Newsletter – 23/09/2021

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COVID19 Newsletter – 23/09/2021

Kia ora e te whānau

Level 3 but for many this does not change much. Still at home in our bubble, keeping safe. Some of our wonderful staff, and 20 students are at school during level 3. Thank you to all the families who have continued to support our school, community and NZ by staying and or working from home and a special thanks to all our essential workers who have to go into work to keep us all going.

It remains to be a difficult and trying time for everyone.   

Hard packs will be available to pick up Monday 27th 12.30-2pm  ORDER HERE

Below are some things to help you and your whanau:



What if  instead of “behind” this group of kids is advanced because of this?

Hear me out.

What if they have more empathy, they enjoy family connection, they can be more creative and entertain themselves, they love to read, they love to express themselves in writing.

What if they enjoy the simple things, like their own backyard and sitting near a window in the quiet. What if they notice the birds and the dates the different flowers emerge, and the calming renewal of a gentle rain shower?

What if this generation is the ones to learn to cook, organize their space, do their laundry, and keep a well-run home?

What if they learn to stretch a dollar and to live with less? What if they learn to plan shopping trips and meals at home.

What if they learn the difference between want and need?

What if they learn the value of eating together as a family and finding the good to share in the small delights of the everyday?

What if they are the ones to place great value on our teachers and educational professionals, librarians, public servants and the previously invisible essential support workers like truck drivers, grocers, cashiers, custodians, logistics, and health care workers and their supporting staff, just to name a few of the millions taking care of us right now while we are sheltered in place? 

What if among these children, a great leader emerges who had the benefit of a slower pace and a simpler life. What if he or she truly learns what really matters in this life?

What if they are ahead?
– Jaime Ragsdale


Video by Hinemoa Elder and Nathan Wallis  Click here

What are you eligible for from the government.


Online learning


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If you have any further questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact me

My email address is 

Ngā mihi nui

Katie Hills 


Kia hikaka, kia māia, kia pono te ngakau. 

Learning together to create a better tomorrow

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