It’s a marathon, not a sprint
but the finish line is getting closer
and we are travelling well!
We are now at the close of our second week at Alert Level 2 and we have had a very settled fortnight. Thank you all at home too in helping make this time an easeful reintroduction to schooling for all of our young people. After Queen’s Birthday weekend we will have five weeks of learning that will take us through to the close of term 2 – a total of 12 weeks overall. We certainly will be ready for a break at that time! And with such a long period of learning ahead of us, I expect we will make good headway through to the mid-year phase of 2020.
The impact of the lockdown and the various Alert Levels on learning and teaching, our mid- year reporting of “achievement” will be some what different. At this stage we are working on what that will look like, but it makes sense to us that we will have much of our “mid-year” reporting/conferencing early in term 3. We will keep you posted on our thinking.
At this stage we do not have any great detail on what Alert Level 1 will look like for schools like ours – I expect that we will continue as we are now, with opportunity for some larger gatherings (sporting teams, performances etc). I will update you when I have more information at hand. I expect that there will be some “winter sport” that may well commence shortly and that will be fantastic for our young people (and families).
So… in my view I believe we are travelling well as a kura and will continue to do so. Our heightened hygiene protocol is working well, students are settled, calm and engaged and learning is progressing well across our kura.
I know this is a time of tension for us all, and if there are things you need to communicate to me at any time, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Please feel free to read the Parent Covid-19 Communication Letters sent out from me this week below.