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Friday 24 April – Info

Friday 24 April There’s actually not a huge amount of new stuff to report to you today. I guess that’s a sign that the schooling at Ao Tawhiti during the lockdown has officially started to become a bit normal. Reminders 2.1 courses start next week. More info will come out about the specifics on the […]

Thursday 23 April – Info

Thursday 23 April 1:1s on Friday Just a reminder that tomorrow there are no classes running. Students will be having their 1:1s throughout the day. I’m really keen to make sure that our school, with its focus on relationships, keep these essential meetings happening. They allow your child the chance to plan and reflect on […]

Monday 20 April – Info

Monday 20 April I hope you’ve all had an enjoyable weekend. It’s certainly going to be an interesting week. At Ao Tawhiti we’re finishing up our work from last term this week and getting prepared to start Term 2.1 courses next week. Last Week of 1.2 Firstly a reminder that this is the last week […]

Friday 17 April – Info

Update Government Announcement – Level 3 and schools You are likely to have heard the Prime Minister outline the high level descriptions of COVID-19 alert levels, with a focus on alert level 3. It’s important to remember that we are still at level 4. The Ministry of Education contacted schools last night to say the following. There […]

Thursday 16 April – Info

Thursday 16 April Thanks I checked in with a handful of the LAs yesterday and all of them really enjoyed catching up with their homebase students. It was clear from speaking with my homebase students that as parents you’re doing a fantastic job of juggling your extremely challenging circumstances while also keeping your children engaged […]

Ready for Learning?

The school holidays are over and tomorrow is the offical start to term 2. This is certainly unlike the start of any term we’ve ever experienced before. We’re sure that you will all be feeling the same way? These are uncertain times and we are still very much unsure of what the school landscape will […]

Start of Term Info

Monday 13 April 2020 Kia ora whanau I hope you are all keeping well and finding simple ways to enjoy the lockdown.  It’s certainly been an interesting experience watching my neighbourhood cope with our nationwide restrictions – mostly by walking around our community in numbers that I’ve never seen before.  I feel like there are […]

School Holiday: Update

Dates for Term 2.1 courses Just for clarity, Term 1.2 classes will run until 24 April. This allows students time to finish the work provided online and in class earlier this month. Term 2.1 courses will start on 28 April. Hopefully we’ll be back at school by then! NCEA Due Date Extension Due to the […]

COVID-19: School closed

Wednesday 25 March 2020 Learning from home Our fantastic LAs are super keen to be as supportive of you and your child’s learning needs as possible.  With that said, please remember that they are only human (awesome humans but humans nonetheless) and are also experiencing this lock down just as you are.  All of them are […]

COVID-19: Update

24 March 2020 We hope you are all doing well and settling down for the interesting times ahead. School Holidays School holidays are being brought forward so that they are completed within the 4 week lock-down period. Holidays will now begin from Monday 30 March to Tuesday 14 April inclusive (a reminder that the Tuesday […]

COVID-19: School Closure

23 March 2020 This afternoon the Prime Minister announced that all schools will be closed from tomorrow morning. Children of identified essential services workers are able to attend school for the next two days. All schools will be closed for instruction from Wednesday 11.59pm for 4 weeks. We are currently awaiting further information from the […]

Covid-19 Update

20 March 2020 Kia ora koutou With so much information and misinformation swirling around about COVID-19, I wanted to share with you what will happen if we were to have a case in our school community. We have been planning for this and are in a position to respond quickly. We know COVID-19 feels scary […]

Floor Four Camp Cancellation

Kia ora whānau,Following the information that came yesterday from the Government and the Ministry of Education we have made the difficult decision to cancel our Floor Four Camp. This is due to the constantly changing nature of the COVID-19 situation and our inability to predict what will happen in a few weeks time. School will be […]