IMG_4926Well it’s taken a long time but we finally managed to unveil the newest mural and officially open our arts building, after a long period of retentions (items that were incomplete under the contract). In the morning Brian and Shirley Pegler, led members of the Christian Religious Education team, staff and House Group Leaders, in a formal blessing of our new space. In the afternoon, former students from Ross and Carncot, joined us to unveil the beautiful mural, to share in some speeches and to enjoy our band in action.  Staff Member and musician, Nic, joined band member, Serena, in cutting the ribbon, and in doing so officially declaring the space open!

Here is a link to the Manawatu Standard’s article and photo.

Pictured Teacher/Leader of Mural Project, Carolyn Dodd, with our former students, returning for the official unveiling.


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Com Newsletter Winter 15

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We are delighted to inform our community that the PTC Calendar App is up and running for Russell Street School. Simply go to the iTunes or Play store, locate and download the PTC calendar app.

When you open the app it asks you to select your region and school. Once selected you have access to the school’s community calendar, links to the website and newsletter and phone and email contact details.

We are currently not encouraging families to SMS absences as we cannot verify the genuineness of who sent the text unlike phone messages.

This app is free to our community thanks to the generous sponsorship of Lee European, Kelly Club, Max Tar & Melody’s New World, Trophy Specialists & Engraving Ltd, DTSL and Rewanui Kindergarten.

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Midnight & The Dream Team had the privilege of being involved Screen Shot 2015-06-22 at 3.05.25 pmin the planting of 3 beautiful trees that were donated by Guardian Tree Services on Arbor Day.  These trees have been planted in the far corner of our field (over by the tunnels) and were specifically chosen to cope with the boggy soil.  In future years we will benefit from plums from the two Elephant Heart trees and will be able to enjoy the beauty of the Cherry tree as well.

A huge thank you to Guardian Tree Services for their generosity.

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Screen Shot 2015-06-10 at 9.06.14 pmWhat a fantastic experience our year 5 & 6 students had on Tuesday as we travelled to Douglas Park School in Masterton for our inaugural sports exchange.  This exchange involved five sporting codes (Rugby, Netball, Hockey, Basketball and Soccer). The children were thrilled with the wins in basketball, rugby and soccer and although disappointed in losing in other codes enjoyed the challenge and opportunity to make new friendships. We certainly felt very welcome and look forward to hosting Douglas Park next year.

Screen Shot 2015-06-10 at 9.08.35 pmThis exchange builds on many years of sporting development and success. Participation in local organised sports has grown each year and we see developing an ongoing relationship with a school outside of Manawatu as the next step in growing lifelong participation in sports. The ability to participate and compete with similar sized schools outside of the Manawatu area will further lift our children’s participation and enjoyment of sport, helping develop lifelong participation at a high level.
Thank you to the parents and staff who ensured this was a success and supported us during the planning and at the event.
If you would like to see more images of the day click here.

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