Ngā mihi mahana kia koutou katoa ngā kaiawhina kia awhinatia mai i a mātou. A warm greeting to you all and thanks to all the helpers who have helped us out.
Last Thursday (23rd June) we had a tremendous group of supporters come and pack meat and vegetables for well over 300 Hangi packs. This was a mammoth task and we were so thankful for all that were involved. The packing was not the only job that a Hangi entails. We also had a group of ‘warriors’ dig the pit, burn the fire and load the baskets to ensure we had an awesome feed for our Matariki Concert on the Friday Evening. Thanks to everyone who came and supported our Junior and Senior Kapa Haka and those who purchased Hangi for yourself or your Whānau. The money we raised will go towards new Kapa Haka uniforms.
On Monday and Tuesday (27/28 June) we took our Kapa Haka Roopu to Pae Tamariki, a concert which celebrates Waiata in the Manawatu. We were extremely proud of all who took the stage and represented our school with Wairua and Manawanui. We received buckets of awhi and praise for our efforts over the two days. Once again, thanks to those who came and supported our kids and helped get them ready for the stage. We couldn’t do it without you.
What a wonderful day we all had competing with Douglas Park School (DPS) on Tuesday June 14th. I’m sure the Douglas Park children and staff felt very welcome and enjoyed extending the connections we began last year.
Well done to all the RSS staff who worked together as a team to ensure everything was well prepared and ran smoothly on the day, both on the sports field and in classes continuing their regular program. The RSS children certainly made us proud, once again, for competing with integrity and being courageous in making new friendships.
A huge thanks to Tracey and Rachelle for the mammoth task of co-ordinating the team of parents who donated food and their time to prepare the meals. I’m sure the children and staff from Douglas Park were very appreciative, I know the Russell Street children were impressed.
Thanks also to Julian Hardy (We Cut Shapes) for donating the fairplay medals and making the trophies. Thanks to Melodies New World for donating the fruit.
Finally, thanks to the coaches of the sports teams who had additional practices or supported us on the day ensuring our children were well prepared. The overall results for the codes were 2 for RSS and 3 to DPS, meaning we lost our Tararua Challenge Flag for the year.
Sport RSS Wins DPS Wins
soccer RSS 3 DPS 0.
Hockey RSS 1 DPS 2
Netball RSS 1 DPS 2
Basketball RSS 2 DPS 0
Rugby RSS 0 DPS 2
We plan to return to Masterton in 2017 and reclaim the overall Flag.
Here are some of the photos from today feel free to add any others you have.
Firstly congratulations to our wonderful children on their participation in Cross Country. What a wonderful day of sporting achievement we had on Tuesday the 7th of June. The day started at school with the year 1 and 2 students demonstrating their running skills, determination and grit. After this the year 3 -6 students travelled to Skoglund Park to run a challenging course of hills and uneven terrain. Again the encouragement, performance and grit showed through.
Thank you to the staff for their organisation and management of the day and the build up before and also to all the parents who supported by taking on roles on the day or simply encouraging all the children.