End of Term
In what has been a momentous term for us in many ways I wish to sincerely thank our staff. The main priority at the front of our minds has been to protect our community. I don't mean just to protect our community from Covid, even though we have gone out of our way to do that. I mean to protect our community from the repercussions of Covid. We have taken every possible measure we could take in order to keep our children and ourselves healthy. Many of our staff, through their own choice, have stopped doing anything outside of going to school. The reason for this is that we know if too many of us get ill at the same time we could not keep the school going. If the school could not keep going then our families would be affected and they would have children at home and not be able to do their jobs. If too many children get ill, likewise there are families stuck at home for 7 days and we know for some of you that could mean losing your business. I want to commend each and every one of our staff members who have gone out of their way to keep high quality learning going in a very disrupted time and who have kept the common good of our community at the forefront in all their actions.
We sadly say a temporary good bye to Miss French who had already committed to another school for terms 2 and 3 and we look forward to her coming back in term 4.
I also want to thank you, our whanau, our community. You have been honest and open with us. You've shared your worries. You've kept us updated on what's happening in your homes and lives. And you have had honest and open dialogue with us. We really appreciate that.
I sincerely hope that we are at a place at the start of next term where everyone feels comfortable being at school and that the worst has passed for our community. But once again I thank you all for the way you have dealt with this. Many, many blessings to you all in this Easter season where we once again remember the redeeming power of our Saviour Jesus Christ.
We have been celebrating Holy Week. Yesterday Kakapo and Hoiho classes led the school with a re-enactment of the Last Supper and Jesus washing his Apostles' feet. This reminds us that Jesus came as a servant leader and we are all here to serve each other.
Ma te Atua e manaaki a aroha,