Kia ora parents/whanau

I start this correspondence with a huge thank you to all parents / caregivers who have supported their children through various forms of learning.  We acknowledge students who have shown resilience, learnt a new skill, acquired new knowledge and maintained a positive attitude.  Moving forward, we will make some changes to embrace different ways of learning.

We are planning to have student/parent/teacher conferences once we move into Level One.  

We are looking forward to seeing our students on Monday 18 May. 

School start and finish times return to normal. The school day starts at 8:45 am. Where possible, children should be dropped off after 8am. The school day finishes at 3pm. 

Drop off and collection. During Level 2, buses will resume and run to their normal times. There is no ‘distancing’ on buses. Access to the school for students will be by any of the external gates. If you are dropping off or picking up your child, we ask that you do not use Hailes Road or Lincoln Place due to traffic congestion. Drop off areas on Kamo Road, Carlton Crescent and Cowley Place/Fisher Terrace are preferred. 

Recently, we have had difficulty contacting some families as contact details have been incorrect. We understand that people’s situations may have changed. Current contact details for all students should now have been updated via Survey Monkey. Classroom teachers will be contacting those who have not completed this information.

As you have heard constantly throughout the various media forms, it is vitally important that you keep your child at home if they are unwell. If they arrive at school unwell, or become unwell during the day, you will be called immediately and asked to collect them. 

If you are intending on keeping your child at home due to underlying health conditions, please contact your classroom teacher to talk about how they can support you with their learning. 

We have hand sanitiser for use on entry into the classroom, as well as after bathroom use. Hand washing will be encouraged regularly.  Students are welcome to bring a small hand towel if they would like to. 

While we remain at Alert Level 2,  we are asking children to bring their own water-filled named drink bottle, as water fountains will be off-limits. Bottles can be refilled at school using classroom taps. The canteen will be open. 

If your child has been using a digital device at home, we encourage them to bring it to school so that digital technology learning and development can continue

Thank you once again for your support. We know that learning will have been different in every home and look forward to celebrating all successes face to face. 

Nga mihi

Kim Sloane, Pamela Abercrombie and Lisa Ferris