Rangiora New Life School Term 4 Week 3 2014

Rangiora New Life School
A Ministry of Gateway New Life Church
Rangiora te Oranga Hou te Kura
30 October 2014
Term 4 Week 3 2014
Denchs Rd, Rangiora 7400 t:. (03) 313 6332 f: (03) 313 6237
e: [email protected]
What’s On?
Operation Christmas Child: A huge thank you to Olivia Reed, Chloe Bendall-Brown and Kelsey Haynes who
coordinated the Christmas Shoebox project this year. Due to the generous support from school families and
coaching from form teachers, we presented fifty five boxes to local coordinator, Mrs Esther Davis.
Appreciation to all who donated money directly for postage and/or supported the recent Mufti Day.
OPEN DAY next Tuesday 4 November
We are again having a 4th term Open Day, although
somewhat later in the year this time. The purpose is to
make as many people aware as possible in North
Canterbury that we are here and share with them what
we can offer their children, whether they are about to
start school, or whether they are already secondary
students, or about to enter secondary school.
and also meet me and hear me share briefly in the
Auditorium at 12:30, 3:30 and 5:30 about what we can
offer them and their children.
SENIOR PRIZEGIVING 7pm Wednesday 5 November
A reminder about our Senior Prizegiving to be held at
Rangiora Baptist Church next Wednesday evening. We
would love to have it in Gateway Stadium but, as many
There will be a full-page advertisement in the weekend’s of you are aware, we still have to work through some
Outlook and a big sign again on the corner of Denchs Rd. major acoustic issues (although it is, of course absolutely
ideal for many kinds of sports, both school and interHOW YOU CAN HELP
I would be most grateful if you could think about
whether you know anyone who might consider sending I look forward very much to seeing many of you next
their children here in 2015 and let them know that they week. Thank you so much for your support of our
can come in during the school day next Tuesday and
have a guided tour through any or all of the classrooms
Brian Seatter
4 Nov
RNLS Open Day
5 Nov
Last day for Yr 11-13 before
NCEA examinations
5 Nov
Yr 11-13 Prizegiving; 7pm
Baptist Church
9 Nov
Munich students leave
14 Nov
Canterbury Anniversary Day
18 Nov
RHS buses not available in the
23-27 Nov
Yr 10 Camp to Windy Point
11 Dec
Yrs 9-10 Prizegiving 1pm @
11 Dec
Yrs 0-8 Prizegiving 7pm
11 Dec
End of Term 4
Wanted! RNLS Cups or
Trophies to the office,
(bright and shiny) NOW
please. Thank you.
In the event of school having to close
due to a severe adverse condition
please check any of the following for updates:
1. Website: www.rnls.school.nz
2. Text or email message via School-links
3. 3ZB.
Gateway Stadium / Events Centre Bookings
Please contact [email protected] for
information on availability for public
bookings outside school hours.
Term Dates 2015
Monday 28 Jan Teacher Only Day
Tuesday 29 Jan Teacher Only Day
Wed. 28 Jan
9am Course Confirmation
(Yrs 11-13)
1pm Peer Support
Thursday 29 Jan Teacher Only Day
Friday 30 Jan
All Yr 1-9 students
Monday 2 Feb All students
A Community that Cares
T1 ends
Thurs 2 April
Term 2
Mon 20 April—Thurs 2 July
Term 3
Mon 20 July—Friday 25 Sept
Term 4
Mon 12 Oct—Friday 11 Dec
Students who Achieve
Te Kura Oranga Hou o
Primary Athletics Day
RNLS students are part of an Enviroschools electric
vehicles promotion with an interschool
competition promoting making a one person and
luggage electric vehicle. The competition will be run at
Ruapuna on Sunday 30 November.
Petrol is SO Last Century!
Electric Motorsport, 30 Nov @ 9.30 – 4pm Ruapuna
Christchurch. Kids under 18 free. Adults $36 on the day.
Students from Y10 are Leroy
McIntyre, Benjie Linton,
Scott McKendry and Daniel
Single with Mr Lamb
Our entry
currently looks
like this but we
may alter
the wheels yet!
Rangiora Tamariki
Respite before exams! Students out joying the
beautiful weather today!
Jesse Carr working on his Go-Kart with Mr Lamb.
Some of our German visitors busy at work in the
Computer Room.
We are excited to see that Faith –
our own Rangiora New Life giraffe,
is now completed and all set to be
on display in the Waimakariri
Library along with the other three
baby giraffes from local schools. A
huge thank you to Mr Page and
Year 10 students Caitlin Shekleton,
Petra Kay (pictured) and SarahJane Smith who designed and
oversaw the painting of Faith
(helped by some of our primary
students). After she has been on
display over the summer in our
local library, Faith will be returned
to our school and become a
colourful visual reminder of some
of the values that we aspire to.
