News & Events
PB4L Whole School Celebration (Wed 24 November)Tue Nov 23 09:48am
Kia ora whānau,
We will have our final PB4L celebration for 2021 on Wednesday.
The celebrations are a chance to acknowledge all the fabulous work our tamariki have done, receiving tokens for showing our school values:
Whanaungatanga: Include: Everyone belongs
Kaitiakitanga: Protect: Everyone is safe
Manaakitanga: Act: Everyone cares
Rangatiratanga: Play: Everyone can be themselves
The student council chose our celebration this term and requested we organised some bouncy castles for the school grounds. Each class will get 20 minutes of fun time and an iceblock treat.
It looks like the weather is on our side as well so Wednesday should be a fun day!
Looking for a Graphic DesignerMon Nov 22 09:00am
Kia ora Berhampore Whānau,
We’re looking for a graphic designer to help with our strategic plan, could this be you?
Berhampore School is currently in the process of creating a new Strategic Plan for 2022 -2025 and we’re looking for a graphic designer in our school community that can help us layout our strategic plan in a 1- 2 page artefact. We’ll be drafting the strategic plan over the next few weeks, and finalising in February 2022, so this is something you could either work on before the end of the school year, or over the school holidays.
If you are able to help us out, please email email@example.com for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!
on behalf of the Strategy Steering Group
Lost property at Britomart gate todayFri Oct 29 02:01pm
Nira has put all lost property/items out by the Britomart carpark entrance. Please check when you collect your children today.
Onesie Day – Friday, 1 OctoberTue Sep 28 05:28pm
Our Student Council has organized Onesie Day for St. John Free Ambulance Service this Friday, 1 October to make up for the Onesie Day that fell during Lockdown.
On Friday, we are encouraging our students to wear onesies or PJs to school and bring a gold coin donation that will go towards support St. John Free Ambulance Service.
Hope to see everyone dressed up on Friday.
Berhampore School Student Council
Here’s the latest edition of the Kōrero (24 September 2021)Fri Sep 24 04:38pm
Zone NoticeThu Sep 16 07:55pm
Each year the Board of Trustees of a school with enrolment scheme must determine the number of places available in the following year for the enrolment of students who live outside the school’s zone. You can find a copy of our enrolment scheme here: Berhampore School: Profile and Contact Details | Education Counts.
For the 2022 School Year, the school has analyzed known and anticipated enrolments of children who are entitled to enroll because they live within the school’s zone. We have also determined the number of places available for any unforeseen enrolment of in-zone students. This process allows us to plan for next year based on our predicted roll.
For 2022, the board of trustees decided that it will offer 8 places to out of zone children in our Montessori unit (a special programme under our enrolment scheme) and 3 places to out of zone children in year 1. The Ministry’s predicted roll for the school for 2022 is 295, while our analysis indicated that the school will have around 320 students by the end of 2022. This number of students is ideal for the school to manage, operate and teach students.
Applications for enrolment must be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday 22 October 2021 and must contain information about whether the applicant has any family members who are current or former members of the school.
COVID Panui – Welcome Back to SchoolWed Sep 08 09:25pm
Kia ora Whanau,
Thursday is the first day back at school for the children at Level 2. The guidelines from the Ministry of Health remain the same as the last time with greater emphasis on physical distancing because of the nature of the Delta variant. Here are a few of the things you will need to know.
Entry to School
We ask parents to:
*Limit entering the school only to essential purposes during Level 2.
*Please note that staff at the gates will be restricting entrance.
*Have one designated person to pick-up and drop-off.
*Drop your child at the school gates.
*We expect parents of children with disabilities may need to accompany them to the class and pick up from the class.
*Piwakawaka children must be dropped at the Britomart Street gate where they will be met by Moira or senior buddies.
*Only use the vehicle drop off zone for no stopping drop off and pick up, absolutely no parking.
Exit at the End of the Day
We will have a staggered system for pickups that will assist with physical distancing.
*All Pohutukawa children will be picked up from the court on Britomart Street.
Piwakawaka, Room 8, Room 4 and Room 5 @ 2:45 pm
Rooms 6, 7 and 9 @ 2:55 pm
Kahikatea (Rooms 10, 11, 12 and Korora) @ 3:00pm
Kowhai children @ 3:15 pm
Korora will be released from the Stanley Street entrance, Room 10, 11 and 12 from the Forest gate. Senior Children that need to exit through the other gate are free to do so once released.
