Term 2 ends at 3pm on Friday 3rd July
Kia ora koutou. Hello everyone.
New cases of COVID-19
In regard to the two new cases announced this week, the Ministry of Education assured us that there is no school or early learning service linked to these cases. However, this is a timely reminder to continue to follow good hygiene practices and to act with caution for anyone who is showing new onset or worsening symptoms of one or more of the following:
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
- Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
- Temporary loss of smell
Anyone with these symptoms should ring Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or their GP. They will advise on testing for COVID-19.
Reporting absence from school
We have been asked to check if children absent from school showed any signs of COVID-19 before they come back and so you will notice an extra question on the absence form on the school website. Please use this form if at all possible to let us know your child will be away from school. If you leave a message instead you will receive a hard copy of the request to complete and send back before your child returns to school. This is recommended by Auckland DHB to assist them and us with contact tracing should we ever have a case of COVID-19 in our school.
Distance Learning Surveys
Last week parents and caregivers were sent a link to a survey to give us some feedback on the distance learning programmes offered to your child during alert levels 3 and 4 of the pandemic. There is a separate link for each year level throughout the school that your child/ren are in except Team 3 as they have surveyed their parents already.
If you are new to the school and were not involved in distance learning please ignore this email. The survey will close later today, Thursday 18th June.
‘Keep It Real Online’ Campaign
The Department of Internal Affairs with Netsafe and the Office of Film and Literature Classification is about to launch a ‘Keep it real online’ campaign. The campaign will support parents and caregivers to reduce the risks of online harm such as cyber-bullying, inappropriate content, pornography and grooming.
Parents and caregivers can find information including tips on how to have conversations with their children at www.keepitrealonline.govt.nz.
TV, radio and print ads commenced from Monday 8 June and will run through to the end of July. Printed and online adverts will be produced in English, Te Reo Māori, Samoan, Mandarin and Hindi.
Pool key refunds
Due to school closing due to COVID19 we realise not everyone had the chance to bring their pool key back to school and receive the refund by the due date. Therefore you can still get the refund to the end of June. Please note: refunds will not be given to children.
Board of Trustees meeting
The next Board meeting is on Wednesday 24th June at 7pm in the administration building. Anyone is welcome to come along.