The long weekend was a
particularly rewarding one
for Rangiora New Life School
Year 9 student and
equestrian Josie Steyn.
Last Saturday, Josie placed in
the top three riders across
four different Rangiora A & P
show day equestrian classes,
gaining in total one first, two
seconds and one third place.
Josie started riding at around
seven. Her current horse is a
more recent acquisition. “I
have owned the pony that I have now [Peri] for just under two years.” Josie
said she was “really happy” with how the competition went. “Peri did really
well, and all the preparation and training really paid off!”
Sausage sizzles every Wednesday at lunch time to
support two Y10 students going on a language trip to
Tahiti. $2 for a sausage and $1.50 for a drink.
The PTA is selling Finn’s Fudge gift boxes as a
fundraiser this term.
Each box is $5 with $2 being a profit for our New Playground fund.
Bus Travel from Kaiapoi to RNLS
Each gift box contains 127g of individually wrapped fudge.
Please note that students travelling on the Kaiapoi bus (only) will leave
Kaiapoi 15 minutes later on a Thursday for the rest of this term. A yellow
notice has been given to each of the students involved.
Great as a Christmas or Thank you gift.
Never get caught out! Have a few boxes tucked away for
unexpected guests
Chocolate and Russian fudge flavours available.
The Gluten Free Food & Allergy Show is on 1 -2 November 2014
at the Pioneer Rec & Sport Centre, Spreydon from 10am-5pm.
All fudge is gluten free.
Order forms out soon! Due back Monday 17 November.
Extra News and Notices
At Ohoka School, sKids (safe kids
in daily supervision) we provide a
before school programme starting
at 7am - 9.00am, this includes
drop offs to schools in the
area. Our after school
programme starts at 3.00pm - 6.00pm and provides a pickup service
from schools in the area also. We'll feed them, help them with their
home work, let them play then do a fun activity with them so you
can rest assured that they are safe, secure and having the time of
their life. Please Note: You may be entitled to Oscar Subsidies
towards your sKids fees. Please discuss this with either the
programme manager or the owner. We care when you can’t be
there. We also have holiday programmes, these run from 8.00am 6.00pm Monday - Friday.
Please contact Kim on 033274405 / 0279220928 or email
[email protected] for more information.
Foster parents are caring people
who value and care about their
community. They provide our
children in care the opportunity
to have a normal kiwi
Parenting Toolbox Tweens and
We continue to seek loving foster parents for our children and
Teens Course
young people in care.
The Parenting Toolbox Course for Tweens
Here in Christchurch we actively recruit foster parents from all
and Teens 12 yrs + is a positive, practical
walks of life who can match the differing needs of our children in
and fun course that can help you as a
parent make parenting in these
So whether you are in a same sex relationship/married, single,
challenging years some of the best years
of your life and theirs. The 6 week course covers Atmosphere, Boundaries,
working full time, retired or have children of your own, this is your
Communication, Discipline, Self-esteem and Future focus. This course will be
chance to make a difference in the life of a child in care.
running out of the Hope Café, 111 East Belt, from Monday 3 November—Monday
Being a foster parent can change lives – including yours.
8 December; 7.15—9.15 pm. The cost is $75 per adult or $110 per couple. For
Would you like to find out more about what our foster parents do,
more information or to book contact Jason on 021 078 9203,
then please contact me for a chat: Adele Sherry – 03) 961 5612 or
[email protected] go to www.theparenting place.com
029 650 1830 or e-mail [email protected]
KAIAPOI NORTH SCHOOL FAIR (On school grounds – 278
Williams Street, Kaiapoi) Saturday 1st November 11.003.00pm. - lots of fun activities like digger treasure, haunted
house, biscuit decorating, make your own toys, chocolate
wheel + much more!
Little Ones Preschool
Qualified Teachers
Christian based family values
2-5 year olds
57 Hodgsons Rd, Loburn
Kidsbase is a well established, fun and
friendly afterschool and school holiday programme
childcare provider. Our programmes are run from the
Southbrook School gym and we offer a safe and secure pick
up service for all Rangiora New Life pupils.
Child Youth and Family Accredited
WINZ Subsidies Available
Fun, Recreational and Encouraging Environment
Pick and choose the days you need.
We look forward to offering a solution to the childcare
needs of the Rangiora New Life School Community and your
For more information and enrolment details:
Ph: (03)354 2906, email [email protected] or visit
(next door to Loburn School)
20 Hrs ECE funding
Closed for state holidays and 3 weeks over Christmas
and New Year
Call Julia on 03 312 8122
If you would like to place an advertisement in this Newsletter, please call Bernadette at Rangiora New Life School (03) 313 6332 ($50 + GST per term).