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October 25 2018 Newsletter



School Online Shop is open for Sausage Sizzle and Mufti donation payments.

You can order sausages and mufti from today until 8:45am Friday 2nd November via the RPS website.

If you require any help with setup or payment options please contact the Kindo team at The Growth Collective via email helpdesk@thegrowthcollective.co.nz or phone 09 475 5287 (Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm).

Please contact the sausage sizzle team at RPSsizzlesisters@gmail.com if you can assist in any way or have any queries regarding the sausage sizzle days.


Important notes from the School Office


Can you please notify the School Office in writing or by email to kimr@rps.school.nz if your child is not returning to RPS in 2019 so that the paperwork around the leaving process can be completed.


If you have a child turning 5 in 2019 and you have not already done so, can you please stop by the office and pick up an enrolment pack. This is particularly urgent if you have a child turning 5 in January, February, March or April.


If your child was the recipient of a trophy at the end of year prizegiving in December 2017 and you have not already done so, can you please return the trophy to the School Office as soon as possible.


Just a reminder that that your child must wear a school cap or hat this term if playing outdoors.  Replacement caps/hats are available for purchase from the school office.


Middle and Senior School Athletics

Due to unforeseen circumstances we need to move both date and venue for Middle and Senior School Athletics. This event will now be held on Tuesday 20th November here at RPS. Details of the day will be communicated via a separate notice closer to the time.


Dates for your Diary End of Year Celebrations

Tuesday 11 December Year 6 Graduation and Prize-giving Ceremony, RPS Hall, 6.30pm start

Wednesday 12 December (Time to be confirmed) Our 'End of Year Celebration' will be held on an outdoor stage in the junior playground. In case of rain the save date will be Thursday 13 December We hope you can make this very special event which will showcase the very talented performing arts groups at RPS.

Friday 14 December Year 6 Breakfast, RPS Hall, 7.30am start

Tuesday 18 December Year 3 to 6 Awards Ceremony, RPS Hall, 9.10am start

Tuesday 18 December RPS Has Talent Final, RPS Hall, 2.10pm start


Second Hand Uniform Sale Friday 26th October 2.30pm

Second Hand Uniform Sale Friday 26th October at 2.30pm

We will be holding a second hand uniform sale on Friday 26th October at 2.30pm  in the Office Foyer.

Please note there is currently a large amount of lost property - if your child is missing clothes please take the time to check the lost property foyer located next to Room 12 or ask you child to check for any of their missing items.  Any items not claimed will be donated to charity.

Donations of second hand uniform that your children have grown out of are greatly appreciated by the PTA.  These can be dropped to the school office and we can include them in future sales.

Please also ensure you label ALL your children's uniform items - this makes it easy to return it to your child should it get sent to lost property.

t4 uni sale


PTA News


Welcome Back to Term 4 everyone! We hope the school holidays were good to you.

Important Dates for Term 4:

School Second Hand Uniform Sale - Friday 26th Oct
Sausage Sizzle - 2nd Nov and 7th Dec
Jesters Pie Day - 23rd Nov
Year 6 Leavers Breakfast - 14 Dec

PTA meeting (all welcome) 1 Nov

Ice Block Fridays: Ice Block Fridays are back. Every Friday(except Sausage Sizzle and Jesters Pie Days) the PTA will be selling lemonade ice blocks at second break. $2 per Ice Block. Kids look out for our green wheelbarrows.

Save The Date 2019

Hahei Camp Fundraiser will be back in 2019. This is a great family weekend away where 50% of the profits are donated back to the PTA. The villas sell out fast so please save the date for the weekend of the 5th/6th of April 2019. More details will be out in the next newsletter. Expressions of interest can be sent to: Nicci Magnusson.niccimagnusson@gmail.com

Family Fun Night 2019

We are currently putting together the organising team for Family Fun Night at the start of Term One 2019. This is a really fun team to be part of and the result is an amazing evening for all our families to enjoy. There are lots of ways to get involved so please contact Rochelle Hoon if you are interested in being part of the team.

Rochelle Hoon - dandrhoon@gmail.com

PTA Volunteers

We are currently looking for more volunteers for our Sausage Sizzles and Pie Days. Volunteering for the PTA is a great way to get to know other parents in your school community. If you are keen to be more involved in the fun activities taking place around the school, or if you have an idea you would like to introduce, then please get in touch with the PTA. rps_pta@outlook.co.nz

Thank You

A huge shout out to Sally Woodfield and her School Disco Team. Thank you, again, for organising such a wonderfully imaginative evening for the kids. It is a true highlight in the school calendar.


