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Children learn more when their parents and whanau are interested and involved.

There are many things we can do to support our children’s learning in mathematics by using the everyday experiences and resources that we find around the home.

One way to support maths learning is to notice the maths all around us.

Raising our children’s, and our own, awareness of maths helps them understand that it’s part of how the world is put together and how we can understand it.

This can be as easy as noticing the odd and even numbers on letterboxes or looking for different shapes when we’re shopping like cubes, cylinders or spheres…… click here to go to site. 


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IMG_4926Well it’s taken a long time but we finally managed to unveil the newest mural and officially open our arts building, after a long period of retentions (items that were incomplete under the contract). In the morning Brian and Shirley Pegler, led members of the Christian Religious Education team, staff and House Group Leaders, in a formal blessing of our new space. In the afternoon, former students from Ross and Carncot, joined us to unveil the beautiful mural, to share in some speeches and to enjoy our band in action.  Staff Member and musician, Nic, joined band member, Serena, in cutting the ribbon, and in doing so officially declaring the space open!

Here is a link to the Manawatu Standard’s article and photo.

Pictured Teacher/Leader of Mural Project, Carolyn Dodd, with our former students, returning for the official unveiling.


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The following table shows the term dates for 2016 as approved by the Board of Trustees. Please take special note of the two days prior to Queen’s Birthday, during which time staff will be on a two day tour of schools out of the region. (These days have been added on to the end of the school year, meaning we finish on Friday, December 16 (and not Wednesday, December 14).

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Screen Shot 2015-05-14 at 12.13.33 pmWe are delighted to report further success by RSS students, this time in Inter-school equestrian. Abby and Bella I both excelled in this event! Bella won the dressage in her division and in fact first across all divisions (120 students) and Abby came a remarkable third in her division.
This meant that the RSS/Whakarongo team were first in the Dressage! And they were one of the only primary schools there competing against high schools and even tertiary students!
Bella was clear with no faults in both of her jumping rounds and Abby who wasn’t even planning to jump but challenged herself also did a great job. She had a lot of support from the crowd as was by far the smallest rider! A great future ahead Abby.
Well done to you.  Everyone shares in your success.  All the best with your next event girls and thanks for representing our school so positively!

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IMG_6774Hot on the back of a number of wonderful individual sporting successes, we now have another major trophy in our cupboard -the Primary A Grade cricket trophy! Wow, congratulations boys for what has been an amazing season for you.  We can see why your coach Jason is so proud of you all.  Not only have you been tremendous ‘sports’ (playing fair and not getting ugly!) but you have responded to his coaching and been very focused. Tino pai rawa! All the best with your winter sports codes.

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