Update from the Principal - 2 April 2020

Kia ora everyone 

I have been thinking a lot about how you are all getting on in these strange, unprecedented times. 
Our lives have been turned upside down and I know how important routine is in the lives of our children. Unfortunately, we don't have a lot of that going on at the moment.

I just want to reiterate that you are not expected to replicate the classroom in the home. 
The number one goal of schooling currently is to nurture well-being so please use this opportunity to nurture your family relationships in the home. 
As you continue to support your children at home, my advice is to KEEP IT SIMPLE and don't  over complicate it. 
Technology is a tool and that tool at this time needs to be used to stay connected - to your friends, family and extended whanau. 

Take care - stay in your bubbles!
Tracy 

Lockdown Update March 2020

Dear Parents 

Thank you to all of you who have shown patience and support during these challenging and fast moving times.  It is very fitting that the Prime Minister's words of being kind, keep safe, and look after each other really do reflect our own Anchorage Park School values. I encourage all of you to continue to support good hygiene practices within the home. 

The school holidays have been brought forward so that essentially means that they are completed within the 4 week period. Holidays will now begin from 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟯𝟬 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝘁𝗼 𝗧𝘂𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟭𝟰 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 inclusive (a reminder that the Tuesday after Easter Monday is always a closed day for schools).

Over the next few days, we will be endeavouring to send you some online educational websites for you to use at home.  I read this today and thought how appropriate it was; 
"𝘋𝘰𝘯'𝘵 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘺 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥'𝘴 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘳𝘦𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦. 𝘌𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘭𝘦 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘣𝘰𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘖𝘒. 𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘳𝘰𝘰𝘮, 𝘸𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘭𝘭, 𝘰𝘧 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦, 𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘦𝘦𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘢𝘳𝘦. 𝘛𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴! 𝘋𝘰𝘯'𝘵 𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘬 𝘧𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘯 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘥𝘰𝘯'𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘰 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨. 𝘋𝘰𝘯'𝘵 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘦 2 𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘵. 𝘐𝘧 𝘐 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴, 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥'𝘴 𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘢𝘤𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘤 𝘴𝘬𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘴. 𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘧𝘦𝘭𝘵 𝘥𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘥𝘪𝘥 𝘥𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 4 𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘨𝘰𝘯𝘦."

All the very best to our community at this critical time - do the right thing, stay safe and look after each other. 
We will be in touch!
Kia Kaha 
Tracy