Tena koutou katoa

I start this update with a thank you for supporting us at school while managing Covid Level 2 requirements. Unlike our colleagues and peer groups in Auckland, we have managed to continue pretty much as normal with little disruption to every day learning.

We were exceptionally disappointed to make the decision to cancel the Northern Region sports tournament. Due to the uncertainty of levels, schools were pulling out (understandably), costs increasing and requirements becoming increasingly difficult to meet.  We are hopeful that we can organise some games against other schools during Term 4.

Due to the level 2 requirements of having no more than 100 people at a gathering, we have added a few more performances to our school production, Fame.  We do hope you can come along as the students and staff are working very hard to make this a memorable event.  

I really believe that The Arts and Sport are two great hobbies/passions/skills that bring out the best in people. Great for team building, setting high expectations, resilience, expressing oneself, and promoting a healthy well balanced lifestyle.

Last Monday the KIS Staff visited The Waitangi Treaty Grounds.  We spent time being guided through the museum and the various areas of significance, points/artefacts of interest. In March next year we plan on taking all students to Waitangi to visit and celebrate our rich heritage. We will also be spending time visiting more local areas of history and significance.   

Tomorrow we have an Open Day and look forward to hosting Y6 parents who had planned on coming to our planned open evening a few weeks ago. We have two tours scheduled for 9.30am and 1.30pm. We are asking people to register their attendance, by phoning the school, so we can adhere to covid numbers at gatherings.  

Catch up enrolments will take place on September 17 and 18.  

A reminder that if children are unwell, please keep them at home.  There is a tummy bug going around presently and our sick bay has been quite busy during the past week.  Thank you.

Nga mihi

Kim Sloane