BOT 2022 ELECTIONSWed Sep 22 10:16am
Next year we will see a new Board being elected and we have some members standing down. If you are interested in putting your hand up but want to know more, please feel free to come along t a meeting (the next one is on Tuesday 26th October at 6pm in the school’s boardroom) and/or contact any of the Board members:
Please note the revised email addresses …
Sean Turner: email@example.com
Rose Murray: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben Skudder: email@example.com
Zoe Clement: firstname.lastname@example.org
Clark Sanson: email@example.com
Rikki Sheterline: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kids Art Work Fundraiser – UPDATETue Sep 07 03:15pm
Thank you for your patience and understanding with this.
Due to the current situation, we are going to resume orders online. If you have already made an order at the school office there is no need for you to do anything else your order will be processed.
If you would like to make an ART order please fill in the form Kids Art Work Order Form 1 form per child – available through our HERO site.
Alternatively, you can upload PHOTOS to create photo products, please go to Kids Art Work PHOTO Order Form for more details.
All pricing and payment details are within the above forms.
The last day for orders is WEDNESDAY 29th SEPTEMBER. All deposits must be showing in the account by Thursday 30th September.
If you have any questions please email Clare Paroli at email@example.com
COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL UPDATEMon Sep 06 06:52pm
Kia ora whānau
We’ve heard great news from the Prime Minister this afternoon. With the exception of Auckland, we will be moving down to Alert Level Delta 2 from midnight tomorrow and schools will reopen on Thursday 9th September for everyone.
We are looking forward to having everyone back onsite!
We have heard that the Delta variant means Level 2 will look somewhat different from last year.
We know that;
> face masks are recommended, but not required in schools. Those who choose to wear them will be supported
> students and teachers do not need to physically distance
> signing in/out processes will be required and we will clarify these once we have received the final advice from the Ministry of Education
> carers, whānau and visitors to the school should try and keep 2 metres apart from people they do not know
> school events, eg. sports, can continue
> handwashing and sanitiser processes will continue
> Students who are unwell or have symptoms should remain at home
> a number of events/ activities have been impacted by the lockdown and once details are confirmed we will update our school community of any postponement dates or cancellations
We want to take this opportunity to thank;
* our Essential Workers for their service through this time
* our staff for coordinating and balancing on-site learning, distance learning and home life and
* our school community for your ongoing support
Further information will be published once it becomes available.
I know that we will all enjoy the freedoms that Delta’s Level 2 will bring. See you all on Thursday.
COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL 3 PLANNINGMon Aug 30 05:24pm
Kia ora e te whānau
Trust you are all safe and well. What a fast-changing world we live in!
The quick move to Level 4, and all of the other safety precautions being undertaken (nasal swab testing, wastewater testing, vaccinations etc.) has given the Government confidence that we are safe to move to Alert Level 3 on Wednesday.
At Alert Level 3, you legally MUST stay within your household bubble unless for essential personal movement including going to work and going to school. As the Prime Minister noted last Friday, schools are essentially closed at Alert Level 3 with the exception of those few children whose parents and carers must go to work at Alert Level 3, and there is no appropriate caregiver at home.
So, Levin East School will be open from Wednesday, for a small number of children who need to attend. As you imagine it will not be school as we know it under Alert Level 2 or 1. All our usual safety precautions for Alert Level 3 will be in place, including following all the recommendations from the public health experts. This means we will have those few children dropped at the gate, regularly clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces, encourage everyone to frequently wash their hands and cover their coughs and sneezes, and keep everyone physically distanced from others as much as possible (1 metre inside and two metres outside). We will also keep school bubbles to no more than 10 students. These bubbles will not mix with other bubbles. It is most likely that children will not be in their own class or year group, as we minimise the number of bubbles we have. For children that do need to attend please ensure they understand that it is unlikely they will be in their normal classroom space or with their usual teacher. Siblings will also need to be in the same bubble while at school.
Our systems to support the contract tracing will be in place, which includes the QR code for the staff to sign in and our attendance register. We will be strictly limiting staff onsite with the majority of our team working from home. Our office will be closed also. Parents, families and visitors will not be able to come on-site in Alert Level 3.
You can also assist everyone’s safety by keeping your child at home if they are feeling unwell and please do contact your GP or Healthline, to seek advice about getting tested.
We will continue to support all children who remain learning from home, through our distance learning programme.
While we know how difficult it is trying to work from home as well as support your child’s learning, please keep your child at home if there is an appropriate carer available. For those of you with no other option, we will look forward to seeing your child at school. Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) before Wednesday, if you think your child/ children need/s to attend school so we can be prepared for their arrival.
It was pleasing to hear that across New Zealand compliance is high. As you have been doing, please continue to follow all the alert level requirements at Level 4 and stay at home. It is the best tool we have to keep our community safe.
Rikki Sheterline (Tumuaki / Principal)
LOCKDOWN SURVEYTue Aug 24 08:26am
Please use this link, or the one on Facebook or in HERO to complete the survey.
Community Connect online safety event. Free online safety information and tips. Thursday 26th August. 6pm in our school hall.Mon Aug 16 04:33pm
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Our School App is what we use for general School-Wide communication. You can download the School App to receive Alert Notifications, read the latest newsletter, view upcoming events, submit absences and more.
To download the School App, search SchoolAppsNZ in the App Store or Google Play Store, and then search Levin East School in the search bar in the app.
If you are on a mobile you can click this link to download the App.