We are excited to move to Level 1 at midnight tonight! Here is an overview of what this means for us.
We look forward to seeing all our families on-site and continuing to work together to keep ourselves happy and healthy!Alert Level 1 at Greytown School
Hi Parents and Caregivers
Please read this update very carefully as it has a lot of important information about how our school will run in Alert Level 2 eg: Access to the school site, Social distancing, Health and Safety etc.
I know it is a lot, however, there is a lot to cover as we will be working within a “new normal” and it won’t be just business as usual for somethings.
Please let us know if your child/ren are NOT returning to school in Level 2 by Friday. Please ring or email our school office team at email@example.com
We look forward to having you all back next Monday!Level 2 Coronavirus update Tuesday 12th May 2020
LEVEL 3 AT GREYTOWN SCHOOL
I can confirm that we will be opening in a “limited way” on Wednesday 29th of April with two “school bubbles” working onsite.
Even though there are some children and staff on-site our school grounds will remain closed to all others until further notice.
Information for our “school bubble” families will come out on Monday via emails to them.
Thank you to all our families for helping our teachers and I know who needs to be on-site in a bubble in Level 3.
PHOTOS OF LEARNING IN WEEK 2
Thank you to all the families that have sent in photos in for our second slideshow. I will put this on the Facebook page on Tuesday, so if you have a photo of something that you have done or learnt in Level 4 this week and would like to share it with others..please send it in. I will do this Monday afternoon.
FUN LEARNING CHALLENGE 2
Last chance to send your tiny house design photos to Esther.
Thank you to all of you for another successful week of distance/remote learning for our school.
I would also like to say a huge thank you to Steve, Jackie and Lance our cleaning team. They are working extremely hard behind the scenes to keep our school clean, healthy and ready to go for learning. We really appreciate you!!!
Enjoy your ANZAC weekend…and your ANZAC biscuits!
Attached is the COVID-Update for Level 3 from Jane Cooper (BOT Chairperson) and I. We know there is a lot of information in it, however, we need you to read it thoroughly. Hopefully, it will answer a lot of questions that you may have about what Level 3 looks like for our school community.
I have also put it on our school website so you can see it in a larger version on a computer if you need (or you can print it out) under the COVID-19 banner on the front page.
As information comes out from the Ministries of Health and Education I will update the community accordingly.
Patrice O’ConnorCOVID-19 UPDATE 21st April 2020 ALERT LEVEL 3
Day 3 has begun.
Wow, yesterday was full of responding to the most amazing emails about what you are all doing. Today I will put them all together into a presentation to celebrate our first week of remote learning. (Still, time to send them in this morning to firstname.lastname@example.org)
You will be able to see a wide range of learning from at home cooking classes, maths class with building fences, engineering and construction with robots and drift bikes, Zoom cooking classes with yummy donuts (or doughnuts) being made, Reading in funny yet comfy places, pets getting or helping with lessons, digital learning in all sorts of places…..the list goes on….INCREDIBLE JOB!!!
Today kids I would like you to take a moment to say a huge thank you to your parents. It is a lot of work and fun being a parent, especially in the lockdown. Please get them a big hive 5, hug, pat on the back…or something else like a card. Just to say how proud of them you are and we are.
Parents, adults and teenagers in the family helping out…we say a big THANK YOU on behalf of our school community for helping everyone to stay safe and to have fun with learning.
Yesterday I asked a question…had a wondering…about Mr Salter’s hat.. was it for the cold or was it covering a bad lockdown hairstyle? Kids in his class soon told me that no he was just cold and that his hairstyle was ok in his Zoom classes. Phew! Glad to hear Mr Salter.
Finally hope your paper plane (Carlo’s Weekly School Challenge on Facebook) making is going better than mine! Still working on it but enjoying the trials that have been hilarious.
Enjoy Day 3 and then take the next two days off.
We’ve set up a safety filter that parents can set up on their child’s learning devices from home. Just go to switchonsafety.co.nz to find clear instructions on how to do this.The free N4L safety filter (by global cyber-security leader, Akamai) blocks websites containing known cyber threats like phishing scams, malicious content and viruses, while also protecting children from content deemed the worst of the web (like adult sites).It is an extension of one of the many safety and security services we have in place at schools and is a valuable layer of protection to help keep children safe online. Please remember that technology is not a silver bullet and the filter should be used in combination with Netsafe’s online parent safety toolkit.
Once a child’s device is set up, all internet search requests will go through the safety filter which checks if the website they are trying to visit is safe before allowing access. If it’s a website that’s known to be unsafe, then it will be blocked. The safety filter is applied to the child’s device, so parents’ devices are not affected.