Newsletter - Term 1, Week 3

Friday, 25TH FEBRUARY 2022


COVID-19 News

You will all be aware that as of midnight last night the country has moved into Phase 3 of the Omicron response. This means that only household contacts of confirmed cases are required to self-isolate for 10 days. All other contacts of COVID-positive people are not required to isolate, but they will need to monitor for symptoms.

We are continuing to run with the health measures that have been in place - wearing face coverings, washing hands, using hand sanitiser etc.

Our Children are Awesome!!!!

What has continued to amaze me over the past three weeks is how resilient our children are. Wearing face coverings in the classroom is not easy but our children are wearing these without moaning or complaining. They are simply getting on with the job and their learning. This an awesome effort in difficult times.

Nga mihi,

Simon Bell

Positive Behaviour Tau Cards - Week 3

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Prizewinners of the spinning wheel at our Zoom Assembly this week.

This week in Room 5

We have had our last swimming lesson and all students should be so proud of their progress. Lots of resilience being shown at the pool. The students are being sun smart, wearing their sunhats on sunny days and also sitting in the shade when needed. As it’s officially the last week of Summer, we are enjoying being outside when we can. Room 5 know that if they need a friend, they can go to Jonty’s Buddy Bench, and someone will help them and play with them.




The Treehouse found out that it is easy to write the word MUM because she does so many things for us in a day.


Scholastic Book Club

Scholastic Book Club Issue 1 is now out. If you wish to order books this can be done through the Book Club Loop online. A percentage of all books purchased goes as a credit to the school and this is used to purchase new books for our Library. Below is a link on how to purchase online.

Year 7 - Vision Testing


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.



Cubs and Keas have been learning about charity and decided to create a Community Pantry to help the local community. If you have extra grocery items or fruit and vegetables in your garden feel free to leave them in the pantry outside the Scout Den. By the same token if you are in need of some food have a look and take what you need.
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Winton Football Club Inc

The club’s AGM will be held in the Presbyterian Church’s lounge on Tuesday 22 February 2022 at 7.30pm. All welcome. Enquiries to
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