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Rāhina: Value of this week is Manawanui- Courtesy and Te Wiki o te Reo Māori


Kia ora tātou katoa

Tino pai tō mahi. Kei te whakahīhīau. Ngā mihi mō tō manaakitanga mai.


Māori Language Week is intended to encourage New Zealanders to promote the use of the Māori language; ‘Kia kaha te reo Māori’  – ‘Let’s make the Māori language strong’.  Further down this newsletter there will be a couple of fabulous resources you can use whilst you are all at home! 


Possible Delta Covid-19 Level changes

We are all looking forward to knowing whether we are moving to level 3 or staying at level 4 later today. If there is a change we will be asking for your intention to send your child to school within a set time frame so we can finalise our organisation for this week.  Full information will be sent out after the announcement, but we would like to draw your attention to the decision making flow chart for sending your child to school versus keeping them at home. 


As the conditions have changed for level 3, the logistics at school is a little stricter than previously.  In the past, we were allowed up to 20 children per bubble (x2 teachers), whereas this time we are only allowed 10 children per bubble (still x2 teachers).  Keeping the remote learning operating and looking after attendees at school does put a huge pressure on staff partnerships.  Please, if at all possible, as it says in all of the government announcements, keep your child at home if you can.


Elle and Sonia’s Lockdown letter from Pupil Council

Kia ora,


It’s Elle and Sonia. We hope you are safe in lockdown, being kind to your whānau and doing your mahi.  Congratulations to everyone who got a certificate at the online assembly on Friday.  


What’s your favourite part about lockdown? Ours is going for walks, bike rides with our family and baking. Our least favorite part is Covid and not being able to see our friends. Stay strong through mahi. 


Our value for week 8 is manawanui-courtesy.  Watch out for your teachers giving you tokens when you complete your tasks and displaying the value through the week. You can also send pictures to your teachers to show what you are doing during lockdown.  


We are writing this to encourage you to be strong, stay safe and wear your masks. We hope to be back at school soon to hang out with our friends. 


Stay safe 


Ka kite ano! 


School Assembly last Friday



Lockdown photo: My bubble


Again,if there are any changes to the levels today, we will be in touch soon after to inform you of the next steps. In the mean time, we hope you have a good week.  

Try and print and cut the labels to use around the house to broaden some of your te reo vocabulary even more.

Ngā mihi maioha 

Phil Wainwright

Acting Principal


Some great resources to start with:

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