Board of Trustees Meeting – 8th August 2023

Tēnā koutou katoa.  Our latest Board of Trustees meeting took place on August 8.  It was pleasing to hear about the many community activities our students have been participating in and the upcoming celebration for the opening of Te Wahi Whakatupu Rakau—our native forest planted out by RRS students over the years below the field—on September 1.  We received the mid-year reading report and heard about how phonological awareness is taught at RRS.  This is the idea of teaching children that words are made up of sounds and that each sound has a written letter of the alphabet attached to it.  I was reminded about the importance of reading at home with our children to help support and grow all the wonderful learning they are engaging in at school.  We discussed and made amendments to two of our current policies and received an update on our financial position; our working capital continues to remain in a very healthy state.  Our next meeting is on Tuesday September 12 at 6pm in the staffroom.  Board meetings are public meetings and parents and caregivers are most welcome to attend if interested.

Ngā mihi nui,

Katie Turner

Current Presiding Member of RRS BOT