Putting you in the know for the start of the 2024 year.

Key Dates

  • Thursday 25th January: Kōrero Mai (Meet the Learner) conferences. More info below. Please note you only attend school for the time of your conference.
  • Friday 26th January: Kōrero Mai (Meet the Learner) conferences. More info below. Please note you only attend school for the time of your conference.
  • Monday 29th January: Teacher Only Day
  • Tuesday 30th January: First day of classes for everyone from 8:55am.

Class Placements

2024 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.

N.B. If you are a new student/family to RSS, you are not able to access HERO until your child has started school. This information will be emailed to you.

School Stationery

We are super excited to have teamed up with the heroes at Warehouse Stationery for our 2024 stationery requirements, helping make stationery ordering a breeze by seamlessly integrating with the Hero Parent App!

Soon, you will see the new ‘Order Stationery’ icon appear on the landing page of your Hero App. This will direct you straight to your child’s school stationery list for 2024.

Stationery list orders can be made at any time, however to get the best deals, Warehouse Stationery’s Back-to-School pricing will go live on Wednesday 3rd January 2024, with both delivery and click and collect options available.

Not connected to Hero yet? Just head to the Warehouse Stationery website, search for Russell Street School and your child’d class.

Remember, while we are partnering with Warehouse Stationery, you can purchase the items from any retailer. Remember too, only buy what you need and don’t already have e.g. if your child has a reading folder, or pens and pencils etc there is no need to buy more!

School Apps

Hero: School wide notices, events calendar, student absences, permission slips etc will be part of the Hero app. HERO is also your go to app for reporting progress on learning, booking conferences and class placements. Need to connect to Hero? Find out how here.

Seesaw: Day to day learning posts and reminders will continue to be communicated through the Seesaw Family app. Your child’s teacher will provide you with a QR Code login to your child’s Seesaw account.

myKindo: You will also need to have the myKindo app on your phone, or access your myKindo account via the web. Kindo is the platform you use for all student related finances and payments from sausage sizzles to school donations. Find out more here.


School hats are compulsory in Term 1 & Term 4. Any bucket hat is acceptable.

School Lunches

These continue next year through the Ezlunch service (part of myKindo).

  • Wednesday – Subway
  • Friday – Pita Pit


Our pool is closed over the summer break but will be ready for the start of term 1. Keep an eye out on HERO for when keys become available to hire.


We always start the new school year with a full school pōwhiri to welcome all of our new staff, students and whānau/families to our school. This will take place shortly after 9am on Tuesday 30th of January. Everyone is welcome.

Kōrero Mai (Meet the Learner) Conferences

These are all set to go for the 25th/26th Jan, 2024. You will need to book a slot for your child/ren on either day. The time slots are at 10am-4pm on Thursday and 9-3pm on the Friday. Bookings are made in the Hero app or in Hero online. You will receive a notification when bookings are open.

If you are new to RSS or not yet connected to Hero, please contact your child’s teacher directly to book in your Kōrero Mai.

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.

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. Email is the best way to connect with them. Email address are on the Staff page.