- A whole school certificate assembly - 1:30PM Tuesday 10th December
This assembly is to recognise student effort over the year.
This assembly is open to parents and whanau to attend.
- A formal prize giving evening - 6:30PM Wednesday 11th December.
This assembly is a celebration of student achievement across 2019 and will include student performances and presentation of whole school awards.
Parents and whanau are invited to attend.
Students are to be dressed in full school uniform and be seated by 6:20PM
Please note that student ATTENDANCE AT BOTH ASSEMBLIES is COMPULSORY for students.
Whole School Awards
Staffing and Classes for 2020
Due to large student numbers currently in Years 4 and Years 5, we have added a fully staffed half-class that will be placed in the library for one year while new classrooms are being built. The library will continue to function in a limited capacity next year.
The new classrooms will be known as Library A (current library) and Library B (current Year 9 classroom) and will house Years 5 and 6 students.
In 2021, we expect Years 7 and 8 will move into C-Block (shown in red above) while Years 9-11 will move into new classrooms. Years 5 and 6 will move back into B-Block (shown in green above) which means that Years 0-8 will be settled in their permanent spaces from 2021 onwards.
I am excited about the way the school will look next year with a separate Middle and Jnr school. Much work will go in during the summer break to have classes looking sharp.
We are excited to announce that we will have four new staff members joining our team in 2020. The Board are funding extra teachers to keep class numbers low. We thank them so much for their commitment to our school.
MALANIE VAN DER VYVER
Head of Junior School
Malanie joins us with a wealth of experience across both Junior and Middle schools. She has had a diverse career with specialist training in inclusion, technology and supporting students with special needs. Malanie is passionate about Jesus and is excited at the opportunity to lead her Junior School "team" in the coming years.
Middle School Teacher
Jeremy is an enthusiastic teacher who specialises in Secondary Health and Physical Education. He has most recently been working at Marlborough Girls College where he has also been teaching English and Social Studies, in addition to coaching various sporting teams. Jeremy is actively involved in coordinating youth groups as well as the evening church service at Nativity. He is going to be an excellent addition to our Middle School team.
Junior School Teacher
Jess is returning to our school after spending two years teaching at a school on the North Island. She is an outstanding primary school teacher whose gentle nature, creative classroom ideas and high attention to detail will make her an excellent member of our Junior School team.
Bell Times for 2020
- Library A & Library B will be on the Junior School (Y0-6) Bell Timetable
- Blocks B & C will be on the Middle School (Y7 to 10) Bell Timetable
RVS Foundation Name Change
The RVS Foundation will have a new name in 2020:
RVS SUPPORT CREW
While we loved our original name, there were legal implications associated with the term 'Foundation'.
We are always looking for more helpers to support us in raising funds for our much-needed infrastructure, such as new Junior School playground equipment. If you would like to join our the RVS Support Crew, please let the office know.
The blessing of working in a Christ-centred school is never lost on me. We are in the middle of a very exciting change, from Full Primary School of 90 students to a Full Area School of 350, comprising of 3 schools in one. While there is growth and change, physically and organisationally, the heart of the school and its devotion to quality Christian education remains steadfast.
I thank you and congratulate you as a community for your patience, grace and excitement for the changes happening here at RVS. I encourage you to continue to love & forgive one another, to include and help one another, to meet someone new in the wonderful community that is RVS.