Dear Parents, Caregivers and Whānau, Firstly, I would like to thank everyone for their support over the last four and a half weeks. Haven’t our teachers done an amazing job with our distance learning? I am incredibly proud of our Whenuapai School team! Our teachers and staff have appreciated the positive feedback from so many of you. Today I just want to share with you a couple of generic notices: Covid-19 Information – Information and advice on Covid-19 is provided in alternate formats, such as Easy Read, New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL), braille, audio and large print. Please click here for these options. Information is also available in a number of different languages including: Te Reo Māori Samoan Tongan Cook Island Māori Fijian Niuean Tokelauan Tuvaluan Hindi Arabic Chinese (simplified) Please click on the links above to access the translated information. New Feature on HERO – Caregivers are now able to filter posts on the community feed page. You can narrow the community feed page down to view only posts published by a specific author and/or to view posts that were sent to a specific group or class. Additionally, caregivers with students at more than one HERO school are also able to filter their Community Feed by school to see only posts from one school. Please click here for more information. Students also have this capability on their student feed page. Hard Copy Resources – if you didn’t manage to get a copy of the hard pack resources for your child/ren and still wanted one, please email Molly at email@example.com to arrange this. Board Meeting – the Board meeting scheduled for next week has been postponed until Wednesday, 27 October 2021 (second week of Term 4). Kiwi Competitions Spelling Bee – The Kiwi Comp Spelling Bee sitting window has been extended until 22 October 2021. We will communicate exact dates with you closer to the time. AAIMS Sports – there will be no AAIMS zone or Interzone sports competitions for the rest of term 3. AAIMS competitions will only recommence under Alert Level 1. We will keep you updated on any more changes. Please take care and let us know if there is anything you need to support you and your children. Ngā mihi nui, Raewyn Matthys-Morris Principal
Dear Parents, Caregivers and Whānau, Many parents and whānau are feeling anxious about their children’s behaviour and routine changes through alert level changes and extended alert level restrictions. In response to these concerns, the Ministry of Education has put together a video with some tips and advice for parents from
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Kia Ora and Welcome! My name is Raewyn Matthys-Morris and I am proud to be the Principal of Whenuapai School. As Principal, it is an absolute privilege to be the professional leader of such an amazing team who provide the best possible learning opportunities for our children.
Our school works in partnership with our community to ensure our students receive the best education possible. We encourage our students to be active and motivated about their learning. We are committed to opening the doors for everyone and meeting the unique needs of each student. To achieve this, we provide high quality teaching and learning programmes and numerous opportunities for students to experience and excel in academic, sporting, cultural and leadership activities.
At Whenuapai School we pride ourselves on doing the very best that we can for all our students, all of the time. Our staff are committed to their own professional learning thus ensuring we offer a motivating, engaging and challenging learning environment for all learners. Our promise to our children is that we will work alongside them, we will provide guidance and support during their educational journey with us.
We believe that the partnership between home and school is a critical component of our children’s successes. We therefore welcome and encourage parents, caregivers and whanau into our school and ask you to remain connected with us throughout your child’s educational journey.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Whenuapai School.
Friday, October 1
- Last day of Term 3
- 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Saturday, October 2
- School Holidays
- All Day
Sunday, October 3
- School Holidays
- All Day
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