Announcement : 

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 mfletcher@whenuapai.school.nz 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

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Principal’s Update – 13 September 2021

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Whānau,

As you are probably aware from the news bulletin today, the Prime Minister has announced that Auckland will remain at Alert Level 4 for another week. The intention is that at 11.59pm next Tuesday, 21 September 2021, the Auckland region will then move to Alert Level 3. This decision will be confirmed following the Cabinet meeting next Monday afternoon at 4.00 pm.

We understand that this may be disappointing and will be a hard decision for many of our families and we know that it brings many challenges for you all. Please know that we are here to support you and your children.

If you or anyone you know is struggling, please reach out. Listed on the Covid-19 website, there are a number of organisations in place to support you and places where there’s someone ready to listen whenever you need it. For more information please see the links below:

Covid-19 Contacts and Support

Wellbeing Helplines

Mental Wellbeing

Hard Copy Resources – The team has put together some more hard copy resources for you and these will be available for pick up from School tomorrow between 2.00-3.00pm. If you would like a copy of these resources please click here to complete the google form. Please complete the form for each of your children if you require more than one pack. As always, please wear a mask, use the gloves provided and maintain social distancing rules (one person at a time at the table). 

Ngā mihi nui,

Raewyn Matthys-Morris

Principal