Highlights from the Principal's desk - T1 W8
Kia Ora everyone - Yes I am actually sitting and sending this from my desk this week! It is so good to have everyone back at school and onto "business, mostly as usual."
It has been a good, settled week of teaching and learning. We have had most students back at school this week and only have a small number at home recovering from Covid or isolating as part of their household contact group. A big thank you also for keeping your child home if they are symptomatic and/or following the isolation rules.
On that note, it was welcome news from the Government this week around the upcoming changes to the Vaccine Mandates, Vaccine Passports and the changes to the traffic light settings. While the protection it gave us was most appreciated it also meant we had to be much stricter around the running of school events and restrictions to visitors coming into our school. With that in mind, and the role the weather had to play this week, we made the decision to move our school triathlon event to Thursday next week so you could finally come into school and cheer your children from the sidelines. We look forward to seeing you there.
We are hoping that we are now on the upside of the Covid Pandemic and can start planning some bigger community and fundraising events for later this year. WE NEED YOUR support around this so please step forward and volunteer your time to help organise or run some of these events. We are still looking for a parent to organise this years Slink run - without a volunteer it may nor go ahead. If you want to know what this involves please either contact the office or Nicki Raffills who can fill you in on what you need to know.
Now that the temperatures are starting to cool, swimming is almost at an end and once again, I would like to thank the parent volunteers who have supported us in this area. It has taken a lot of effort, time and new learning to make sure our pool stays in tip-top shape. You guys rock!
Our Board of Trustees met last night for an NZSTA Zoom Governance Hui on the Treaty of Waitangi and its impact and integration within our education settings. We discussed and heard ideas on what that may look/ feel / sound like here at Maihiihi School. This is also where your voice comes in as you share your ideas in our current Local Curriculum Survey - if you haven't already done so please fill it in (search back further in these posts) and be in to win a $40 petrol voucher for your efforts. Its a simple 2 min survey and will make a difference to how we progress into the future.
Next week is a newsletter week so keep an eye out for that. Lastly, here are some photos of Room 1 sharing their enthusiastic learning from their STEAM unit around Gliders and how they work. Super job Mrs Crotty and the Room 1 learners. Room 2 were also investigating the colour wheel and looking at both the Primary and Secondary colours.
We are only either a phone call or email away so feel free to get in contact if there are any issues you would like to discuss. Kia pai to tatou raa whakaata.