I would like to continue my expression of gratitude on behalf of our school for your continued understanding and support as we progress through this term. Our students are attending in good numbers on their on-site days at school, and our learning programmes are allowing for continuity when they are rostered home, and for students who are needing to self-isolate as household contacts.
It has been nice to be able to very slightly broaden what has been happening here at school. This week the Student Council held two non-uniform days to raise money for the people of the Ukraine. Due to our rostering home, the yellow and blue themed days were held for Years 12 and 13 on Thursday, and Years 9 -11 on Friday 1 April. The money raised will be distributed through the UNICEF and World Vision Ukraine appeals. Congratulations to our two senior Volleyball teams who competed in the South Island Satellite Volleyball Tournament this week—please refer to the article in the Sports section.
Next week we will potentially have two senior Outdoor Education trips take place, and hold a virtual Academic Assembly on Wednesday to celebrate the success of our 2021 NCEA Merit and Excellence achievers.
The Canterbury region is currently experiencing a steady number of daily Covid cases, and we are seeing the impact of that here to some extent with our students, and more widely with our staff. To help manage and support this in our school setting, rostering home will continue next week as it did this week, with two days for each year level.
Google Meets Timetable for all year levels can be found here:
We are aware that the extra rostered day may be difficult to be managed in some circumstances, if you are unable to supervise your student at home on their rostered days off and you need them to come to school, please telephone the school office on 352 6119.
The weekend will bring an end to daylight saving, and the potential opportunity for an extra hour’s sleep on Sunday morning.
Ngā mihi nui