School Athletics Day

Next week on Tuesday 7th November we have our Whole School Athletics Day up at Massey Athletics Track. The children will leave school by bus at approximately 9.15am to arrive for a 9.30am brief. We will return to school by 2.30pm. The proposed timetable for the day is listed below if you would like to come and watch. 

Can you please ensure you send your child to school with a good lunch, plenty of water, warm clothes, Russell Street hat and appropriate footwear. (Please load on the sunblock before leaving home) If you can, wear your house colours:
Tui is Yellow, Kiwi is Red, Kereru is Blue, Kea is Green.

If the weather is looking a bit questionable, we will send a text confirming the event  the morning of. If you would like to come and support, please use the top car parking and walk down. The track car park will be closed to general public with exception to the mobility parks. Soul Sista Streets Coffee Cart will be there from 9.30am to keep the parents caffeinated.

Anyone available to support our teachers run an event would be greatly appreciated. Please see your child’s classroom teacher if you can offer your time.

Any further questions, come in and see Troy or send an email to

Celebrating Academic Success

It was wonderful to hand out the last of the ICAS NSW certificates at assembly on Friday and celebrate the academic achievement and effort the children had put in over the year.

As an additional opportunity for our year 3-6 students to test themselves academically we offer the ICAS NSW assessments. These enable children to compete against other like minded and skilled students across Asia-Pacific region in math, science, writing, spelling and english. This year the University of NSW again had almost 1 million entries across all year levels and disciplines in ICAS assessments. At Russell Street we submitted 122 entries and the children showed their academic ability with 73 receiving awards (finishing in the top 40% or higher in their age group) 22 of these being in the top 10% of all entries.


Of note was the 8 entries that received High Distinction finishing in the top 1% of all entries and one of these being Emily C who earned a NSW Medal for being the top score of all entries in year 5 science.

If you are thinking about entering these assessments next year please email Susanne Smith who oversees these at our school.


Leadership Position Starting 2018 (2nd Deputy Principal).


We are looking to appoint a 2nd Deputy Principal to join our leadership team. They will be an effective leader and teacher who is motivated, collaborative and willing to continue learning alongside others growing their own creativity, agency and leadership. If you have these qualities and would like to be part of the whānau at Russell Street School, please access an application pack here.

Applications close 3pm Monday November 20.


Summer Sport Registrations

There may have been a mix up on the note that went home  with the Saturday codes missing on some letters and the changes to the Year 1/2 Hockey day. So here is the correct information:

Sport Codes on Offer:
Monday: Year 1/2 Hockey
Tuesday: Year 1/4 Cricket, Year 3/4 Hockey
Wednesday: Year 5/6 Hockey, Year 1-6 Soccer, Year 4-6 Flipperball
Thursday: Year 1-6 Harriers
Friday: Year 1-6 Touch, Year 4-6 Futsal
Saturday: Year 5/6 Cricket, Year 5/6 Softball, Year 1-4 Teeball.

All Summer Sports registrations will be done online through a Google Form. (No more paper forms)

Click Here to Register for Cricket
Click Here to Register for Hockey
Click Here to Register for Touch Rugby
Click Here to Register for Soccer
Click Here to Register for Futsal
Click Here to Register for Flipperball
Click Here to Register for Teeball/Softball
Click Here to Register for Harriers

Payment to be made once registered through the office by: Cash, cheque or eftpos or via Internet Banking
(Westpac 03 1522 0019379 00)


Email if you require more information.

RICOH Tournament 2017

Last Wednesday we took 5 teams to the annual RICOH Sport Tournament here at the Arena and Manawaroa Park. College Street, Riverdale, Hokowhitu and Central Normal took part and it was an amazing day of tough competition and great camaraderie. Our Hockey Team managed to come 3rd overall and Rugby took out 4th place overall. Netball and Soccer both placed 5th and Basketball came in 6th. Tyler Mauchline was recognised by the coaches/organsiers for his fairplay, Well Done Tyler!

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