THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Week 4
Honour Christ and let Him be the Lord of your life. Always be ready to give and answer when someone asks you about your hope. (1 Peter 3:15)
TERMS AND HOLIDAYS:
Term 1 2020:
- Term 1 ENDS: Wednesday 25 March 2020
- Term 2 STARTS: Wednesday 15 April 2020 (Distance learning from home)
WELCOME TO: ALERT LEVEL 3
Alert Level 3 is here and we all look forward to the possibility of preparing for Alert Level 2, in the near future, yet to be announced by Government. We certainly pray for a safe and speedy transition for all.
Thank you to all the staff and parents who are supporting our students with ‘distance learning’ and those who are working with the small amount of students who returned to our school site. It’s that precious partnership that ensures the minor bumps or detours won’t deter our students from achieving success on their educational journey.
After the mad dash for takeaways, came and went, I don’t know about you but I certainly have grown accustomed to healthy home cooked meals and baking. Some of the photos and highlights coming in, show some students have certainly stirred up their culinary gifts, dishing up tasty treats for their whanau.
Now and in the following weeks we’ll be presenting a smorgasbord of highlights and work our students have submitted, as well as keeping you informed of the latest updates, so relax with a cuppa and enjoy!
A reminder to check out our ‘Tabs on our Home Page’ for further updates and instructions.
Click on the Tabs:
- Co Vid 19 Latest School Updates
- Co Vid 19 Home Learning Information
- Borrow a School Chrome Book
- Register for students to return to school
- Any other Tabs that come up along with them
REGISTER FOR STUDENTS TO RETURN TO SCHOOL!
Tena koutou whanau ma – Greetings to everyone
Alert Level 3: Preparation for attendance on the school site:
- A process was set up 2 weeks ago to register students who needed to return to school
- Many promptly replied and a small number of students returned to the school site
Under Level 3: As with level 4, everyone who can, is expected to stay home and save lives.
- It is very important we only receive students back to school who have no other care options – this means keeping children at home and continuing distance learning.‘
- If you need to have your child at school you must advise us of this, so we are able to prepare to receive them into safe ‘school bubbles’.
- Students will not be able to return to school unless we have been notified and we’ve sorted out their care arrangements for while they are at school.
- When we have received notice that you need to send your child to school, we will contact you to arrange successful re-entry and to advise a start date.
Students returning to school:
- Will be kept in small groups with their assigned teacher and will continue the distance learning programmes that they are accessing now.
- Their break times will be staggered to avoid ‘cross group’ contact and our cleaning /sanitising processes will be ramped up to ensure the physical environment is clean and sanitary.
- Transport to and from school is still being assessed by the bus companies.
Every whanau needs to complete the form attached on our ‘Home Page’
Let us know:
- whether or not you need to send your child or children to school, if you haven’t already done so.
Thanks again to those who have already registered, made contact or arrangements with us.
Your support in this is greatly appreciated.
Nga mihi mahana
David Rogers (PRINCIPAL)
IMPORTANT MESSAGE / HELPFUL LINKS:
IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION TO SECONDARY STUDENTS:
- We have noticed that some students have not been responding to teachers emails and missing class meetings and announcements.
- As a result they are falling behind now in their learning, and they will have to work harder on return to school to get back on track with meeting assessments schedules.
KIDS BIBLE APP:
Here is something for our tamariki : a neat bible app just for kids.
As our kids are spending so much time on devices at the moment, it’s handy to have some Bible based and fun stuff to feed the spirit and minds of our young disciples
FOCUS ON THE FAMILY FREE KIDS MAGAZINE:
Focus on the Family has made free digital copies of their latest kids magazines available.
- Please check out the links below:
Clubhouse (ages 8-12) -Leading the pack:
Clubhouse Jr (ages 3-7) – Easter out back:
ATTITUDE VIDEO: SURVIVING THE LOCK DOWN:
At Attitude we know that the health and well-being of your students is one of the most important things right now and we want to continue to support your school.
