Welcome to Term 2 - TERM 2 BITS & BOBS:
Kia Ora koutou,
I hope everyone has had a good two weeks with their children at home. Myself and Staff are feeling refreshed and ready for the term ahead. Special welcome to our new families starting with us on Monday - you've become part of a great little country school! We are looking forward to seeing everyone else back and getting into the learning. This term there will be some minor disruption from our current renovation project but the end results will be well worth it!
After discussion with Staff, our BOT, our school community, Covid vaccination rates and recent case numbers, we have decided that mask wearing will be a "personal choice." We will actively support anyone who still wants to wear a mask (considering we are going into the colder months and with all the winter bugs around) and have plenty of masks at school to spare. Please also continue to keep your children home if they appear unwell. We have a limited number of RATS tests at school so please ask Julz if you would like some sent home so you can test your child.
As per MOE Guidelines students 12 yrs or older will still need to wear a mask on the bus.
There is a meeting at school on Monday night at 7pm to discuss a major fundraising event this term. Anyone who wants to help out is welcome to attend - many hands make light work and your support with this is greatly appreciated.
We will continue with our inquiry Ko Maihiihi, Ko Au - Ko Au, Ko Maihiihi - and are very fortunate to have our very own Amanda Kiddie coming in to share the knowledge she has found around Maihiihi history. We are also re-establishing connections with the Ngati Maniapoto Trust Board and hope to strengthen our partnership with tangata whenua and acknowledgement of our Maniapoto iwi.
Our community Flying Fox build has been booked in for second week of August and we will also start on our community Sensory Garden at around the same time. We may need extra parent help for this so watch this space.
Looking forward to seeing everyone on Monday,
Kia pai ou koutou ra whakataa,