COVID19 - Information and Learning
We hope everyone had a great long weekend!
Term 4 is a shorter term and a busy one! We have a number of school trips and activities planned.
We started in Week 1 with a very successful senior camp (AKO) to Wainui Camp. The AKO students were amazing and we had a fantastic 3 days climbing high ropes, orienteering, kayaking, speeding down the flying Fox and many other activities. Miss Wright outdid herself with an amazing Escape Room activity on the first night. A huge thank you to all the staff who helped make this camp happen.
We had our Year 5 trip to Adrenalin Forest yesterday which by all accounts was also very successful.
We have started practicing Athletics. The children are developing their running, jumping and throwing skills and are looking forward to showing off their learning at the upcoming Athletics Days.
This week it will be the turn of our Junior Students to have an outdoor education experience and they are all heading to Willowbank.
We are all looking forward to the rest of Term 4 - it is certainly shaping up to be a great one.
Please remember if your contact details have changed in recent weeks please text your name and updated details to the school office asap.
Gordon Caddie — Principal
Useful Information & Links
Salvation Army - Food Bank assistance
Food banks are still operating - give your local Salvation Army or the City Mission a call for phone assessments and to arrange food delivery.
Mana Ake - Stronger for Tomorrow provides support for children aged five to 12 years old across Canterbury. Mana Ake kaimahi work with schools to support teachers, families and whānau when children are experiencing ongoing issues that impact their wellbeing such as anxiety, social isolation, parental separation, grief and loss and managing emotions.
Click on the following link to go directly to the Ministry of Health website for up-to-date information.
The following link from the Ministry of Education website has useful information about talking with children about the Coronavirus.
For information from the Mental Health Foundation about looking after your mental health
School Photo Orders
School photos can still be ordered when we return to school at the end of mandatory isolation. If you prefer you may take a photo of the envelope with your order on it and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and pay Heritage photos directly on line.