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Week 9 Update

Tue Jun 28 11:04am

Good morning everyone.



Week nine is upon us and a reminder we finish school next Thursday July 7th. Friday July 8th is a Teacher Only Day for Curriculum Development.



The term has been challenging with illness and right now we still have lingering COVID cases, chickenpox, flu and vomiting. We had 53 children away yesterday and appreciate the challenge that adds to you with managing work commitments and care.



We will have another Coffee catchup Tuesday July 5th at 9am for those who wish to have a catch up and chat about anything at all. Last time we had 2 parents join us and we shared some of the Emotional regulation work with them. This will be in the staff room and we encourage you to join us for a relaxed chat and dialogue. This is about offering a space to talk about whatever you feel we need to discuss.



This week we have senior children taking part in EPro8 challenges in the library. This is a Technology challenge that involves thinking and creating solutions. Thank you to Mrs Jenkins for looking after this.



Well done to Alice Roberts who ran in the ChCh Cross Country and also to our Basketball team in Year 7-8 for another win last night. Our Year 5-6 Rippa team qualified and played in Oamaru last week and represented the school well with 2 wins and 2 losses. Thank you Mr D for your support and planning. Our Year 7-8 class have a visit to Kirwee Bees this Friday and we also have an AKO assembly at 2.15pm on Friday July 1st.



July 7th will also be a full school assembly day at 2.15pm and we will hold our “Soup and Kahoot” night that evening July 7th. That will start at 6pm and we would appreciate any support with soup if you can help with a pot . We will have bread rolls and polystyrene cups available.



Mid Term comments will be out on HERO by the end of the term and that will be the fourth comment this year as well as the interviews that have just finished. Please contact the teachers if you have any questions about your child’s progress and achievement.



Thank you all for being a critical part of our school culture. We value your input.



regards Mark

SECOND HAND UNIFORM SALE LAST SALE FOR THE TERM….

Mon Jun 27 09:00am

SECOND HAND UNIFORM SALE


 


LAST SALE FOR THE TERM….


This Friday the 1st of July we will be holding a second hand uniform sale, in front of the sports shed from 2.45 until 3.15pm.


We have a small amount of new second hand uniform (smaller sizes) available at a slightly increased price to the other uniform but still cheaper than new.


Cash and eftpos available and good swaps are welcomed too.


Donations are always welcome and can be left at the school office if you are unable to come to the sale.


Thank you


Clare Stewart (0274190020) and Nicola Vercoe

Coffee Catch up Tuesday 21st June

Thu Jun 16 10:47am

Hello to all.



Tuesday June 21st is chance for a coffee catch up from 9am in the library or staff room. Pre schoolers welcome. No real agenda other than some updates on Emotional regulation and what we are doing. I just hope this grows into a safe place and time for chats about school, life in general and how we can all help our children grow.



Please come along and bring a friend. Maybe an hour or so. No pressure but just time to have some dialogue. All welcome. You may even meet someone new.

Reminder – we close at 1pm Tuesday 14th. This is for interviews. Thank you for your understanding 

Mon Jun 13 10:54am

Reminder – we close at 1pm Tuesday 14th. This is for interviews. Thank you for your understanding 

School Support Thank you

Mon Jun 13 10:51am

School Support Group Thank You


A huge Thank you to those people who helped at the 3 recent catering events that school support were involved in, and also to those of you who provided food or money to help with costs.


Last week saw those of you who supported the meat fundraiser receive your meat so we hope that you enjoy that and thank you.


If you have some spare time on a Friday at lunch time we are needing people to cook and hand out the sausages, it would be about 1 ½ hours.  Please contact Natasha Baxter if you can help out on 0274550807.  If we don’t get enough help then we may have to rethink whether we have it next term. 


The next school support meeting is to be held on Monday the 20th of June, 7.30pm at the Railway Tavern, anyone is most welcome.


Thank you Clare Stewart


SSG President

Come get your MEAT 🍖

Fri Jun 10 02:06pm

Kia ora hapori! 


 


Meat orders are ready to be picked up from 2:45 today! 


 


What a great way to start the weekend!

Thank you so much to those who attended the school meeting last night.

Fri Jun 10 01:21pm

Thank you so much to those who attended the school meeting last night about communication and curriculum. One quick change is that you should see events now on HERO and that links to website events so you have a calendar in front of you. This is also on the app and means you have the calendar on you at anytime.

June 7 newsletter

Tue Jun 07 01:13pm

 



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Mid Year Interviews

Mon Jun 06 11:16am

Mid Year Interviews are June 14 and 15th. We will close school at 1pm on Tuesday 14th for a 2pm start. Wednesday 15th is a normal school day.



Tuesday 14th Interview 2pm-5pm and 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Wednesday 15th 3.30pm – 5.30pm



Please follow the link below or call the office for an appointment.



http://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/code/zynud

Second Hand Uniform sale

Mon May 30 09:38am

SECOND HAND UNIFORM SALE


 


ITS GETTING COLDER, DO YOUR KIDS NEED A POLARFLEECE?


This Friday the 3rd of June we will be holding a second hand uniform sale, in front of the sports shed from 2.45 until 3.15pm.


Cash and eftpos available and good swaps are welcomed too.


Donations are always welcome and can be left at the school office if you are unable to come to the sale.


