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Te Kura o Rudolf Steiner Otautahi
Christchurch Rudolf Steiner School
phone: +64 3 337 0514 email: firstname.lastname@example.org web: www.ch.steiner.school.nz 19 Ombersley Tce, PO Box 19944, Christchurch 8241
Volume 44 Issue 37 Kawerongo Newsletter 05 Hakihea 2018
Its time to say all the thank-yous for 2018, and the first goes to all our tamariki, our students, who
gave their best, grew in stature, confidence and learning. This is not about high academic
achievement, which of course we celebrate, but to those who dug in, heads down and grew,
who spread goodness, gave kindness and learned to recognise the needs of others.
THANK YOU to all the TEACHERS from nursery to class 12 who are so committed to getting it right
for our children and young people, thanks to you PARENTS who support our education, who
have your kids at school ready, eager and on time (mostly). The trinity of home, school and child
is a must for well-being and an anxiety free development. Extra thanks to the teachers and
parents who helped create something extra in the year class plays, camps, outings, fundraising,
FAIR, raffles, end of year events, festivals, concerts, engagement with Christchurch events and
there are so many more. Thanks to our Teacher Aides who have helped support some special
changes for our precious ones, to the office people who keep the school running, the support
staff who keep us warm, look after the buildings, the library, keep the whole place clean and
tidy, to the Proprietors, who look after our special character, the reason we are here our Steiner
education, to the Board who meet monthly to ensure we in management are on track
supporting all that needs to be in place, and to my colleagues in the CPG who help manage the
school. There are SO MANY THINGS TO CELEBRATE, and while its now nationally recognised how
hard teachers work, I think our teachers need to take an extra bow.
KEI TE PAI KOUTOU! HAPPY 2018!
Dont miss class 12 projects starting tonight at 7pm in the music room. Topics range from Body
Image, Millennials, Fostering a Dog, Traditional Photography, Anxiety and Depression to Bicycle
renovation, Flourish a clothing label for refugees, Theatre lighting, Beautiful Truthseach is a 20-
minute summation of their years work and the final presentation of their schooling years.
DONT FORGET THE CAROL EVENING NEXT MONDAY 6 PM. Please be 15 minutes early.
Staffing: To our surprise, we received a resignation from Michelle Bradley last Friday. Michelle has
been a teacher for 4 years and after a years refreshment leave made the decision to balance
her life in a different way. We thank her so much for her commitment to our school over 17 years
as a parent! We were in negotiation about class 1 and so now are advertising with the closing
date being this FRIDAY - We are hopeful to make a new appointment early next week in time for
the scheduled new class 1 meeting on Wednesday yep, we are confident well have the best.
Our dear Sam Wakelin has been head hunted by Ellesmere College for a full time job- which he
couldnt ignore - and so we are also advertising for a Classics and Social Studies teacher. Please
put out feelers to your Classics friends and their social media networks! Applications close on the
last day of school - December 14. Big thanks to you too Sam for your year with us! A big welcome
to Jenny Cameron, who will be teaching in the kindergarten. Ellen is away for another year. We
look forward to her return in 2020!
The last day for upper school is next Wednesday the 12th Dec, for those who have completed all
of their work. Kindergarten and lower school will finish on Friday Dec 14th. For those few who are
leaving us, we wish you the very best for your chosen future and thank you for your years with us
and the contributions you have made to your class community.
2019, our 100th year, begins on Wednesday Jan 30th - it will be quite an amazing celebratory year.
KINDY FAREWELL PICNIC
Wednesday 5th Dec 3pm onward Come and join us for a picnic afternoon tea to celebrate Kindy teachers
Frances, Robin and Anke. With gratitude and aroha we wish them
all well with their future. All welcome. Please bring a picnic blanket and a plate to share.
Far school field opp Helios. If wet, in the hall.
