Dear Parents / Caregivers,
Teenaa koutou ki a koutou,
I hope that everyone enjoyed the long weekend with a celebration that is unique for Aotearoa New Zealand. I know there were a lot of celebrations around the country and families that enjoyed time together at the start of a new year. Thank you to our staff, students and the community who put on the CHS Matariki celebration on Wednesday night. It was an enjoyable night out with student performances, activities and food.
Sorry it has been a while since I last communicated home, it has been a very busy term. We have been under pressure this year managing COVID disruptions alongside the demands of a heavy cold and flu season and the normal operations of a school. We are not alone in this, however, as schools I speak to from around the country have also found this an incredibly demanding time for our staff, students and the community. I want to thank our staff for the resilience they have shown in managing this disruption and supporting each other and our students during this time. They really have done an excellent job in the face of such challenging times. Receiving positive messages of support and appreciation from our community during this time has really helped keep our energy levels and spirits up. Please keep letting us know when we get it right either through our recognition system firstname.lastname@example.org or by getting in touch directly.
In the letter home today we have:
- Te reo and Matariki links.
- NCEA update and the importance of submitting work now.
- Confirmed ERO report.
- Board of Trustees upcoming election.
- COVID and sickness update.
- Voice of rangatahi survey.
- Vaping resource link.