Update about Alert Level 2

Kia ora koutou

We will be watching next Monday's announcement about a possible return to Level 2 with anticipation. 

When we are able to, we will be ready to welcome all students and staff back to our school site. At Level 2, school will reopen and operate as normal with a number of new procedures and steps aimed at keeping our students and staff safe and well. 

As you are well aware, physical distancing with young children is challenging so we will be asking everyone to continue with good hygiene practices and regular cleaning. This includes coughing into elbows, using hand sanitiser, handwashing and drying and regular cleaning of commonly touched surfaces.

Under Alert Level 2, students who are sick will need to stay at home, and we will send anyone home immediately if they are unwell. 

It is important however that not just at school but at home, safe hygiene habits are practised by everyone in our community. 

We will be in touch again soon to update you on our plans.

Ngā mihi nui
Tracy 

Is your Child Eligible to return to School at Alert Level 3?

This diagram will help you to identify whether your child is eligible to return to school when we return to Alert Level 3 next week. We will be in contact with you shortly to find out if your child needs to return to school. 

April 13th - Term 2 Update

Dear Parents and Community, 

We hope everyone had a wonderful Easter break and 'stay - cation' at home in your bubbles. 
We return to school on Wednesday 15th April for the start of Term 2. At the moment, there is no specific information about a possible re-opening of school. Whilst the Ministry of Education are working hard to share information to Principals and Boards on how to maintain learning for all students, including distributing learning packs and establishing TV channels etc, we have not yet received details about next steps, partial reopening, or full return to school. However, we will continue to keep everyone informed through our website, email, Facebook and Skool Loop. 

We are publishing a guide to 'Term 2 learning at Anchorage Park School' and this will be uploaded to our website to give you a clearer picture of our expectations and your role during our switch to distance learning. Please continue to be in regular contact with your child’s classroom teacher, and we are always available to help and support if you have any questions or issues with these new approaches.
Thank you to our community for obeying the Ministry of Education's order that there is NO use of the facilities whatsoever in order to maintain public health and safety, and to assist with preparations for a return to school when the date is set- hopefully in the not-too-distant future.
These are very uncertain time for us all and we are entering a new phase of what distance learning may look like. Please be kind, be patient and I am sure we will all get through this together.  
Warmest regards
Tracy Leader 

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 ð— ð—¼ð—»ð—±ð—®ð˜† 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