A Word from the Principal - 19 March

Published on Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 12:29 p.m. Print Article

Kia Ora e te Whanau,
 
Yesterday the school was notified that the Grow O Tautahi Garden Show would be cancelled due to Covid-19. Although we are saddened that the garden show has been cancelled, we must acknowledge the time, dedication and hard work of Mrs Ryan, the Garden Club and the many parents that have been involved. The journey for this event began at the end of last year and continued through the holidays and Term 1. Thank you to Mrs Ryan for her organisation, creativity and for providing this opportunity for the St Albans Catholic School students. Plants from the garden show will be sold from the old Church site on Somme Street over the next few days.
 
The school is getting regular updates from the Ministry of Education regarding Covid-19 and we are advised to follow the advice of the Ministry of Education and Health.
We are reminding students to:
• Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds and drying thoroughly - before and after eating as well as after attending the toilet
• Covering coughs and sneezes with clean tissues or with an elbow
• Putting used tissues in the bin
 
We have also been notified that staff and students need to stay home if they are unwell in any way. The Ministry of Education has expressed unless students are unwell themselves, then parents should keep sending them to schools and early learning centres as these environments continue to be safe and the best place for them to continue their learning.
 
During this Lenten Season St Albans Catholic School is supporting St Vincent de Paul with their 40 bags in 40 days collection, with a slight variation. Many children have been coming in to donate toys and books in the past week.
 
Nga mihi nui,
 
Abraham Atherton (Principal – Tumuaki)