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Principal's Message

Sue Catell —

Kia ora whānau This lovely picture above, is a collaborative piece that some of our Year 1 students created for Matariki. A reminder that tomorrow, Friday, is the Matariki holiday so school will be closed. I am sure your children have been sharing their learning about Matariki with you, but if not, do ask them. If you want to learn more, Dr Rangi Matamua joined Jenny-May Clarkson on Breakfast to start the show with karakia and talk about Matariki means, the different stars in the cluster, and what this time of year means.

Here's the link to watch their kōrero. If you are making plans to get up to find the Matariki cluster or Puanga, you'll need to set your alarms to rise before the sun does as the brightness of the rising sun will make it more challenging to spot. Here is the link to a short video clip by Te Papa to explain how to find Matariki.

A reminder that we are holding a parent meeting next Tuesday 28 June at 7pm in the school staffroom to share the community section of our Linewize programme (digital safety), as well as the changes to how you will receive reports from now on (through Hero). The online, real-time reporting goes live to you from the next morning.

We are also holding our usual Term 2 parent/teacher/student meetings on the last Wednesday of term, 6 July. We ask that you collect your child from school at 12.30pm that day so the teachers can begin the meetings at 1pm. Please use the SkoolLoop app to book these.

Our Board elections are coming up this September and I do encourage you to consider standing for this role. If you are thinking about it and would like to talk with one of our current Board members, please email bot@milford.school.nz

This week,we have only 2 students across the school isolating with covid-19, although we do have a few students absent with coughs and colds.

As there are a few events occurring in these next 2 weeks of term, please do check the school calendar often. This is easy to find as it is on the homepage of our website.

Keep safe and well everyone!

Noho ora mai