If your child is going to be absent from school can you please:
As we continue to develop and redevelop areas of Anderson's Bay School, we would like to draw your attention to our Adventure Playground. This is an area of the school that our children use all the time, with a great deal of enjoyment. We are, however, conscious that it is nearing an age and stage for upgrade. Please take the time to complete the very short survey below to share your thoughts, through three questions. Your thoughts, along with the children's and staff will be collated to build a picture of what we do next.
Early Birds is up and running for 2020. Mr Hinds and Mrs Ross will be in the Te Paihere/MLE from 8am to 8:30am Monday to Friday. Each session costs $4.00 per child. Children must not be dropped off to Early Birds before 8am.
Can you please ensure that NO cash is brought along by children to Early Birds. Payments must be made either:
Recently we have noticed a number of younger children bringing bikes to school. At Anderson's Bay School only children in Year 6 are permitted to bring their bikes to school. Please see the outline of the school procedures below with some helpful information about the rules around bikes and scooters.
We are asking for donations of unused scooters and helmets. These must be safe for use. This will allow Friday Wheels Days to be as inclusive as possible. Please bring any donations to the school office.
We are asking for any volunteers from our school community who have a regular hour a week that they can commit to, to come in to school and listen to children learning to read. You will receive some training.
Please e-mail Agnes Oliver firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
You may have seen that the World Health Organisation has now declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic. As noted by the Minister of Health, this doesn’t change what New Zealand is doing to respond to coronavirus.
The Ministry of Health has been working through its pandemic plan since January. You will also know the Government has already implemented a range of measures to minimise the impacts to New Zealand. This includes border restrictions, a requirement to self-isolate on arrival in New Zealand from China, Iran, Italy and the Republic of Korea and immediate and detailed contact tracing of any confirmed cases. It is important to note those four countries account for more than 90% of cases globally and China and the Republic of Korea have significantly declining numbers of new cases.
We have 5 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand and it is pleasing to know they are all doing well and are at home. Their children, four students at Auckland schools, continue to be well and show no symptoms. While we expect that more cases will arise, the Ministry of Health says that with continued vigilance the chance of widespread community outbreak is expected to remain low in New Zealand. We all have a role to play in this.
For our school, our pandemic plan is also ready to be implemented if needed. In the mean time we will continue to focus on good hygiene practices. Hand washing and good cough etiquette are very important tools in preventing the spread of illness including colds, flu and COVID-19.
With that, there is a good video clip from Nanogirl that will help your children to better understand the virus - YouTube clip - Nanogirl
You may have also seen the Prime Minister sat down with Dr Michelle Dickinson (aka Nanogirl) and the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Juliet Gerrard, to talk about coronavirus:
One other action we can all take is to be vigilant about our own health and the health of our children. I will be encouraging my staff to stay away from school if they are showing signs of illness such as coughs and colds. I ask that you please do the same with your children. Colds and flus are common in schools and by staying away, seeking medical attention and practicing good hygiene, we can all keep any spread of illness to a minimum.
Coughs and colds are common for children and adults throughout the year, but particularly during the winter months. Children starting at school for the first time will be exposed to new bugs or germs and may develop frequent illness or colds for the first year. These are often also passed onto other family members.
As these minor illnesses can make school activities difficult for children, they should:
Did you know that viruses travel about 6 meters when you sneeze, and 3 meters when you cough. These days, as one way of preventing the spread of viruses we are teaching children to cough and sneeze into their elbows. This is a good practice to get into.
The Anderson's Bay School Policies and Procedures outline that children are required to be away from school for 48 hours following their last incidence of vomiting or diarrhea. If your child has been unwell, it would be greatly appreciated if you could keep to these guidelines, assisting us to keep the spread of germs and bugs to a minimum.
Anderson's Bay School is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for students, staff, and visitors.
Our Code of Conduct serves as a reminder to all parents, caregivers, and school visitors that their conduct must support everyone’s emotional and physical wellbeing, and not harm it in any way. The school’s board has set this Code of Conduct as a condition of entry.
The Code of Conduct applies:
Anderson's Bay School expects parents, caregivers, and visitors to:
Examples of unsuitable conduct include:
How Anderson's Bay School deals with breaches of our Code of Conduct depends on the nature of the incident and its seriousness, and the process any witness or victim of the behaviour feels most comfortable with. Examples include:
If a parent, caregiver, or visitor acts or speaks in a way that contravenes the Code of Conduct, possible outcomes may include:
Dunedin Technical Football Club, the home of Football out South is open for registrations for the 2020 season.
Whether your budding footballer is aiming to be to be the next All White, or just wants to have a kick around with their friends, Dunedin Technical can accommodate.
We offer a fun friendly club environment where we focus on developing their football capabilities, at whatever level they desire, with places for under 5’s to Youth, and a dedicated girls only program, we can accommodate all grades and players of all capabilities.
Celebrating 100 years of football this year, Tech is looking to build on the massive success of last season, and invite you to be part of it.
Registration information can be found on our Facebook page, “Dunedin Technical AFC Junior Football”, or for any questions please contact DunTechJuniors@gmail.com and we will be pleased the help.
Training champions since 1982.
Tap Dancing and NZAMD Jazz
Fun classes for children aged 7-10 years – Saturday mornings.
We specialise in small classes.
Call Denise on 021 296 1924
All musical theatre classes are now full.
Check out our website www.denisehenderson.co.nz