Newsletter - Term 1, Week 2
Friday, 18th February 2022
Face coverings on school grounds
Yesterday Constable Nigel Watkinson came to visit. He was very surprised to see the number of parents coming on to the school grounds not wearing a face covering - or not wearing one properly.
As mentioned in the first newsletter we were allowing the first week or two leeway around parents entering the school grounds to settle their children.
Next week - we would like parents to drop off and pick up their child at the gate and no parents to be on the school grounds.
This week I have had many zoom calls with other principals and Ministry of Education leaders. As a further protection we will be running two school bubbles beginning on Monday. This will essentially be the junior school (Year 1-4) and the senior school (Year 5-8). These bubbles will have separate morning tea and break times to limit contact. This is in-line with many other schools our size and it was great to learn from other principals this week around protections they are putting in place.
As from Monday students will be given allocated seating on the bus. This is to ensure we are able to effectively contact trace if we have a case at school. This will mean that non-bus children cannot travel on our service and children can not travel on a different bus. For example, if little Johnny was going to a friends house to play then other arrangements will have to be made.
Sorry if this is inconveniencing some but we are trying our best to keep our children safe and doing the right thing.
Positive Behaviour Tau Cards - Week 2
TOUCH TERM 1
Please make sure the $23 entry fee is paid to the school before Monday.
Bank A/c: 03 1748 0003820 00
Touch Draw will be posted Monday
Happy busy children!! Working hard at their swimming but also having heaps of fun. I think I can see immense pride in their improvements.
Scholastic Book Club
Year 7 - Vision Testing
YEAR SEVEN VISION SCREENING
The Vision Hearing Technicians from Population Health team, Southern District Health will be visiting your school to screen all year seven students for distance vision on
Distance Vision (Amblyopia & Hyperopia)
This determines how well your child is able to see at a distance. It involves reading an eye chart.
(This free vision check is not required if student wears glasses and/or is currently under care of an optometrist or eye specialist).
If you do not wish your child to be screened please fill out an opt-out slip, which are available at the school office before our visit.