News and Information from Upper Moutere School.
Kia ora Upper Moutere Parents/ Caregivers/ Whanau/ Students
Hopefully you have all had a wonderful summer with your whanau and friends.
The Upper Moutere team is feeling refreshed and ready to go for the 2022 year and cannot wait to welcome everyone back onsite next Wednesday 2 February.
As you are aware we start the year […]
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At our last Board meeting the Board worked with an NZSTA professional development provider through the process of refreshing and reworking our school Strategic Plan for the next three years. During this she challenged us to go back to our school Mission, Vision and Values and check in that they […]
As of today, we are working as a school under both the Delta Level 2 requirements and the Orange Traffic Light Framework.
As of only last night I received the detail of the latter from the Ministry of Education and I am still working through the […]
This coming Thursday we are holding our annual Year 8 leavers dinner, which always includes our Year 7’s. We had planned for it to be quite different this year to recognise that this special group of students had missed out on what we see as a traditional rite of passage […]
Last week our Year 7 and 8 had three days of fun at Bridge Valley. They got to waterslide and swim, work as a team in Laser Tag battles, sharpen their aim with archery and air rifles, take on the luge and drift bike, show […]
As you will be aware the COVID-19 Public Health Response Order came into effect at 11.59pm on Monday 25 October.
This has considerable implications for us at Upper Moutere, as at all schools.
The advice that we have received from the Ministry of Education is that everyone who works or volunteers for our school who may have […]
We are very excited to be able to welcome everyone back to school Thursday 9 September.
It is very encouraging that we are able to move back to Level 2 now. To stay there we all need to be very vigilant.
We have now been provided with some very clear guidelines from the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education […]
Wednesday 1 September we will move to Alert Level 3. As the Prime Minister said last Friday, schools will be CLOSED except for those children of parents who are returning to work and can not make other arrangements for their childrens care.
On Wednesday, school will be open for a very small number of our students. Jaki and Julieanne, Dylan and Rachael are to pair up to provide onsite care. They will join our returning students in our school learning bubble in Marama. They will work three days on and three days off starting with Jaki and Julieanne this Wednesday.
Marama has been set up to meet the distancing requirements with family/individual learning spaces and materials allocated along with sanitiser and cleaning stations.
Please be aware that when Jaki and Julieanne, Dylan and Rachael are at school they will be juggling both face to face and online distance teaching. Therefore their responses may not be as regular as when they have just been providing distance learning.
We must minimise the number of people who access the school learning bubbles, therefore only the known attending students and the assigned staff will be allowed in our learning bubble. The school site will not even be accessible for parents of the bubble students.
The rest of the staff will work from home, however some may come on site to collect resources or complete tasks they can not do at home. In this case, like any other visitor, they will scan in and out, wear a mask and not access the school learning bubble.
We will return to keeping detailed records of people who come on site for tracing purposes,
The school grounds will remain closed at Level -3 for everyone else.
The office will also remain closed. Saree and Grant may be on site intermittently.
After Ministry of Health and Education requirements have been worked through, staff may be able to provide limited resources to assist with distance learning at set times via contactless collection. We will let you know if/when this is possible.
If your circumstances change, your work place opens while we are in Level -3 and your return to work means you can not find alternative care for your child(ren) please get in touch with Grant, firstname.lastname@example.org