there was a big range – from the quietest to the loudest, they all had a smile on their face and did themselves proud performing for the mums, and dads, their family, their teachers. And they did it well. Kei runga noa atu koutou! They had a massive presence and owned the stage. The girls were radiant, the boys, a little more shy, but they too warmed up to the crescendo of the mōteatea where Grace pierced the crowd with her confident cry. There were constant whoops and tau kē’s of support from the audience. Hari in Māori means to be happy. Koa means joyful. Add them together and that’s what the crowd felt during and after the performance. More than happy, more than joyous – Harikoa! Thrilled! Well done to Nic, Rosie, and all the behind-the-scenes supporters who lend a hand so our tamariki have unforgettable moments like these. Tau kē!
Nō reira, harikoa ana ō mātou ngākau i tū tira koutou i te atamira o Tāne Rore. Ngā mihi ki a kōrua, Nic, Rosie, kei whea mai! Tae atu ki ngā ringaringa o te kapa haka i mahi i ngā poi, i ngā piupiu, me ērā anō mahi. Ātaahua! Tēnā tātou katoa.
Darryn Joseph (Kaitautoko, Board of Trustees)
09 10 2013
We are delighted to inform you that Elly Warnock, Assistant Principal and teacher of iBots (R4) has been nominated for a national excellence in teaching award. This nomination has been made and seconded by members of the community who consider Elly should be honoured and recognised as a representative of teaching excellence. It will be some time before we hear if she is one of the year’s recipients but there is absolutely no doubting that she fits the bill nicely. Wow! Congratulations Elly and thanks to the community members behind this!
We have been studying Hundertwasser. He’s a great artist and we have written Hundertwasser reports. We tried really hard to vary our sentence beginnings.
Hundertwasser’s paintings had no straight lines, because he thought that there were no straight lines in nature. He has a dream house that is big, bright and colourful and it’s fit for Kings and Queens and Princes and Princesses and maybe Jokers too. Imagination is where he gets his ideas from. Houses have to glow with bright colours. If you don’t have a colourful house or toilet, Hundertwasser could give you ideas to decorate your house and toilet. You can design a cardboard box, chuck dirt in it and grow a nature flower. Hundertwasser was one of the ace architects in Austria.
(For more great stories, visit Supersevensmarties class blog. Click here.)
Smiles all around! Pictured are the RSS Pistons, champions for 2013 in the Manawatu Year 3/4 league. This team have gone through the season undefeated and managed a comfortable win in their final yesterday. It is no surprise that this team have competed so well -they respond to positive coaching and management, work ably as a team and above all else they have practiced and practiced and practiced! Congratulations to all.
There are lots of ways you can (and do) support RSS, including quite a number of loyalty programmes. We are delighted to inform you that any purchases from New World, of As-Sweet Natural Sweetener (made from certified organic stevia) will now result in a return to our school. As part of the promotion, there is also a colouring competition, which children can complete at home (maybe over the break?) and return to the office by October 19.
And in case you need another, here is a copy of the colouring competition.
Very recently Sport Manawatu arranged to capture our ‘Catch Me if You Can’ programme as part of ’6 Minutes of Sport’ in association with Tararua TV. If you missed it on Tararua TV, here it is for your interest and enjoyment.