Oliver, Finn and Cam’s Model

This model, created by Oliver, Finn and Cam, as part of their City Class Inquiry reflects the diverse curriculum in action. If Palmy was to be rebuilt what could it look like?  The focus question was ‘How can buildings meet our needs without compromising the natural environment?’  As part of this learning, the three amigos interviewed a number of experts in architecture, researched on-line and book resources, and developed some prototypes.  The model shows lots of ecological features such as green walls, ecohouse, grassy areas and high bridges, as well as park like features. All houses would be north facing for natural heating and double glazed as well. The learning was challenging but fun to meet with new people, and along the way we got quite confident at contacting and speaking to adults that could help us.


RSS Uke Group

The Russell Street School Ukelele Group are busy honing their skills in preparation for the Central Ukelele Festival. This festival will be held on September the 1st at Arena 2.

Jessica:”I like it how we all learn new and different chords with help from Jen.”

Hannah:”I love learning all the different chords and having fun at all times. We have been getting better at standing up in front of an audience and being confident!”

“Wot Not To Wear” Thank You.

The Russell Street School Supporters’ Club would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous donations and support for the “Wot Not To Wear” evening with Suzie Johnson.  Our fundraiser event was very successful and we are very grateful for the support these businesses have provided to help us reach our fundraising goals.  Every guest was presented with a gift to take home, and there was over $1200.00 worth of spot prizes won on the night.
The proceeds from this event will be directly applied to subsidising the music and cultural space for our children to gain a variety of rich learning experiences and opportunities.
Thank you again to the following businesses.
 NZ Magazines
 Moxon Showcase Jewelers
Whitcoulls Plaza
 Forget Me Not Flowers
Cameron Jewelers
 Max Wilson Diamond Jeweler
 Hair Works
Hairos on Russell
 Paper Plus

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori – Maori Language Week

Maori Language Week has been developed by Te Taura Whiri i te reo Māori – the Māori Language Commission – in order to raise awareness about the Māori language and increase opportunities for people to learn and use it.  Arohatia te Reo is the theme for Māori Language Week, which means to cherish the language.

Take a look at the class blogs to see some of the ways each class has fostered Maori language and celebrated our rich cultural heritage. Below is a sample of how our Room 4 Monster Minds class has developed their oral language skills and understanding.

We encourage you, no matter who you are, where you come from, or what you do, to find a way to express how you can use, honour, speak and show your love for the language of our country. If you some ideas go to:

http://www.korero.maori.nz/forlearners for learners;
http://www.korero.maori.nz/forspeakers for speakers; and
http://www.korero.maori.nz/forbusiness for businesses.

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