Re-Opening of School at Alert Level 2 - 7/09/2021

Kia ora koutou, 

 

I hope that you are all well and looking forward to the drop in Alert Levels at 11.59 tonight.  As we will be returning to Level 2, we will be welcoming all of our students back to school on Thursday morning.

 

As our team will be preparing to re-open on Thursday 9th September 2021, today will be our last day for distance/on-line learning.  Our team need to prepare and organise our classrooms and learning programmes so there will be no distance/on-line learning tomorrow, Wednesday 8th September.

 

For a safe re-opening of schools there are a few guidelines to keep everyone safe when we are all back on site.  Students and staff will be going through these guidelines first thing on Thursday morning in more detail but as a reminder for us all:

 

  • if your child is sick, then please keep them home (contact Healthline or your GP if they have flu-like symptoms)
  • masks/face coverings are not mandatory but are recommended for 12 years and above
  • water fountains will be closed so ensure that your child has their own drink bottle
  • good hand hygiene practices 
  • All visitors must come into the office and scan in or record their details
  • 2 metre distancing for all visitors on site, including whānau, parents/caregivers

We are looking forward to seeing all of our students on Thursday at 8.45 a.m.  To settle our students back into school Thursday and Friday will be Home Rooms and our normal timetabled learning programmes will resume from Monday.

 

Kapura will return to providing lunches as of Thursday for our students but Fruit in Schools will resume at a later date.

 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact your childs Home Room teacher. 

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Covid-19 Level 4 Support for Whānau

During this challenging time if you are needing support below are some organisations that Whānau can contact directly.

 
He Whānau Manaaki o Tararua Kindergartens

Phone: 0800 032086  
Email: [email protected]wmkindergartens.org.nz

Pacific Health Plus

Edna Tuitupou
Phone: 0223603163, 

if no reply leave a message and she will call back. 

Margaret Timinis (TRA) support for food.

Email: [email protected] 

for requests with families names, how many in the family, ages, dob, address, contact numbers

Salvation Army Porirua

Phone: 04 235 6266 

Ring between 9.30-11am

If the line is busy or no one answers just leave a voice message

For requests with families names, how many in the family, ages, dob, address, contact number

 

Taeaomanino Trust

Phone: 0800 345 345
Email: [email protected]nz

Make-a-Space Initiative

For 6 weeks starting Monday 9th August from 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. come along to the Hard Materials room with something to fix or come along to share ideas on a project you would like to make.  Open to any one of all skill levels.  Adam Power is leading this initiative in this space and keen to get this going.  On arrival make your way around to the Hard Materials room.

This will run for 6 weeks.

Term Dates 2021

Term 1 - Wednesday 3rd February - Friday 16th April

Term 2 - Monday 3rd May - Friday 9th July

Term 3 - Monday 26th July - Friday 1st October

NOTES FROM THE OFFICE...

School Uniform - you can purchase our school uniform from NZ Uniforms located at 5B/16 Parumoana Street, Porirua.  Phone 04 282153. Please go to nzuniforms.com and find our school.

OFFICE AND SCHOOL HOURS

Our school office hours are from 8:15AM to 3:15PM

Our school hours are from 8:50AM to 3:00PM. 

We require students to be in class by 8:45AM.

For an Enrolment Pack, please contact the Office between school hours by phone or email: [email protected] OR Enrol online

School App

Please take the time to download the app to your phone. It’s a simple, free download.

In Google Play and App Store, search ‘Skool Loop’ & choose Titahi Bay Intermediate School once installed.

Please note that we will be running both apps for a while. The new, Skool Loop one will be the most relevant one with all the latest information, but the old one has some functions we don’t yet have on our new one. We hope to get these functions on the new app soon.

Late Students

Dear Parents / Caregivers / Students 

If a student is late, he/she must visit the office on arrival and collect a blue card from one of our office ladies. This blue card needs to then be handed in to their homeroom teacher. If the student does not collect a blue card, he/she will be marked as absent and a notification will be sent to the responsible adult. 

Kind Regards

Office Staff

Covid19 Website

There is now a dedicated government COVID19 website.  https://covid19.govt.nz/

Please take a look at it.

Face Coverings on Public Transport

Kia ora koutou

I wanted to give you an update on some changes taking place next week and what they mean for your children and whānau.

As we have some students who catch public transport, you are probably aware the Prime Minister has announced that face coverings will be required on public transport from next Monday, at Alert Level 2 and above. This applies to any child who is 12 years of age or older but does not apply to school transport (charters).

Public Health officials have advised that children under the age of 6 should not wear face coverings.Children and young people do not need to wear face coverings at school. Other public health control measures are in place including children and staff staying home if they are sick, contact tracing, and hygiene requirements.If your child doesn’t need to wear a face covering but they want to, that’s fine.

Face coverings are another way we can help keep ourselves and others safe, along with good hand hygiene, cough and sneeze etiquette, appropriate physical distancing when out and about and staying home if we are sick.

We’re continuing contact tracing by having our QR code posters at our office and staffroom entrance, so please check in every time you come onsite.

If you haven’t already downloaded the NZ COVID Tracer app the Ministry of Health’s website has information to help you do that. We’ll also keep a visitor register for anyone who doesn’t have the app and also for anyone who comes onsite for a period of time. This will help us with contact tracing in the unlikely case it is needed.

If you have any questions about face coverings or anything else, please get in touch.

Ngā Mihi

Dairne Kaimoana

PRINCIPAL



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