Coming up @ Russley
Dear Parents and Guardians
The Board of Trustees has decided that Russley School will not be open for instruction on Wednesday 29th May 2019 if the planned day of strike action by primary teachers and principals goes ahead. This means no classes are able to be held at Russley School next Wednesday.
Due to the majority of Russley teachers being NZEI union members, the Board is also unable to secure enough non-union staff to provide adequate supervision to ensure the safety of children at school on this day.
Whilst mediation continues between the teacher union and the Ministry of Education in the hope a strike may be avoided however the Board urges parents to plan as if the strike will proceed and to make arrangements for childcare on May 29th.
The Board recognises that this situation will result in challenges for our Russley families and we thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Board of Trustees
Kindercare Linwood, Christchurch Methodist Mission and Linwood Union Church are holding a Parenting Together workshop. To view dates and times click here.
We are currently reviewing our school timetable to support the improvement of student self-regulation, attention and memory. Many schools throughout Christchurch have implemented ‘Play, Eat, Learn’ with great success. This term, classes will begin the transition to the new timetable by reversing the playing and eating times of the day.
Research shows that when eating happens after play, the body has a chance to calm and the children are in a better place to be ready for learning.
You may find some helpful tips on the following websites, about the sorts of lunches and snacks that support and maintain good cognitive function.
As part of our wellbeing programme, we will be teaching the children about the importance of staying well hydrated. Our hope is that every child will have a named water bottle at school.