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Covid-19 15th February Newsletter

Kia Ora and Greetings,

Today was the first day of our first lockdown for 2021. Hopefully, this will be the first and only lockdown for the year!

Thank You

Thank You very much indeed for your patience and understanding. Also, for the many messages of support we are receiving. They are appreciated.

Essential Workers

If you are an essential worker and you need your child to be at school tomorrow, or over the next two days, please call or text me on 021 336 328 this evening, tonight or before 7:30am tomorrow morning.

We will have staff on-site for your child/ren and we will be providing masks etc to keep them safe.

On-Line Work and Activities for Learning at Home

The Ministry of Education have provided the following information for families who are looking for on-line work to do at home.

For schools and kura within the Auckland region who are providing teaching and learning to many of their students while the region is at Alert Level 3, a range of teaching and learning resources and guidance can be found here for English medium and here for Māori medium.

Home Learning TV can be accessed on demand here or via the TVNZ App on a device (mobile phone, smart tv or tablet). Mauri Reo Mauri Ora is also available on demand from Māori TV for primary aged tamariki and here for secondary school rangatahi.

Last week was our first week with all year levels in school and on timetable. However, as some whanau saw as they waited with their child, we have had more enrolments than expected in some year levels and a large number of students required timetables and changes during the week.

This delayed by a few days the confirming of classes in our student database and setting up Google classrooms etc, which are needed for on-line classes and learning.

This work is being completed now. If the lockdown extends we will be able switch to on-line learning.

Information

We will be updating our website and there will be daily newsletters on our Facebook page each evening. Please check for updates.

If you have any questions please ask us via our Facebook page, email (admin@jchs.school.nz), or our landline 09 268 3958.

Again, stay safe, and if you are unsure please self-isolate and get a Covid Test. It is better to be safe than sorry.

Arohanui,

Grant

Grant McMillan

TumuakiŸPrincipal

The Covid Generation

You might be interested in reading the Covid Generation article that was published in the Herald on Sunday in the News and Events section. Check out the Covid-19 section of website for online resources Years 9 - 11