Kia ora e te whanau
It’s great to be back in the swing of things for Term 2! Students have made a great start to the Term and Staff have been honing their skills with professional development opportunities with our facilitator Richard from Evaluation Associates. He is assisting us to do teacher inquiries, improve student writing and train us in use of appraisal systems.
We are sorry for the late notice, but the annual school Cross Country has been booked at Barge Park for Tuesday 21 May– yes, next week! Parents are invited to attend. There will be a small charge of $2 payable at the Office for the bus journey. We hope you can join us to support the runners!
Teacher Strike Action
I would like parents to know that should the proposed joint strike action planned by Primary and Secondary schools go ahead, it will not involve CRS and our school will remain OPEN.
The School Production preparations for the performances on 30th and 31st May are well underway and tickets will be available from Thursday this week at the school office.
There will be a free matinee performance for Years 3-8 Primary children on Wednesday afternoon the 29th. This will include our students and students visiting from other Christian schools.
Our Y12/13 students of PE have returned from a very successful camp in the Puketi Forest. I want to thank the staff who took them and brought them safely through the journey.
This is a plea to parents to please notify the school office if your child is going to be absent. This avoids unnecessary work for office staff texting parents. If your child is late to school, they must report to the school office before going to class. This avoids us contacting parents saying they are not here when they actually are.
Some trees have been removed as they represent a health and safety risk being close to power lines. This is part of a longer-term plan to improve the look of our site and gardens. I appreciate the concern expressed by some parents and students about shade for our students and this is a prime consideration being addressed by the Board and Church Oversight Team.
Message from the Northland DHB Public Health Unit.
With 28 cases of measles in Canterbury, and two new cases in Auckland, now is the perfect time to make sure your child is up to date with their immunisations against measles.
Two doses of the MMR vaccine are needed for maximum protection. If you are not sure if your child is fully immunised, check in your Well Child book, or talk to the Practice Nurse at your usual General Practice.
If your child is unimmunised, or has received only one dose of MMR, they are at higher risk of contracting measles.
Unimmunised children who are even only exposed to measles could face up to two weeks off school while they wait to see if measles develops, causing enormous disruption in families.
Those who actually contract measles fare worse, as measles is a very unpleasant illness.
Make sure your child has had two MMRs. We suspect cases in Northland soon, so please don’t delay.
You can find more information on our website – www.northlanddhb.org.nz
Dr. Simon Baker
BM, DipPaeds, DipObs, Dip Family Planning, MRCGP, MPH, FNZCPHM
Locum Medical Officer of Health
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