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Friday 29 October – Changes To Our Distance Learning Programme/Ko ngā whakarereke ki tō tātou Akoranga Tawhiti

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Friday 29 October

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Friday 29 October

Changes To Our Distance Learning Programme/Ko ngā whakarereke ki tō tātou Akoranga Tawhiti

 

Team Te Ōhanga Term 4 Home Learning/Ko te Akoranga Kāinga o te Rōpū Te Ōhanga 

Whole-Class Zooms/Ko ngā Zui ā-Tūtahi Akoranga – 9.00 am Zui/Zoom lessons each weekday with Friday’s having more of a social and fun focus.

Mini Zooms/Ko ngā Zui Iti Team Te Ōhanga will trail running  Mini Zooms/Zui. These will be once a week for 15 minutes and run by either your child’s classroom teacher or a teacher aide with who they are familiar with. Teachers will group students each week to best cater for the needs of their own class such as; social interaction, targeting learning goals or for the sharing of work.

Your child’s classroom teacher will send out the timetable with grouping for the week ahead. These groups will be set each week and we won’t be able to change things around if you can’t make it. We would appreciate you keeping this 15 minutes free for your child.

Daily Timetable/Ko te WātakaWe have moved from a daily timetable to a “Choice board”. Each day your child should choose one activity from each subject slide. Your child’s classroom teacher may also give you some direction in the morning zoom. 

The new Choice Board will continue to be uploaded on a Sunday for the upcoming week. This can be found on our Distance Learning Website on the Team Te Ōhanga Page.

Team Kiwi Term 4 Home Learning/Ko te Akoranga Kāinga o te Rōpū Kiwi  

Whole-Class Zooms/Ko ngā Zui ā-Tūtahi Akoranga – 9.30 am Zoom lessons will run from Monday to Thursday. On Friday’s Zoom, we will  read the weekly poem and have more of a social and fun focus.

Mini Zooms/Ko ngā Zui ItiTeam Kiwi will trial running Mini Zooms/Zui. These will be 15 minutes and run by either your child’s classroom teacher or a teacher aide with whom they are familiar with. Teachers will group students each week to best cater for the needs of their own class such as; social interaction, targeting learning goals or for the sharing of work.

Your child’s classroom teacher will send out the timetable with grouping for the week ahead. These groups will be set each week and we won’t be able to change things around if you can’t make it. We would appreciate you keeping this 15 minutes free for your child.

Daily Timetable/Ko te WātakaWe have moved from a daily timetable to a “Choice board”. Each day your child should choose one activity from each subject slide. Your child’s classroom teacher may also give you some direction in the morning zoom. 

The new Choice Board will continue to be uploaded on a Sunday for the upcoming week. This can be found on our Distance Learning Website on the Team Kiwi Page.

 

Team Pūkeko Term 4 Home Learning/Ko te Akoranga Kāinga o te Rōpū Pūkeko

Whole-Class Zooms/Ko ngā Zui ā-Tūtahi Akoranga – 10 am Zoom/Meet each weekday with a teaching focus. On Fridays/Rāmere we will have more of a social, sharing and fun focus.

Mini Zooms/Ko ngā Zui iti – From Week 3, we will trial running small group Mini Zooms/Ko ngā Zui iti. Students will attend one mini zoom/zui each week. These will be 15 minutes and run by either your child’s classroom teacher or a teacher aide with whom they are familiar with. Teachers will group students each week to best cater to their own class, considering needs such as; social interaction, targeting learning goals or for the sharing of work.

Your child’s classroom teacher will send out the timetable with grouping for the week ahead. 

Daily timetable/Ko te Wātaka – Team Pūkeko have changed the current structured timetabled format to a Choiceboard that will be shared to with your child each week through Google Classroom. This will run alongside your child’s own Weekly Student Slideshow that we have been using since the beginning of this term that students will continue to use to show evidence of their learning. Your classroom teacher will give direction to students about working from this. The Choiceboard will also be available for parents to view on the school Distance Learning website.

 

Team Tūī Term 4 Home Learning/Ko te Akoranga Kāinga o te Rōpū Tūī 

Whole-Class Zooms/Ko ngā Zui ā-Tūtahi Akoranga – 9.30 am Zoom each weekday with a teaching focus.  On Fridays we will have more of a social and fun focus.

Daily Timetable/Ko te WātakaWe will continue to use the Distance Learning timetable as it stands.  However we have added in tasks at different levels to cater for students needing more challenging or more accessible learning.  We have endeavoured to make changes to this doc to make it more user friendly and intuitive.

As well as the distance learning site, Tui teachers share the learning tasks with each child via their Google classroom. This allows students to ‘hand in’ their learning and for teachers to give feedback to each child about their learning over the week. This helps keep the teachers and students connected and provides further support with learning.

Mini Zooms/Ko ngā Zui iti 

Year 5

From Week 3, the Year 5 team will trial running small group Mini Zooms. Students will attend one mini zoom each week for 15 minutes. Teachers will group students each week to best cater for the needs of their own class such as: social interaction, targeting learning goals or for the sharing of work.  Your child’s classroom teacher will send out the timetable with grouping for the week ahead. 

