As you are well aware our ship took on a new course as it sailed towards the island of online learning at the beginning of this term. However, we were able to check out the islands of Google Classroom, Prodigy and Studyladder and they all treated us with a wealth of knowledge and new experiences.
The crew have also embarked on a series of new missions and tasks including cooking, housework, remembering our ANZACs, writing letters to essential workers, learning a new language and researching famous New Zealanders as well as building forts and designing and making rafts to name a few.
I have been so proud of my crew as they have all adapted to the new ways of sailing by tackling this new change of course, head on with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn. I would like to personally thank each and every one of you for your support, understanding and guidance with our young crew members at this time.
Our journey ahead looks promising as we sail back into known territory. Just like term one the first island we visit will provide us with many great learning opportunities. Our focus will be on Wellbeing and Hauora as we settle back into our new normal. Our second island will provide fun, problem solving and hands on learning through Maths, Literacy, Te Reo and PE. This term we will also be lucky enough to visit the islands of enrichments and winter sports.
I am looking forward to sailing alongside my crew again and am excited for the opportunities and fun activities that await us. Once again thank you all very much for your support with online learning at this time.
Important dates this term for our crew:
Monday, 18th May: School reopens
Friday, 26th June: Teacher Only Day
Thursday, 2nd July: Pathway and Planning Meetings – 12pm onwards
Friday, 3rd July: Pathway and Planning Meetings
Friday 3rd July: Last Day of Term 2