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Term 1 ends at 3pm on Wednesday 13th April

Teacher Only Day Thursday 14th April, Good Friday 15th April 

Kia ora koutou.  Hello everyone.

Extension to COVID-19 hardship assistance for whānau

The Government has extended the increased income limits for hardship assistance until Thursday 30 June.

This means more casual or part-time workers, or people who aren’t already getting financial support, will continue to be eligible for help with their immediate or emergency costs. This is especially important for those who need direct help as part of the COVID-19 welfare response.

People new to MSD can check these links to see the new income limits:

They’ll be asked some easy questions about their costs, then MSD will let them know about any Work and Income payments they may be able to get.
Alternatively, if they’d like to talk with MSD, they can call:

  • 0800 559 009 for working age
  • 0800 552 002 for over-65s
  • 0800 88 99 00 for students

Interpreters are available.
Please note, income limits for Emergency Housing Special Needs Grants, Transition to Work Grants and the Course Participation Allowance aren’t changing.

Netball notices

Last week all year 1,2,3 and 4 children and those who were interested in years 5 and 6  brought home a notice about playing netball this year. Please check your child’s bag if you have not seen it. If the notice is lost or you want your child to play and they have not brought a notice home, you can download the notice and registration form from the school website under Parent Information-Permission slips. Registration and fees are due by Friday 18th March for Years 5 and 6. Please register for years 1-4 but  do not pay yet. Kidzplay will not hold any games until we are at the orange traffic light setting. We will organise year 1-4 teams and let you know when you need to pay.

Lucky Book Club Orders

The last day to order from Issue 1 is Tuesday 1 March.

Planning for emergency situations

We have a basic emergency kit for each classroom that could be used in the event of a traumatic incident such as an earthquake or lockdown. Each class is provided with a toilet bucket and paper, rubber gloves, plastic cups and spoons and water. To complete the kit could you please send a can of food that has a ring pull or a packet of something like muesli bars for instance that has a long shelf life, to your child’s teacher. The teacher will store these in the classroom for the year. At the end of the year the food will be donated to the Salvation Army food bank. Many thanks.

Sweet Treats at school

After having many sweet treats brought to school in past years for teachers to give out on birthdays, Easter, Halloween etc we decided that this is not a practice we should be encouraging at school. Some children have serious dairy, gluten, nut and other allergies and we know some families would not want their children having the lollies and cakes without knowing about it.  However, a planned shared lunch which parents know about that is a one off special occasion is ok.

School Donations 2022

We greatly appreciate all donations made to the school. The school donation for the 2022 school year is as follows:

Per year Per term
1 Child $196 $49
2 or more children $360 $90

Payment can be made any time now at the office by EFTPOS, Visa, internet banking or automatic payments can be arranged with your bank. Our bank account details are ASB 12-3080-0059486-00. Please ensure you complete the reference section with your child’s name and specify “school donation”. You are able to claim a tax refund on school donations paid by requesting and completing an IR526 form from the Inland Revenue. 

EZLunch – Need to cancel lunch?

How to cancel…
With COVID around, we’re getting a few calls about how to cancel lunch orders.
Here’s a quick DIY reminder that takes no time at all!
PS. Remember to do it early! Cancellations are only available until the order cut-off time.

  1. Login to myKindo and go to my orders.
  2. Find the correct delivery date.
  3. Select Cancel and ok.

Please Note:
The purchase price will be refunded to your myKindo account balance.
If you have multiple students in the one lunch order you will need to cancel the order and then reorder for the student that is still requiring lunch.