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18 August 2021
 
Covid Update Wednesday 18 August
 
Kia ora koutou,

I do hope that the first morning of lockdown has gone smoothly. Like you, our whanau are waiting to have an update at 1pm from the Prime Minister.

If there was anything I learned in the last lockdown it was that preempting announcements was a waste of time and energy! The senior staff will communicate later this afternoon (after the update) if there is indeed anything that we can do at this stage. In the meanwhile, the staff is working on readiness for online learning should the lockdown last longer than the three days it is set down for at this stage. 

Linked below is a survey that will take only a couple of minutes to complete but it is vital to our planning.  It would be great if we could have 303 responses by Thursday 3pm.

https://forms.gle/STD3WC3ozWRf9u379

It is also really important that anyone displaying symptoms gets tested:
Find a COVID-19 testing centre.
If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, call:
- Healthline for free on 0800 358 5453
- your doctor or nurse, or
- your iwi health provider.


Meanwhile, if you are going stir crazy at home and you need some learning activities for your tamariki you can find some links below.  We can also recommend that you set some time for daily reading over the next three days, make some time for a board game or two, and some good old basic facts/times table practise.

On the basis of what I saw in the 48 hours I was at camp last week this might also be a great opportunity to do some work around key competencies such as washing dishes, using a vacuum cleaner, tidying a bedroom, using the washing machine, hanging out washing.... it is very easy in the busyness of life to do these tasks for our children and yet they are essential skills that need time and instruction in the same way that other learning does.

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