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Kia ora koutou, Welcome back to Term 4. We are looking forward to seeing everyone this morning at our gates. Don’t forget drink bottles.Mon Oct 18 07:16am
As you are all aware we are still in Level 2 which means that there are no changes to the pick up and drop off arrangements that we had last term.
Ministry Guidelines for Delta Alert Level 2 continue to be pick up and drop offs are to be in well ventilated spaces and social distancing for parents. We will continue to bring children to the gates at 3pm. There will be space inside our Mathers Road gate area for parents to wait who are wearing masks. This will allow for social distancing.
For Puhara and Pitau Students – Dont forget your togs and towels.
Kids Artwork PTA Fundraiser Orders due on Fri 1st Oct – 3pm Extra order forms available. Any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.orgWed Sep 29 02:14pm
LAST DAY for School Photo orders tomorrow – WednesdayTue Sep 28 01:25pm
REMINDER – School Photos DUE by this Wednesday – 29th September.Mon Sep 27 10:11am
This Morning from 8.30am Coffee/Drop-in sessions for whānau with Pip (our social worker) and Molly (Mana Ake Kaimahi).Tue Sep 21 09:04am
Please come to the office. The ladies will meet you there.
Our Newsletter is out. Please log in to read it via Signmee. We also have a Lockdown review survey for whanau to provide feedback.Fri Sep 17 03:24pm
We have a short survey for families to provide feedback on the distance learning and communication from Te kura o Mōkihi Spreydon School during Lockdown 2021. We appreciate it is fresh in your minds and your feedback would help us understand what worked well for families, what challenges you faced and what ways we can support our school community during an emergency. Please click on the link below.
Pick up times at Delta Alert Level 2 back to 3pm.Mon Sep 13 12:40pm
It has been great to see so many students walking independently into school and knowing where they are being picked up from at the end of the day.
Now we have transitioned into Alert Level 2 we will move our pick up times to our usual time of 3pm.
Children will make their way as usual to the gates that they were at last week.
We have made more space for parents wearing masks to wait inside the gate at the Mather’s Road entrance from 2.50pm. This will support social distancing for parents and not requiring signing in other than the QR code at the gate.
If you come in further than the new playground, you will need to sign in at the Office.
Thank you for your continued support at Alert Level 2.
The Spreydon Team
Welcome back. We look forward to seeing everyone at the gates this morning and afternoon. If you need to contact us please phone 03 3385033.Thu Sep 09 08:21am
We look forward to Spreydon School reopening tomorrow Thursday the 9th of September. A reminder that we will meet students at the gate.Wed Sep 08 04:16pm
Students will need to bring their own drink bottle as water fountains are turned off at Level 2.
Masks are not mantatory for children. If your child wishes to wear a mask please make sure they know how to wear them correctly.
See you tomorrow.
The Spreydon Team
Kia ora Spreydon Whānau, We are excited to be returning to site on Thursday the 9th September.Tue Sep 07 05:55pm
Kia ora Spreydon Whānau,
With the announcement of Schools returning to site on Thursday the 9th September is exciting to hear. Schools are now able to prepare their sites to operate safely at Level 2 and open to all children on Thursday.
We can’t wait to see you all!
Please make sure every child has their drink bottle as our water fountains are not in use when we return to school.
There will be NO supervision available on Wednesday 8th September as our dedicated staff prepare for reopening.
Kidsbase is excited to be returning to support before and after-school care from Thursday 9th September.
Reopening on Thursday 9th September
Our plan is to provide a welcoming atmosphere with smiling happy staff greeting each child as they come through the gate every day at Alert Level 2 from 8.30am. This is to help children get a sense of normality again.
With the greater restrictions at Alert Level 2 we are unable to welcome parents/adults/ whanau into the school grounds.
As in previous times at Alert Level 2 we have noted the ability of your children to adapt to doing their farewells at the gate and then headed into the Hubs by themselves after putting their bags away and putting on some hand sanitizer.
It is a big step for some of our little people who haven’t done this before. But rest assured our staff are there to support the transition into school.
We encourage you as parents to talk with your children about what will be happening when we return and prepare them to kiss and go at the gate. It might be having older siblings walking younger students into school or dropping your child at the gate and letting them know they can wait with the teacher at the gate until a friend arrives to walk in together.
