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Newsletter 12 - May 22nd 2020

Kia ora

We’re back! Alert Level 2 has enabled staff and students to return to school and continue learning in class as we usually would, albeit with a few required changes. I’ve popped into all of the classes during the week and the students are engaged in what they’re doing and have been excited to tell me what they’ve been learning about. Of course they’ve been excited to be back amongst their friends too after such a long time away and it has been great to see them all interacting and playing games together while still following the protocols in place. We’re still being very cautious, the students have been great about this. So have adults who have had to sign in each time they come into the grounds. I know it’s not always convenient, but it is important.

Despite the time of year our grounds are looking pretty good. There was a working bee last weekend which tidied up a few areas. Thank you to everyone who helped out. Over the next holiday break we will be having carpet put down in rooms 1 through 5 and the library. This will be done 3 rooms at a time to allow us to get in and move furniture around. I’ll let you know the exact date of this as soon as I can as if we get enough helpers it might be less than half an hour as many hands make light work.

Speaking of which, I need someone to join me as a member of the Northern Southland Community Pool Trust committee. This is the group of people who run the local swimming pool. If you are interested in being involved with this group and would like to know more then please get in touch.

Coming home today for every student is a copy of Upstart magazine. This is thanks to Xavier Kington who wrote to the magazine telling them why our school is awesome. Fantastic work Xavier! I agree with you wholeheartedly, our school is awesome!

We would like to congratulate the McMillan family who have welcomed a new addition this week. Mrs McMillan is now a proud Nanna to her grandaughter Tilly.

Have a great weekend everyone. If you’re away duck shooting, just remember that the ducks will be up at the quack of dawn.

Ka kite ano,

Callum Tytler

Acting Principal



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