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Newsletter: Term 2 Week 2 – 23 April 2020

Dear Parents,

We are entering into the new phase of Level 3 from Tuesday next week. I sent out a survey to parents asking who was intending sending their children back to school as from Wednesday. From your responses we had a number of children identified as coming back.

Unfortunately though, I have had to decline some of these requests as the parents did not meet the criteria for students returning. Here are the criteria:

Ministry guidelines underpinning the message. Here is the excerpt as sent to us from Iona Holsted, Secretary for Education:

The key message for you is that if you can, you should keep your child at home. You should only physically send your child to school if you need to. If your child has a health condition that means they are at a greater risk of a severe illness you must keep them at home.  If your child is sick please also ensure you keep them at home.

Here is the applicable paragraph from the Ministry of Education website:

At Level 3, all children and young people who can stay at home should stay at home and all children will have access to distance learning. But parents who have no way of supervising their children’s distance learning, or who need their children to return, can send their children back to school or early learning centres.

As you can see, parents have been strongly urged to keep children at home, with the understanding of ‘need to’ being as essential workers, or people who need to physically go to their work place.  The point being made is, children who can stay at home, should stay at home.

I know that many parents have found this to be a difficult time but we are following MOE guidelines in our messages to parents about sending their children back to school.

The great news is that the teachers’ sites are looking amazing and the learning content is just fantastic. We know that most children have been engaged in the learning and that parents have also been using Education TV as well as the host of other activities offered on line.

Important Re Teacher Only Day on Tuesday 28 April. Next Week’s Learning.

 Those of you who have been tuning into the news about Level 3 will have heard Minister for Education Chris Hipkins’ message that Tuesday 28 April is a teacher only day. This means that there will not be any learning posted for Tuesday. Next week’s distance learning will be available for Wednesday to Friday.

Not long to go now, only a couple more weeks. We can do this (to quote someone important!).

Kind regards

DRAMA/SPEECH LESSONS: Click here for information
MUSIC LESSONS: Click here for information on Musiqhub music lessons

FOR TERM 2 2020
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for After School and Holiday Community Based Programmes and Activities for 202

What’s Ahead?
Please click here to view our online calendar


School Times
School starts:      8.50am
Interval:             10.30-10.50am
Lunch:               12.30-1.25pm
School finishes:   3.00pm

Term Dates for 2020

Term 2: Wednesday 15 April to Friday 3 July 2020
~ Queen’s Birthday Monday 1 June ’20
Term 3: Monday 20 July to Friday 25 Sept 2020
Term 4: Monday 12 October to Wednesday 16 December 2020
~ Labour Day Monday 26 October ’20

Stationery Sales
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8.30-8.45am

Uniform Shop
– half way up dragon drive

OPEN FRIDAYS only: 8.15-8.45am
Orders and payments for uniform can be made online on our website ~ Click here

Lunch Orders
1. ‘Daily Lunch and Catering’ ordered through ezlunch: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays – ONLINE ORDERS ONLY
Click here for ezlunch  and Subway menus.
Join ezlunch today  and Place an order  Sushi is available through Daily Lunch and Catering
2. Subway: ordered through ezLUNCH: – ONLINE ORDERS ONLY
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Join ezlunch today  and Place an order

School Dental Service
8b Ngaio St Orakei Ph 520 0603.

The dental team will be posting letters to all new entrants to our school as required.

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PLEASE, PLEASE CHECK FOR NITS – a number of classes have reported nits and if your infected child is not treated then many others will be!
Here is a link from NZ Health for info and treatment.

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