PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE – ANOTHER 12 DAYS AT ALERT LEVEL 3

Kia Ora Whanau

Many of you will have seen the latest announcement, another 12 days at Level 3. This will take us to looking at being back at school on Thursday 27th August, although this is to be reviewed on the 21st of August by the Govt.

Rest assured, we are well planned and ready to go.

The office will be open on Monday and Tuesday from 9am to 12pm for families to come in to pick up chrome books. Families can come around the quad side to collect chrome books, or a power cord if required.

If you cannot make it to school please let us know and we can arrange delivery.

If you are an essential worker and you require your child to be at school, please advise.

From what we learnt last time on lockdown and from feedback received, we have developed our online learning approach.

 

  1. All subject teachers will post 1 item on Google Classroom on Monday morning to cover learning for the whole week. The post will contain:
    1. Detailed instructions of what to do
    2. Deadlines and what to do if students get stuck.
    3. A means of contacting teachers for extra help
    4. A time, once in the week (in your normal timetabled slots) for some face to face contact where students can ask questions.
  1. Students will ‘project manage’ their week by thinking ahead to consider:
    • Making checklists
    • Set time limits
    • Using a planner or calendar

To do this, they will need to look at all the learning they have on a Monday morning and make a plan for the week using a project management tool. Tools they could use are things like Trello, Mondays, google calendar, sticky notes or a simple planner.

 

  1. Academic mentors will check in with their mentees at least once throughout the week and share their project management platform and how it’s going. Mentors will contact parents if students do not appear to be active.

 

Please stay safe and enjoy the weekend.

Ngā mihi nui

Dr Brian Evans
ONZM
BA, Dip Tch, MEd, PhD
Principal

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