Kia ora koutou
End of Term 3
We have had a full and mostly productive Term 3 despite continued COVID (C19) responses and changing levels. It has been great to share some of the activities through our Facebook postings and newsletters. Senior students have been completing formative exams for external standards. This will give them valuable feedback on their learning and what is still required. Remember that NZQA has made adjustments to requirements this year to accommodate the C19 disruptions. I hope that Y11-13 students will still be trying their best to achieve to their potential.
Have a happy Term break. Term 4 starts on Monday 12 October.
Students doing NCEA will have their last day before exam leave from Friday 13 November, giving them 5 weeks at school for the Term.
The last day for school this year for is Friday 4 December.
We will have a Ministry set Teacher Only Day on Friday 27 November.
Our Awards Ceremony will be on Tuesday 1 December. You will be given details closer to the time. If you have trophies from last year, could you please return them to the School Office.
The school has accessed this program which enables us to distribute Weetbix with the school milk for students who may not have access to breakfast. These students would be provided with a plastic bowl and spoon and would take part at a selected time and place each school day. It is limited to a small number and we are yet to develop a system of identifying which students would benefit from this scheme. If you would particularly like us to support your family in this way, please send an email response to firstname.lastname@example.org
C19 Level 1
Our extended community are continuing to take COVID-19 seriously through using the COVID tracer App, staying away if they are sick, seeking medical advice and getting tested if recommended to do so. Thank you all, for your efforts.
While we are doing the right things, it is important that we continue to pay attention to the right information. Misinformation is designed to create panic, fear and confusion. Check your source. Get the real deal from the Ministry of Health or Unite Against COVID-19websites. The Ministry of Education also provides information for schools and early learning services including specific information for parents and caregivers.
Our knowledge of COVID-19 is developing quickly. But misinformation spreads further and faster. Be part of the solution. Don’t share posts or stories if you’re not sure if they’re true or aren’t from trusted sources like the Ministry of Health or Unite Against COVID-19 websites.
Āraia te kino and protect yourself, your whānau and your whakapapa.
Ngā mihi nui,
Rodney Lloyd (Principal)