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Newsletter – Wednesday 14 September

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

Welcome 

Welcome to Cameron Spurr and Adam Ituriaga. Our current roll is 842.

School Closed

School will be closed on Monday 26 September for Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day.

Congratulations

Congratulations to Timothy Harrod, Faye Mcilroy, Ann Jose, David Powles, Nolan Jex and Donna Kitching (Staff Representative)  who were elected onto the Silverdale School Board. Our first board hui is on Monday 19 September at 7.00pm in the school staffroom.

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to Yugveer Chudasama, Kaylee Coventry, Sienna Gibson, Jemma Mason, Ethan Steyn, Maisie O’Mara, Riyan Patell, Deacon Barnard, Aaryan Shukla, Sebastian Eade, Jax Cornelius, Georgia Good, Ju Won Ahn, Amelie Donaghy, Lila Benjamin and Zoe Grobler

Moving Classes to the Hall

Unfortunately our school roll has outgrown our teaching spaces. 

Currently we have 23 children in the reception room, 20 children in Room 1 and 20 children in Room 3 for a total of 63 children in the library and old ICT space and we still have 30 children to start school this year. The current space is too small to accommodate all the children.

So I have made the decision to move Room 1 and Room 3 into the hall for the rest of the year, beginning on Friday 16 September. 

This is not ideal but one that can’t be avoided. We have purchased room dividers so that Kelly Club can continue to use the hall for before and after school care and to also separate the two rooms. 

There will be separate learning spaces for the rooms. The spaces will have most of the furniture that the other rooms have. The teaching and learning programme will stay the same.

Courts

The canopy has been completed and the courts are now open for everyone to use. If you would like to book the courts for sport training please contact the office. Below is the court layout.

Kia ora koutou

You’ll be aware that New Zealand will move to a new, long-term approach to COVID-19. These changes have been made based on public health advice and reflect high levels of immunity and declining case numbers across New Zealand.

This new approach will only result in minor changes to the way we operate.

The very positive news is that household contacts of a person with COVID-19 do not need to isolate, but instead are asked to complete a RAT test each day, for five days. Therefore, ākonga/students who are household contacts but test negative and do not have COVID-19 symptoms should continue to attend school. It is the best place for them to be so they can be engaged in their learning, and connected with their teachers, classmates and friends. Information on how to get RAT kits can be found here: Request a RAT– Ministry of Health

Mask wearing is no longer required.

All the other recommended public health measures will stay in place as we know they reduce the spread of infectious illnesses including COVID-19. These include ensuring our indoor spaces are well-ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene, encouraging everyone to cough or sneeze into elbows and, most importantly, staying home and getting tested if they have COVID-19 symptoms.

Thank you for your ongoing support in protecting our community.

Picking Up Children from School

Scheduled Appointments

If you have a scheduled appointment  for your child during school hours please follow these instructions:

    1. Email the teacher (all teachers emails are on the School Website) before 8.30am with the time you will be collecting your child.
    2. You will pick your child up from the stop, drop, go area.
    3. Please stay in the car and the teacher will release your child at the specified time that you have requested.
    4. Please call or text this number 0273369199 telling us that you have your child.

Early Pick Up

If you need to pick your child up from school before 3.00pm please follow these instructions:

    1. Email the teacher (all teacher emails are on the school website) and the office what time you need to pick up your child. office@silverdaleprimary.school.nz
    2. You will pick up your child from the stop, drop, go area.
    3. Please stay in your car and call or text this number 0273369199 telling us you are at school.
    4. We will send your child to you, please stay in your car.
    5. Please call or text this number 0273369199 telling us that you have your child.

Health Room Pick Up

If you receive a call that your child is sick/injured please follow these instructions:

  1. You will pick up your child from the stop, drop, go area.
  2. Please stay in your car and call or text this number 0273369199 telling us you are at school.
  3. We will send your child to you, please stay in your car.
  4. Please call or text this number 0273369199 telling us that you have your child.

Medication

Please make sure if you are sending medication to school with your child, they must give it to the office before school starts. All medication needs to be stored at the office and not in school bags

Reporting Positive Covid Case

Contact Cameron (cameronlockie@silverdaleprimary.school.nz) use this format:

Child’s Name:

Child’s Room Number:

Date of positive test or first symptoms:

Last Day at School:

No need to test on returning back to school on Day 8.

Cameron Lockie
Tumuāki/Principal

Keep munching on those mighty Yummy Apples. Collect the Yummy stickers and bring them into school, as we trade them for sports equipment. 5 weeks to go!

Congratulations 

This weekend the Yr 4 Silverdale Rockets netball team won the North Shore Primary Schools end of season tournament held at North Harbour Netball Center. This awesome team of girls played their hearts out and left nothing behind on the courts. They displayed great sportsmanship and their KERI values throughout the day, becoming worthy champions. We are very proud of them all.

Summer hockey – you need to register by 28th September 2022.

Fees are based on the number of players per team and the turf size played on. 

 

Click the link below to access registration

Silverdale School – Country Show Day – 29 October 2022 – 10am to 2pm
 
This week is biscuit’s week! This can be any kind of biscuit’s or crackers! A variety of these would be greatly appreciated. Don’t forget items are for raffle hampers or stall prizes so must be new, unopened, unused, and in date (expiry dates should be after 31 December 2022).
 
Alternately, if you would prefer not to contribute items each week, you can deposit a $25 donation per family into the PTA account: 12-3046-0231780-00 before 21 October.
 
To get up to date information on our Country Show Day go to:

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