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Tieke Dean's Report

Liisa Laycock —

Kia Ora, Talofa, Malo E Lelei, Kia Orana, Kamusta, Hei. Well, school as we know it certainly has looked a little different recently. Online learning, Google Hangouts, Blogging to name a few.

A huge thank you to all whānau that supported us in our first Google Hangouts last week. It was great to touch base with our rangatahi and see what has been happening in everyone’s bubbles. We continue to make use of Google Hangouts as a way to keep in contact and keep the momentum of learning going. It is important that students check their school emails regularly and join in on scheduled Hangout meets as these too are learning times. If you are yet to hear from your Wānanga teacher or have had no access to the learning, please contact them via school email.

A reminder that Year 7 & 8 can access their ‘working from home’ site here https://sites.google.com/hornby.school.nz/working-from-home/home and that Year 9 will carry on being contacted by their Hurumanu teachers with set work. We continue to encourage that work is blogged once it is completed.

Our kāhui Wānanga teachers have been outstanding in their flexibility, support, encouragement, and general caring, during this time and I thank them for all they do! I know that they will continue this attitude whatever the next steps in Level 3 lockdown will be.

What a learning curve it has been for all! I think I’m learning just as much as our tamariki are (some will be pleased to hear that I am embracing all things digital and will be an expert before I know it!).

And on a lighter note, I have taken some time to finally try to get a handle on this baking thing (I hear Mrs Hindson sigh with relief but don’t tell her it is still a bit hit and miss….) and have included one of my favourite (fool proof) recipes courtesy of my mum. If I can make it, anyone can….

Happy baking people!

From my bubble, Nakemiin