Term 2, Week 6

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Kōrero o te Tumuaki:
Kia ora koutou e te
On Monday 18th May,
we begin term 2 at school, after 7 weeks in rāhui (protection
bubble), under our nationwide alert levels. We start on Monday
18th May as ‘week 6’ and will complete another 6 weeks as term
2. This doesn’t affect term holidays or future dates. Term 2 is
technically a 12 week term, with 5 of those weeks under alert
level 3 and 4. Please see our ‘key dates’ below. Again, I would like to acknowledge
Matua Jared Grace who starts his new position this week and welcome Whaea
Joanne Winiata to Room 10. We welcome Whaea Stevee-Ray Raureti, who returns
to us in the role of Room 1 class teacher, and Dave Willis who will be in Room 6 for
2 weeks at this stage as Whaea Carole continues our home learning component.
We are pleased to have the majority of tamariki and staff now working and learning
onsite, with a portion who will continue working and learning from home. We can
reassure you that our staff are well prepared and we have our safety plans and
Golden Rules in place. Our approach is considerate of the social and emotional
impacts the rāhui time may have posed with the challenge of staying home for a
long period of time. We will be discussing the many positives and worries our
tamariki may have.
Our ‘Caught Being Good’ this week, without hesitation, should be awarded to all of
our tamariki, staff and whānau for the huge efforts over the last 7 weeks. We have
been overwhelmed by the home learning that has taken place and want to thank
our whānau for ‘stepping up’ to the challenges that came with that. We understand
our whānau have varying circumstances and we will continue to meet the needs of
whānau the best we can.
Callie Raureti – callie.raureti@owhata.school.nz
Acting Principal.