Year 6

The Year 6 team will continue with their daily support Zooms at 11.45-12.15pm .Please see the schedule below with the appropriate link. We encourage you to remind your child about these extra Zoom sessions if they are finding a learning task difficult to complete independently. Please note the Friday link has changed. This will now stay the same for the duration of distance learning.

Day – Linked to zoom

Meeting ID and Passcode

Please note that these links and passcodes will stay the same each week so you can continue to use them.

Monday

Matua William

Meeting ID: 852 2882 4708

Passcode: a47kNd

Tuesday

Whaea Emma

Meeting ID: 965 4181 2734

Passcode: q7JwRs

Wednesday

Mrs Lowans

Meeting ID: 846 3697 3540

Passcode: 1yyg8q

Thursday

Whaea Kate/Whaea Steph

Meeting ID: 938 1856 7742

Passcode: tsy0LM

Friday

Mrs Carruthers

This is a Google meet and does not require a passcode or meeting ID

 

If you have any questions please contact your child’s teacher.

 

Cameron Lockie

Tumuāki/Principal

Reasons to get vaccinated
Without vaccines, we’re at risk of serious illness, disability or even death from things like the measles, meningitis, pneumonia, tetanus and polio – and now COVID-19.
Vaccines work by stimulating the body’s natural resistance by training our immune systems to create antibodies.
Here are a few reasons why vaccinations are good – for everyone:

  • they can prevent us from getting sick
  • they are safe
  • they can save lives
  • they will not cause a disease they are designed to prevent
  • they can help protect the community
  • prevention is much better than treatment.

In a nutshell, by getting vaccinated, we are protecting ourselves, our loved ones and those around us. Most people can be vaccinated, but those who cannot be – including very young babies, those who are seriously ill or have certain allergies – they depend on us to be vaccinated to ensure they are also safe from vaccine-preventable diseases.
These are the reasons the Government is requiring the education workforce to be vaccinated by 1 January 2022.
It’s important to know that licensed vaccines have been rigorously tested across multiple phases before being approved for use.

How does the vaccine work?
The COVID-19 vaccine works by teaching your body to fight the virus and protects you from
getting sick:

  1. The vaccine sends a set of instructions to teach your body how to fight the COVID-19 virus.
  2. With these instructions your body learns to recognise the COVID-19 virus and use antibodies against it. Antibodies stop the virus from infecting your cells and help to kill it.
  3. That means if you come into contact with the COVID-19 virus in the future, your body will have the right tools to protect itself so you are less likely to get sick.

Is the vaccine safe?
The Pfizer vaccine has been thoroughly assessed for safety by our own Medsafe experts.
Medsafe only grants consent for using a vaccine in Aotearoa once they’re satisfied it has met strict standards for safety, efficacy and quality.
This is the same process used to assess other vaccines, like the flu, measles, and tetanus vaccines. There have been no shortcuts taken in granting approval.
The Pfizer vaccine has been used successfully by millions worldwide and is highly effective at preventing severe illness and death. It continues to be monitored for safety.
 
Why was it developed so quickly?
Because the mRNA vaccine is not new technology and has been studied for over a decade, including for the development of other vaccines such as the seasonal flu vaccine, researchers had a head start.
This is the first time scientists and governments from around the world have united to develop a vaccine. This global collaboration meant they could spend an enormous amount of time and money into developing the vaccines very quickly without taking any shortcuts in the necessary processes or compromising safety. This also meant that the various stages of research development happened at the same time.

Are there any side effects?
It is common to experience mild side effects, such as muscle aches, pain at the injection site or headaches.
These are more commonly reported after the second dose and are actually a sign that your body’s immune system is learning to fight the virus. They don’t last long and won’t stop you from having a second dose or going about your daily life.
There are some side effects that are more serious but very rare, like a severe allergic reaction or an inflammation of the heart. If you develop difficulty breathing, a racing heart, chest pain or feel faint immediately or in the days after the vaccine, you should seek medical attention.
 
Further information
Here are links to some downloadable PDFs:

 The Unite Against COVID-19 website also has content about misinformation and scams which may also be helpful for you and for your community.
If you see something about COVID-19 or the vaccine that doesn’t seem right or if it’s on social media, you can report it to the platform. Anything else can be reported to CERT NZ.

Here is a range of resources available to inform people who are anxious about the vaccine.
 
Videos

Articles

 
 
 
Cameron Lockie
Tumuāki/Principal
 

Only 1 week left to order your Calendar Art. All orders can be made via the Kids Art website. An email has been sent (last week) with instructions on how to login and purchase. 

The fundraiser is running for two weeks only from Wednesday 20 October till Thursday 4 November. Unfortunately, due to covid circumstances we are only able to offer this one time for purchases. 

This year we have calendars, notebooks, greeting cards, a mouse pad, diaries and a range of pens available to purchase, which make some fantastic Christmas gifts! Once logged in you can choose to use your child’s artwork or alternatively, load your own photo for printing on your artwork. 

If you have any further questions please contact silverdalepta@gmail.com

 

 
 
 

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