Best wishes to all the Year 4 – 6 children involved in next week’s overnight
experiences. Thank you to my awesome staff who have done all the planning
and preparation to be ready for camp. Special thanks to the parents who
have volunteered to support the tamariki too. We would not be able to offer
these activities without your fantastic help. Thanks to everyone who has
made their contribution to the cost of the camp and sleepover too – once
again, it would not be possible without your financial input.
At this morning’s assembly representatives of St Albans Church presented our school with a donation to
assist with the cycle track project. This donation was the proceeds from a recent car boot sale held by
the church. Thanks so much to everyone involved in the fundraising.
If your child is unwell with flu-like symptoms, PLEASE do not send them to school. We are receiving daily
updates from both the Ministry of Education and Health regarding the Covid19 virus. Their advice is for
anyone showing symptoms of a viral illness, is to stay home and telephone Healthline 0800 358 5453 if
you require further advice. They do not consider there to be any need for schools to even be considering
closing at this stage. We have spoken with the children about the importance of thorough handwashing
using soap, covering coughs and sneezes with a clean tissue or their elbow, and putting used tissues into
a bin. We would appreciate your support with reinforcing these things at home and rely on you to make
wise decisions. We have also given the children a simple explanation of how viruses work – as we
consider this may help with restricting the spread of any virus.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES UPDATE
At the first 2020 meeting of the Board of Trustees (held earlier this week), Mr Tim Foss was
re-elected as the Chairperson and Mr Philip Steer as the Deputy Chairperson. The board meets twice a
term and meetings are open to the public. The next meeting is scheduled for the 26th March
commencing at 5.30pm.
Today we take over the interior of the other two rooms in TKW. Exciting! This means from early next
week Mrs Orr’s tamariki will be learning in their new classroom – Waka! Mrs Blay will soon be joining
Mrs Orr in this space as she starts our second New Entrant class for this year.
It also means that the staffroom can again be our staffroom!
Work is ongoing with the deck area outside TKW. This is scheduled to take another 6 to 7 weeks to
Last night’s pool party was really well attended and lots of fun. Thanks so much to everyone who came
and ‘met and mingled’ and enjoyed the evening.
Special thanks to aPlus for their sponsorship of the sausage sizzle last night too. Much appreciated!
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