'Mā ngā huruhuru ka rere te manu'
'Adorn the bird with feathers so it may fly'

...with support & the right tools our children will soar, being the best version of themselves, walking with PRIDE...


NAU MAI - HAERE MAI

WELCOME TO ROSLYN SCHOOL

Welcome to Roslyn School

We are a full primary school catering for students from New Entrants to Year 8. We are a multicultural school located at the northern end of Palmerston North in the Roslyn area bordering Kelvin Grove. This year the roll begins with approximately 360 students and we will most likely end the year with just over 400 students.

We are very fortunate to have numerous classrooms, together with a large school hall, Jnr & Snr Kitchens,
a Music Suite, and an Art Studio. We also have extensive gardens around our kura. Our tamariki
designed and developed a native garden area as another space for outdoor learning called 'Ngā Taonga o Tane', we have a fabulous school vege garden and mini orchard.
In 2021 we received our 'Silver Award' as an Enviro School which was fantastic.

Our learning is undertaken through our 'Roslyn Investigators' where students learning is lead by their interests and skills. We offer a variety of opportunities both in and out of the classroom to develop the whole child for future successes.

Upcoming Projects 2022
Finally in 2022 work will commence on the renovations of a new learning space, transforming Room 5 & Room 6 which sounds like will happen towards the end of the year. The architectual design for this space is next level and we are really looking forward to seeing the next stage from the design process, seeing it on paper to now watching that plan come alive this year. We recently had a full school repaint which looks fabulous, thanks to Craig and his team at Dynamic Decorating. Exciting times at Roslyn School.

Also many of our community will have seen the painting of the school buildings commence during the non-teaching break. What we have seen already looks fantastic and we look forward to seeing the end results. Craig Rastrick and his team have been doing an awesome job.

'ALMOST ZERO FEES ~ 2022'

We believe that all students should have the same opportunities and not be disadvantaged by costs, however we have been a Zero fees school for several years now and we can not continue to cover everything, as you can imagine this is not sustainable. So 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. This is when kids are keen to join a sport but it is catered for through a club and there are students from lots of schools in the same team, the club does all the organisation and puts the kids in teams, your child represents the club not the school. For example - If your child wishes to play Cricket, Rugby or Rugby League, parents look for the club they want their child playing for and attend the muster/Registration days and support the club their child plays for, it doesn't have anything to do with school and fees are set by the club.

Roslyn School currently supplies:

Chrome books for our students in Year 5 - 8 but we continue to encourage students to BYOD (Bring your own device)
(ratio of 1:2 for Year
3-4 students in He Kākano Team)

The Board 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

We are always looking at ways and means to provide the best opportunities and experiences for our students and by undertaking this 'Almost No fees' approach in 2022 we hope our students will not be disadvantaged in any way from 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 office if you are interested. Due to covid we haven't been able to reignite this team of awesome parent helpers but will look at doing this later in the year.

We look forward to having you as part of the Roslyn School hapori (community) in 2022
and look forward to the exciting developments to come.

Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa

Main supplier of our school uniform at competitive prices

School Uniform ~ 2022

In 2021, we investigated the feasibility of having a school uniform. Through consultation with our wider community, staff and students it was evident that our whole learning community were very much in favour of introducing a full school uniform. We found where would be the best places to source our uniform from at a very competitive price. POSTIE was definitely the best place to discuss our options with and their pieces are very competitive, cost effective but even more importantly their uniform options are of high quality.


Navy Bucket Hat or Navy Wide Brimmed hats
As mentioned in the Uniform Information Booklet, a Navy Bucket or Wide Brimmed hat is a part of the new school uniform and can be purchased from Postie Plus or the Warehouse. The school will not be supplying hats for students anymore. Please purchase a hat for your child which they can wear to and from school on a daily basis with their uniform.

School Polo
Roslyn School Polo Tops - Avaliable through the School Office $20.00 each

Optional Polar Fleece
School Monogrammed Polar Fleece - Available to purchase from school (Supplied by Academy Apparel) $45.00

School Jacket
Currently waiting for more stock to arrive (delays due to covid)
School Jacket - 1 Jacket supplied to each student at no cost from Roslyn School in 2022
(Supplied to us from Kids Can & we pay for our Monogramme to be embroided on the Jacket)
We will issue these to students throughout the term as they become available.

School Polo and Warm School Polar Fleece tops can be purchased from our school office


Plain navy skorts, shorts, pants and hats can all be purchased from
~POSTIE~
in Palmerston North. There is also another outlet in Feilding, however Palmerston North will be our main supplier. If they do not have enough stock or the right size you can purchase plain navy options from another store however all school hats need to navy and must be either the wide brimmed hat or a navy bucket hat.

Students can wear plain black ankle socks with plain black shoes/sneakers or wear black sandals with no socks. Navy blue tights can be worn with skorts in winter for our girls or wear navy knee high socks as an option with shorts or skorts.
SCHOOL UNIFORM IS TO BE WORN DAILY UNLESS WE HAVE A MUFTI DAY TO SUPPORT A CHARITY OR FUNDRAISER...

OUR LEARNING TEAMS
Kahikatea - Years 7/8 Mana Tahi - Years 5/6 He Kākano - Years 3/4 Te Tipu Ora ~ NE - Y2

IMPORTANT DATES

Term 1 Open Day - Kōrero Mai
Thursday 3rd February

Whānau with their children can visit between 9-3pm to meet their new teachers, visit their Learning Spaces, Pods, Classroom etc.
Please no students visiting without their whānau.
(Not an official school day)


TERM DATES

Term 1 - 2022

Friday 4th February - Thursday 14th April

Term 2 - 2022

Monday 2nd May - Friday 8th July

Term 3 - 2022

Monday 25th July - Friday 30th September

Term 4 - 2022

Monday 17th October - Friday 16th December


NO SCHOOL DAYS

TERM 1

7th February - Waitangi Day

15th April - Good Friday

TERM 2

3rd June - Queen's Birthday

24th June - Matariki

Kia Ora ~ Hallo ~ Fakalofa atu ~ Talofa ~ Malo e lelei ~ Mingalaba ~ Bula ~ nǐ hǎo ~ Namaste ~ Konnichiwa ~ Hola ~ Anyoung haseyo ~ Hello