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Welcome Back to Term 3

Tena Koutou Katoa/ Greetings Everyone,

I really hope you have all managed to have some kind of a break with whānau and friends over the last two weeks. The staff are really looking forward to having the kids back at school on Monday. We’ve got lots of exciting learning opportunities coming up this term. The good thing about Term 3 is the weather is starting to warm up by the end of it.

Covid 19 and Winter Illness Update

As you will know, the rates of Covid-19 and other winter illnesses are increasing in most parts of the country. Because of this, the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health are strongly encouraging mask wearing in all indoor settings (where it will not have a significant impact on teaching and learning) for students in Years 4 and above for the first four weeks of term 3. Please note, this is not compulsory and we respect personal choice on this issue.

Just like last term, we will continue to ensure rooms are adequately ventilated and handwashing and other hygiene measures are put in place. We also ask that you keep your child at home if they are feeling unwell.

Parents and Whānau are still able to come on site. 

Roll Growth Class

This term we welcome back Anne Hoare who will be teaching five year olds in the new Roll Growth Class in Room 26.

Mobile Dental Clinic

The Mobile Dental Clinic will be onsite here at school for term 3. Further information will be provided in our first newsletter on 2nd August.

Board of Trustee Elections

As you may know, the upcoming Board of Trustee elections will be on 7th September. A call for nominations went out, via email, last week. If you haven’t received this email, please contact our Returning Officer, Chanel Doyle (who works in our office) on

Upcoming Teacher Only Day - Friday 2nd September

We will be holding another Teacher Only Day on Friday 2nd September. School will be closed for instruction on this day. Further reminders will come out during the term.

Naku noa

Andrew Campbell


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