Thank you


Clare Stewart (0274190020) and Nicola Vercoe

Hello whanau. A Reminder that school closes at 1pm on Tuesday 31st May for the Kahui Ako Professional Development afternoon at Methven .

Sun May 29 05:13pm

Rakaia School Support Group Need YOUR help!

Fri May 27 08:50am

Kia ora e te whanau, 


 


The Rakaia School Support Group do an AMAZING job to raise funds for our kura and your tamraiki which is often behind the scenes and un-noticed . 


 


They are needing some volunteers for a catering job this Saturday 28th May 


Time slots: 9am-11am & 11:30am -12:30am   


 


If you can lend a hand please contact ASAP to Natasha B 027 4550 807 


 


May 24th Update

Tue May 24 03:12pm

Good luck at Cross Country from Mr Ellis.
Reminders that next Tuesday May 31st we shut school at 1pm due to Kahui professional development in Methven. Buses will run at 1pm.
Thursday June 9th is a parent evening at 7pm to discuss Rakaia Curriculum Development and Communication in the school. Please mark it on your diary and come for a chat and share your ideas.
June 14 and 15 are interview days. There have been multiple reminders to book online. Contact the office if you need help. These interviews are back at your request so please fill the slots.
Thursday July 7th will be a Soup and kahoot night at school for all families. We are looking forward to having a fun evening just like we did before COVID.It will start at 6pm and be finished by 8pm. Grab a team and come along.
Friday July 8th will be a Teacher only Day for Rakaia Curriculum Development. The term will finish Thursday and Term 3 will begin July 25th.
Very soon we will be trialling a Pilot programme at school with Mrs Tracey Atkinson that involves some Equine Education. She has a pony named Frisby who has been a cart pony and we will be looking to have him at school with Mrs Atkinson to introduce some children to him and to feed him, brush him and care for him at school. This will support their emotional regulation and we are excited to look outside the traditional box to provide for our students. He will not be ridden or left alone in his yard when it is built. If you interested in helping then please let school know.
Thank you

A message from Rakaia School Support Group

Mon May 23 02:45pm

Kia ora e te whanau, 


A message from our lovely School Support Group.


Meat order forms due by the end of this week 
Catering help required for this Saturday – please let us know if you’re available to support. 

May 15th 2022

Mon May 16 10:19am

 



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Assembly and Second Hand Uniform Sale

Fri May 06 09:26am

Reminders- Full school assembly today and you are welcome to attend with a mask please.  Second hand uniform sale at 2.45pm by the sports shed. Looking forward to seeing you all. 

Bus Driver Required

Wed Apr 06 04:44pm

SITUATIONS VACANT – SCHOOL BUS DRIVER


Looking for the ideal part-time job? One that allows you to build great relationships with your community and its young people, and allows plenty of time every day to pursue other interests?


 


We need a Driver for a school run in the Rakaia area.


For the right applicants, we would consider a job share arrangement.


 


A Class 2 Licence with a P Endorsement is desirable, however assistance to gain these may be available for suitable applicant(s).


 


To apply, or for further information, please contact


Mark at Pearsons Coachlines Ltd on 021 344 647 or ashburton@pearsonscoachlines.co.nz

SECOND HAND UNIFORM SALE

Tue Apr 05 10:08am

 


 


This Friday the 8th of April we will be holding the last  second hand uniform sale for this term, it will be in front of the sports shed from 2.45 until 3.15pm.


We will require you to wear masks, hand sanitize and maintain social distancing as per the rules, but also we cannot go past the yellow line into the school grounds.


Cash and eftpos available and good swaps are welcomed too.


Please keep us in mind if you are having a clear out over the holidays or the kids have grown, as donations are always welcome and can be left at the school office if you are unable to come to the sale.


Thank you


Clare Stewart (0274190020) and Nicola Vercoe

Hot Cross Bun Orders

Thu Mar 31 08:32pm

Due Friday April 1st and pick is April 8th after school. Thank you for your support.

School Support Group AGM tonight in Mahitahi at 7pm

Thu Mar 31 04:42pm

Please join us and then have a chat to the BOT about Community Involvement in our School. This is part of the BOT’s Strategic Planning for the next 3-5 years. 

Calender

Term Dates 2022

Term 1

Jan 31 Start
Feb 7 Waitangi Day

Apr 14 (Thursday) Last Day

Term 2

May 2 Start

May 31 Kahui 2pm (Teacher Only)
Jun 6 Queens Birthday
Jun 24 Matariki

Jul 8 Last Day

Term3

Jul 25 Start

Jun 23 2pm (Teacher Only)

Sept 30 Last Day

Term 4

Oct 17  Start

Oct 21 Jubilee Celebrations

Oct 24 Labour Day

Nov 10 Kahui (Teacher Only Day)

Nov 11 Christchurch Show Day

Dec 16 Last Half Day

Hero

Our school selected HERO as our New Zealand Ministry of Education approved student management and reporting system. HERO shares our school’s vision to put student learning at the centre of all that we do.

Parents and caregivers can log in to their Hero account (even if they have students at multiple schools) and see all their learning stories; assessments; progress data; pay their school account online etc

You can continue to log in to LINC-ED in the same way as before, your email address and password have not changed. If you would like to download the Hero App for Android or IOS you can do so from your chosen App Store, again your username and password remain the same.

https://hero.linc-ed.com/parents

Download the School App

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If you are on a mobile you can click this link to download the App.