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Bookclub Creations Wow Students!

Did you know that Rebecca our School Librarian is a miniature model maker? We were so inspired by her miniature scene of The Borrowers that we thought it would be a great way to encourage other Russell Street Readers to try some new books. So ‘Bookapedia’ (our year 5-6 book club) and ‘The Book Talsy’s’ (our year 3-4 book club) have been busy recreating a scene from their favourite story or event in history to inspire Russell Street students to read more. We knew that accuracy and detail would help to capture people’s interest so this has been our focus. They are amazing, we certainly have some creative and talented students at our school! Our scenes are now on display in the library with a collection of books to support their theme.  We are now monitoring borrowing trends over the next 3 weeks to see what books are most popular. Come in and check them out…and a book or two!


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Best Teacher Tweeter- Stephen Baker

Congratulation Stephen on being the WINNER of the NZ Interface Magazine, Best Teacher Tweeter and runner up, Best Teaching with ICT. Engaging and creative  lessons, infused with technologies and the sharing of these is a strength of Russell Street School, and it is great to see this recognized amongst your peers.

We are proud you are part of our team and pleased we can

help enable this learning to flourish in your room.
What an amazing team of we have at Russell Street, I’m looking forward to the next good news to share. Who’s next…

Thanks More FM & McDonalds

Thank you to More Fm and McDonalds for creating the Junior Joker competition and thanks to all the family and friends of RSS who voted. These new devices are truly appreciated and will make a real difference in supporting our learning.

The staff and students have been busy using our new iPads in class. This movie is an example of how iPads can be employed in our classes as part of our learning.