Kia ora students, whanau and community

By Belinda Hirst | Posted: Thursday February 29, 2024

A REMINDER that tomorrow we have a Professional Learning Teacher Only Day. Thank you for your support with your child learning from home. Professional learning for teachers is indeed critical for fostering continuous growth and enhancing student outcomes.

Through ongoing professional development opportunities, educators can stay up with pedagogical strategies, and technology tools to effectively meet the diverse needs of their students. By engaging in reflective practices, collaborating with peers, and attending workshops or conferences, teachers can refine their teaching strategies, cultivate innovative approaches, and ultimately create more engaging and impactful learning experiences for their students. This commitment to lifelong learning not only benefits educators but also enriches the educational journey for all stakeholders involved.

Non-threatening lockdown drill

Today we had a drill for a non-threatening lockdown. This means that we had the children still learning while the doors were locked. This was communicated clearly to everyone involved and teachers connected with the students during and after the drill finished.

Internet and Cyber safety

On Monday we had Constable Jay Morris talk to the students at a special assembly. Internet and online safety is crucial in today's digital landscape. Protecting personal information, using strong passwords, and being cautious of suspicious links and emails are essential practices. Avoid sharing sensitive details online and use privacy settings on social media platforms. Additionally, teaching children about online safety from a young age is vital. By staying informed and vigilant, we can navigate the internet safely and securely.

Wishing you a happy and safe weekend, Hei konā rā

Belinda Hirst

Deputy Principal, Oamaru Intermediate School