Wednesday 29th April - Update from School
Kia ora koutou - Dear Parents and Whanau,
I hope each and everyone of you are safe and well in your whanau bubbles. We have received very encouraging feedback from parents regarding the home learning plans and resources provided for our tamariki. I want to thank our amazing team of teachers, teacher aides and support staff for the thoughtful ways they have planned sessions for your children, communicated with parents and students and kept the school buildings and administration running smoothly.
As more businesses open and essential personnel continue with their work, not all families are able to keep students home. We acknowledge that learning from home can be great for whanau time as well as present a range of difficult challenges. Please talk to our teachers and support staff if you are finding things tricky and we will help where possible. During Alert Level 3, the school will be open to children who are not able to be supervised at home. Over the next couple of weeks we will have a small number of students in school. We also have a small number of staff on site to supervise the students. Student learning in school will be the same as the remote learning tasks for students learning from home.
Families of students who are attending school have been contacted separately with relevant attendance information. Any visitors to school are asked to be familiar with the Ministry’s ‘Lets keep everyone safe’ information. As Alert Level 3 is likely to continue for at least the next couple of weeks, we would still encourage families to follow the Ministry of Education’s advice for schools and ECEs that all children and young people who can stay at home, should stay at home.
Under Alert Level 3 there will be no SKIDS before or after school care provision. The School Office will be closed, at least for the duration of Alert Level 3. Phone calls will be diverted to the office staff and emails will be answered.
Home learning links that might be of interests to parents and carers include the Ministry of Health backed Sparklers site. This is a fun wellbeing site with a range of activities. Additionally, the Ministry of Education’s Learning from Home site has plenty of ready to use resources for students and parents.
On behalf of all the School staff I do want to thank our students and their whanau bubbles for all the home learning efforts that are taking place.
Nga mihi mahana,