Welcome back to T3. I have to say, it is nice to start the term as we would normally do, with COVID-19 only minimal as a focus. We will continue to provide sanitiser for students, teach hand washing and clean surfaces often.
look forward to an exciting term with events such as the Jnr Disco, Middle School Production, the beginning of our Y0 Kea class and the continuation of many of the activities like Chess Club and Enviro club.
I spoke on Monday with the students about T3 being a very important growth/learning time in the year. Growing is not always easy, but always worth it.
The fear (respect) of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
I wish to welcome Mr. Ian Kerby to the staff for the remainder of the year. He will be supporting the growth in the Middle School and has much experience in this area.
I am also excited to announce the Mr Geoff Connor has agreed to take on the role of RVS Kaumatua, along with his wife Liz. I am excited by this given the calibre of Geoff and Liz, not to mention their long association with the school and Church. Geoff and Liz are the pastors of Blenheim’s C3 church and are still involved in their family fishing business based in the Marlborough Sounds. The role of Kaumatua is advisory as well as pastoral and I welcome Kaumatua Geoff and Whaea Liz to the RVS family, it is a privilege to have them on board.
Thank you for your patience regarding uniform supply. COVID-19 has caused no end of disruption causing delays across the whole industry. I wish to thank Emma Tempest and the RVS Office Staff for their ongoing work to get quality uniform, available onsite for a good price.
Please look on the school uniform page for an update regarding:
- Uniform availability estimates
- What students should be wearing during the changeover period
Thank you to Carol Wilson and the RVS staff for the successful RVS Jnr Cross Country. We look forward to seeing the Middle School run by the Wither Hills next Friday. Thank you also to the RVS Crew who provided some excellent sustenance during the day via soup.
The Honours programme has launched for student Y5 and up. There are some great opportunities for extra curricular achievement and I encourage all parents to look at what the RVS Honours Programme offers. Over the years, more will be added as we grow our capability in administering this programme.
You can find out more here: www.rvs.school.nz/honours-programme
Or by emailing Mrs. Tina Connor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Consent To Assess - NCEA
I wish to congratulate and Thank Mr. Julian Adamson (Sr School AP) for his work behind the scenes to see RVS attributed with official Consent to Assess NCEA. The right to assess using NCEA is not a given and can not be applied for until the Change of Class process has been processed. The application for Consent to Assess NCEA was a sizeable undertaking and paves the way for 2021 and beyond at RVS.
There is a lot of work happening at the moment developing the next stage of building, hopefully ready for day 1, 2021. The plans look exciting and more details will be available in time. The next stage will include a state-of-the-art science lab.
Please continue to drive slowly in our car park. Please also continue to ensure your children (including toddlers) are not running around during pickup time. This for the collective safety of our children.