Kia ora e te whānau

I trust that this update finds you all well as we continue to navigate these uncertain times.

Many of you may have acknowledged ANZAC Day in your own special way this weekend and there was certainly plenty of evidence of families paying their respects around my area with driveway tributes of various shapes and sizes. It was great to see.

Here is an overview of what you need to know.

  1. Remember that yesterday was a public holiday and today is a teacher only day so there may be limited new learning and feedback from your child’s teacher in Seesaw.
  2. Wednesday is the first day back at school for those children who need to be there. If that is you, you will be receiving a seperate communication today which details everything you need to know about your child returning to school. Keep an eye on your inbox.
  3. Online learning continues with your child’s teacher and Seesaw. Teachers have been sharing some absolute gems that your children have posted in response to the activities. Thank you for all the support you have been providing them to enable this.
  4. Remember that the learning in Seesaw is only one place that your child can engage in learning. The Ministry site Learning from Home provides resources, guidance and information for parents and whānau from early learning to senior secondary. If you wish to pause Seesaw learning and focus on other learning, that is fine!
  5. We are here to help, if you need support in any way regarding learning, please do not hesitate to ask. Your child’s teacher is there to answer your questions and support you to engage your child in their mahi. You just need to ask.
  6. Feedback is welcome. Who knows when or if we may need to provide full scale remote learning again, now or in the future, and for whatever reason. Whenever it may be we want to do it better and learn from this experience. We can only do that with your feedback. Feel free to pass this on to your child’s teacher.

Thank you again for all the support you are giving your children in their learning. Let’s hope that the RSS community will be back together in a couple of weeks.

Ngā mihi nui, Nick