Tēnā koutou katoa,
What a crazy year this is! The last time I wrote to you for the newsletter we were happily enjoying life at Level 1 and expecting to welcome you onsite for all sorts of celebrations and occasions. Suddenly we were back to Level 3 and online learning. I want to make the most of this opportunity to do a huge ‘shout out’ to our staff. Within a very short space of time they had pivoted back to providing activities and resources for home learning and were carefully monitoring each child’s involvement and wellbeing.
I’d also like to acknowledge how difficult it might have been for many of your families. I’ve spoken to so many people who said it was far harder to stay motivated through this recent lockdown. Later in this newsletter I am including some information sent to us by the MOE to support young people’s wellbeing. Please take a look as there is a wide variety of resources.
It has been really pleasing to see our attendance numbers climb back towards normal levels this week, as last week we had well over a hundred children being kept home. Teachers find it very difficult to run their day to day learning programmes when so many are away and children miss out on so much.
Take care everyone and stay well,