We would like to welcome Marina to Anderson's Bay School.
It is wonderful to have you joining us.
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.
You can also call the Immunisation Advisory Centre toll-free line 0800 IMMUNE (0800 466 863) for advice.
Thank you for your support.
Medical Officer of Health
Public Health South
A Division of the Southern District Health Board
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school at 4544413
Highcliff Road morning:
Highcliff Road afternoon:
We also need cover for a parent who is away:
Please help us fill these days
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.
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.
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/
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.
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:
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.
The Cultural Extravaganza that was to be held at Musselburgh School on Thursday, 21 March 2019 has been CANCELLED.