Week 6, Term 1 2022
11/3/22 - He Pānui Wiki Ono, Whānga Tuatahi
Kia Ora Koutou (Hi Everyone)
Every week we roll through another set of changes - thank you all for being so supportive during this process. Last night I shared via the app the latest information from the MoE/MoH regarding isolation requirements and contact tracing. We will continue to do this as updates come to hand.
Welcome to the Richardson whānau. Aurora (Y7); Ruby (Y6) & Morgan (Y3) started at school this week. It is wonderful to have you as part of 'Team Gladdy' and we hope you enjoy your time with us.
We also have our first positive student case - that brings our total to 3 (1 staff, 1 contractor, 1 student). It is likely case numbers will increase from here on in. Please monitor for symptoms and test if feeling unwell.
Mask wearing continues to be a key line of defence in the middle/senior rooms. Please see that you are sending your children to school with a supply of masks. Masks are readily available at supermarkets and The Warehouse. We do have masks for emergencies but are not in a position to supply the whole school. This is important, especially over the next couple of weeks. We have suggested a packet of masks in school bags would be a good idea.
Values Focus This Week
Buses - we feel your frustration on a number of different levels. We are trying everything we can to remedy the size of the buses being provided, confirmation of the pick up times, extension of the Te Kopi route and other matters. We are actively trying to get solutions to all of these problems and understand the urgency of the matters. Updates will go out via the app as and when they become available.
Have a lovely weekend everyone,
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Help for whānau who are self-isolating
If you know any whānau who need extra support while they are self-isolating because of COVID-19, Work and Income may be able to help.
Many people will be able to self-isolate with help from whānau, family and friends, but there is help available for whānau who need it.
If help is needed, they may be able to get:
- money to pay for urgent and essential costs, like food, medicine, and some bills
- things that are needed to be delivered.
Hui - Assembly
Thanks very much to Joey & Thomas for running a great assembly today. We liked the just dance addition.
Well done to the following people who received certificates today:
Ali Lang & Toby Wilkinson (Whetu o te Wiki - stars of the week).
Annie Heffernan & Tim Berryman (Ōnoke). Zoe Cates; Robert McWilliam & Ayla Longstaff (Ruamahanga). James Strang & Harper Ashby (Kourarau).
Ōnoke Patuna Chasm
Thanks to Alan and the team at Patuna Farm Adventures for hosting our Ōnoke trip on Wednesday. We had perfect weather and so much fun - it was wonderful to feel 'normal'. A huge thanks to the parents that were able to come on the trip to provide transport and supervision.
If you would like your child to play hockey in the 2022 winter season, please fill in the attached form. Any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
FoGS Lunches - Monday 14th March: Fiona McKeown
YMCA School Holiday Programme
School Docs - School Policy & Procedures
This term parents are asked to review our 'Visitors' policy. Search 'Visitors' or go to current review, read the policy and make any comments by clicking on the red icon - top right of the screen.
We invite you to visit the site at https://gladstone1.schooldocs.co.nz (note that there's no "www."). Our username is "gladstone1" and password "1471".