Welcome To Term 4

Kia ora whānau

We hope that you’ve enjoyed some time together over the break and that everyone is feeling refreshed and ready to launch into the last term of the year.

I had the privilege of travelling around the South Island during the first week of the break.  How lucky are we to live in such an incredible country! My highlights included waking up to snow in Balclutha, getting out and about on a working sheep station in Twizel and hiking around in the Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park. 

A big, warm welcome to new whānau who are joining our school community this term.  We look forward to getting to know you and your children.  

It is great news that we are starting the term (and hopefully finishing it) at Alert Level One.  This means that parents and caregivers are free to come onto the site and into classrooms.  Please continue to use the Covid App to sign in.  Take a few minutes to discuss your end-of-day plans with your children, so that they know exactly where to meet you.  This does a lot to alleviate stress and upset at the end of the day. 

Please continue to be vigilant about the health of your child/ren.  Children who are unwell must continue to be kept at home.

Term 4 is a big one, with many events planned.  Please take note of key dates that will be included in the week 1 newsletter. 

I’m looking forward to seeing all of those gorgeous smiling faces tomorrow. 

Kind regards 

Amanda Douglas 
Chelsea Primary School