Kia-ora, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Bula Vinaka, Fakalofa lahi atu, Kia Orana,Sastrikal, Namaste, Salam and warm Pacific greetings to you all.

Welcome to our week.

Thank you those of you who are able to follow the advice of the Government:

If you can, you should keep your child at home.
You should only physically send your child to school if you need to.
If your child has a health condition that means they are at a greater risk of a severe illness you must keep them at home.
If your child is sick please also ensure you keep them at home.
A reminder that tomorrow Tuesday 28 April has been designated as a Teacher Only Day. Staff will be meeting virtually and preparing remote learning for students. This means they will not be available for students.

A number of you have been asking about digital devices and when you can expect to receive these. The Ministry of Education is doing its best to get devices delivered. It is a huge task across the country. As soon as we are aware of the delivery process and the timeframe we will let you know. Please do not stress if you are currently unable to access our site digitally. The  Ministry of Education has two learning sites to support the work we are doing:

Learning from Home

Ki te Ao Mārama

Options for watching Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV

Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV is free to air on TVNZ channel 2+1, TVNZ on Demand, as well as on Sky Channel 502 and Vodafone TV.

It can be live streamed at tvnz.co.nz/livetv. Some lessons are also available on TVNZ OnDemand from the Home Learning TV landing page.

There’s an email address for learners and their whānau to give feedback – info@HLTV.co.nz – and learners can text free to 5811 to interact with the teachers and presenters.

See the Home Learning TV webpage for more information.

If we do not have your current contact details we have been unable to advise the Ministry of Education of your requirements. You can update your details by emailing: rpoffice@randwickpark.school.nz

Thank you to Mr Lologa and his bubble for preparing our school devices to be delivered and to Mrs Brown, Mrs Booth and Mr Lologa for delivering these to a number of you last week. This was a huge undertaking. If you have any challenges connecting to the internet please contact us on 09 2670112 or by emailing rpoffice@randwickpark.school.nz

For most of us, we will continue to support your child’s learning by distance at Alert Level 3. As you have been doing, please keep connecting with your teachers with any questions you might have.

He waka eke noa – kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui

We are all in this together – be strong, be steadfast

Nga mihi mahana

Karen McMurray

Principal