School is currently closed for the Christmas break.

We hope you have a restful break also and we look forward to connecting with you and your family again in 2017.

A reminder that stationery packs will be sold on 27th of January 10am – 2.00pm, in room 1.  Payment can be made by cash, cheques, eftpos.

2017 Term Dates –Russell Street School
Term 1 Tuesday January, 31 To Thursday, April 13          (104)
Term 2 Monday, May 1

Teachers Only Day –June 2

To Friday, July 7                         (98)
Term 3 Monday, July 24 To Friday, September 29                      (100)
Term 4 Monday, October 16 To Friday, December 15       (88)

Parents/ Caregivers should check with each school they have an association with as there is often small variation in start and end dates.

Thanks Brian and Shirley!

dsc03091Last week we took time to celebrate the decades of leadership and commitment that Shirley and Brian Pegler have given so generously and especially in this community.  Brian and Shirley have been at the forefront of the provision of Christian Religious Education in our school and in many other schools across the region. We enjoyed an assembly, followed by ‘high tea’ and photos. Thank you both for the wonderful contribution you have made, over many, many years.  And thank you to the family, as pictured, that joined us for the occasion.

School Athletics Day

Next Wednesday the 23rd November, we are all off to our School Athletics Day at Massey Park.
Here is the expected timetable that we will try and stick to if you were planning on popping up to come and cheer on your kids for a particular event. We always love having parents come and help, so please let us know if you can help out.


We are hoping that the weather is nice to us. We will keep you posted if the weather is a bit iffy…
Hoping for another great day!

Charter Chats -Please join us!

screen-shot-2016-11-13-at-10-58-34-amEarlier this term I wrote to outline an important opportunity for you to be involved in the setting of direction and planning for the next 3-5 years in our school. I now wish to confirm arrangements for this.

During the next few weeks we are hosting a number of ‘Home Chats’ as detailed below.  These are being held mostly during the evening, in homes scattered across the community and will involve an informal chat around the future direction of the school. We value your involvement and are hopeful that you will make time to join us at one of these.

What can you expect?  Full letter with return slip attached here. (Please also note a copy is going home with students this week)

Best regards to you all,

Scale A Teacher Vacancy

screen-shot-2016-10-25-at-9-38-59-amAn opportunity has become available to be part of our forward thinking, dynamic school. The school’s vision is to ‘inspire agency, creativity and excellence both within and beyond the four walls of the classroom’. If you are a collaborative team player and want to be part of making this vision become a reality, please apply.

Full information about how to apply is linked here.

Inspiring Agency, Creativity & Excellence