Screen Shot 2015-05-14 at 12.13.33 pmWe are delighted to report further success by RSS students, this time in Inter-school equestrian. Abby and Bella I both excelled in this event! Bella won the dressage in her division and in fact first across all divisions (120 students) and Abby came a remarkable third in her division.
This meant that the RSS/Whakarongo team were first in the Dressage! And they were one of the only primary schools there competing against high schools and even tertiary students!
Bella was clear with no faults in both of her jumping rounds and Abby who wasn’t even planning to jump but challenged herself also did a great job. She had a lot of support from the crowd as was by far the smallest rider! A great future ahead Abby.
Well done to you.  Everyone shares in your success.  All the best with your next event girls and thanks for representing our school so positively!

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Here’s a great video clip of students taking charge of their learning.

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ANZAC GIFOn Friday, April 24th, Russell Street School held a special ANZAC Assembly to commemorate the bravery and sacrifice of previous generations. We were honoured to have invited guests Jono Naylor, Iain Lees-Galloway, Grant Smith John Hornblow,Chrissie Butts and Willard Home Residents join us. This assembly highlighted the significance of New Zealand’s participation in World War 1, especially the Gallipoli campaign, as well as some of the traditions and people connected to this day for our students.

Throughout the day the children participated in various activities and events to help make the day a significant memory in their educational experience. Thank you to the parents who supported children, especially Jo Johanson and Tracy Grayson. Photos Of the day can be found here.

Thank you to all the parents who attended the Assembly, especially our military families. It added another dimension to have you there in your uniforms.

We hope your our RSS families made connections with the children and their personal story as to why ANZAC Day has a special place in New Zealand’s culture.

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IMG_6774Hot on the back of a number of wonderful individual sporting successes, we now have another major trophy in our cupboard -the Primary A Grade cricket trophy! Wow, congratulations boys for what has been an amazing season for you.  We can see why your coach Jason is so proud of you all.  Not only have you been tremendous ‘sports’ (playing fair and not getting ugly!) but you have responded to his coaching and been very focused. Tino pai rawa! All the best with your winter sports codes.

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Screen Shot 2015-03-14 at 10.06.39 amWould you like to be part of a forward thinking, dynamic school? 

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