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] www.rnls.school.nz What’s On? TERM 4 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 school). 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 school. 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 afternoon 23-27 Nov Yr 10 Camp to Windy Point 11 Dec Yrs 9-10 Prizegiving 1pm @ RNLS 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 supervising. 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. Infuse-PTA 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. st nd 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 childhood. 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 care. 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 AFTER SCHOOL AND HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES FOR AGES 5 – 13 YEARS 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 family. For more information and enrolment details: Ph: (03)354 2906, email [email protected] or visit www.kidsbase.co.nz (next door to Loburn School) 20 Hrs ECE funding 8.00am—5.45pm 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).
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