If you need to come into the school, please come via the Office entry on Hoon Hay Road and sign in via our sign in sheet. We encourage mask wearing by parents and visitors. While scanning QR codes support your personal record we have to have a record of anyone entering our site for contact tracing purposes.
We respectfully ask that no parents enter the school unless it is essential. We will not be allowing parents to wander around the site or enter Hubs without prior arrangement with your child’s teacher. We are in the ‘Delta 2 ’ phase. We are not back to normal yet. If you are not sure please email us at email@example.com or phone us on 03 338 5033.
If for any reason you need to collect your child during the day, please come to the Office via the Hoon Hay Road entrance. We will then get students to come to the Office.
If you are unsure please phone our Office 03 338 5033.
At the end of the day we will be staggering our pick up times.
Pītau and Pūhara will come with their class to both the Hoon Hay Road Entrance and Mather’s Road Entrance at 2.45pm
Harakeke and Raupō will come with their class to both the Hoon Hay Road Entrance and Mather’s Road Entrance at 2.50pm
All Children who are attending Kids Base or walking home will be released at 3pm.
Please talk with your child about which gate you will meet them at.
School owned devices
Any families that have been loaned a school device during lockdown must return these on Thursday 9th September. Children must bring these straight to the Office in the morning to allow for them to be cleaned and returned to classrooms.
At Delta 2 the message is:
At Alert Level 2 there is low risk of community transmission and schools are open for all students.
There are no significant changes to the Alert Level you will already be familiar with and which have been in place previously at Alert Level 2.
We will continue to practice good hygiene: Wash hands with soap, use hand sanitizer on entry to the Hubs at the beginning of the day, regularly clean surfaces in the Hubs and keep our spaces well ventilated.
* Cough or sneeze into your elbow.
* Giving each other a breath zone space.
* Bring a drink bottle each day as our fountains will be turned off.
Public Health has also provided advice on the Alert level 2 guidance. The key changes are the use of face coverings and managing school events involving large numbers of people, other than our students.
Face coverings are not mandated for use when in schools for staff and students.
It remains an option for individuals and a decision for the individuals and whānau.
Whatever decisions students and teachers make, it is their own to make and needs to be respected. Where an individual chooses to use a face covering they should supply and wear their own, and to do so safely. This option applies to younger children too.
Public health advice for those under six is getting children to cough and sneeze into their elbow and wash and dry their hands. The use of masks is permitted but not actively encouraged.
There will be differences of view about the use of face coverings at school, and it is important to show tolerance toward individual choice in this matter.
Gatherings and Events
Indoor events and gatherings continue to be higher-risk activities for transmission of COVID-19. Any indoor events that bring together very large numbers of people, including students, should be avoided.
We will postpone any assemblies or indoor gatherings that include parents and whanau attending to adhere to the new indoor and outdoor guidelines at Level 2. High-risk activities, such as singing, and dancing will be done in well-ventilated areas or outdoors where possible.
In the meantime, our teachers and staff are really excited about Level 2. We are really looking forward to seeing everyone again and start reconnecting and strengthening our relationships.
We all take our hats off to you all. We all know how difficult it is to juggle running a household, looking after your whānau, working from home and then having to supervise/facilitate home learning. Tino pai tou mahi koutou katoa – great work everyone. We look forward to seeing all our students back at school.
Thank you for all you have done and are willing to keep doing to ensure our country is a safe place to be.
The Spreydon Team.
Spreydon School reopening on Thursday 9th September at Alert Level 2.Mon Sep 06 07:29pm
Kia ora Spreydon Whanau, We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to school at Alert Level 2 from Thursday 9th September. More details will be shared tomorrow once we have been sent Ministry of Health Alert Level 2 protocols. Take care.
Kia ora Spreydon Whanau, we continue to follow Alert Level 4 restrictions until Tuesday the 31st August.Fri Aug 27 08:28pm
Kia ora Spreydon Whanau, we continue to follow Alert Level 4 restrictions until Tuesday the 31st August. We will be contacting Alert Level 3 families once we have clarity on Monday from the Prime Minister about School Bubble sizes. Our Prime Ministers message was very clear. “Children should only go to school if their parents are required to work and there is no other option available for childcare. Effectively schools will be closed”
Our teachers will be back online on Monday for distance learning. Thank you once again for supporting any form of learning this week.
