Win a Kitchen Full of Appliance for RSS! Your action needed!!!

PARMCO have launched a website with opportunities for families to win big but most importantly we can win a whole kitchen of appliances (Just perfect for our hall and Seed to Table programme). Voting is now open and with eight major prizes (and a whole lot of facebooking) we can win this! Please visit now and vote for Russell Street School. And even more importantly copy and paste this message to your facebook and get all of your friends to do likewise!

Performance Wows Four Venues


On Wednesday, the performing arts group made up of The Rustling Ukes, Adopted Owl and the Epic and Whanau Roopu went on tour.  We departed Russell Street school at 8:45am on 2 buses, set up and packed down 8 times, visited 4 venues and performed in front of over 1000 people all in one day!  Wow!  The performers gave 100% at every show, making me extremely proud!  The day would have fallen over if we had not had the incredible support from teachers and parents.  Thank you so much for generously giving your time.

BP Challenge Success


Today three teams from Russell Street School took part in the BP primary school challenge at St Peters College in Palmerston North.
The BP challenge is a creative thinking science and technology challenge where teams get set tasks and materials like newspaper and string to complete them. This years big project was to create a bird feeder. The year 5 / 6 mystery task was to make a marble run and the year 3/4 team had to make a stretcher to carry 2.5kg of flour through an obstacle course.
Our 2012 year 5/6 teams were Scott, Millar, Madeline and Cameron (RSS1) and Laura, Oliver P, Jack M, and Ethan J (RSS2). The year 3/4 team was Lili, Ben, Oliver F and Jacob C.
RSS was 1st in year 5/6 bird feeder and 2nd in the year 3/4 bird feeder and the RSS teams won a microscope spot prize.


“We worked really well as a team and it was fun being creative.” Laura
“It was challenging to get the team to listen to our ideas when we were competing,” Scott.

The Community is Proud of Your Effort!

In these photos, we celebrate the joint efforts of several students, led by Reuben (and supported by his Mum).  Reuben and team handed over $425, 37 blankets, towels galore and pet food of all descriptions in their social action to support the SPCA Muffin Day.  Well done team!  What leaders.

Inspiring Agency, Creativity & Excellence