Well 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.
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).
We 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!
Hot 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.