As always stay safe and take care.
Information for parents, caregivers and whānau relating to Childcare for Workers of Alert Level 4 Business or Services SchemSun Aug 22 02:19pm
The Government has contracted approved licensed home-based education and care providers across the country to provide childcare to workers in Alert Level 4 businesses and services.
Childcare through this scheme is only available:
· During an alert level 4 lock-down period as announced by the New Zealand Government.
· for children under the care of Alert Level 4 business or service workers.
· where there are no other adults in the household able to undertake childcare.
· for children aged 0-13.
The preference remains that Alert Level 4 workers make their own private arrangements where they are able to do so.
A list of approved licensed home-based education and care providers can be found on the Ministry of Education website https://www.education.govt.nz/…/childcare-for-workers…/. If you are an Alert Level 4 business or service worker, you can organise childcare by contacting one of these providers directly.
Alert Level 4 extended. Update #4.Fri Aug 20 07:18pm
Kia ora Spreydon Whānau,
Like the rest of the Nation, the Spreydon Team tuned in at 3pm today to hear the Prime Minister announce that we would continue at Alert Level 4 until 11:59pm on Tuesday the 24th August 2021.
While we know that this puts pressure on our school community, we know that we have done this before and it has had the best results for our Country.
So what does this mean for our students?
I can honestly say I have been blown away by the dedication of our Spreydon Staff who have worked hard over the past 3 days to connect with you to answer your questions and check in to make sure that if we were to continue online learning into next week, you were logged in and had support to access learning.
We have met with our teachers this afternoon through a google meet and they are all in good spirits and have reported positive interactions online with students and whanau over the past few days. We have asked that our teachers now logout of Seesaw and their distance learning platforms for the weekend and prepare themselves for starting to support our distance learning programmes from Monday. They have also been working to complete their hard learning packs for those who indicated they required these for home learning.
From Monday the 23rd August our teachers will be providing distance learning via our Seesaw platform. They are also able to support with access if you email firstname.lastname@example.org
Access to hard learning packs and devices.
We have been given permission to enter the school buildings to make up learning packs with minimal staff, all operating under strict level 4 Health and Safety protocols.
We will do this on Monday the 23rd August.
During this time packs will be made and delivered contactless to those 79 families that have indicated they required them and provided their address via our Google form.
We will keep the google form open until Sunday evening for those families that still need to complete them. Once this is closed we will not be able to create any further packs at Alert Level 4.
If you haven’t recorded your needs please complete the Google form
We will advise of learning pack deliveries and any device delivery via School Apps and Facebook.
I can assure you our teachers, while thrown into this situation again with little warning, are ready yet again to support your children and whānau.
With any lockdown, we can all appreciate that distance learning is difficult. By offering hard copies and Seesaw tasks we are offering a range of options for whānau to support distance learning. There will be a variety of tasks including wellbeing tasks.
The distance learning tasks may or may not work for your whānau. You are in the best position to decide what will work best for your children and your circumstances. No one is asking you to replicate a classroom environment or to do everything set. There are no prizes for the most completed tasks.
There are no expectations. Please don’t compare yourselves to other families’ efforts. Do what is best for your whānau. If that means baking, doing crafts, making an inside fort, playing board games, learning to tie your shoe laces or hunting for insects on a walk. These are all equally important life experiences and promoting wellbeing.
Home Learning TV can also be accessed on demand here or via the TVNZ App on a device (mobile phone, smart tv or tablet)
Ministry of Education has also developed a website called Learning from Home https://learningfromhome.govt.nz/ that has a range of practical tasks you can do with your children. Please also remember to check our school website under learning resources as they provide more links to online learning resources.
We know we can do this. Take care, stay safe and reach out if you need out support via email@example.com
Andrea, Amy and the Spreydon Team.
Don’t forget to let us know your distance learning needs.Fri Aug 20 09:02am
Google form for letting us know your distance learning needs. https://forms.gle/KdCrwZpb897AhedX9Thu Aug 19 06:46pm
Tēnā koutou e te Whānau We would like to know how we can support you if our lockdown was to continue. Please fill in our google form.Thu Aug 19 06:33pm
Tēnā koutou e te Whānau
We trust this update continues to find you and your whānau safe and well at Alert Level 4. We appreciate that the movement to Alert Level 4 was very quick and did not give us the opportunity that we have had in the past to help equip our students and whānau with hard copy learning packs or school owned devices that we were able to loan out so that whānau have a device within their home.
