Kia ora everyone.
I hope that the online learning has gone well these past 2 days.
Looking ahead to Monday, with the return of several teachers from illness and other leave, we plan to open for all who are well. We will need to re-evaluate the situation each day, and if more people become unwell over the weekend, we may still need to roster home for the remainder of the week. Thank you for your ongoing patience with these arrangements in such uncertain times. Please do ensure that all unwell children remain home. The wearing of masks indoors continues to be strongly encouraged as a precaution against infection from the range of flu viruses, including Covid-19, that are abroad in the winter season.
Just a note from the MOE, that the provision of free internet to those people who were provided modems and connections in the first Lock Down, has been extended for the rest of the year.
This coming Monday, the 13th, there is to be a Cyber Safety evening for parents, provided by the police and hosted by Te Kauwhata Primary school. This is in response to a specific trend online at present. See the information below (in italics) The session is not suitable for children, but a very important one for parents.
The providers are happy to run a second session, which will be a repeat of the same information, at the college at 7: 30pm for parents who may not be able to make it to the Primary school for 6:30 p.m. Please let me know urgently if you would like to attend the later session. The Primary school can cater for up to 100 people. We can cater for more in our Hall, but if the interest is small we will use a different space. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you intend coming to the college session so that we can prepare our venue.
Young people are growing up with greater access to digital technology than any other generation. This is why every parent needs to understand online risks and how to support their child to have a better experience. The Cyber Safety presentation presented by Waikato Police, aims to provide parents with the necessary tools to mitigate and deal with these risks. To support this mahi, TKP and TKC are partnering with Waikato Police to host a Community Cyber Safety evening on the 13th of June at 6.30 pm in Room 10 and then at 7:30 pm in the College Hall. Constable Shawn Walters (Palaone) School Community Officer – Youth Services, Ngaruawahia Police Youth Services