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Silverdale School Board /Poari  NEWSLETTER 16 December 2021

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Silverdale School Board /Poari 

NEWSLETTER

16 December 2021

Kia ora, Talofa, Malo e leleli, Kia orana, Fakalofa lahi Atu, Taloha Ni, Ni sa bula, 你好, Namaste, 안녕하세요, Hola, Xin chao. 

Silverdale School Board /Poari 

NEWSLETTER

16 December 2021

Kia ora, Talofa, Malo e leleli, Kia orana, Fakalofa lahi Atu, Taloha Ni, Ni sa bula, 你好, Namaste, 안녕하세요, Hola, Xin chao.

At the beginning of 2021 it was hoped that the year would be a less stressful year than 2020, sadly it wasn’t and we had another year that we won’t forget easily. 

Firstly, we would like to especially thank our Principal Cameron Lockie for everything he has done for our school, his dedication, professionalism, and vision he has for Silverdale School along with the wellbeing of all our students and staff, is incredible.  The work and time Cameron has put into getting our school through another year with all the help from our Deputy Principals, Kat Porter, Lynn Scott and Laura Webster, our Team Leaders and all our staff has been incredible. 

We would like to thank our Team Leaders Naomi Gillam, Eleanor Wenman, Mark Ralston, Mel Pollard, Emma Lyon and Anna Lojek and all our wonderful teachers, teacher aides and all our support staff, they all do such a fantastic job with the extra activities they help with over the year, it is really appreciated by us all. 

Our staff and students have shown all our KERI values during this time, Atawhai/Kindness, Hiranga/Excellence, Whakaute/Respect and Ngākau/Integrity.  

We would like to thank the parents and caregivers of the children in our school for the support you have given this year. It has been incredible. Especially for all the time and effort you have all put into helping your children with their schooling while being at home. To all those parents, grandparents and friends of the school who volunteer their time to the school, we really appreciate it. Thank you to our parents who have paid their donations this year, it does make a difference to our school when we receive the donations it allows us to purchase resources for your children. 

We would like to wish all our Year 6 Students all the very best at the schools they have chosen and in your future years, good luck and make us proud.

We would like to thank our PTA for all their hard work this year, this year there have not been as many fundraising opportunities, but they have worked very hard in the events that were held and were still able to donate to the school an amazing $60,000.00 which is an amazing amount of money and will go towards resources for our children. 

Sadly, we are saying goodbye to some of our staff members. We would like to thank you all for your hard work and wish you all the best in your next adventures. 

This year the Board have updated the following policies:

  • Home Learning
  • Finance & Property Management
  • Protected Disclosures
  • Reporting to Parents
  • Visitors
  • Concerns & Complaints
  • Behaviour Management
  • Harassment
  • Improving Educational Outcomes for Māori Students

We have reviewed and updated the following: 

  • Board of Trustees Code of Behaviour

Board Triennial Elections

These are being held next year around September so if you are interested, please come along to our first meeting in 2022 which will be on Monday 28 February at 7:00pm.

I would like to personally thank our current board members Hayley Thow, Megan Catterall, Nicola Kayes, Steven McCleery, Cameron Lockie and Mark Ralston for all their hard work and dedication this year. Being a board member is a privilege and I am very privileged to work with a wonderful group of people knowing that they are all focused on the same goal and that is to make sure that all our children succeed at this school

We would like to wish you all a wonderful and safe Christmas.

Ngā mihi nui

Alison, Cameron, Hayley, Mark, Megan, Nicola and Steven

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

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.

Kelly Club
 
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.
 
Please click on the blue link to book Kelly Club Silverdale booking link
 
We can’t wait to see you!!
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.

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