Albany Primary

Albany Primary School
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Information regarding Coronavirus situation:

27th March newsletter.pdf

Kia ora koutou

We have started into a new phase of New Zealand’s response to COVID-19 and it is very different than anything most of us have ever experienced.  I wanted to reassure you that our school staff and Board of Trustees will continue to be available to support your child’s learning and wellbeing in the next weeks.  

You will understand the importance of routine for your family. If your routine has been shaken up, like you’re now working from home, it’s good to structure your time. Routines are reassuring, and promote health and physical wellbeing. You will no doubt be developing your own as a family depending on access to devices etc. We must also factor in having adequate outdoor play time (weather dependant). A school holiday version of school learning will likely look a little different, but some form of routine will still be important as we go through the lockdown period.

There are links below to more wellbeing information to support your family during the lockdown.


Some good news to support you either working at home and/or studying at home - Spark, Vodafone, Vocus/Slingshot, 2Degrees and Trustpower have all advised they have removed their data caps and the possibility of any extra charges based on usage.

A big thank you to all of you for taking the lockdown so seriously and following the regulations for NOT using the school playgrounds.  As the Prime Minister has noted staying at home will break the chain and save lives; breaking the rules could risk someone close to you and if the rules are not complied with, this could risk the lock down period being extended or could risk the virus being spread to thousands.

Remember be kind to yourself and others.

Regards

Maree Bathurst, Principal 

Information and resources to support wellbeing and support learning at home

Although overseas-based this is a good list and highlights some things particularly important for children. Remember the rules of New Zealand’s level 4 lockdown still apply -  25 Mental Health Wellness Tips during Quarantine from Eileen M Feliciano, Psy.D.

Key lockdown messages from the Prime Minister (Select Committee Media Briefing 25 March)

  • If the virus is left unchecked it will have an unacceptable toll on New Zealanders
  • Staying at home will break the chain and save lives
  • Breaking the rules could risk someone close to you
  • if the rules are not complied with, this could risk the lock down period being extended or could risk the virus being spread to thousands
  • Success will not be instant. The benefit of actions taken today will not be felt for many days to come. People need to expect the numbers to continue rising, because they will. Modelling indicates that New Zealand could have several thousand cases before today’s measures have an impact. However, if everyone sticks to the rules there will be change over time
  • Act like you have COVID-19. Every move you make could be a risk to someone else. That is how New Zealanders must collectively think now
  • All New Zealanders are urged to be calm, be kind, stay at home
  • if people have no explanation of why they are outside the Police will remind them of their obligations and can take enforcement actions if they feel it is necessary
  • New Zealanders will want to do the right thing. The Government is being as clear as they can on the guidance and Police will be working with people to help them understand


Coping with stress during Covid-19 (1).pdf

Helping chidren cope with stress during Covid-19.pdf

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