We are still unable to provide this. So we appreciate all the work you are doing supporting your child’s learning and wellbeing through a range of life experiences and for those who have been sharing these via Seesaw.
As part of working to support our distance learning programme via Seesaw or the distribution of hard copy packs when we are allowed to. We want to find out what your needs would be if our current lockdown was to continue or if there was a change in Alert Levels that meant not all students would be able to return to school.
If this lockdown is extended into next week we will be given permission under strict Health and Safety protocols for limited staff members to enter the school and make up learning packs for learners and access our school devices.
With the limited amount of school devices we have, we would be willing to lend out what we can to make sure every school household has a device in their home to access Seesaw. We cannot provide devices(Chromebook) to individuals within a household. There will be a loan form to agree to.
Unlike last time, our current advise states that we will be able to make up packs but we will not be able to offer a collection point at the school or access onto the school grounds for Parents and Caregivers to collect.
Providing an extra support would have to be contactless.
All hard copy learning packs or loan devices must be delivered to houses by a school staff member or couriered.
We are asking that you consider your whanau needs would be and complete this google form by 10am Friday 20th August. We will only action requests if we need to and are able to after the 1pm update tomorrow.
We are hopeful that by everyone following the Alert Level 4 restrictions and going early will mean that we are able to return to seeing you face to face very soon.
If you need support please complete our google form. The link can also be found in our Signmee newsletter or Facebook page.
As always you can make contact with us via firstname.lastname@example.org
Noho ora mai nā – stay well/take care of yourself
Kia ora Spreydon Whanau, As part of Alert Level 4 Spreydon School is to stay closed for the next 3 days. From 11.59 tonight.Tue Aug 17 08:35pm
Kia ora Spreydon Whanau, As part of Alert Level 4 all educational facilities are to stay closed for the next 3 days. From 11.59 tonight no one has access to the school site.
Please take care, stay safe. If you need to contact the school, please do this via email@example.com.
Students can access their online learning through SeeSaw. Our Teachers will put up a post tomorrow to check in with everyone.
Those who registered remember the Online Safety Parent Information Evening tomorrow or Wed 7-9pm at Hillmorton High HallMon Aug 16 05:07pm
Keeping Ourselves Safe – Parent Meeting 2.15pm tomorrowThu Aug 05 04:51pm
School photo – Don’t forget if you would like a family photo, queue outside the hall from 8.30am tomorrow pleaseWed Aug 04 04:48pm
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – Spreydon School PTA Wednesday 4th August 2021 at 3.10pmTue Aug 03 11:21am
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – Spreydon School PTA
Meeting to be held on:
Wednesday 4th August 2021 at 3.10pm
50 Hoon Hay Road
Don’t forget to book your spot for the Online Safety Parent Evening on the Tuesday the 17th or Wednesday the18th of August.Fri Jul 30 12:59pm
The South West Cluster Schools invite all parents to an Online Safety and Information Evening with Rob and Zareen Cope.
There are two dates and locations available
Tuesday 17 August @ Hillmorton High School
Wednesday 18 August @ Halswell School
Spaces are limited and you must register for the event. Please check Signmee for Booking details.
Seesaw is a platform for student engagement that inspires students of all ages to do their best, and saves teachers time! Students use creative tools to take pictures, draw, record videos and more to capture learning in a portfolio. Teachers find or create activities to share with students.The Seesaw platform is used for homework activities as well as in class work.
Parents are also notified by the class teacher about classroom and school activities and events via the Seesaw platform. Parents can also Seesaw their child’s teacher.
Families only have access to their child’s journal. This means you will see student work tagged with your child’s name and posts the teacher tags with ‘Everyone’. Families will also be able to see any comment made by another user on their child’s journal posts.
Download the app or open Seesaw here
Download the School App
Our School App is what we use for general School-Wide communication. You can download the School App to receive Alert Notifications, read the latest newsletter, view upcoming events, submit absences and more.
To download the School App, search SchoolAppsNZ in the App Store or Google Play Store, and then search Spreydon School in the search bar in the app.
If you are on a mobile you can click this link to download the App.