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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.

Russell Street School Students Scoop 9 Manawatu Digi Awards

On Monday, November 12th at 6:30 pm, 38 Manawatu schools participated in the Manawatu Digi Awards . The air was filled with suspense as the night began to roll along. The evening started off with a warm welcome from the Pacifica group from Somerset School. We then got on to photography which was a category filled with stunning photos from all ages. The year 1-3 award winner was Teri from Somerset Crescent School, year 4-6 award winner was by Finn from Russell Street School and the year 7-8 award winner was by Jenna from Carncot School. Jacob and Emmett winning the year 4-6 book review.
Then the Regent was filled with the sounds of different music – the music video category. The winners of the 1-3 was ‘Good Time’ – by Georgia, Rosalind, and Grace from Room 3 at Russell Street School.   The winner of the Year 4-6 award had our school band, ‘Adopted Owl and the Epic’s’ Music video was in the finals but the winner was from Ashurst School. The year 7-8 winner was ‘I just can’t behave’ by Room 18 from Roslyn School. Short Movie award 1 – 3 went to ‘Not So Fast’ by Room 3 (3D) Russell Street School, Year 4-6 went to ‘Whakarongo Games’ by Elliot, Max & Joshua from Whakarongo School, Year 7-8 award went to ‘Fresh Meat’ by Nathan & Fergus from Ruahine School. The TV Advert awards for Year 1-3 went to ‘Energy Wise’ by Sophie, Ricco, Sophie, Campbell, Mia, Eden & Stephen from Ruahine School Year 4-6 went to ‘Conserving Energy’ by Emma, Angus & Ava from Ashurst School. Year 7-8 went to ‘SG Energy’  by Gemma & Samara from Ross Intermediate.
Supreme Award Winners

Year 1 – 3 Supreme Award Winner: Not So Fast SHORT MOVIE (Room 3 – Russell Street School.

Year 4 – 6 Supreme Award Winner: The Rain DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPH (Finn – Russell Street School). Pictured above.

Year 7 – 8 Supreme Award Winner: The Highwayman ANIMATION (Charlie – Whakarongo School).

Best Actor or Actress: Georgia Tindle in ‘Good Time’ (Music Video)

RSS Whanau Roopu Hangi Day

Kia Ora e te whanau, Nic and I would like to say a special thanks to everyone who was involved with preparing and cooking the hangi on the weekend and all the parent helpers in the hall and the kitchen. Without you, this day would not have been such a success, “You were amazing”!!