3 way conference reminder

Just a reminder that school will close tomorrow at 12.20 after lunch so we can have 3-way conferences. Normal day Wednesday. Also, Room 1 conferences in person are canceled, but you are able to phone Mrs Watson as detailed in the email at the scheduled conference time for both days.

Ngā mihi nui

NZSTA - School Board Elections

Morena Ashburton Netherby School Community. This year is the NZSTA Board elections year. This email is just a heads up to start thinking about if you would like to stand for election as a School Board member. Further information can be found here. https://www.education.govt.nz/school/boards-information/boards-of-schools-and-kura/board-elections/triennial-school-board-elections-2022/

Of course, if you want to talk more about being on the School Board, you should speak to any of our current board members, Sarah and Nathan Bartlett, Amber Winter, Jenny Doak, or Samantha Halafihi.

Have a think or speak to someone else in the community whom you think would be great on the School Board. Look out for the election papers and further information here and in our newsletter.

Ngā mihi nui.

3 Way Conferences - Term 2, 17th and 18th May.

 Kia ora Netherby School Community.

Below is a link for 3 Way Conferences scheduled to be held on:
Tue 17 May 2022 1:00pm - 6:45pm
Wed 18 May 2022 3:15pm - 6:00pm
The school will close at 12.30 on Tuesday 17 May to allow for teachers to eat lunch and get prepared for the conferences.
We encourage all parents to attend the conferences. If bookings are not made the school will book a time for you and send it home with your child/ren.


Kind regards


3 - Way Conferences

 Kia ora whānau.

We are pleased to announce that 3-way conferences will be held in Week 3 of Term 2 due to this event being missed in Term 1.
Tuesday 17 May from 1pm - 6.45pm (school closed from 12.20pm)
Wednesday 18 May from 3.15 to 6pm
Please follow the link and follow the instructions to book.
Your ability to book will close on the 12 May. Bookings will then be made by staff and given directly to you on Friday 13 May.
We look forward to seeing you all.
The school booking code is q7kvn
Ngā mihi nui.

School attendance and Kai for Kids

 Dear parents/caregivers.

I write to all families to ask you to get your children to school as much as possible if they are not covid positive or not household contacts. 

I am aware that the fact we have cases connected with our school has made some parents and caregivers anxious. 

While nothing is certain Dr Jin Russell a medical researcher from New South Wales has found that onward transmission within the school setting is very low. For every child who is infected and attends school only 3.7% of their close contacts at school subsequently tested positive. We are beginning to see that trend in New Zealand too –public health teams on the ground have seen that even though cases pop up in schools, there has been very little onward spread through the school because of the protective measures in place. This is why we remain open at Red. It’s great for a child’s wellbeing and learning to be at school with their friends and school staff, and we have very good systems in place to keep everyone as safe as possible. 

Transmission of COVID-19 is still most likely to happen in your home –so please keep doing all those good things to keep your whānau safe. Wash your hands, get lots of fresh air, cover any coughs and sneezes, clean surfaces regularly, and seek advice if anyone is not feeling well. And please wear a mask when you are out and about.

Kai for Kids during Omicron:
Kai for Kids will continue to make enough lunches for all of our school children during the omicron period, meaning we need to get them out to families or have families collect them so they are not wasted during this time.   

Isolating Families.
If you are a family who is positive we are organising for the Kai for Kids outfit to deliver a lunch to your house for the isolation period. Watch out for Mrs. Duffell's email. 

Spare Lunches
Spare lunches will be put in the school hall entrance in the covered area from 12.15 pm where the driveway is off the street.  Anyone can grab these lunches for free.

Any leftover lunches from the hall-covered area will be available for children to grab from the gate as they leave for home.

Keep well

Great learning opportunities at the Hakatere Marae.

 Are you wanting to grow your understanding of te reo Māori and tikanga. Here are some great opportunities you can book into at the Hakatere Marae. Kindly organised by Te Huka Tai Trust.

April 2nd Sat morning - natural wall hangings
April 2nd Sat afternoon - bracelets & flowers
April 3rd Sunday, all day - pop up kete
Tukutuku Panels course 30th April
Just follow the links or copy and paste the links into your browser and book in.

Ngā mihi nui.

Tip For Parents

Give your child every opportunity to read to you daily. Ten minutes of reading five times a week = 50 minutes of reading time a week.

If you did this for a minimum of 35 weeks a year we have your child engaging in text for 29 hours extra every year! That 29 hours helps your child read better because they do more miles, are exposed to many words, and importantly are exposed to many ideas through the text.

It is a win - win for all concerned!

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