Clarkville School Newsletter
1 April 2022
Welcome to Matias who has begun school in Whakarewa.
Hopefully, we are moving through our peak of COVID cases and we look forward to welcoming students back to school as they are ready. Thank you for your vigilance with notifiying us when your child tests positive. It allows us to support the most vulnerable people in our community.
Changes to contact tracing, the use of vaccine passes and gathering numbers will come into effect on 5 April. This means that we will no longer require vaccine passes for volunteers such as parents supporting trips and PTA helpers.
The traffic light setting will remain at red and we will continue to wear masks at school and practice good hygiene. We will also continue to walk students to the gate at the end of the day, hold team-based assemblies and two break times until the end of this term. Keeping these routines consistent for children will help us to minimise the change that can become unsettling. We will take the opportunity to prepare students for a return to normal from the beginning of next term.
We are delighted that we will be able to welcome parents and whānau back on site from next term. We are planning events and information sessions that we look forward to inviting you to attend. These will include our cross country, Matariki celebration, a Maths No Problem workshop and an Early Learning Seminar for parents of students who have started school this year. Dates for your diary will be forthcoming before the end of this term.
Introducing a staff member
Tenā koutou katoa
Ko Tititea tokū maunga
Ko Mata-Au tokū awa
Nō Wanaka ahau
Kei Ōtautahi tōku kāianga
Ko Rosanna Gibb tōku ingoa
Nō reria, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa
I graduated from Canterbury University last year with a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning and decided to carry on with my studies doing my Master’s in Education specialising in literacy. I am working in the Tūhura team as a Teacher Aide as well as teaching writing extension groups on Thursdays. I have also been doing relief teaching for any team that needs me! Back in 2019, I spent six weeks at Clarkville School as a pre-service teacher so I jumped at the chance to come back to Clarkville School as a staff member!
From our PTA
Thank you all for your support of the Pies and Hot Cross Buns fundraiser held this week!
We thought you may find this little bit of information interesting.
Total number of pies sold: 380
Top three pies: Mince, cheese & relish (94), Cream cheese, chilli, chicken (70), Steak (69)
Total number of Hot Cross Buns sold: 204 packs
Top Hot Cross Bun: Traditional at 160 packs sold
PTA Support for Isolating Families
The PTA has a number of families who are volunteering their support for those in our school community who are having to isolate due to COVID. If your family is isolating, and are unable to get out for essentials or need any support with home cooked meals or a run to the pharmacy/grocery store, please let either Kristy or Nic know via the PTA email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be more than happy to help arrange (in confidence) the support you need.
Easter Raffle - Reminder
Don’t forget the boxes in the classrooms for your Easter donations, and to sell your raffle tickets!
Many thanks, Kristy and Nic
2022 Term Dates
- Term 1 ends - Thursday 14 April
- Term 2 begins - Monday 2 May
- Teacher only day - Friday 3 June
- Queens Birthday - Monday 6 June (Public Holiday)
- Matariki - Friday 24 June
- Term 2 ends - Friday 8 July
- Term 3 begins - Monday 25 July
- Term 3 ends - Friday 30 September
- Term 4 begins - 17 October
- Labour Day - Monday 24 October
- Canterbuy Show Day - Friday 11 November
- Term 4 ends - Friday 16 December