As you will be aware from the news the situation continues to cause concern and we are receiving regular updates from the Ministry of Education to ensure the health and wellbeing of staff and students. All staff and students who have visited China or have been in contact with someone who has the virus are being asked to delay their start to school for 14 days. A reminder that any child who is unwell should not be at school . If you have a particular concern about your child,please contact Healthline on 0800611116 or your GP for medical advice.
The Ministry of Health suggest to following to help keep you and your family well
- regularly washing hands (for at least 20 seconds with warm water and soap and dry thoroughly)
- covering your mouth and nose when you sneeze
- staying home if you are sick
- avoiding close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms
- if you feel unwell you should avoid public gatherings and events.
We shared last year that CASS has opted into the Governments Donation Scheme. This means that all costs associated with your child attending school are now being met by the school. While CASS has never asked for a school 'donation' we had asked families to cover costs of trips, EOTC etc - These costs will now be met by the school. The only exception to this is if your child is involved in a class where they are making an item to take home. If there is a cost with this it may be passed on to families.
Seesaw is now all set up for 2020 ! We use seesaw to report on your childs learning and progress in all areas of the curriculum. Every week your childs teacher will add a 'learning post' which which will include, photos , video , examples of work and feedback or reflections from the teacher. We love to read parents comments and feedback too! If you need help getting up and running at Seesaw , let your childs teacher know and we can get it sorted.
Mahi Tahi - Parent Partnership meetings
These are scheduled to happen in week 6 & 7. Closer to this time you will receive an email inviting you to book a time with your child's teacher. The focus of the first meeting of the year is to review the Learner Portrait (Who I am and how I learn)
and the Hauora Plan (What I need to be ready for learning
The second parent partnership meeting will be in Term 4 and will be a student centered meeting where we share your child's progress and achievement for the year. If you would like to meet with your child's team to talk about different topics or in between these meetings you can make an appointment at any time by emailing your child's class teacher or team leader.
Balmoral Satellite class update
Work is progressing on our new classes at Balmoral Intermediate. The construction team have been working on creating the base which is what looks like a gravel pit in the picture. This means that building will be beginning soon. We will keep you posted over the next few months !
Meet the CRT ARTS team
As you know teachers have C
ime each week where they have time out of the class for such things as planning, meetings and resource preparation. While teachers are taking their release time one of our fabulous CRT teachers will be leading an Arts programme in the class in the same time slot for the whole term. Each teacher will have a slightly different Arts focus and will share this via Seesaw .