Newsletter Week One Term One

St Claudine Thevenet 04 February 2022

A Word from the Principal

Kia ora e te whānau,

As we begin the year, I want to acknowledge that we are heading into Term 1 with a lot of uncertainty. I know that through this Covid pandemic, there will be things that have happened that members of our community will disagree with. There will also be decisions that have been made of which our community has been supportive.

Though there will be different perspectives about our nation's Covid response, Our school’s aim is to ensure that our learning environment is safe and inclusive. The protocols we have put in place have been developed from guidance supplied by the Ministry of Education, guided by the Ministry of Health.

There are going to be challenges as we adjust to the current response to Omicron, and these challenges effect everyone. However, if you have concerns or questions, please email, phone or meet with me. Our teachers are focussing on creating great learning environments and making the start to the year a really positive one - we want this to be their priority.

Though, we as adults, may carry the worries or concerns about the coming months, the challenge for us all is to remain positive for our tamariki. Let us continue to make sure that we are being kind to one another while following guidelines to keep everyone safe.

We hugely appreciate your support.

He waka eke noa - we are all in this together.

Ngā mihi nui

Sue Jury

Junior Total Touch Competition

Our school will be entering teams into the Junior Total Touch Competition” at Fraser Park and Hutt Park. There are no Year 1/2 teams for Term One. We will enter as many teams from Year 3-8 as numbers allow and will need parent support to manage or coach teams. Each team will be made of 8-9 players.

Here are some details:

Grades will alternate weeks and play double headers

Week 1, 3 and 5 = Grades 3/4 and 7/8 girls & mixed

Week 2, 4 and 6 = Grade 5/6 and 7/8 boys-

Total Touch see this as a way to reduce people at the park and possible transmission. The format will be confirmed once teams are confirmed after registrations close

The cost will be $20.00 per player for the 6 weeks and will need to be paid by Thursday, 10 February.

Please Note - payment must be made by this date or a no pay no play policy will be enforced as this is paid to Total Touch.

Payment can be made by cash, eftpos or direct to the School Bank Account - ASB 12-3142- 0317832- 00. Please include your child’s name and Total Touch in the reference.

Students will be expected to make their own way to games.

Students will play in PE gear.

Online registration form is also on our school Facebook page.

From Total Touch: Total Touch @ Alert Level Red: Any players/coaches over the age of 12 years and 3 months need to be double vaccinated and provide their vaccine certificate to play. This information will be collected by your team manager and passed on to Total Touch where applicable


Ngā mihi nui

Sue Jury

Term dates 2022

Term One - Wednesday 2 February- Thursday 14 April

Term Two- Monday 2 May- Friday 8 July ( Teacher Only day Monday 27 June)

Term Three- Monday 25 July- Friday 30 September

Term Four- Monday 17 October- Thursday 15 December