We are a full primary, multicultural school catering for students from New Entrants to Year 8 located at the northern end of Palmerston North in the Roslyn suburb bordering Kelvin Grove. This year our roll begins with approximately 360 students and we will likely end the year with just over 400 students.
We are very fortunate to have numerous classrooms, together with a large school hall, junior and senior kitchens, a Music Suite, and an Art Studio. We have extensive gardens around our kura, with a fabulous school vegetable garden and mini orchard. In 2021 we received our 'Silver Award' as an Enviro School which was fantastic. We are always on the lookout for people who may be able to volunteer some time helping to maintain our gardens and supporting our 'Eco Warriors' in maintaining these areas too. We have a terrific Learning Coach who dedicates a few afternoons to these areas, who we know would welcome the support and help. If you are interested please contact the school office.
We have started exploring a new model for learning & delivering the curriculum to our ākonga using an Integrated Curriculum approach 'Rarangahia ngā Whenu'.
We offer a variety of opportunities both in and out of the classroom to develop the whole child for future successes.
Upcoming Projects 2023
These are exciting times at Roslyn School.
Hopefully in 2023 work will finally commence on the renovations of a new learning space, transforming Rooms 5 & 6 towards the end of the year. The architectural design for this space is next level and we are really looking forward to seeing the next stage from the design process: from seeing it on paper to watching the plan come alive this year.
This year we will also complete the update and repaint of our admin and office areas. Aim to also commence planning of our outdoor learning areas and new decks which will span from Room 8 -13.
Exciting times ahead!
We believe that all students should have the same opportunities and not be disadvantaged by costs.
Roslyn School currently supplies:
The Board of Trustees would like to continue to support our families with:
No school donation requests
No cost for stationary (School Stationery will be supplied to our students)
Providing Chrome books for our students' learning in Years 5-8 (though we continue to encourage students to BYOD (Bring your own device))
Providing Chrome books for our students' learning in Years 3-4 (He Kākano) (ratio of 1 chrome book between two students)
Paying fees for school based sports teams and providing uniforms for these (please note that sports through clubs is not included in this.)
Sadly, however, we have been a Zero fees school for several years now and we can not continue to cover everything because, as you can imagine, this is not sustainable.
This means there may be times where we ask for support from our families for an event, in particular, sports events that are played at a club level, which our kids are often keen to join. Club sports are catered for through a club, with students from lots of different schools in the same team, and the club does all the organisation - this means that your child is playing for and representing the club, not our school. For example, If your child wishes to play Cricket, Rugby or Rugby League, then this is provided by clubs and parents will need to attend and register tamariki with the club to play - and the club will set its own fees for this. These are not fees set by the school.
We are always looking at ways and means to provide the best opportunities and experiences for our students and by undertaking this 'Almost ZERO fees' approach in 2022 we hope our students will continue to not be disadvantaged in any way in their learning, opportunities and experiences.
Of course we would appreciate any support, either financially or by volunteering your skills and time, to support our wonderful students on their learning journey. We do as much fundraising throughout the year as possible without it becoming a burden on our families and look forward to your support.
If you are interested in helping with organising these types of events, we welcome you to join our Roslyn Supporters Club. Please see Vanessa in the school office if you are interested. Due to Covid-19 we haven't been able to reignite this team of awesome parent helpers, but are hoping to do so in 2023.
We look forward to having you as part of the Roslyn School hapori (community) and look forward to the exciting developments to come.
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