Principal’s Pen 2021 Week 5 Term 4

Tēnā koutou katoa.

Tuesday 16th November 2021

 Well, the Spring weather is certainly changeable and showing that we need to be flexible in our planning.  We have had skateboarding skills sessions continuing, and despite the rain, cricket skills coaching is underway. Water safety skills sessions are happening in our pool and we have a Touch Rugby tournament this weekend.  These things add some sense of normality in what are otherwise challenging times.

 I thank you all for the support you show our kids and kura.  Covid-19 has changed things, and I know that you ‘get it’.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.

 We are hoping you are all Hero users, as this is where we share evidence of your child’s learning.  I recommend that you jump on and see what new posts have been going up.  If they are not there now, they are not far away – so keep an eye on Hero regularly.

2022 Whānau House Leader roles have been advertised and we have a wonderful range of candidates for all four Whānau Houses.  The successful candidates will be announced at our online Senior/Māhuri assembly later in the term.

 One change that may affect our children from out of town next year is the change in bus arrangements.  The new ruling is that you must get permission from your nearest school to bypass them, and come to us.  Also if you currently have a private arrangement with your bus operator, you will need to contact your bus operator to confirm that your arrangement will continue in 2022.  If this is likely to affect you, please come and see me. 

Some reminders to finish…

  • When you enter school we ask that you wear a facemask and sign in using the QR code on the gates (or at the office).  We also ask that you avoid entering classroom spaces at this time.  This is purely for health and safety purposes and your support is appreciated.
  •  Term 4 is a sun hats term.  We provide hats for all children.  It’s great for them to see adults role modelling this. 
  • If your child is sick, or has symptoms like; runny nose, sore throat, temperature, coughing, feeling sick, please keep them home and resting.
  • If children arrive at school before 8:30am, they are to sit on the hall steps until the 8:30 bell.  


 Have a great day.

Ngā mihi mahana 

 Rikki Sheterline  

(Tumuaki / Principal)

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