Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa. Kia ora, Hello, Talofa, Mālō e lelei, Bula, Hola, Fakaalofa atu, As Salam Alaykom, こんにちは, Hallo, Hoy, હ લ ો, Hē leu, Mauri, न म त, Ola , Chum reap suor, Kumusta, Nihao, Xin chào.
Kia ora koutou te whānau
Welcome Back Team
I am very happy to inform the community that since we reopened on Monday 18th May we as of today have over 85% of the Chapel Downs student population back at school. I would like to sincerely thank our community for helping to get your children back to school and into familiar school routines, once again. There is a really positive atmosphere around the learning environments as the students and teachers have reconnected again in person and got straight into fun and creative learning activities. All the students have enjoyed seeing their friends again as they have traded lockdown stories and experiences.
Wellbeing and Student Support
The Ministry of Education is playing an essential role in supporting schools to ensure the wellbeing of our students remains our number one priority. The teachers are taking the time to connect and listen, to ensure genuine and authentic engagement, and to build rapport again with their students. This process of whakawhānaungātanga plays an important part in ensuring the students once again feel comfortable at school and are provided opportunities to talk about their experiences over the last 2 months. Recently a wellbeing webinar hosted by Stuart McNaughton spoke about the importance of having reflective conversations at home to help reassure and build resilience. The questions below are a good way to get the conversation started around the dinner table.
- What did you learn about yourself during your time away from school?
- What did you learn about your whanau that makes you feel proud?
- Identify things that your whanau did during lockdown to help look after each other
- What am I grateful for?
- Who am I grateful for?
- What are my goals for the coming year?