School Update #4 - 25 August

Dear Parents/Whānau

First of all I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone for your patience and acknowledge your outstanding effort in helping your tamariki with our distance learning so far this week.

I'd also like to say a huge thank you to all my staff - your wonderful teachers, for the work they've put in behind the scenes to pull together such an amazing programme for the kids. We are so lucky to have such a great group of staff, who really put 110% into what they do.

While we know that we will be in Level 4 until at least 11.59pm on Friday, we don't know what the situation will be after that, so thank you for bearing with us as we navigate this time together. At this stage, distance learning will continue until we return to Alert Level 2.

It has been great to see most of our students in the last few days connected via zoom or on seesaw. However, just a reminder that there is absolutely no pressure on your family in terms of school work. Our distance learning programme aims to keep your children engaged, connected and ideally having fun, but you know what works best for you and your whānau.

If you have the time we would love to hear your feedback on the last couple of days as this information will inform the distance learning over the coming weeks. Week 1 Feedback

I will connect with you again on Friday after the Government's Alert Level update.

Whakawhānaungātanga: take the time to connect and listen to ensure genuine and authentic engagement with those around you.

Take care – be safe

Ngā manaakitanga

Deborah Fenton


Island Bay School

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