Hi everyone

Tomorrow is the school talent quest, so if your child is performing please remind them to come prepared with their costume, music, props etc.

Due to Level 2 restrictions, parents will not be able to attend, however, we will record items and put them on Facebook so you can see them.

Also due to restrictions, we will be having 2 performances with half the school attending one of two sessions.  This means that every child performing will have two performances and the scores from both of these will be added together to make a final score.  If they find it hard to perform we will play their performance that was recorded for the second audience.

Performances and audiences will be

12.30-1.30 Kowhai and Kawaka

2.00-3.00 Kauri and Kahikatea.


School Photos

Hi there,  please refer to the email sent out by Carol from the school office yesterday containing the correct access details for the Greytown School gallery. The details on the cards were individualised for School Database identification of students and as such are not valid for this gallery. 

Apologies for any confusion.

Hello parents,

We would like to invite you all to view your pictures at Inspire Photography’s online ordering site. This gallery and ordering system is live and working as of now. This gallery will close at midnight on Wednesday 2nd September and orders placed before the gallery closes aim to be sent back to the school by the 17.09.20. Orders to be posted will be processed at the same time as the prints that are to be returned to the school. Digital files are purchased as is and retouching requests may incur fees.
The gallery will remain online for up to 12 months from approximately lunchtime the day after the main ordering period closes, however postage and packing fees may also apply.  The school does not receive any commission on sales after the main ordering finishes.
To view and order your photographs:
1. Go to our website at https://www.inspirephotocart.co.nz
2. Enter this access code in the box: kiwikiwi335.  
For detailed instructions on how to order go here: https://www.inspirephotography.co.nz/ordering2019.html
If you require an alternative method of ordering, have any questions or are having problems ordering, then please feel free to call or email us. The more questions we receive the better we become at informing parents about this process.
Kind regards,
The Inspire Team.
Inspire Photography
Studio 3, Level 1
177B Thorndon Quay, Pipitea 6011

Important: Safety around buses and crossings

Dear Parents and Caregivers

It is very important that we all demonstrate to our children how to move around buses and cross the road safely after school.  The bus drivers and school staff are becoming concerned with the number of parents and children crossing behind and in front of the buses or crossing the road very close to the crossings.

To avoid an accident, please use the crossing if crossing the road or cross beyond the white diamonds painted on the road away from these areas.  Please do not cross the road directly around the buses as it is not safe.

It may take a little more time, however, safety is important.

We appreciate your support and look forward to having everybody modelling how to behave safely around buses and crossings.


Alert Level 2 Update

Good morning everyone.
Last night you would have heard that we are going back into Alert Level 2 as of lunchtime today until midnight on Friday.
For now here are the main points:
1) School is still OPEN and running as usual with increased cleaning and health management.
2) If your child has cold or flu-like symptoms or is generally unwell keep them at home and notify our office of their absence.
3) A reminder if your child has an allergy or reaction to soap or hand sanitiser – please supply a soap that they can use.
4) We will once again be increasing the deliberateness of teaching and taking additional steps to ensure our children (and staff’s) personal hygiene practices are at a high standard and actively being supervised at key times of the day eg: eating, toileting etc
We will send out more detailed information later this morning to explain exactly what this means for our school eg: Site access, the physical distancing of adults on site etc
Remember…”We have got this!”. We have done it successfully before and we will do it successfully again as we work together.
Patrice O’Connor