Friday 29 April 2022

Kia Ora Whānau

The SPS Team are looking forward to seeing our ākonga (students) return to school next week. Remember, we are now in the Winter Term. This means school will finish at 2.35pm. 

As we have moved into the Orange Traffic Light Setting, whānau can come onsite. To reduce the risk of future covid related sickness, we have guidelines for whānau to follow. 

  • We encourage whānau to wear a mask and social distance. 
  • Please do not enter classes or corridors before school. Rather, drop your tamariki at the door. 
  • After school, whānau can pop into the classroom once the other tamariki have left the classroom. 
  • Masks are now optional for staff and Year 5-8 tamariki. 
  • If children are unwell they will have to be sent home. 
  • For further information, including assemblies check out the website here

Reconnecting with whānau:
A number of whānau have attended IEP meetings today, while many others have already booked their phone interview for the second week of the term. Click here to view how to book an interview. The phone interviews are an extra initiative to connect with whānau after Learning Journey Reports were pushed back due to last terms Covid-19 outbreak. Reports and IEP Reports will be sent home at the end of Term 2 and Term 4, while face to face interviews will be held in Term 3. Remember, whānau can always organise a face to face meeting with their tamariki’s classroom teacher whenever they feel there is a need. Simply email your tamariki’s classroom teacher to organise. 

Future Term Dates:
# Monday 2 May: School starts at 8.45am –> this is the Winter Term so school will finish at 2.35pm. 
# Friday 6 May: Assembly outside if fine –> whānau can attend. Contact the School Office to confirm assembly is on. 
# Friday 20 May: Pink Shirt Day
# Friday 27 May: Shakespeare Day
# Friday 3 June: No School – Teachers have a MoE approved Teachers Only Day where they will be working onsite
# Monday 6 June: No School – Queen’s Birthday

Term 2 starts as the Winter Term: The school offers a ‘Late Bus Class’. This is where ākonga are supervised with a teacher from 2.35 – 2.55pm if whānau are struggling to pick up their tamariki at 2.35pm due to work. If you missed letting the Office know your child needs to added to the ‘Late Bus Class’, please contact the Office Team on Monday morning. 

Important links:
Orange Traffic Light Guidelines
Food in Schools
Staff contact emails
Enrolment for Out of Zone Students
Notices and School Newsletters
Winter Sports and Basketball

Remember, we have a free 0800 number you can ring. 0800-000-352.

Ngā Mihi

Jason Elder
Stratford Primary School