Published by Hokowhitu School
Term 2 - 8 May 2020
12 May, 2020 by Hokowhitu School
Like me, I am sure you have followed with interest the announcements made by the Prime Minister. It is
reassuring to hear how well our country has done at minimising the impacts of COVID-19. Alert Levels 4 and 3
have not been easy and I thank you for your ongoing support for the work we are doing.
Yesterday, the Prime Minister advised that in Alert Level 2 schools are safe environments for children, young
people and staff and that additional public health control measures are in place to prevent the spread of disease
and to support contact tracing.
The good news is that when we are able to, we will be ready to welcome all students and staff back to our
school site. Please note: the earliest possible date this will occur is Monday 18th May.
Term 2 - 30 April 2020
30 April, 2020 by Hokowhitu School
Thank you so much for the positive feedback so many of you are giving our staff regarding our distance
learning efforts. We would like to give all of you who are supervising the distance learning a huge paki-
paki (clap) too - thank you!
Many of you are juggling a number of balls at the moment and we want to reassure you that your efforts
are much appreciated by us too.
Thank you to those of you who have let us know that your child/ren needs to be here at school during
Alert Level 3. We know that if you could, you would have chosen to keep your child at home and we
100% understand how difficult this is for you and your tamariki.
Term 2 - 24 April 2020
30 April, 2020 by Hokowhitu School
I hope this email finds everyone safe and well. Thank you so much for the efforts you have been
making with distance learning. We know it isn’t easy and really don’t want you to be stressed about
it if everything doesn’t get done every day!
Thank you to those of you who have let us know that your child/ren needs to be here at school
during Alert Level 3. We know that if you could, you would have chosen to keep your child at home
and we 100% understand how difficult this is for you and your tamariki.
Term 2 - 21 April 2020
21 April, 2020 by Hokowhitu School
We hope that Term 2 and our distance learning programme has been a success for you so far. We know there
will have been numerous challenges for you to deal with but we have been getting some great feedback about
the learning that is happening and thank you for all your support. We will continue to refine our distance
learning as we better learn what appeals to the tamariki.
Term 2 - 2020
13 April, 2020 by Hokowhitu School
What an astonishing time we are living through. Hoping you and your whānau are well and are making the most
of the 'bubble' time together. For those of you who are working with the public in essential services, we cannot
thank you enough. By now you have probably developed a daily 'bubble rhythm'. Working from home brings its
own challenges and benefits! I hope you are making the most of family time and are enjoying time to slow the
pace of life.
Staff are regularly meeting, remotely, and we aim to get a new set of learning ready for everyone for the start
of Term 2 on Wednesday,15 th April. The school site IS NOT OPEN, we are still subject to lockdown conditions,
so staff are also working from home.
Please feel free to email teachers along the way to give feedback and ask questions. We are all learning and we
will be adjusting things as we go to make the best of this!
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