Principal Update - Week 8, Term 3 - 2022
Kia ora koutou.
Just a short message this week given recent announcements. :-)
Public Holiday 26th September
Please be aware that there will be no school on Monday the 26th of September as the Country marks the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
A reminder that only those who test positive for Covid need to isolate. Household contacts do not need to isolate and, if they are children, can come to school. We now have close to 96% attendance daily and we cannot wait to see our kids each day… so please keep sending them unless they are too sick to learn!!
There have also been announcements recently about mask wearing. These are not mandated in school. However, as always we will respect the rights of families to make their own choices around these for their whanau.
Learning conferences are planned for Week 1 of Term 3. Should you need to meet or contact your child’s teacher beforehand, please feel free to do so. Bookings will be open early next week, so look out on Seesaw/Facebook/Email for information about these.
Policy Review Term 3
This Term we are reviewing Student Well-Being and Safety and Staff Well-Being and Safety. A reminder that our policy can be found by going to the policy page on our school website. The review page can be found on the home page of our policy site. I will include an overview of our concerns and complaints as a reminder (click here). Please refer to this if you wish to raise a concern with someone here (please never raise a concern directly with a student!).
STAFF ONLY DAY
Is tomorrow - please don’t forget. I have sent out a whole lot of reminders about this. :-)
Are you planning on leaving us?
We are in the throes of planning our classroom structure for next year and will need some idea of who is leaving. Please let us know if this will be you. Also - please encourage families in our zone to let us know that they will be joining us next year (if they have not already). This will make our planning for 2023 so much easier!
A reminder that if you have any information that may support class placement for your child, please let your child’s teacher know this prior to the 21st of October. We will not take requests for particular teachers due to the difficulties this causes for all of us, and that there are likely to be some staffing changes over the remainder of the year. I will continue to provide reminders of this in the coming months.
Thanks to you all.
Coming up in Term 3:
16th September - STAFF ONLY DAY
20th September - Yr 3 and 4 Hockey Tournament (Week 9)
22nd September - First meeting of our New Board.
27th September - Yr 5 and 6 Hockey Tournament (Week 10)
30th September - Term Ends at 3pm