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Dear Parents/Caregivers


I hope you are all safe and well in your bubble. As you are aware the Government has this afternoon announced that  Alert Level 4 will stay in place until Tuesday 21 September at 11:59pm. All teachers and support staff  are well prepared to continue their distance learning programmes. 

I want to acknowledge the work you are doing as parents to support your child’s learning, many of you will also be working from home. The expectation continues to be that all students try their best, complete the work they are able to and have fun! Learning will also look different for each household depending on your situation. Please do not put pressure on yourselves when it comes to completing distance learning.

Sadly, but as expected, all of our term 3 events have now been cancelled. We are currently reviewing our term 4 calendar of events and at this stage we are still hopeful of holding our school production. An updated calendar of events will be sent out at the start of term 4. 

Children will be missing their friends and family outside their bubble. Regular contact via phone or online is important at this time. If older children are contacting each other online, as a parent, make yourself aware of the platform being used and the types of messages being sent. This will be an important part of your child’s overall well-being. 

If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Kind Regards


Mark Keenan

Principal

Dear Parents/Caregivers


I hope you are all safe and well in your bubble. As you are aware the Government has this afternoon announced that Auckland will remain in Alert Level 4 for at least two more weeks. All teachers are well prepared to continue their distance learning programmes. Thank you for supporting your child/ren while learning from home. 

This week more hard packs of learning will be made available for pick up from school for any junior and middle school (Year 1-4)  children who need this. Mrs Deane will be sending an email regarding the organisation for this. 

On Monday 6 September further hard packs of learning will be made available for pick up from school for any senior and intermediate school (Year 5-8) children who need this. Mr Harper-Travers will be sending an email regarding the organisation for this later in the week. 

We have handed out a number of school-owned chromebooks for children Year 3 and up who needed one. With the extension of level 4 if you require a chromebook for your child to access their distance learning please fill in this form by tomorrow, 3pm. We will be in touch regarding pick up.

With the extension it is important to remember that with distance learning the expectation is that all students try their best, complete the work they are able to and have fun! Online workshops are being taught for our Year 3 to 8 children and all children should attend these at the times set. Learning will look different for each household depending on your situation. Please do not put additional pressure on yourselves when it comes to this. I believe other activities such as playing board games, baking, cooking and having some fun in the backyard are also important.

Our main communication avenue to all families continues to be  via email. Please check this regularly for updates from both the school and your child’s classroom teacher. Notices are also posted on our facebook page and the school website.

Friday afternoon non-contact time for staff

As per the Primary Teacher’s Collective Agreement teachers are entitled to classroom release time (non contact time) every week. The intent of classroom release time is to address teacher workload while maximising benefits for student learning.

As a leadership team we have made the decision that from 12.00pm each Friday teachers and support staff will have their non contact time. I’m sure you will agree that our teachers and support staff are working extremely hard at the moment and deserve time to ensure they can continue providing the high quality distance learning programmes they currently offer our learners.

What will the staff be doing?


  • Having meetings to evaluate their distance learning programmes and plan for future distance learning
  • Creating activities and resources to use in their distance learning programmes
  • Checking in with Senior Leadership in regards to pastoral care and learning 

What do we need from you?

  • Please have Friday afternoon as family time or a chance to relax and celebrate the great learning your children have completed throughout the week. 
  • Please refrain from emailing teachers after 12.00pm on a Friday.

I thank each and every one of you for your support, we are privileged to be a part of such a wonderful school community. It is pleasing to hear that across New Zealand compliance is high. As you have been doing, please continue to follow all the alert level requirements at Level 4 and stay at home. It is the best tool we have to keep our community safe.


Take care. 

He waka eke noa - We’re all in this together!


Kind Regards


Mark Keenan

Principal

Dear Parents/Caregivers


I hope you are all safe and well in your bubble. As you are aware the Government has this afternoon announced that  Alert Level 4 will stay in place for Auckland until 11:59pm, Tuesday 31 August. All teachers are well prepared to continue their distance learning programmes. Thank you for supporting your child/ren while learning from home. 

Our main communication avenue to all families is via email. Please check this regularly for updates from both the school and your child’s classroom teacher. Notices are also posted on our facebook page and the school website.

Take care and stay safe. 


He waka eke noa - We’re all in this together!


Kind Regards


Mark Keenan

Principal