Waipu Primary School - Covid-19 Level 2 Update
Kia ora koutou
On Monday 18 May, we will welcome everyone back to Waipu Primary School.
We are all excited to be able to get back to normal classroom programmes and to see everyone again. I’m guessing the children will be excited to see their friends again and maybe a little anxious about a change to the daily routine to which they have become accustomed over the last seven weeks.
This letter is designed to outline the processes and measures that the school will have in place to maintain a healthy and safe environment for your child/ren.
The following outlines what will happen at school on a daily basis to help to keep your child and yourselves, as safe as possible while at school.
Thank you all for the wonderful way in which you have supported your child’s learning and wellbeing over the time that they have spent at home. You will, no doubt, have a greater appreciation of your child’s needs and strengths and we look forward to sharing in a conversation about your child’s learning towards the end of Term 2.
Please do feel free to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a ring on 021 1130048 if you would like any more information.
COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization.
Most common symptoms:
Less common symptoms:
aches and pains
loss of taste or smell
a rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes
difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
chest pain or pressure
loss of speech or movement
Seek immediate medical attention if you have serious symptoms. Always call before visiting your doctor or health facility.
People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should manage their symptoms at home.
On average it takes 5–6 days from when someone is infected with the virus for symptoms to show, however it can take up to 14 days.
Welcome to Waipu Primary School. We look forward to your active participation in your child's schooling.
Our school, pupils, staff, parents and local community work together to create a caring, stimulating and challenging learning environment. "Quality is what we do around here". Your children will receive an education based on the national curriculum enhanced by creative activities, sports and cultural events. We are proud of this school and its achievements.
For the parent child teacher partnership to be successful we need to be well informed about our students. The staff meet with parents early in the year for a brief chat and at formal interviews in June and November. Should you have any questions or concerns please make the Teacher your first contact. If you would like an interview at any time of the year please make an appointment so that the teachers can have ready any information to answer your queries. Many aspects of our lives affect children.
Any major changes or happenings communicated to the teachers are confidential and will allow the teacher to handle the school situation for your child with understanding and caring.
To adhere to the Privacy Act, the school may have to request your permission for information to be passed on to school related services.
We would welcome your support should this be necessary, as any referral would be made for the best interests of the student. Examples - Speech Language Therapist, Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour (RTLB). You will be consulted from the outset if a referral is being considered.
Your child and family will gain greatest benefit from this school by supporting our endeavours in these ways so the school will be an effective learning environment for us all:
I hope your association with us will be a happy and rewarding one.
3 - Last day of term 2
20 - First day of term 3
3 - PTA meeting
5 - Monarch show
6 - Motat visit - senior school
6 - Otamatea open day
12 - Learning Hub at WPS
13-14 - Starlab show
18 - BOT meeting
26 - School photos