Kia ora RVS Community,
Welcome back to Term 4!
What's on this term
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.
Just a reminder that we have a number of ways we communicate with the school community, including:
YEAR 6 DINNER
Now that RVS is a Primary, Middle and Senior School, we will begin the new graduation dinner schedule. This includes a graduation dinner at the end of Year 6, Year 10 and a Formal for Senior students. Information for the Year 6 Dinner will be out shortly.
NEW ZEALAND ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (NZACS)
This year, Prize Giving will be divided into two whole school ceremonies to which wider family are invited:
School reports will be made available before the end of Week 8 this term.
You will notice a lot of activity around the school this term. It is exciting to see action on the ground after much time planning and designing. Info is available on our website:
KISS AND DROP ZONE
The new ‘Kiss and Drop’ zone is almost complete. We are just awaiting new road markings and then it will be ready for use. This drive through area will make drop-off times more efficient and safer. It is also part of the wider plan to slowly move the main entrance to the school to a more central location.
MIDDLE SCHOOL BUILDING (C-BLOCK)
Construction of the new ‘C Block’ has begun at the end of the Room 6.
This will be a double classroom that will house our Year 9s and Year 10s in 2020. We expect this will be completed by January 2020, in time for the new school year and should look something like the image below:
New School Uniform
We have now finalised the new school uniform and are excited to announce that it will be ready for purchase in the week before school commences in 2020. We have endeavoured to make this uniform as practical, smart and cost-effective as possible, having taken into consideration your feedback through the uniform surveys held this year. Details of the new uniform are attached to this notice. The old uniform can continue to be worn next year to allow time to transition into the new uniform.
2020 and beyond
We are pleased to announce that the RVS Honours Programme will be staffed one full day a week next year and will contain many different opportunities for students including a revitalised ZEST. Watch this space!
RVS have been working towards applying to the Ministry of Education (MOE) for permission to enrol international students. This is progressing well, and we expect our application to be lodged with the MOE shortly for a hopeful start in 2020.
If you have any further feedback or questions you would like to ask concerning either information contained within this update or changes happening within the school, please do not hesitate to contact me either in person or email via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proud Principal of Richmond View School.