If your child has a younger sibling, they will be dismissed at the same time as their younger sibling. They will all go to the Big Court (on Britomart Street) where the family can pick them up or they will walk home from there (if they walk home on their own).
Kowhai children will exit through the Stanley Street gate.
To create safe physical distancing at level 2:
*The staff will not be using the carpark at Level 2 to assist with creating space for waiting parents.
*While waiting, keep a physical distance of 2 metres from people who are not part of your family bubble, staff and children.
*Use the spray-painted spots and the car park lines as indications for spacing between you and others.
*Parents of some disabled children and a taxi will be allowed to access the carpark to enable safe pickup.
Report to the office if you have to enter the grounds during the school day.
At all the gates and the office foyer, you will see posters with QR codes on them.
If you do not have access to a device capable of using the Tracer App we will have a good old paper sign in where we will write down your details.
We have turned off all drinking fountains at Level 2. Ensure that your child has a named water bottle.
It is essential that you keep your child at home if they are unwell and notify the office. Contact the Health Line for information if you are considering getting a Covid-19 test.
Masks are not required in schools at Alert Level 2 however any child or adult that wishes to wear one will be supported with this decision.
COVID Panui – Moving to Alert Level 2Tue Sep 07 08:57pm
Kia ora Whānau,
You’ll be aware that all New Zealand (with the exception of Auckland) is moving to Alert Level 2 from midnight tonight. Our thoughts and positive wishes are with everyone in Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland.
Extensive wastewater testing and the numbers of people getting tested across the country has given the Government confidence that it is safe to allow a shift down to Alert Level 2 across most of New Zealand.
I would like to thank the staff members who have worked onsite throughout Level 3. They have run two bubbles for children who have all been terrific and focused in their mahi at school. Here is a link to a story in Stuff that features our staff and children showing a day in school at level 3.
We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone back onsite on Thursday morning. Tomorrow (Wednesday) we will be continuing to support the children who have been attending in level 3 bubbles. All our staff will be onsite while we prepare for re-opening to all on Thursday.
At Alert Level 2 there is low risk of community transmission, and it provides us with a lot more opportunities to engage and connect with others. However, there are still several public health requirements we all need to follow. Please do continue to monitor your health and do not send your children to school if they are not well (and please seek advice about getting a COVID test).
For us, all the required safety precautions for Alert Level 2 will be in place which include following all the recommendations from the public health experts. This means the school has had an extensive clean by our cleaners and we will regularly clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces. We encourage everyone to frequently wash their hands and cough and sneeze into their elbow.
While physical distancing is not a requirement in schools, we will be doing our best to keep students from congregating in very large numbers and keeping learning spaces well-ventilated.
Face coverings are not required to be worn in school. The Director General of Health has recommended that children 12 years+ wear a face covering at school – just as older children are required to wear face coverings in some other places. The decision to wear a face covering is up to you and your whānau, whatever your decision it will be respected.
If you are not sure what all the rules are for alert level 2 when you are out and about, then the following information may be useful to you:
COVID-19 Alert Levels summary table: https://covid19.govt.nz/assets/resources/tables/COVID-19-Alert-Levels-summary-table.pdf
COVID-19 Alert Levels detailed table: https://covid19.govt.nz/assets/resources/tables/COVID-19-Alert-Levels-detailed-table.pdf
We will distribute information tomorrow about dropping off and picking up your tamariki at school. At level 2 we are required to minimise the number of adults entering the site. We will have systems in place to assist with keeping this as smooth as possible.
Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s kaiako or me if there is something you need assistance with. See you Thursday!
COVID Panui – 7 September 2021Tue Sep 07 10:00am
Kia ora Whānau
What terrific news we got today from the Prime Minister Jacinda Adern. We’re going back to Level 2!
The government has given schools 48 hours to prepare for the return of all children on Thursday. In this time the school will get a thorough clean and the teachers will be preparing their classrooms and programmes. This means that on Wednesday there will be no online learning activities with teachers. They will be busy in the school.
The Bubbles will continue to operate for the children who have been attending at Level 3.
The Ministry of Education is working with Health to determine what changes to Level 2 will be required in schools to address the Delta strain. These will be shared with the school tomorrow.
You will receive an email on Tuesday to tell you what to expect when we reopen at Level 2.
I’m looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday.
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