Newsletter - Friday 25 February 2022

He mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa
Bonjour à toutes nos familles

Phase 3 Omicron Response

Our FAQs have been updated to reflect Phase 3 and you can read these on our website. The main change is that the only close contacts are now household contacts.  However, we will notify you when there is a positive case at school and let you know if your child has been in contact with the positive case in the classroom. 

We ask that when you notify the office of your child’s absence, that you give details around whether they are isolating, mildly unwell but still able to work (eg runny nose), or actually sick so they won’t be doing any schoolwork.  We will be in touch if your child is at home and able to complete school work. 

Korero o te wiki

As part of our Ridgway kaupapa we are starting a te reo phrase of the week that we are using in every classroom. We are sharing them with whānau so you can try them out at home and keep the mahi going!

Week 5 (starting 28 Feb): Ko au te moana, ko te moana ko au - I am the sea, and the sea is me 

Week 6 (starting 7 March): Ko te wā kai iti, Ko te wā kai tina - it is time for morning tea, it is time for lunch 

Week 7 (starting 14 March) : Tuatahi, tuarua,…, tuaiwa - 1st, 2nd, 3rd,...,9th

Week 8 (starting 21 March):  Ko te mahi ināianei he…. - what we are doing now is…

Week 9 (starting 28 March): He mahi takirua tēnei - work in pairs

Week 10 (starting 4 April): Toru tekau meneti kei a koutou - you have 30 minutes

Week 11 (starting 11 April): Kia pai te rā - have a nice day

A reminder about Movin’ March - a special prize for parents!

This starts on March 1 (Tuesday next week) so get moving to school!  Children will get a card to be stamped and then they go in the draw at the end of the month to win a Movin’ March prize pack (which will include a coffee voucher for parents at the VBC). If you live really close to school you could walk around the block first. If you live too far away you could always drop your child a bit further away (for example down by VBC - and stop in for a fabulous coffee and delicious scone while you’re there). 

Te Rongohia te Hau - reminder about the survey

We’d love it if we could have more responses to the Rongohia te Hau survey. It only takes a couple of minutes. There is more information about Te Rongohia te Hau and the survey in the last newsletter if you would like the information again, otherwise here is the link so you can go forth and get surveyed Ridgway School Whānau RtH Survey 2022.

We appreciate your time here.

Keeping our cycling families safe on their ride to and from school

Check out this poster and the advice it has for safe driving around our cyclists. It was crowdsourced from parents and children, reviewed by cycle advocates and distributed in schools across NZ!  We are a big cycling community here and I know all our avid cyclists would appreciate it if our drivers could read this poster and follow the guidance. 

Sarah Taylor

Deputy Principal

Ridgway School

 



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