School is returning to "normal" slowly

By Simon Clarke | Posted: Friday May 29, 2020

It is so nice not to have to start a newsletter with a Covid19 Update.

It has been a largely successful return to school for the students.  We are still keeping a close eye on some of our children, while the vast majority look ready to get back to learning.  Please continue to keep a close eye on your child for any changes in behaviour.

This week we have been focusing on our values and teachers have been "Catching kids when they are good."  Well done to all children who entered the draw today as it recognises the hard work and decision making you have been making.  A special well done to Lotte who won our major prize of a chocolate hamper.  Thank you to Sue Reid and Kelly Mackay who organised the prizes for the students.

Congratulations to all of the teacher aides for their successful pay equity negotiations that you may have seen in the news.  This is a much needed and deserved recognition of the hard and important work that you do at Kaikorai School.

Just a reminder that school is closed on Monday for Queens Birthday. 

Next week the following changes will take place

  • Lunchtimes will no longer be in classrooms unless wet
  • Increased professional cleaning throughout the day will end.  Before and after school cleaning will remain and classes will still have access.
  • The drinking fountains will be open but we would still strongly advice for children to bring a drink bottle.

The following precautions remain in place until at least Level 1

  • All parents must sign the contact tracing form in the office before entering the school grounds.  Thank you to everyone who has followed these restrictions.
  • The start and end of day gates will remain the same.  Juniors leave via Tyne St unless with an older sibling and seniors out the Wright St gate.

Don't forget to sign up your child for winter sports which will start in Term 3.

Finally, we won't be having a school ski trip this year due to the uncertainty of Covid19 but I note that Cardrona/Treble Cone are advertising a heavily discounted price of rate of $85 for adults and $45 for students if you buy a 3 day pass.  These rates close on Sunday.

Kind regards

Simon Clarke