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Welcome back.

It’s hard to believe that there are only 4 weeks until the end of Term 3 (Last day of Term 3 is 25th September.)  Term 4 starts on Monday 12th October.

It certainly has been a strange year with a number of stops and starts. Hopefully things will improve over the coming weeks and we can return to a state of normality for the remainder of the year.

Once again our thanks to everyone for your ongoing support during Lockdown.

At school yesterday there was immense excitement and anticipation as each class waited for their turn on the new junior playground. There were lots of excited comments about the height of the activities, the level of the challenges etc.  It was wonderful to see all of the tamariki  working out strategies to climb, slide, swing and just have fun. I have a meeting later in the week with the playground company to start the design process for the senior playground.  Once again I would like to say, a HUGE thank you to the Friends of Te Huruhi, past and present, for all of your fundraising, support and vision.

COVID-19 Reminders

We must adhere to key health measures including:

  • Good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette
  • Staying away if sick
  • Keeping the appropriate physical distance from others (in class this means no touching each other and keeping out of breathing distance)
  • Cleaning and disinfecting our high touch surfaces daily
  • Displaying QR code posters at our entrances and encouraging all of our community to download the NZ COVID Tracer App and use it if they come onsite
  • Keeping a visitor register for anyone who cannot use the app and for other visitors who come onsite for a period of time.

To keep your tamariki  safe:

  • Teachers are greeting tamariki as they arrive in the cloak bay in the morning. This greeting is to check that the tamariki are well and to make sure that they sanitise their hands.
  • Tamariki are sanitising their hands every time they come into the Akoranga Space.
  • Tamariki are cleaning or sanitsing their hands before eating.
  • Tamariki are to physically distance themselves from others. The expectation is that they are not in a moist breath zone.
  • All adults are trying to maintain a minimum 1 metre distance from each other.
  • We encourage all parents to wear face masks when visiting the school grounds.

One final word, thank you to everyone who used the turn around yesterday during morning drop off  There was a noticeable reduction in traffic in the school carpark and an increase in the number of vehicles using the bus bay as the drop off point.  Thank you for helping us to ensure the safety of all our tamariki.

I am looking forward to a great end to the term.

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