With so much information and misinformation swirling around about COVID-19, I wanted to share with you what will happen if we were to have a case in our school community. We have been planning for this and are in a position to respond quickly.
Our Student Council for Term 1 and 2 is made up of two students from every class. Each week/fortnight the Student Council meet with Mrs Hirst to discuss things from their class meetings, giving the students a voice.
As you are well aware the various government ministries are providing directives regarding ways in which we can slow the spread of Covid-19.
Thank you to those families who have paid their technology contributions already. All contributions paid by the 31 March will go in the draw to win a $100 Grocery Voucher.
We would appreciate money be brought to school by this Wednesday 18 March, 2020.
The Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health are in constant contact with schools in New Zealand, updating us every couple of days. Communication to you will be via Facebook UNLESS there is an important change in circumstances that we need you to know about, we will email you in this instance. At the moment we have several children each day coming to school feeling unwell with sore throats and coughs. We can't stress enough to keep your child at home if they are unwell or to collect them from school if they become unwell. We do not have facilities or personnel to look after sick children for the day, nor is it our role.
Thank you to all those families who have sold their chocolates. We have 50 boxes left to sell so be in quick!
The spread of this virus is very concerning for many parents. The Ministries of Education and Health are working closely together and we receive continual updates from them around management.
Here are some dates to remember of events happening throughout term one at OIS.
OIS Swimming Sports are TOMORROW Friday 6th March, at our school pool. They begin at 9.15 am and finish at approximately 12.30 pm.
School Fees - As explained to parents at the "Meet the Teacher" evening, the Board of Trustees has signed up with the government school donation scheme.
OIS Swimming Sports are Friday 6th March, next week, at our school pool. They begin at 9.15 am and finish at approximately 12.30 pm.
Students are not able to enter the school grounds before 8.30 am so we would appreciate if they didn't arrive too early. We DO NOT want large groups congregating outside, unsupervised before 8.30 am.
The first meeting for 2020 will be held this Monday 2nd March in Room 4 starting at 7.30pm. If you know any new parents joining the school this year please encourage them to come along. All welcome!
Chocolates will be sent home with your child this Friday, tomorrow. If we can pull together as a school community and achieve this it means that each child will fundraise $24 for OIS and we would have $7,680 to invest in school projects to benefit all students.