COVID 19 UPDATES
Update on the provision of home-based supervision and care for the children (aged 0-14 years) of essential workers
The Government has agreed that three large home-based providers (Barnardos, Edubase and PORSE) will provide additional support to essential service workers, where workers are not able to make their own arrangements. These providers have national coverage.
The level of demand from essential service workers is not yet clear and the Ministry of Education are exploring all options to make sure that essential service workers can do the important work necessary. In particular we are working with the wider network of home based providers to identify additional carers in areas of high demand.
Essential workers should still continue to contact one of the following three providers if they have been unable to make their own arrangements:
Barnardos - firstname.lastname@example.org
PORSE 0800 023 456
27th MARCH 2020
Great to see photos of children happily learning at home with families on our Glendene School Families closed Facebook page.
Today is our last school day of the term as next week the school holidays begin on March 30th. Term 2 begins on April 15th. Teachers will be back on Seesaw and other platforms supporting children's learning on the 15th.
Routines help all of us. Divide your day into blocks for getting prepared for the day, having kai/food, learning/work, breaks for exercise, family chores, breaks for family games, breaks for entertainment and going to bed routines.
Some good news to support you either working at home and/or studying at home - Spark, Vodafone, Vocus/Slingshot, 2Degrees and Trustpower have all advised they have removed their data caps and the possibility of any extra charges based on usage.
Nathan Wallis has some helpful videos on his Facebook page for parents and whānau too -https://www.facebook.com/nathanwallisxfactoreducation/ -
Here is a link from Sparklers for some holiday ideas.
Try some old games in the next couple of weeks-charades, pictionary, statues, tag, hopscotch.
This is a great opportunity to strengthen relationships with those we live with. Be kind to yourselves and stay safe in your 'bubbles'.
Key date Reminders
26 March Alert Level 4 commenced
28 March School holidays begin
10 – 14 April Easter including the Tuesday after Easter
15 April Term 2 begins (through distance learning)
22 April Current date for ending of lockdown period
27 April ANZAC Day observed
26TH MARCH 2020
Please tune in today at 4.30 on TV One for COVID-19 updates in Pacific languages. Remember all playgrounds are closed. Please stay safe in your bubble at home.
25TH MARCH 2020
Please stay safe and stay home.
A message from our Hannah our social worker. Henderson Salvation Army will be open every weekday from 10am-12 noon for food parcels. Phone ahead on (09) 837 4471 or wait in your car until someone comes to get your numbers.
Glendene Communication Centre
Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
As a cautionary measure for COVID-19 Learning Meetings for Term 1, 2020 are now cancelled
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Kia Ora, talofa Lava, fakalofa lahi atu, malo e lelei, bula vinaka, kia orana, namaste, marhaban, assalam-alaykum, nei hou,
and welcome to our Glendene School Website.
Tenā koutou, talofa lava, bula vinaka, namaste, as-alamu alaikum, malo e lelei, fakalofa lahi atu. Welcome to Glendene School. Our enthusiastic team are ready to work with your tamariki and whānau to make your child's time at school happy and successful.
Our school vision is together, Glendene School and its community will empower our children with knowledge, confidence and opportunities to achieve our best always.
We strive to give Glendene School students many rich learning experiences during their time at Glendene School and your assistance would be warmly welcomed. If you have skills and talents you want to share with the children or to enrich our school, please contact us.
We begin every year by learning about each other and our place - Ko Wai Au/Ko Wai Mātou. It was great to see you all at Cornwallis Beach.
We encourage you to come in and get to know us and what we do. In 2020 our learning from term 2 onwards will be about Te Hau/The Wind and it's effect on our ancestors, living things and the future.
We have learning meetings with students, teachers and parents twice a year and we report on student progress and achievement in writing at the end of the year, with a short report at mid-year. We also have learning celebration (whakanui/fiafia days) during the year where you can come in and see your children learning.
Please note there will be NO school fees in 2020.
We trust that your involvement with Glendene School will be an enjoyable one and we welcome you to the Glendene School whanau/aiga/family.
Nga mihi nui,