Tēnā Koutou Katoa
 
As we draw our two weeks of Camp to an end, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody for their support and willingness to ensure our students had an amazing time.  I appreciate that many of you would have taken annual leave to assist – we are most grateful.  We hope that you will see some personal growth in each of these young people, once they’ve spent 12 hours sleeping to recover from the lack of sleep!  Please do take the time to talk with them about their experience.  
 
During the past month we have noticed an increase in positive student behaviour.  There has been a lot of Channel K and deliberate teaching of our Graduate Profile is perhaps making a difference.   In recognition of this, I have awarded the students a mufti day next Thursday (26th).  
 
Regarding Covid-19, our position remains unchanged.  School is open until we are directed otherwise by the Ministry of Education, who work in conjunction with the Ministry of Health.  You will all be reading the many articles and staying tuned with current developments.  Hygiene and awareness in social situations is of paramount importance.  

We have a small number of families self-isolating because they have been in contact with visitors from overseas or have people staying in the house who have returned from overseas and are in isolation for 14 days.

If your family has been exposed to someone returning from overseas, or someone who potentially has been exposed to the virus – please keep your child home for 14 days.

If you have internet access your student will be able to access Google Classroom. Can I ask you to contact the school with the absence, but also to contact the individual teachers so that work can be made available.

We will keep you informed as our pandemic plan develops. In the meantime, regular hand washing with soap and staying home if you are unwell are the basic precautions to take.

If your child is unwell, for any reason, please keep them at home until they are 100% well.
This is a timely reminder that if your phone numbers or alternate contacts have changed, please contact our school office to notify them.  We have had a few occasions during the past two weeks where we have been unable to contact families.  
Stay safe and look after one another.
 
Ngā mahi nui
Kim Sloane
Principal / Tumuaki