What a beautiful blue sky day..and we have a school full of smiling kids. And lots of laughter.
We started with 82% attendance last week when we returned to school and this week we are tracking upwards over 90% attendance. Wellbeing is paramount at our school and the team here is pulling out the stops to provide a secure and safe environment where children can be happy and learning. We see evidence of this wherever we look.
Thank you to all of you who have made respect, kindness and resilience, our school values, a part of your conversations at home. At this time of uncertainty, together we make a real difference. Learning together to create a better tomorrow!
In this update
- We encourage face-covering/face masks
- Cabinet decision on COVID alert levels
- Mental health and wellbeing support for all
We encourage face masks
Teachers are wearing masks at appropriate times during the day to send a clear message to children that it is good to wear a mask. Cabinet decision on COVID alert levels
Cabinet decision on COVID alert levels
The Prime Minister announced Cabinet’s decision. Auckland will remain on Alert Level 2 with additional restrictions and all of New Zealand will continue to stay at current Alert Level 2 settings.
Alert levels will be considered again by Cabinet on Monday 14 September. If the decision is made to change, it will take effect from 11.59pm Wednesday 16 September. At Mairangi Bay School we were prepared for this decision, and our Health and Safety Plan for Level 2 is closely monitored and working well.
Mental health and wellbeing support for all
The Ministry of Health has brought together a list of tools to support mental wellbeing and places to go to get help [PDF].
Monday’s newsletter will have information about next week’s parent-teacher interviews and Māori Language Week.
Bruce Warren, Principal