Kia ora whānau
With the Prime Ministers announcement earlier this week about scrapping the Covid Protection Framework, it looks like Covid and its impact on our day to day lives is on its way to being confined to history.
Such a good feeling to be on the other side! Of course in the following months we will continue to see the effects of three disrupted years BUT having the uncertainty lifted is just so good!
I'd like to thank my team here, who have been solid, supportive and committed through lockdowns, bubble school, mandates, cancelled events, Covid spikes, lack of staff and at times lack of a class. And thank you to you whānau who have been there right here beside us.
As we start the rebuilding, knowing the ground is unlikely to shift under us I am feeling so lucky to be part of such a special community!
Our thoughts and aroha are with the Royal Family as they have to navigate the loss of a loved one, manage huge protocol expectations and be in the public spotlight. I am sure you aware New Zealand will commemorate the Queen on Monday 26 September, through a one off public holiday called Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day. This does mean school will be closed on this day.
Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori - It's Māori Language week. It is a privilege to see and be part of a strong resurgence of Te Reo Māori. It's been lovely to see our tamariki celebrate this week, take a look in the News and Events for a highlights reel.
Cohort Entry: We have had 100% positive feedback during our Cohort Entry consultation process. We will be adopting a Cohort Entry Policy at the beginning of Term 1 2022. The information is still below, this has the entry dates. We will update our policies to reflect this change early next term.