School Newsletter

21 March 2018


Welcome New Children

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We would like to welcome Marina to Anderson's Bay School. 

It is wonderful to have you joining us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Measles Outbreak March 2019

To all Schools and Early Childhood Education Facilities.

 Information regarding Measles Outbreak March 2019

Two cases of measles have now been confirmed in Dunedin since 22 Feb both of which are linked to the current outbreak in Christchurch. One case was in contact with a local early childhood service whilst infectious.

 Public Health South is working with staff and parents at the affected service to ensure that any unimmunised or vulnerable contacts are safe. This is a timely reminder to ensure that your records and children’s vaccinations are up to date.

 Measles is a highly infectious disease and is more serious than many people realise. Symptoms include fever, cough, red eyes and a runny nose, and then a rash which develops after about 4 days. About one in ten people with measles need to be hospitalised and 30% will develop complications.

 The best measles prevention is two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine which is free for all New Zealand children.

 

More Information

For further health information on measles please go to the Ministry of Health website http://www.moh.govt.nz or the Immunisation Advisory Centre website http://www.immune.org.nz

You can also call the Immunisation Advisory Centre toll-free line 0800 IMMUNE (0800 466 863) for advice.

 

Thank you for your support.

  

Yours sincerely,

 

Marion Poore

Medical Officer of Health

Public Health South

A Division of the Southern District Health Board

 

 

 

 

Skool Loop

Anderson's Bay School has introduced a new School App to enable us to quickly and more efficiently communicate with parents/caregivers.

Please download this FREE App onto your cellphone, once installed choose Anderson's Bay School. 

The App will enable you to receive newsletters and notices from the school.

 

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Road Patrol

                                                   

 

 

Road Patrol Request - CAN YOU HELP PLEASE?

 

At this stage we do not have enough road patrol parent supervisors for our 2019 patrols.

Please consider supervising road patrol.  WE NEED YOU!

Please email Mrs Thomas at glendat@andybay.ac.nz  or call the school at 4544413

Current vacancies:

  • Highcliff Road morning:

    • Thursday

  • Highcliff Road afternoon:

    • Tuesday

 

We also need cover for a parent who is away:

  • Every Friday morning from 22 March to 12 April 2019 - top gate

 

Please help us fill these days

 

Thank you!!

Glenda Thomas

 

 

School Arrival Times

We have noticed recently that some of our children are beginning to arrive at school before our school hours.  We are fortunate to be able to offer our Early Birds programme which runs from 8:00 until 8:30 am each morning.  Our school is then open for children to come into the school grounds at 8:30.  Please ensure that children are not dropped off, or brought into, school before this time as they are unsupervised and classrooms are still being prepared for the coming day. If you have a child in Early Birds, please do not drop them off until 8:00 as this is the time when Jonathan Hinds and Cheryl Ross are onsite and ready to go.

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School Grounds

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It has become apparent that it is time for a friendly reminder about some rules regarding the school grounds:


Children are not allowed to ride their scooters or bikes before or after school through the school grounds.

Children are not permitted to use the school driveway/staff carpark entrance at any time.

 

 

 

 

School Policies

School Docs

Our school has been working with SchoolDocs to create a website for our policies and procedures. We are excited to announce that the site is now live and available to our school community. 

The school works on a subscription basis with SchoolDocs to maintain, update, and review our policies. SchoolDocs provides us with a comprehensive core set of policies which have been well researched and follow the Ministry of Education National Administration Guidelines. The policies and procedures are tailored to our school, and the school supplies specific information such as our charter, and procedures for behaviour management, reporting to parents, etc. 

SchoolDocs updates, modifies, or creates policies in response to changes in legislation or Ministry guidelines, significant events, reviews/requests from schools, and regular reviewing from the SchoolDocs team. Our board of trustees has the opportunity to view changes/additions and comment on them before they are implemented. We will advise you when policies are up for review and how you can take part in the review. 
The latest policies to be updated are:
  • School Swimming Pool
  • Alcohol/Drugs and Other Harmful Substances
A separate email will be sent to all parents/caregivers with log-in details.
 

Cyber Safety

Cyber Safety


Over the next month, our students will be taking part in Cyber Safety lessons. These lessons will cover how to stay safe on the internet and what to do if they feel unsafe online.

Please visit https://www.netsafe.org.nz/ for tips on internet safety. This website has a harmful content advisory and will give advice on what to do if you are concerned about content that your child may have accessed online.

 

Netsafe’s advice for parents about exposure to upsetting content:

  • Have a conversation with young people about what to do if they do come across upsetting content online

  • Let your child know that they can come to you when they find something upsetting and they won’t get in trouble

  • Stay calm if they do come to you – don’t assign blame, reassure them that it’s not their fault and don’t punish them for seeking help

  • Normalise their feelings – let them know that it is normal to feel scared, confused or upset

  • Don’t over-react by taking away the technology – this may make them less likely to talk to you if something else happens

  • For young children, in particular, consider using parental controls to block out specific keywords like “Momo”

  • If you or your child comes across this type of content report it to the platform that it’s on

  • If your child is expressing any concerning feelings, follow up with mental health support

  • If you know that a young person has been engaging in unsafe challenges, report it to the Police and Netsafe, and contact a mental health service for support.

Check out these 10 safety tips for parents: https://www.netsafe.org.nz/online-safety-for-parents/

 

 

 

 

Community Notices

 

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Ngai Tahu Tuition Opportunity

Ngai Tahu Iwi has nominated NumberWorks'nWords as an accredited provider of Maths and English tuition for children who are  registered.  These children are entitled to apply for a grant which provides one or two terms of tuition per year, valued at $470 plus GST per term.  Forms can be requested by emailing matauranga@Ngaitahu.iwi.nz, or picked up from the school office, or by contacting Pauline at NumberWorks'nWords, 90 Crawford Street, Dunedin or phone 474 1104.


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RAD CONTEMPORARY ART COURSES!

HOLIDAY AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMMES

RAD is a large, creative studio space located on George Street in Central Dunedin. It offers facilitated learning opportunities in all areas of Contemporary Art and Design.

For ages 8-12 years

 

BOOK NOW FOR TERM 2 COURSES OR FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

(Holidays: Every day from 8.30am- 5.30pm)

Facilitator: Hannah Breeze: Over 12+ years of Art and Teaching Experience

For more info and booking online:

Website: www.raddunedin.co.nz

Email: hannah@raddunedin.co.nz

  


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Emma is revolutionising the way we teach our children about body confidence. Her target audience is parents of primary and intermediate school children as she is passionate about early intervention and building a fence at the top of the body image cliff.  Her talk is full of great practical advice and tools that can be applied immediately and effectively. 

Her business, Family Body Confidence Consultants, is not a diet focused biz, it doesn't endorse "clean eating" or fussing around with the nutrient content of your kid's lunch box. It's not about helping you be the "best parent" , or even your kids living their "best lives". There are no rules to follow. No failures. Rather, it is a liberating path to SANITY around food, bodies and health for our precious children. 

   


 

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CANCELLATION

The Cultural Extravaganza that was to be held at Musselburgh School on Thursday, 21 March 2019 has been CANCELLED.


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92 Jeffery Street, Anderson's Bay, 9013 Dunedin
(03) 454 4413