School Update #7 - 3 September 2021

Dear Parents/Whānau,


Happy Spring! Wellington has had a couple of beautiful blue sky days heralding the beginning of the new season. What do they say? … You can't beat Wellington on a good day!

I hope spring has started well for you and you've been able to get out into the fresh air.


Congratulations on two weeks of supporting your child's distance learning. Many of you have found your rhythm despite the juggling, which is certainly something to be proud of!


The decision on alert levels is not due until early next week, so today your teachers have been planning for next week's workshops which will go ahead for as long as we remain at Level 3.


Highlights of the week

The highlights and workshops this week have been: Magical Maths, Amazing Race, Lego Challenge, ‘What’s in Tim’s bag’ and Jump Jam.




Images clockwise from top left:

Bubble School

Rock Art - Charlie, Rimurimu

How far do they fly? - Walter, Manaia

Pasta Making - Clark, Korimako


Friday Challenge - The Great Island Bay School Bake Off

Don’t forget to send your entries to Caitlin (caitlin@islandbay.school.nz) by 3pm SUNDAY to be into win one of three Betsy Vouchers! Judged by Jason, the owner of Betsy, you can enter one of three categories:

  • Most Creative

  • Island Bay Theme

  • Most Uniquely Decorated

Look out for the winners next week, via seesaw.


As we head into the weekend, it is important to keep wellbeing front and centre. How is your bubble coping? The Ministry of Education has provided a wonderful resource to support all of us and our wellbeing. If you need any support in this area check it out. There are also a range of fact sheets they have developed:

Ngā manaakitanga

Deborah Fenton


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