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Principal's Message

Sue Cattell —

Kia ora whānau. We have been really enjoying having all the children back at school. The teachers are saying how good it is to have regular learning again, and how any gaps that the students have, are able to be filled. I helped one of the junior classes with swimming supervision this morning, and this photo above shows the joy these children had at being in the pool. It reminded me how the many aspects of our programmes are so important and help build class culture.

As of this morning, we currently have 13 positive covid-19 cases who are at home, isolating, with only 2 new cases this week. 35 children have now returned to school after recovering from covid. It is really heartening to hear that the children who have contracted covid seemed to have had fairly mild symptoms and have bounced back quickly. We have no new staff cases.

We are noticing many children are bringing Pokemon cards to school. Our messaging to the children is that they can only “trade” or “swap” within their own year level, to minimise any possible inbalance. We are also reminding the children that bringing anything from home to school, and this includes Pokemon cards, is at their own risk and we are not responsible if things go missing or are lost. Can I ask that you reinforce this message at home too, and perhaps suggest that any precious cards be left at home.

Next Thursday, 17 March (St Patrick’s Day), we are having a Jesters Pie Day coupled with a Mufti Day. If your child would like to have a pie for lunch that day, they will need to be ordered on Kindo prior to 11am on Wednesday. If your child is going to come to school wearing mufti (their own clothes not school uniform) we ask that they bring a gold coin. Let’s see how much green we can wear!

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Noho ora mai