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IMPORTANT Covid-19 Alert Level 4 – Freyberg Closed to all staff and students

Tue Aug 17 09:31pm

17 August 2021

Dear Parents and Caregivers,


Auckland is to return to Alert Level Four at 11.59pm tonight, where it is likely to remain for an initial period of 7 days.

This means that Freyberg Community School is closed and you must keep your children home from school until further notice.

Online learning will commence on Thursday via seesaw and google classrooms. Teachers will spend tomorrow ensuring that all children are connected and able to learn digitally. If you have not already done so – please connect with your child’s teacher through Seesaw – you should have received instructions on how to go about doing this. If you need assistance, please email admin@freyberg.school.nz and we will be able to forward your query through to the classroom teacher so that they can offer their assistance.


We will work together to ensure that children’s learning is managed in the best possible way as we wait for things to get back to normal. Rest assured the teachers will be in touch every single working day and will be working from home. Many of our teachers are also parents so please be understanding of their responsibilities to their own children, as well as yours.


At this stage we are unsure of when we will be allowed access onsite in order to arrange devices for those who need them, but we will be in touch as soon as we have more information.


Similarly to last year, your child will be looking to you for guidance about the decision to close schools. Parents, caregivers, whānau and teachers have a particularly important part to play in reassuring children during this time. If you haven’t already done so, you may wish to read the information put together by the Ministry of Education to support your conversations with your children – Talking to children about COVID-19.

And as always, if you need to, you can find information about looking after your own health and wellbeing during lockdown here.


As a teaching team we have continued to discuss our teaching expectations throughout this pandemic and the way that these are presented will be slightly different for each teacher. It will not be the same as if the teacher was teaching your children in the classroom – but we believe it is about providing them with learning experiences that continue to develop within your children the desire to grow their minds and continue to love learning.


As teachers, we will:
– Check in daily or every other day to monitor wellbeing and continue to foster positive relationships;
– Provide regular tasks and activities through Seesaw (Teams 1, 2 and 3) or Google Classroom (Team 4) that is connected to current learning programmes;
– Be online as much as possible to provide feedback, support and guidance during school hours;
– Send a video/recording/voice message daily.


We know that there are parents working from home and having the added stress of online learning might be a lot. Our expectation of you is to work with what best suits your family – we don’t want to add more stress to working families with the pressure of feeling that your job is now to become the teachers of your children. We are here to support you all and your children’s learning through this difficult time.


If you have any questions or comments please contact your child’s teacher directly, or the school office at admin@freyberg.school.nz.


We will be in touch again when we have more information. In the meantime, please contact us if you have any concerns or questions.


Noho ora mai – stay safe,


Maria Dopheide
Principal
Freyberg Community School

Have your say!

Wed Jul 21 02:00pm

Hello Freybergers, we are currently in the process of updating our school vision and mission statements, and we would love to hear the thoughts and feedback of our community. Please visit the link below to have your say before Friday the 6th of August!


School Vision and Mission Statement – form to fill in


 


 

Student Led Conferences – this Thursday 8th July 2:30 – 8pm

Tue Jul 06 09:15pm

Please note school will close early at 2pm on this day.


Please use the link to book online with the event code h55qr


School Interview booking link


If you do not have internet access and require an appointment please contact Juliette at the school office on (09) 838 9664 and she will assist with any bookings or questions you may have.


Bookings for student led conferences will close at 9:30am on Thursday 8th July. 

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