We have created a 5 minute video aimed at students to help provide them with some tools and insights necessary to cope with the Surviving the lock down with your family.
- We know that during this time can be incredibly stressful and challenging for many young people and their families while they are in lock down together.
Here is a link to the YouTube video of our presenters talking about getting along with your family in Attitude’s classic entertaining, informative and inclusive way.
ATTITUDE VIDEO: HAU ORA TIPS (1 & 2):
Please see attached Hau Ora video links that may be of help to you:
PRACTICAL TIPS FOR SOOTHING FAMILY RIVALRY:
SCHOOL WEBSITE SHOWCASING STUDENTS WORK:
Please take a moment to also look on the School Website under your child’s ‘Campus’ and ‘Year Level’ to find e.g. Poems, Art, Stories etc students have completed that will be showcased there at various times.
LEVEL 3 HIGHLIGHTS / PICTURES:
CULINARY DELIGHTS – TE AROHANUI CHELLEW:
During this lock down period, I have baked and made a series of foods and desserts such as pies and cookies. When I’m not doing work or talking to my fellow classmates I like to bake or cook with my family.
- If you would like to have a look at what I’ve made here are a few pictures of my tasty treats!
FARMING LIFE – SUMMER & ZAVIER SCOTT:
Farm work as part of school learning.
- Summer, Zavier and family with Aunty Rachel ready to drench the cows.
WAIMATE NORTH STUDENTS – HOBBY DAY FUN!
There’s more to a day than schoolwork!
Hobbies are an important part of our lives whether we are in lock down or not and we thank the Lord for the interests He has given us for our enjoyment (and others pleasure – a lot of which is culinary!)
Charissa Miles – Hobbies at home:
KAIKOHE CAMPUS STUDENT STORIES:
Coronavirus: Damiiyan Phillips-Hulmes (Year 4)
Coronavirus is a disease that people can die from. This disease is so deadly that people have to stay home and look after themselves. That is why you need to stay clean and take care of your body and that is how we can go down levels so we can be a happy world.
The main thing we are thinking about is germs. You should not share germs. First things first, wash your hands, have showers but we are still on water restrictions so that makes that a bit more difficult. Also, when you go shopping, wait in line, listen to what the Prime Minister says, stay 2 meters away from each other. That way we can stay safe. Only one person from your bubble can go out shopping. That rule is there because if someone had the coronavirus only that one person gets it and not everyone.
Coronavirus has caused schools and some shops to close, and public areas like parks and playgrounds are closed because when lots of people gather together it is easier to catch germs, like in public toilets people might catch germs from people touching stuff. Most of the shops are closed so it is best just to stay home and not go anywhere.
This disease is very bad for you but if you stay home and stay safe you won’t be able to get it. So, make sure you are staying home and not sharing any germs and washing yourself and your hands often.
Lock down Story – Brielle: (Year 4)
At the beginning of lock down, we came home from school and took our clothes off. We jumped into a warm shower. After that, we washed our clothes in the washing machine then hung them out on the clothes rack to dry.
During the lock down, we set up an obstacle course. We had to roll a tyre, scramble under a table, hit balls with a stick, step over battens one by one, kick a ball to a hula hoop, pick up a bat and a ball then run to a marker to hit the ball into a hula hoop. Nana recorded our times. I came fourth. It was fun.
We ran a cross country course that Danny set up. We have walked down the farm, fed the chooks, picked mushrooms, done our schoolwork, and I helped Kris do some fencing. Keisha and I helped Nana plant our vegetable garden. We have been eating the silver beet, spinach and cherry tomatoes from it. The pea seeds we sowed are growing.
I like having a fun holiday spending time at home. I haven’t liked not being able to get takeaways from Kiwi Kai and not seeing my friends during the lock down.
