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Coronavirus - What we are doing as a school to prepare!

As a school we are joining with the entire country to protect our health system from being overloaded as has happened overseas.

By doing this we can best protect the health of all members of our community.


SCHOOL CLOSURES have now been initiated Nationwide. Waltham School is closed for all but children of essential workers as of Monday 23rd March. School will be closed for ALL students as of Wednesday 25th March.


School holidays have been officially moved to start this weekend (Saturday 28th March) and run through until Tuesday 14th April.


* Walkathon has been postponed - dates to be advised

* The Easter raffle has been postponed - dates to be advised

* Parent Teacher Interviews have been postponed - dates to be advised



GENERAL HYGIENE:

  • We are encouraging children to use good hygiene practices including:
          • Good Handwashing (20sec)
          • Sneezing and coughing into the crook of the elbow
          • No sharing of drink bottles or food
  • We are encouraging staff and students to stay away from school if they are unwell.
  • We doing our best to promote the Prime Ministers instructions around handshaking, doing hongi, or hugging.
  • Our caretaker has been given extra hours to make sure a good level of hygiene around the school is maintained. This can be achieved by wiping down hard surfaces such as desks, doors, walls, light-switches, door handles, and soap dispensers. Bathrooms are being closely monitored.


CHANGES TO ACTIVITIES:

  • Whole School Assemblies have been cancelled.
  • Kapa Haka is on hold and will be reviewed beginning of Term 2
  • Walk-a-thon - Whilst this is continuing it will now be held though out the day, in small class groups, on school grounds and without spectators.
  • Parent/Teacher/Student conferences - At this stage these will go ahead but we will review this again midway through next week.


SCHOOL CLOSURE:

  • SCHOOL CLOSURES have now been initiated Nationwide. Waltham School is closed School will be closed for ALL students as of Wednesday 25th March.

ABSENCES:

  • Please continue to let us know if your child(ren) are going to be absent from school and the reason for this.
  • If you are choosing to keep your child(ren) at home due to concerns regarding the coronavirus please let us know that this is the case. We respect this is a parental decision and feel free to talk this through with us.

Keep calm and look after your own families! If you require any support please feel free to contact the school.

We will continue to update you all as the situation changes.


GORDON CADDIE -Principal






WEEKLY SCHOOL NOTICES

Term One - Week 7 16/03/20 - 20/03/20


JUICES

These will be on sale every Friday from the 14th February. Money to the classroom teacher please.

SUBWAY ORDERS

These are delivered to school on Thursdays starting 13th February. Orders are online and need to be placed by the previous night. For further information please talk to Mrs B in Meremere 9.

NEWSLETTERS

Term 1 - 2020

Current Newsletter

19 March 2020.pdf

Please scroll down to access previous Newsletters.

NEWSLETTERS TERM 1 - 2020

13 February 2020.pdf
05 March 2020.pdf

NEWSLETTERS FROM 2019 BELOW

05 February 2019.pdf
06 May 2019.pdf
25 February 2019.pdf
14 May 2019.pdf
07 March 2019.pdf
21 May 2019.pdf
28 March 2019.pdf
27 May 2019.pdf
12 June 2019.pdf
28 June 2019.pdf
31 July 2019.pdf
16 August 2019.pdf
04 September 2019.pdf
09 September 2019.pdf
27 September 2019.pdf
08 November 2019.pdf

NEWSLETTERS from 2018 below

5 February 2018.pdf
12 February 2018.pdf
26 February 2018.pdf
06 March 2018.pdf
19 March 2018.pdf
26 March 2018.pdf
06 April 2018.pdf
09 May 2018.pdf
28 May 2018.pdf
05 June 2018.pdf
20 June 2018.pdf
05 July 2018.pdf
31 July 2018.pdf
07 August 2018.pdf
21 August 2018.pdf
11 September 2018.pdf
25 September 2018.pdf
19 October 2018.pdf
05 November 2018.pdf
13 November 2018.pdf
26 November 2018.pdf
14 December 2018.pdf