Term 2 ends at 3pm tomorrow, Friday 30th June
Term 3 starts at 9am Monday 17th July and ends at 3pm Friday 22nd September
Kia ora koutou. Hello everyone.
As we head into the end of term break we thank all of you for your continued support and help, especially in the winter months with many colds, coughs and flu around, as well as Covid to deal with. Thank you for your vigilance in watching for symptoms, testing when needed and keeping children home when they are sick. There has been much publicity around attendance at school and how important regular attendance is. With an average attendance in term 1 of 93% we can see that you value your children attending school every day and the slight dip in attendance from the last four weeks of term two is usually for the reasons above.
Your support for our very first on line a-thon this term was overwhelming and very humbling, thank you. We are having a lot of fun with our Jubilee this year, family picnics, learning about our history as a school and as a part of that connecting children from our school with a school in Wales, tree planting, and a Gold Rush fun run as well as the a-thon have made the first two terms zip by very quickly.
I hope you all manage to have a break over the next few weeks and we look forward to welcoming the children back on 17th July for term 3 which promises to be just as exciting with our Variety Show to celebrate the five decades of music that the school has been open. An open morning and 50th Jubilee alumni reunion are also planned for September. More details for these events are coming at the beginning of next term, but if you do know any ex pupils, Board members, teachers etc who would be interested in the reunion, ask them to click on the jubilee button on the front of the school website and register their interest or give the office a call next term.
Mānawatia a Matariki
Wishing you all a happy Māori New Year.
Ethan and Conre
Congratulations to Ethan Wyatt and Conre Kloppers who play for East Coast Bays club and took part in the Ron Williams Bowl competition on Sunday 25th June. In total they played 4 games, winning two and losing two, but still went through to the Bowl finals, where they faced Massey and won. This meant that they became the winners of the Bowl. Well done!
Term dates for the remainder of 2023 and start date 2024
Term 3 – Monday 17th July to Friday 22nd September
Term 4 – Monday 9th October to Friday 15th December (Labour Day 23rd October, Teacher Only Day 13th November)
Term 1 2024 starts Thursday 1 February.
Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand has asked that we share the following information with familes
This winter, between Monday 12 June and Saturday 30 September, participating community pharmacies in Auckland will provide a Minor Health Conditions Service for Māori and Pacific people, children aged under 14 years, and community service card holders.
The service allows pharmacists to have a clinical consultation and provide advice as well as medication if needed for a select set of minor health conditions no cost to the patient.
It also includes whānau members of a child with similar symptoms. For example, if the pharmacist determines your child needs treatment for scabies and they have older brothers or sisters, or you yourself also have symptoms, they may provide advice and medication for all of you.
The following health conditions are included in the Minor Health Conditions Service:
- Acute diarrhoea
- Eye inflammation and infections
- Pain and fever
- Minor skin infections
If your condition needs further support, the pharmacist can tell you the best place to go to get further help.
Let’s spread the word to our friends and whānau about this new service! It’s also important to remember that you can always speak to your local pharmacist for free health advice, even if you are not eligible for this service.
Participating pharmacies can be found by going to HealthPoint and searching “Minor Health Conditions”. You can also find a list here https://smex12-5-en-ctp.trendmicro.com:443/wis/clicktime/v1/query?url=www.tewhatuora.govt.nz%2fgo%2dwell&umid=03f15db0-214a-489f-8314-00eb263ff8f0&auth=a274b9305a0a6774f29265a98f8f893dbafe8641-7336a07cf314fecd43e11828bcc2ef38514cf6e9.
Have your contact details changed? If so contact the school office and let them know: 09 473 6453 or email@example.com