WAIMATE NORTH – STUDENTS POEMS:
Robyn Burgess’s Class wrote thank you poems to the Essential Workers last week. We will be showcasing some of those amazing poems over the following weeks:
Dear Pilots and other people who work on planes,
I want to start by saying thank you
for still working,
despite how many sick people may be on the plane
you tend to people’s needs and take care of them
You put your lives at risk
just to get people home
to be reunited with their families
You are heroes
who without you
would still be in an unfamiliar country
away from home
without the comfort of their whanau
but you bring them home
and most of all,
you are heroes to me
Evie Doull (11 Years old)
I guess I should start with,
Without endless orders of who knows what,
you’re up at five,
and finish at eight,
bringing us all our orders,
and when you leave,
you give a wave,
brightening our day every delivery,
and when we hear the ‘ding’ of the door bell,
we know your essence has been near,
You’re like Santa at Christmas,
or a bunny at Easter,
zig zagging along streets,
You bring us excitement with every perfectly packed package delivered,
so for that we’d like to say again,
Lilli-Rose Voakes (11 Years old)
so much for working during this awful pandemic
It must be scary looking after all those patients
and risking your life for other people
knowing that you may have the COVID19
and still have to go back to your family
You have to treat people
who are very sick
and watch others die
what a horrible thing to see
You are working very hard
to save us all
Even just working as a doctor sounds complicated
but a doctor during the COVID19 crisis sounds even worse
You have to work through tears and heartaches
worries and fears
Thank you for working so hard to save as many people as possible
A grateful isolated NZ citizen
Natalie Collins: (10 years old)
WAIMATE NORTH – STUDENTS ART WORK:
Natalie Collins (10 years old, Year 6)
- Some Mother’s Day Art:
Evie Doull (12 years old, Year 8)
- Some students have been doing artwork in the style of Quentin Blake:
SUBMIT YOUR HIGHLIGHT STORIES / PICTURES:
We’d love to receive some photos and a couple of short paragraphs, to put into our School Newsletter of our students studying from home and what that looks like for your whanau.
- Waimate Campus students shared some of their hobby day highlights and submitted some of their poems.
Feel free to submit:
- highlights you found while studying from home (e.g. 1 – 2 paragraphs).
- a few pictures to accompany it (3 maximum)
Selected pictures / positive highlights will be showcased over the following weeks.
Please email your pictures and your positive highlights to:
HEALTH AND WELLBEING
In the past few days the weather has been super unpredictable, keeping us cooped up inside for longer than we may have liked!
Today’s activity is to ‘encourage the adventurer in you’ wherever you may be!
- A well-known favorite for my kids is puddle jumping! Take a look, try them out or get creative with ‘an adventure of your own!’
When you’ve finished venturing, I’ve got you covered with today’s recipe “Anytime Eggs”.
- Eggs are a great source of protein for growing bodies as well as vitamins and minerals to keep us healthy.
- They also make for a great breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Hope you enjoy! Stay safe and I’ll see you back here same time and place for more next week!
Shawni Paniona (Energize Lead Whangarei Sport Northland) 027 272 7522 Mobile
CORONA VIRUS – GENERAL INFORMATION:
- Information about Coronavirus – Covid 19 is being updated for us on a regular basis.
- It is important to do your best to follow the recommended hygiene and well being guidance.
Simple Preventative Steps: plan outlined by the Ministry of Health and shared with our students:
- Wash your hands often (soap and water / 20 seconds / dry thoroughly)
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
- Avoid sharing anything that has come into contact with saliva (drink bottles etc)
- Stay home!
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or into the crook of your arm.
Students are able to maintain contact with their teachers, classwork and assignment / assessment work via Google Classroom.
If you want to know more about COVID-19 please make sure that any reading you are doing is from a reliable source. The Ministry of Health is the best source of information for New Zealand and they update this information regularly –
The COVID-19 symptoms are:
- Difficulty breathing
If anyone you know has these symptoms and has been to a country or area of concern or have been in contact with someone who has:
- Phone Health Line (for free) 0800 358 5453 or their doctor immediately.
Nga mihi mahana, David Rogers (Principal)