Date: 26 March 2020
Today sees New Zealand begin life at Alert Level 4. Our students have been away from school and we miss them! We are all in this together and we must remember that by staying home we are saving lives.
It is great to see so many of you logged on to your Classroom pages and getting on with your work. Your teachers are there for you and we expect that all of you should be completing school work during this time. The term ends tomorrow, so you can have a well deserved rest and we will see you back online in Term 2 which begins on Wednesday the 15th of April, after Easter, when we would like to see all of you log on to your Classroom pages.
Please tell your friends (not in person of course) not to stress if they do not have access to WiFi or a device to work on. The government is working on this and as soon as we have news we will let families know. In the meantime, they could get creative, do some writing, keep a journal, write some spoken word poetry, or a song, or write a short story, a play or their first children's book or perhaps their first novel. For those students who enjoy maths and science, perhaps they could devise a game using basic facts or knowledge of an area of interest. You never know the entrepreneurs among them may just create something they could sell.
Seniors it is particularly important for you to continue to work at this time. It is an opportunity for you to practise essential skills, like time management and to enjoy some self directed learning. This is exactly what you will be doing at university and in other tertiary institutions.
Most importantly, be kind and patient with each other. It is normal to feel some level of anxiety when we are faced with new and difficult situations. If you would like to speak with a member of the school guidance team, you can ring the school, 09 6366006 extension 8050 and leave a message; a counsellor will get back to you.
Please know that we are here for you and we will beat this together.
He aha te mea nui o te ao?
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.
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