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Stanley Avenue School – Orange Level

April 28th 2022

Dear Stanley Avenue Whānau,

Hopefully you are all feeling recharged and ready for school to restart on Monday May 2nd. It is a new normal we are creating with our traffic light settings for Covid having moved to orange.

This term will see us cautiously throw open our gates and welcome our whānau back in. We are asking visitors to the school to please continue to wear masks to protect our students and staff from further bugs at this time, and would like to thank you all masking up to come in and continuing to sanitise and support our systems.

We are very happy to welcome you back to Whole School Assemblies on Friday mornings at 9.15am in the Recreation Centre. This is a chance for students to be recognised when appropriate and for students to share learning.

Our students will not be required to wear masks in class as per the guidelines from the Ministry of Education. However, we do encourage anyone who wants to wear them at any stage, particularly at larger events such as whole school assemblies (to just add an extra layer of protection), with the winter months arriving and Covid still about. If at any stage, there is a reasonable outbreak of covid within our school our BOT can and may enforce a time for compulsory mask wearing as also stated in the Ministry of Education guidelines.  If this happens, we will let you know.

We will keep to our cleaning routines within school in regards to classrooms and student hygiene when moving in and out of classes.

Our daily timetable is also returning to normal with our hometime bell ringing at 3pm for all students. We encourage parents that have managed to get a routine going with meeting their children at the gate to continue this if possible. We do understand that at times there may be a need for a parent to pop in and wait outside the classroom from 2.55pm (particularly in Piwakawaka). If you need to talk to our staff about anything in particular please book a time with them as 3pm is a busy time for them as well.  

The playground will be closed with the 3pm bell each day as this assists us with the flow and safety in the car park area. If you have preschoolers on there please remove them at bell time.

Our school Kea Crossing operates at 8.25am – 8.50am and at 2.55pm – 3.10pm each day. If you or your child need to cross Stanley Avenue, please use this crossing during these times. Even if it is not operating it is a much safer place to teach your children to cross Stanley Avenue. If the crossing team is in action please listen for their calls before crossing. They do a great job and keep us all safe!

We are fundraising for our Winter and Stanley Olympics  with weekly Sausage Sizzles starting on Friday 6th May. $2.00 each and a choice of onions, sauce and mustard. Orders MUST be in by Thursdays to allow us to make sure we are able to supply your order. No guarantees for late orders.  Please note that vegan sausages are available. We are looking for volunteers to support us each Friday on the BBQ and in the kitchen. Please let Chris Finucane, Kim in the office or myself know if you are able to help.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this epistle and enjoy the last of your school break. We look forward to seeing all of our students back with us on Monday. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

di.meyler@stanleyave.school.nz or 07 8848479 or 0272722227

Ngā mihi nui

Di Meyler

Acting Principal