Putting you in the know for the start of the 2021 year.

Key Dates

  • Wednesday 3rd February: Korero Mai (Meet the Learner) conferences. More info below. Please note you only attend school for the time of your conference.
  • Thursday 4th February: Korero Mai (Meet the Learner) conferences. More info below. Please note you only attend school for the time of your conference.
  • Friday 5th February: First day of classes for everyone.

Class Placements

2021 class placement information (what child your class is in and who their teacher is) is communicated through our school app HERO. Need to connect to HERO? Find out how here.

School Stationery

Please head to myschool.co.nz in order to firstly find our school and then your child’s relevant class/year level. The list generated indicates what is required to fully participate in learning activities throughout the year. It is over to you if you purchase the required items through myschool or another supplier. Buying through myschool does give the school bonus points which can be redeemed at a later date saving the school some valuable dollars! .

School Apps

SchoolStream is no longer being used in 2020. For 2021 you will need the Seesaw Family app and the HERO app.

School wide notices, events calendar, student absences, permission slips etc will be part of the HERO app. HERO is already your go to app for reporting progress on learning, class placements and up to date finance information. Need to connect to HERO? Find out how here.

Day to day learning posts and reminders will continue to be communicated through the Seesaw Family app.

Hats

School hats are compulsory in Term 1. If you need a new one, please call into the office and purchase one for $15.

School Lunches

These continue next year through the LunchOnline service. There is one major change with the addition of Subway on Wednesdays as well as Pita Pit on Friday.

  • Wednesday – Subway
  • Friday – Pita Pit

Pool

Pool keys will be available early next year before school heads back for the 1st term. Keep an eye out on HERO for when keys become available to hire.

Pōwhiri

We always start the new school year with a full school pōwhiri to welcome all of our new staff, students and families to our school. This will take place on the front courts shortly after 9am on Friday 5th February. Everyone is welcome.

Korero Mai (Meet the Learner) Conferences

These are all set to go for the 3rd/4th February 2021. You will need to book a 20 minute slot for your child/ren on either day. The time slots are at 11.30am-7.30pm on Wednesday 3rd February and 9-5pm on the Thursday 4th February 2021. Go to www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and the code is ap97c to book.

These are taken as school days and attendance at a conference is compulsory for all enrolled students but you only attend for the time of your interview.

Normal classes start for everyone on Friday 5th February @ 8:55am.

As part of the conference we expect your input. We have a genuine interest in what you have to say. The role of the teacher is to listen to you and your child.

As part of the Korero Mai conference we expect your input. We have a genuine interest in what you have to say. The role of the teacher is to listen to you and your child.

Your child’s teacher will have some questions for you (parents and whānau) in relation to your child and the year ahead at RSS. Don’t worry, there are no right or wrong answers, it is about getting to know you and your expectations for the year ahead.

Don’t forget too, every child needs to bring along 3 artefacts (items) that are important to them that will help the teacher learn more about your child and their interests and passions. For example; favourite toy, book, movie or game; photo, trophy, sport, hobby etc – there is no right or wrong here either).


If you have any questions or need some help just get in touch with your child’s teacher or give us a call next week. There will be plenty of staff around ot school before the Koreroa Mai conferences.