Term 2 begins!

Hi everyone
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and were all visited by the Easter Bunny. I heard that some of the hunts were very exciting and a few eggs were very tricky to find in a few houses!
As you know it is the start to Term 2 tomorrow.
Firstly a big welcome to our new students who are starting with us tomorrow. Your teachers and classmates will look forward to getting to know you online or by phone… until we can all get to know you and your families in person.
It will be a very different way of learning to what we are all used to, however, I am sure we will all do our very best and work together to make it happen in one form or another.
There is a lot of information happening in the media and on social media about learning. Do what is manageable for you and your kids, but don’t feel pressured to do it all ie: Join every free app available, watch TVNZ learning channels, do all the class learning ideas either digitally or on paper…..etc
Please remember at all times the biggest priority during this time is the happiness, well being and safety of you and your family. Children will be learning even in the day-to-day interactions and household activities that they are apart of.
After all, this when school is back together, we can go from wherever we are at and still do extremely well!
Teachers have been doing the last catch up meetings today and digital learning is now ready to be sent out first thing tomorrow morning for kids to begin. Remember there may be a lot of ideas and activities, however, do what is achievable to you. If you need more ideas…let your teacher know lol!
It will be a learning curve for everyone and we will take each day as we go and make necessary adjustments to learning programmes together.
Digital kids will have work sent out to them via their Seesaw accounts or Google Classroom (Kids – login into your class tomorrow and also check your school Gmail too).
If you have not received anything or you have questions teachers are contactable from 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday via their email address. If you are unsure what their email is simply going to our website and look under contacts and staff lists.
I have sent the list of learning packs that I know of off to the Ministry. They have sent out some of the first ones however we still have a few families waiting on packs …all going to plan they will be with you in the next couple of days.
A few families are waiting for school devices. As previously emailed these will be arriving by the end of this week by courier.
It has come to our attention through the last week that some parents may have changed their email address and/or contact details. If this is you or you want to double-check then please email your teacher.
Besides the teachers, if you need any assistance from me please do not hesitate to email me principal@greytown.school.nz
After all this admin…. there will be some fun challenges put on the school Facebook from our Head and Deputy Head Students or myself that your kids might like to get involved in with your help. These will be posted in the next few days.
So let’s get excited because school is about to begin!
Miss O!