The Russell Street School Supporters’ Club would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous donations and support for the “Wot Not To Wear” evening with Suzie Johnson. Our fundraiser event was very successful and we are very grateful for the support these businesses have provided to help us reach our fundraising goals. Every guest was presented with a gift to take home, and there was over $1200.00 worth of spot prizes won on the night.
The proceeds from this event will be directly applied to subsidising the music and cultural space for our children to gain a variety of rich learning experiences and opportunities.
Maori Language Week has been developed by Te Taura Whiri i te reo Māori – the Māori Language Commission – in order to raise awareness about the Māori language and increase opportunities for people to learn and use it. Arohatia te Reo is the theme for Māori Language Week, which means to cherish the language.
Take a look at the class blogs to see some of the ways each class has fostered Maori language and celebrated our rich cultural heritage. Below is a sample of how our Room 4 Monster Minds class has developed their oral language skills and understanding.
We encourage you, no matter who you are, where you come from, or what you do, to find a way to express how you can use, honour, speak and show your love for the language of our country. If you some ideas go to:
Last term Jen invited us to join a group that was learning the xylophone. We have been practicing for a whole term now. We practice with Jen twice a week and some at lunchtimes on our own. We started by learning it in parts then put it together.
We have learned how to stop to keep in time and are working on listening to others so we don’t get out of time. We have been focusing on keeping an even tempo because for the last four weeks we have been going too fast. We used a metronome to keep the beat so we now are really in time.
This song was called “Up the hill and down the hill,” but we have named it, “Bob and Fredrick”.
It is fun because it is a small group, which is focused on playing together.