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Coming up @ Russley

April

  • 3 - 5: Moana (Rms 2 & 4) on camp
  • Thurs 4: Centrals swimming
  • Rms 7 & 8 Travis Wetlands trip
  • Fri 5: Gumboot day - gold coin & mufti
  • Rms 12 & 13 Travis Wetlands trip
  • Tues 9: Cross country @ Crosbie Park
  • Fri 12: School closes for the term 3pm

May

  • Fri 10: 9am student awards
  • Tues 13: Board of Trustees 6pm
  • Tues 14: Yr 7/8 basketball tournament
  • Thurs 16: Russley families: Tea & Talk 3.15pm
  • Fri 17: Winter sport begins
  • Thurs 22: NW Zone cross country
  • Fri 24: 9am student awards
  • Winter sport
  • Wed 29: 9am NW Festival choir rehearsal
  • Thur 30: Young Leaders' Conference
  • New entrant open evening 6.30pm

June

  • MONDAY 3: SCHOOL CLOSED QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY
  • Wed 5: Yr 5/6 basketball tournament
  • 6 - 7: Yr 6 cycle safety
  • Ukulele orchestra rehearsal
  • Fri 7: winter sport
  • te Reo class 1.30pm
  • 10 -14: Yr 6 cycle safety
  • 10 - 14: Book fair week
  • Wed 19: Centrals cross country @ Halswell Quarry
  • Fri 21: Student awards 9am
  • Wed 26: NW choir rehearsal, evening performance Aurora

BYOD Digital Agreements

The Digital Technologies teaching team has developed an online BYOD user agreement for students and their parents to complete. Currently about 70 students bring their own devices to school and due to increasing online access, the school needs to be clear about students’ responsibilities. Teachers will email to parents of existing BYOD students, a link to a digital agreement.  We ask BYOD students and parents to talk about these responsibilities and complete the agreement by the end of term 2. For BYOD students in the future, the agreement will need to be completed before they have access to the school network.

 

Ten Healthy Snacks for Kids

Healthy snacks are important for growing children and busy teens to help them perform better in the classroom, on the sports field and during extra-curricular activities.  Making the right food choices between meals will help provide essential nutrients for growth, boost energy levels and enhance concentration. It will also help kids feel satisfied until lunch or dinner time.

What makes a healthy snack?
Everyday snacks are whole or less-processed foods based on the Healthy Heart Visual Food Guide. They are low in saturated fat, sugar and salt. Remember to ensure portion sizes are appropriate for the age of the child. Larger servings may need to be cut into smaller portions. Nutritious snacks can be affordable, convenient and easy to prepare, they can also be a great way to boost fruit and vegetable intake. Encourage children to get involved in planning and preparing their own healthy snacks.

   

Simple snacks using vegetables and fruit:

  • Seasonal fruit kebabs with natural yoghurt
  • Corn fritters or vegetable scones
  • Mousetrap or pita pizza made with wholemeal bread, Edam cheese and sliced tomato or capsicum
  • Snack platter with fruit and vegetable pieces, hummus and plain popcorn
  • A fruit and bran muffin (eg. banana and date)
  • Celery sticks with cottage cheese / peanut butter
  • Egg and lettuce sandwich with wholemeal bread
  • Smoothie with fruit and/or vegetables
  • Trail mix with nuts, seeds and dried fruit
  • Wholegrain corn thins spread with cottage cheese topped with fresh vegetables and fruit (get creative with the decorations and make faces, animals or flowers).

Watch out! Some snacks have a lot of fat, sugar and/or salt and give only short bursts of energy. Limit these  foods to occasional treats. When buying packaged food, read the food label and choose products with less saturated fat, sugar and salt.

If parents/caregivers have any comments or suggestions please email feedback@russley.school.nz

 

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