Kia ora, Talofa, Malo e leleli, Kia orana, Fakalofa lahi Atu, Taloha Ni, Ni sa bula, 你好, Namaste, 안녕하세요, Hola, Xin chao.
Thank you to the Silverdale School Board , Alison, Megan, Steven, Nicola, Hayley, Mark, Laura, Lynn and Kat. You have shown great leadership throughout another extraordinary year and the school is thriving because of your leadership. The community can rest assured that our school is extremely well governed and managed.
Thank you to the PTA for all the hard work you have put into the school this year. It hasn’t all gone to plan but you all have shown high energy and motivation to work for the school and all your hard work has paid off with the amazing amount of money you have raised for our school this year even without having our most popular event, Country Show Day. The dedication and effort you all put into everything you do is truly amazing and we appreciate all the fantastic work that you all do. The PTA has donated $60,000 to the school this year. What an amazing effort!
Thank you to all our hard working staff, without your time and effort, the school would not be at the forefront of education in this country. We are very lucky to have such high quality teachers teaching our children. The amount of extra hours they put into their teaching and learning programmes is truly amazing.
To all our families and children who are leaving us, thank you for being part of Silverdale School and making our school the best possible school it can be. We have enjoyed having you and being part of your learning journey. I wish you all the luck in whatever you do.
If you haven’t done so already please return school chromebooks and chargers. It’s very important that you return these so we can get them ready for 2022. Parents/caregivers can drop the chromebook and charger off at the office during school hours.
If you are aware of any issues with the chromebook your child has been using then could you write a note of the problem and tape it to the chromebook (so that we can repair it).
Collection of Students Stationery and Work
If your child/ren are not returning to school this year you will need to collect their stationery and/or work from the school office on any school day between 9.0am and 4.00pm.
Please remember to wear a mask, sign in using the QR poster and sign in at the office.
The last chance to collect your child’s stationery and/or work will be Tuesday 21 December between 10.00am and 12.00pm.
Collection Procedure for Pick Up on Tuesday 21 December.
Parents/caregivers will enter gate 1, and park in the stop, drop, go. Parents/caregivers will come to the office and one in and one out system will be operating for parents/caregivers to collect their child’s belongings. Parents/caregivers will need to be wearing a mask at all times and sign in using the QR code poster.
Our 2022 classes have been formed and children will be going to their 2022 classes during the last week of school.
School A Friday 17 December – 2.30pm to 3.00pm
School B Thursday 16 December – 2.30pm to 3.00pm
If your child is already attending school on those days they will go to their 2022 class at 2.30pm and then go home from their 2022 classroom.
If your child has not been attending school they can come in on one of the days. Please make sure your child is wearing their school uniform and parents/caregivers will not be allowed to come on site. Please email your child’s classroom teacher saying what day they will be attending.
Please drop your child at school, either at a gate or stop, drop, go at 2.30pm and then the children will go to the hall to be told which room they are to go to. Please pick your child up at 3.00pm either from the gate or stop, drop, go.
School A Friday 17 December – 3.00pm
School B Thursday 16 December – 3.00pm
Term 1 2022
Term 1 2020 starts on Tuesday 8 February. Children will go straight to their classrooms. Please check our website for when the office is open.
Happy birthday to Maddison Chen, Alexander Davis, Rhys Renton, Isabella Shaw, Kevin Wang, Jenny Feng, Summer Evans-Clarke, Chase Gailer, Joey Zhang, Jason Liu, Holly Ruakere, Madison Won, Austin Yan, Chaise Monga, Anya Naidu, Mekaeel Sheraz, Ava McCollum, Piper Carn-Bennett, Malan Gericke, Mia True, Lexi Byrne, Rita Tang, Jayden De Almeida, Kiyaan Ranchhod, Maamalea Vaea, Jackson Kennedy, Joy Pang, Ernesto Pfeiffer, Nicholas Harkins, Luca Dumitrascu, Judy Yu, Taylin Hanekom, Joshua Forbes, Molly Beven, Laksh Patel, Chase Bouwer, Aiden Anderson and Sam Godfrey.
Well done to the following children who received Caught by KERI awards last week.
Team Te Ohanga
The PTA has donated a massive $60,000 to the school this year. What an amazing effort in a challenging year. Thank you to everyone who has supported all the PTA events this year, we are overwhelmed with the support for the school by our wonderful community. Our first event of 2022 will be the return of Fun, Food Fiesta, this will be happening sometime in Term 1 and it will be a chance for our community to come along to school, have a picnic and catch up with everyone. More information to come in the new year.
School Mufti Day
Natasha from Salvation Army Hibiscus Coast was so overwhelmed with the amount of food donated by our school from our mufti days last week. They have had a massive increase this year of people asking for food parcels. The food that we donated will be going towards their food drive next week and for Christmas hampers.
The money we received from the children, we will be purchasing more food for the Salvation Army
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:
The vaccine sends a set of instructions to teach your body how to fight the COVID-19 virus.
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.
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:
Vax Facts with Māori Doctors: Dr Anthony Jordan, Dr Papaarangi Reid, Dr Rawiri McKree-Jansen, Dr Maia Brewerton (specialists and activists in Māori health) take phone calls from the Public about Covid and the Vaccine. (Most callers are unvaccinated.)
Clinical psychologist Rachel Prebble explains how to talk to friends and whānau in this video create an opportunity for open, safe conversations which build trust and enable change over time
In this The Spinoff article, Kate Hannah (a cultural historian at Te Pūnaha Matatini) shares some thoughts on how to talk to loved ones who are vaccine hesitant.
Support our school! If you’re one of many NZ families who do not collect your donation tax rebates each year, here’s an easy way to support our school!
Next time you pay a donation on myKindo, you’ll be offered to register with TaxGift or Supergenerous. These partners claim your tax rebates on your behalf (Kindo will supply the receipts directly to them) and gift the money back to the school, to be used for enhancing the learning environment. It’s a no-cost, no work, way to support our school.
School Leavers – notice re ezlunch / Kindo school shop
If your family is leaving our school and moving to another school that does not use ezlunch or Kindo for school payments, you need to close your account. If you’re not sure about the new school, log in, go to My Details and click on the list of schools, scrolling to find your new school.
If your new school is NOT on the list, use the ‘close account’ button on that screen. You can choose to donate your balance to school or have it paid out to your nominated bank account.
Great news, our Kelly Club pre Christmas and Summer Holiday programme will be running from the Silverdale School hall from Monday 20th December to Friday 24th December and then again from Wednesday 5th January until Friday 4th February.
As we have done previously, we will be operating to the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education COVID-19 guidelines and health measures.
We have an awesome action-packed holiday programme planned, and we’re really looking forward to seeing all of the familiar faces and lots of new faces.
Our programme is really flexible and caters for full week bookings and one-off days.
SUMMER FOOTBALL IS NOW HAPPENING FROM TERM 1, 2022
Silverdale SportsHub is looking for players!
Hibiscus Coast AFC is hosting summer football afternoons during Term 1, 2022.
If you have a child who would like to play Summer Football every Monday from 14 February, 2022 at Stanmore Bay Park please complete our online registration form here –https://forms.gle/J1tCBNHp5mJ334Jw8
All students from Silverdale School years 0 – 6, at the beginning of Term 1, 2022, are able to play.
These afternoons are a great way for your child to try out soccer/football in a fun environment with school mates.
Please note, NO PAYMENT is required on registration.