Kawerau Pūtauaki School

Newsletter - Friday, 4th of February, 2022

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WELCOME BACK


E ngā reo, e ngā mana, rau rangatira mā, ngā matā waka, tēnei te mihi nui o te tau hou ki ā koutou katoa. Ko te wawata me te tumanako ka noho haumaru mai koutou katoa.


Welcome to Kawerau Putauaki School for 2022. It has been wonderful to welcome back familiar faces and welcome our new Whānau.


As you will be aware, the country is now operating at RED under the new Covid Protection

Framework (CPF). We will be putting information on the website shortly to outline the expectations at each level. Schools are all open at RED and students are expected to come to school. Students Year 4 (unless they are in a composite class) and up, are expected to wear a mask. If your child is unable to wear a mask and you are able to get an exemption, just provide the office with the documentation.


We have had a number of parents request that we have a vaccination clinic at school for students. I am also aware that we have parents who are opposed to this. At this time we have not made a decision either way. What we can confirm is that we will communicate what we do well in advance and that no child will be vaccinated without a parent/guardian present.



LUNCHES

At Kawerau Putauaki School, we are a part of the Healthy Schools Programme. This means only healthy food, and only milk and water are allowed. Please do not send your child to school with fried or sugary foods, takeaways or fizzy / energy drinks. They will not be allowed to eat it at school. We are lucky to be a part of the Lunches in Schools Programme. This is where the school provides free healthy lunches for all of our students.


PARENTS AT SCHOOL

Thank you to our parents who are dropping their children off at the gate or the office. This has helped us as a staff to minimise the number of people on the school grounds. A reminder that only parents of New Entrants and parents of special needs children are allowed to walk their children to their classes. Make sure that you sign in and sign out at the office.


HELMETS

It has been fantastic to see the amount of students who have been riding their bicycles to school this week. However, out of 20 cyclists there were only 7 students who were wearing helmets. Please could we ensure that our children are wearing helmets so that they are protecting their heads should they fall off their bikes.

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Here is next week's lunch menu

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