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Community Newsletter  l  Wednesday 30 March 2022  l  Term 1 - Week 9

Clare's corner

Kia ora koutou Te Kura o Taitonga

A quick update for COVID-19, As you may have seen, in the last few days the media has reported a reduction in the number of daily cases.
While we know that cases in school will rise and fall with that of the level in our community, our health experts tell us that children are much more likely to be exposed to COVID-19 in the community than at school. We also know that nationally in mid-March no more than 4% of teachers in any seven-day period reported as testing positive. It is currently around 3.5%.
As you know, it’s great for any child’s wellbeing and learning to be at school with their friends, teachers and other school staff. You also know that we have very good systems in place to keep everyone as safe as possible.
This is why we remain open at Red.
I wanted to remind you that in our school we are keeping the additional layers of protection in place to help prevent or reduce the risk of onward spread.

Please let us know if your child is positive and if you need help in any way while isolating / sick. A reminder that we do not report names to the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health, only numbers - it is vital that you let us know if and when our children test positive.

 End of Term Celebration  9.30AM, Wednesday 13th April. As numbers for indoors have increased to 200, we can now hold hui’s in the hall but unfortunately for now we cannot fit parents in. If the weather is looking ok to hold our end of term celebration assembly outside, we will let you know so parents can come, otherwise sorry - let’s hope for Term 2!!

Stay safe - be kind

Nga mihi maioha

What's Happening?

 Sun Shade  Yippee - the sun shade for the junior playground is up! Looking good and we have found that it is water proof too ☂️

A huge thank you to Richard Cayless and Robertson’s Canvas for making this happen and Kevin Crawford for helping put it up. It is an amazing asset for the whole school and community and we hope that everyone using that playground area will respect the cover.

 HERO:  Is our School management System. It is vital that all families hook up to Hero so that we can communicate with you. As we get up and running you will be able to see your child and their learning progress. There are also features such as sending an absence (that gets sent directly to the class roll) and viewing medical room visits. When making an account on the Hero app please use the same email you have registered with the school (so it links to your child/ren), if you would like to update your email address please email us at and tell us your email address + the student profile to attach it to. click here for more information: Hero.
Dates for your Calendar:

08 Fri - Yr 5&6 Football Tournament, Greytown
14 Thu - End of Term 1


During the summertime: Compulsory Hats. No hat, No play! Please make sure that your child has a sun smart hat in their bag to use each day. We have a supply of school hats for sports days ONLY. For health reasons we need children to supply their own NAMED, SUN SMART hat.


We are a Water Only School. We encourage all students to have a water bottle with them at school. If a child brings another type of drink to school the teachers will take the drink off them and give it back at the end of the day, to take home.

Community Notices

You can find a list of sports, activities and holiday programmes on our website - click here

Please let us know if you have an activity that you would like added to the list, we would love to hear from you: 
The school office is open from 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM. Anytime you need to contact the school regarding general school information, change of parent/child information or financial information, please either phone on 06 379 4000 or email and we will be happy to assist you.
Clare Crawford
Julie Jones
Lee Tanner
Aarti Mehta
Charmaine Taplin
Carrie Wilson
Caragh Briggs
Gerlinde Braun Bolliger
Tracey Mooney
Lynda Strange
 Seetha Ganesan
Rosa McFadzean
Robin Hinkley
Emma Williamson
Ann-Marie Boyd
Sarah Robinson
SES Website
SES Facebook
School Hours:
9:00 AM Bell: All children to be in class to start the day
12:20 - 12:40 PM: Children eat their lunch either in their classroom or under the trees
12:40 PM Bell: Playtime
1:30 PM Bell: Return to class
3:00 PM Bell: Finish school for the day

Term Dates 2022:
Term 1: Wednesday, 2 February - Thursday, 14 April
Term 2: Monday, 2 May - Friday, 8 July
Term 3: Monday, 25 July - Friday, 30 September
Term 4: Monday, 17 October - Friday, 16 December 

Our contact details are:
06 379 4000
275 High Street South, Carterton 5713

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