Newsletter Week 8 Term 3
Kaimai School 13 September 2022
Nau mai haere mai,
Our condolences to the Royal Family. Our Queen was such a huge part of our history and we thank her for her leadership throughout her lifetime. As you know we have a one-off public holiday on 26 September to mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
Classes are very busy writing and preparing TED talks. The children are able to choose a topic to write about. They are going to present their talk to the class and from their finals will take place. We have guest judges to help select the top TED talkers!
It is great to see that we no longer need the COVID traffic light system and that masks are not needed to be worn at school and out and about. Below is the latest information from the Ministry of Education to keep you informed.
Have a great week everyone! Take care and if you would like to get in touch, please phone or email email@example.com.
Update from the Ministry of Education
You’ll be aware that New Zealand will move to a new, long-term approach to COVID-19. These changes have been made based on public health advice and reflect high levels of immunity and declining case numbers across New Zealand.
This new approach will only result in minor changes to the way we operate.
The very positive news is that household contacts of a person with COVID-19 do not need to isolate, but instead are asked to complete a RAT test each day, for five days. Therefore, ākonga who are household contacts but test negative and do not have COVID-19 symptoms, should continue to attend. It is the best place for them to be so they can be engaged in their learning, and connected with their teachers, classmates and friends.
Information on how to get RAT kits can be found here: Request a RAT– Ministry of Health
Mask wearing is no longer required.
All the other recommended public health measures will stay in place as we know they reduce the spread of infectious illnesses including COVID-19. These include ensuring our indoor spaces are well-ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene, encouraging everyone to cough or sneeze into elbows and, most importantly, staying home and getting tested if they have COVID-19 symptoms.
Thank you for your ongoing support in protecting our community.
Kei te pai to our value certificate recipients. You are shining!
Busy Builders at Kaimai.
Do you have these that you no longer need?
- construction equipment for kids, mobilo , connetix, magnetic tiles etc
- completed puzzles (all ages)
- board games for kids
If you do, if they are in excellent condition, then yes please, we would love them! Just drop them to the school office.