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School Athletics Day

Next Wednesday the 23rd November, we are all off to our School Athletics Day at Massey Park.
Here is the expected timetable that we will try and stick to if you were planning on popping up to come and cheer on your kids for a particular event. We always love having parents come and help, so please let us know if you can help out.


We are hoping that the weather is nice to us. We will keep you posted if the weather is a bit iffy…
Hoping for another great day!

Matariki Celebrations/Pae Tamariki

Ngā mihi mahana kia koutou katoa ngā kaiawhina kia awhinatia mai i a mātou.
A warm greeting to you all and thanks to all the helpers who have helped us out.

Last Thursday (23rd June) we had a tremendous group of supporters come and pack meat and vegetables for well over 300 Hangi packs. This was a mammoth task and we were so thankful for all that were involved. The packing was not the only job that a Hangi entails. We also had a group of ‘warriors’ dig the pit, burn the fire and load the baskets to ensure we had an awesome feed for our Matariki Concert on the Friday Evening. Thanks to everyone who came and supported our Junior and Senior Kapa Haka and those who purchased Hangi for yourself or your Whānau. The money we raised will go towards new Kapa Haka uniforms.

On Monday and Tuesday (27/28 June) we took our Kapa Haka Roopu to Pae Tamariki, a concert which celebrates Waiata in the Manawatu. We were extremely proud of all who took the stage and represented our school with Wairua and Manawanui. We received buckets of awhi and praise for our efforts over the two days. Once again, thanks to those who came and supported our kids and helped get them ready for the stage. We couldn’t do it without you.




Douglas Park A Success

What a wonderful day we all had competing with Douglas Park School (DPS) on Tuesday June 14th. I’m sure the Douglas Park children and staff felt very welcome and enjoyed extending the connections we began last year.

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Well done to all the RSS staff who worked together as a team to ensure everything was well prepared and ran smoothly on the day, both on the sports field and in classes continuing their regular program. The RSS children certainly made us proud, once again, for competing with integrity and being courageous in making new friendshiScreen Shot 2016-06-14 at 8.16.17 PMps.
A huge thanks to Tracey and Rachelle for the mammoth task of co-ordinating the team of parents who donated food and their time to prepare the meals. I’m sure the children and staff from Douglas Park were very appreciative, I know the Russell Street children were impressed.
Thanks also to Julian Hardy (We Cut Shapes) for donating the fairplay medals and making the trophies. Thanks to Melodies New World for donating the fruit.
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Finally, thanks to the coaches of the sports teams who had additional practices or supported us on the day ensuring our children were well prepared. The overall results for the codes were 2 for RSS and 3 to DPS, meaning  we lost our Tararua Challenge Flag for the year.
Sport          RSS Wins    DPS Wins
soccer         RSS 3           DPS 0.
Hockey       RSS 1           DPS 2
Netball        RSS 1          DPS 2
Basketball  RSS 2          DPS 0
Rugby          RSS 0         DPS 2
We plan to return to Masterton in 2017 and reclaim the overall Flag.


Here are some of the photos from today feel free to add any others you have.

BOT Class Report – September 2015

Each month at the Board of Trustees meeting, a report is tabled about the learning happening in each class. This month, the focus is on production. Here’s what is happening in The Bright Bugs.

We have been doing some amazing creating, thinking and learning around production. We are in the design and ‘trying out ideas’ phase (Week 5) and in Week 6 we are going to be designing our wearable art for the stage!!! We are incredibly excited!

We have been telling our stories so far…
We have been making our hats and we have been decorating them. We did our practice hats and we coloured them in. Our silly hats are colourful. I like colouring them in and painting them and sticking stuff on them. I’m looking forward to going on the stage!
By Kahlia

My silly hat has pink on it and sparkles. I did lovely rainbow painting.My silly hat is beautiful. I like it!
By Yasmine

We have been practicing making hats. I put a smiley face on my hat. We were learning how to stick the pom poms on. I made green spots on my hat too. We couldn’t stick our shells on with glue. We will have to use some sellotape or strong glue. I am excited about dancing on the stage.
By Porsha

Look at the fabulous slide show of our first hat challenge.

To learn more about what is happening across the school, see the full report.

RICOH Sports Tournament

Congratulations to all those who participated in the RICOH Winter Sports tournament last Friday. There were some tough games but everyone did their very best, played fair, worked as a team and had fun.

The final results were as follows:
1st College Street
2nd Riverdale
3rd Russell St
4th Cloverlea
5th Hokowhitu

Both our Rugby and Basketball teams brought home the trophies coming 1st! Soccer finished up 3rd, Hockey 5th and Netball 4th.

A huge thank you to the parents and teachers who coached and supported us.