Tuesday 24 March Update

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Learn to Journey – Journey to Learn
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23 March 2020

Tuesday 24 March Update

To Parents/Caregivers

School holidays are being brought forward so that they are completed within the 4 week period. Holidays will now begin from Monday 30 March to Tuesday 14 April inclusive (a reminder that the Tuesday after Easter Monday is always a closed day for schools).
At the end of the school holidays, schools will be open (Wednesday 15 April) for distance learning but not physically open for staff to work at the schools or for children to come to school.
Please note the instruction to stay home (Alert Level 4) will continue beyond the new school holiday period but schools will be technically open for distance instruction. Teachers will be working offsite.
The work for this week (Tuesday 24 March – Friday 27 March) that the children can complete is from Mathswhizz (Years 3 to 6), Prodigy (Years 3 to 6)and Sunshine Online, (Years 1 to 6). Your children should know the password and username for these sites, if they can’t remember please email their classroom teacher.
We are working on what distance learning will look like after the school holidays have finished and we will share this with our community on Wednesday 15 April. Teachers will be available for support, but I ask that you do this via my email this week. During the school holidays please don’t contact your child’s teacher, we need to remember that our teachers are also busy working out their lives in this ever changing situation. They will need time, space and patience as they to work through the current situation.
I would personally like to thank everyone that has sent wonderful words of thanks or made lovely and positive comments when they came into school. 
Keep calm, keep safe and keep smiling.
I will continue to update most days to ensure that you feel connected to what is happening for school and your tamariki.

Cameron Lockie




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