THE PARENT LIBRARY
The Parent Library is situated in the Kindergarten between Whare Kowhai and the Oak Leaf room in the large oak cupbaord in the foyer. Run on respect and trust, the self help system lets you borrow 2 books for 3 weeks on all things anthroposophical, parenting, education, gardening, craft, stories and texts by and about Rudolf Steiner...and more. New books are bought through the generous donation of Community Association funds (your fair fundraising!). I am still trying to recover books that have
been borrowed or have disappeared from our shelves over the past 3 years, so PLEASE... Use it. Love it, and BRING IT BACK! Any questions, ideas or requests for new material please find
me...Michelle Trudgeon 981 9752 or 021 025 39331. Thank you
CALENDAR Wtaka Wed 5 Dec Canterbury Athletic Champs Wed 5 - Fri 7 Dec Class 4 Day Trips Thur 6 Dec Class 5 & 6 Day Trip, Rpaki Marae Thur 6 Dec Class 3 Play, 9.30am & 5.30pm Mon 10 Dec Carols Evening Tue 11 Dec Class 12 Graduation Dinner Wed 12 Dec Class 12 Graduation Assembly and Farewell Thur 13 Dec Nursery & Kindergarten End of Year/Advent Celebration, 11.45am Fri 14 Dec Classes 1-5 Ballet Day Trip 10am onwards Fri 14 Dec Term 4 Ends Wed 30 Jan Term 1 Starts Wed 30 - Fri 1 Feb Upper School WDI course Wed 6 Feb Waitangi Day, School Closed Sun 10 - 15 Feb Class 7 Abel Tasman Camp
SUSTAINABLE COASTLINES MOBILE PHONE APPEAL Each year at least 8 million tonnes of plastic ends up in our oceans,
the equivalent of a full garbage truck every minute. With Beat Plastic Pollution as the theme for this years World Environment
day we ask for your support by dropping any unwanted mobile phones you may have into the collection box located at reception. Phones collected help raise funds for Sustainable Coastlines a multi award winning NZ charity run by a small team of hard working staff and volunteers. Their
mission is to inspire, educate and enable others to look after the natural places we love our beaches and waterways. Our school also benefits by
gaining valuable rewards from the mobile phones we collect.
FROM THE SCHOOL Ng Pnui o Te Kura
TERM DATES 2018/2019
Term 4 ENDS: Fri 14 Dec
Term 1 2019 Wed 30 Jan - Fri 12 Apr
Term 2 Teacher only day Mon 29 April
Term 2 2019 Tue 30 Apr - Fri 5 Jul
Term 3 Teacher only day Mon 22 July
Term 3 2019 Tue 23 Jul - Fri 27 Sep
Term 4 2019 Mon 14 Oct - Wed 11 Dec
ABSENCES FROM SCHOOL - You must notify the office of ALL absences.
For planned absences e.g. holidays during term time, email the College Principal Group (CPG): email@example.com or drop your letter in to the office at least 2 WEEKS IN ADVANCE.
For unplanned absences, such as illness, or medical appointments you can leave a message on the absence line (ph 337 0514) or text 3255. Start message with CHRSS then leave a space and tell us
your childs name, class and the reason for absence. PLEASE NOTIFY THE SCHOOL BY 9am.
If you receive a text from us about your childs absence, please respond WITH A REASON. We are required by law to accurately record student absence, please let the office know - Thanks!
STEINER SCHOOL COMMUNITY MARKET
Every Sunday 10am - 1pm
19 Ombersley Tce Email:
POETRY BOOK FOR SALE Jennifer Lewis, a student from Class 12 has
written and self-published a 100-page poetry book as of November 9th! Since
January she has worked tirelessly to create 'If Only Roses Were Red' as her Class 12
Project, and will be giving her project talk and selling/signing copies for $20 on
December 6th at 8pm. Aimed at youth and adults (12+) who have gone through difficult times, she believes
that if we, as youth, simply feel under-stood and that we are not alone, we can
begin to heal and open up, like a rose.
To buy a copy email: firstname.lastname@example.org
INSTRUMENTS WANTED Class 2 is looking for Choroi recorders, 1/2 or 3/4 violins and small cellos. If you are interested in selling yours, please put a
note on our "Instruments for Sale" noteboard by the Class 2 door with all
your details. Many thanks, class 2.
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The Christian Community Movement for Religious Renewal
Celebrating together the festival of Advent, held a