2018 Senior School Speech Competition Winner

2018 Senior School Speech Competition Winner

Congratulations to Charlie Bain (Room 29) for winning the 2018 Senior School Speech Competition. His speech on quirks of the English language was insightful and highly entertaining. Charlie went on to represent our school at the Zone Final. Well done Charlie!


Writing from our Year 3 Writing Enrichment students

Extracts of writing taken from a Chapter Story written in Term 3 titled 'Magic Carpet Adventure - Where in the World are we?'

The dense forest trees stood tall and straight like soldiers standing in a line.

by Aiden Grey - Room 16

Surrounding the children are golden oak trees and wonderful flowers and birds tweeting.

by Ava Craw- Room 15

It swished and whooshed towards the moon.

Then there was a storm.

There was lots of thunder and lightning.

It was frightening!

Ava Donnelly - Room 15

A big sea eagle came swooping at the children and pecked them. The children were terrified!

by Cailin Ward- Room 13

There were acorn trees, wildflowers and tweeting birds on the branches of the acorn trees.

by Gabriel Austin - Room 16

There was an ocean, not like any other ocean the children had ever seen. It was a frozen ocean and had snowy icebergs here and there.

by Jade Antonucci - Room 13

The children woke up, they were so cold. The children looked at each other in astonishment.

by Kabir Dudeja- Room 13

Burning down on their skin and they covered their eyes to shield them from the blinding sun.

by Paige Atkin- Room 16

Oak trees and wildflowers and buzzy bees were in the forest.

by Rhys Hendry - Room 16

The lightning zapped through the sky and boom, bang, thunder struck.

by Velinda Kaetau- Room 16



Term four after-school tuition helps to span the almost 12 week gap in formal learning between one year and the next. Targeted tuition and exercises not only address learning gaps, they provide the repeated practice that's required for embedded learning and lasting confidence. Students who finish the year feeling positive about their abilities are far more likely to self-select reading, writing and fun mathematical activities over the holiday period.

If you're new to NumberWorks'nWords, you'll be pleased to know we offer a no-obligation assessment of your child's strengths and weaknesses.  It's conducted by a trained educator and only takes 20 to 30 minutes. When it's complete we'll discuss the results with you and make recommendations for the next steps. Your child can also take part in a free introductory lesson, to ensure they like our approach. If you decide to continue, we'll develop an individualised plan to address any learning gaps. We'll also provide regular updates on your child's progress.

Please call us today on 0800 386 266.


RPS Flippa Ball and Mini Waterpolo 2018

2018 flippa

Another great Flippa Ball and Mini Polo season for our RPS teams.

Congratulations to all the teams who played with such passion, determination and most of all had a blast.

Year 6  Orcas came out strong with many who had never played before and they nailed it.
Year 4+5 Hectors, most of whom were totally new to the game also made an incredible marked improvement, especially over the last term, and all had so much fun.
Year 5 Seals, also had a great season. They have been lucky enough to have played together over the past 2 years under the helm of Mike Bright and managed a silver overall in this year's league.

We have also been lucky enough to have some of our "RPS old boys" returning to assist with coaching. Thanks to James Parton, Jez Singh, Tasman Christensen, Eric Reid, and Kalyan Ramprakash for all your help - the teams wouldn't be able to go ahead without you.

Finally to all the parents, coaches, and managers, (Emma Best, Mike Bright, Cindy Singh, Amanda Donovan) thanks for all your positive enthusiasm and dedication to the game, including huge participation in the kids vs adults water polo game in our final week.

We truly had a great season and many laughs.

Look forward to seeing most of you again next year and to the Year 6 kids we hope you carry on your water polo journey.

Seals Year 5


Kapa haka

Kia ora whānau,

This term we will be having extra kapa haka practices before school every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the music room. Whānau feel free to come along to these practices if you would like to.

Koka Te Awatea.





Remuera Village Halloween Trick or Treat

Remuera Village Halloween


After School Program of Mandarin and Chinese Culture

After School Programme - Mandarin and Chinese Culture

We are happy to announce that the Mandarin and Chinese Culture After School Programme will keep operating in the Term 4, 2018.

This amazing programme will be run once a week, in Chinese native group and non-native speaking groups.

The native group provides courses of Mandarin, Chinese classics, and Chinese culture.

The non-native group delivers courses regarding the following aspects:

  1. The basic knowledge of pinyin
  2. The basic knowledge of characters with stroke order
  3. Listening and speaking skills regarding different daily topics, such as Greeting, Personal Introduction, Communication, Numbers and Dates, etc

The details of programme are:

Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm    Thursday (Chinese native speaking & Non-native speaking)

Place:  Room 14 Remuera Primary School

For more information about the programme please contact:


n  Renee Huang   Eric Zhou

M: 021 0788549

021 08069080

E: info@boyaculture.ac.nz