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Newsletter 11 - May 15th 2020

Kia ora

School begins again on Monday. Yahoo! We are really looking forward to being able to have our students back at school. At Alert Level 2 schools are considered a safe place for students and staff, but we still need to be cautious, and will be. There will be plenty of reminders about washing hands correctly, catching coughs and maintaining appropriate spacing from others. We will be playing it safe while trying to make the school day as familiar as we can. Teachers will go over new routines with students on Monday.

On Monday:

· Come to school and into class as usual, but sanitise your hands when you come in

· All parents coming onto our grounds must record their details for contact tracing purposes if this becomes necessary

· Buses will run at the regular time from Monday

The Ministry of Education has updated their advice (on their site ) for whanau about children returning to school, this includes:

· Videos parents may want to watch with their children

· A ‘checklist’ for preparing for the return to on-site learning

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Noortje Hamers who is the newest member of our Board of Trustees. It is great to have her on the team! The BOT have been busy over the past few weeks, especially as the renovations still tick away. The heating is almost complete, just in time now that we are beginning to have some chilly starts. A plan is being formulated to have some more carpet put down next holiday break too which is exciting. Obviously recent events have caused some delays but even so, the builder has still been able to get his nails done!

Congratulations to everyone that correctly guessed that the school house in the photo last week was at St Bathans. Well done! I hope everyone makes the most of our first Level 2 weekend and the new freedoms we have. Take care and we’ll see you next week.

Ka kite ano,

Callum Tytler

Acting Principal



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