Kingsford School Newsletter

18th March 2022

Kia ora e te whanau

Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Kia orana, Namaste, Fakalofa lahi atu, Bula Vinaka

First, a big welcome to all of our new students who are starting or continuing their educational journey at Kingsford School. We wish you all the very best as you become part of the Kingsford whanau.

Our Newsletter is Going Digital!

You may notice the different format of our school newsletter this week - this is because we are moving to a digital newsletter. This will be available via our school app, and will also be posted on our school facebook page and school website.

If you would like to continue to receive a hard copy of our newsletter, please email the office or call us on 275 9447 and we will make sure one is given to your eldest attending child each fortnight.

COVID-19 Update

We are noticing the number of students isolating is reducing, with up to 65% of our students on site this week. We thank all whanau for helping us here at school by keeping your children at home if they or any member of your whanau have any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19. We continue to ask that if your child, or any other member of your household has any COVID symptoms, particularly a headache, scratchy throat, runny nose, or an upset stomach, that you please keep them home and get a COVID-19 test as soon as possible.

If you and your whanau have been advised to isolate, your child can still participate in their learning from home. Please contact your child's teacher if you would like your child to continue their learning while at home.

Please remember to let us know if you are keeping your child home – you can do this via our school app, or by leaving a message on our school voice mail.

Ka Ora Ka Ako - Healthy School Lunches

As many of you will know, our Ka Ora Ka Ako Healthy School Lunches are provided by Eat My Lunch. We are currently working with Eat My Lunch and the Ministry of Education to ensure that the lunches provided to our children are of the highest quality. We also have a role to play in encouraging our children to try the lunches, especially when they are introduced to new foods.

Please check out the video below - the journey of a lunch. This has been produced by Eat My Lunch to give us a 'behind the curtain' look at how our lunches are produced and delivered to us.

Journey of a Lunch

Hats and Waterbottles

A reminder to please make sure your child has a hat and a water bottle each day.

As part of our COVID-19 safety plan, students are spending more of their learning time outside, so a hat is a definite need. Also, as our drinking fountains are also out of use due to COVID, students will need a named drink bottle for their water.

Kairanga Road Entrance

We are recommending that those whanau who drive their children to school use the Kairanga Gate entrance. At this entrance, you can drive up to the gate and let your children out safely, and then continue on your journey.

We have a number of whanau who are parking in unsafe places, including on the yellow lines (in spite of the cones being there), across or in our neighbour's driveways, or even stopping on the pedestrian crossing to let their children out. Please consider the safety of all of our children during drop off and pick up times.

Ngā mihi nui

Anna Smythe

Acting Principal

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