Friday, 8th April 2022

Kia ora koutou

We have 4 important notices for you in our second to last update for the term. 

Term 2 Accord Teacher Only Day

School will be closed during the day on May 12th for a nationwide Accord Teacher Only Day. 

Term 2 Whānau Connect Learner Conferences 

In 2022, we wish to develop and implement Whānau Connect Learner Conferences. This will be an opportunity for parents/caregivers/whānau to meet with your child’s Whānau Group Kaiako to discuss your child’s learning across the school. These meetings will form the basis of our mentoring and support for our young people. We aim to have these meetings face to face but if we are still in ‘Red Setting’ then we will carry them out online.

These will take place on :

  • Thursday 12th May: 3.30 pm – 7.00 pm
  • Friday 13th May: 9.00 am – 3.00 pm 

School will be closed for normal lessons on both of these days. 

Next week we will send a link for you to book an appointment with your whānau group kaiako on your preferred day at your preferred time.

Uniform and Appearance Survey

Please complete this Parent/Caregiver Uniform and Appearance Survey

We aim to have a non-gender specific suite of uniform items that is warm in the winter and cool in the summer, easily identifiable and something of which, students can be proud. We would therefore like your feedback on the current uniform to make sure it meets our aim. Please complete this by the end of next week (Thursday 14th April 2022).

New Website for Online Learning – NOW LIVE!

For the past four weeks teachers have been managing both their classroom teaching and learning programmes, as well as providing work for ākonga who have been isolating at home due to Covid-19. We are now experiencing a larger number of ākonga impacted by Covid-19, who will be learning from home while the rest of their class continues at school. As a result we will be launching our new Online Learning website on Monday 11th April, to manage online learning moving forward.

Online learning information for students and families who are isolating at home

  • Teachers will upload all learning activities onto our Online Learning website, so this is the starting point for ALL school subjects.

  • Teachers have either uploaded work directly to the website or teachers have uploaded work to their class’s online platform and put the link on the website.

  • We are using a Google platform which means that ākonga will have to use their school accounts to access all the parts of this website that they need. Family members may not have equal access to some parts of this website but this is where ākonga at home can show whānau what they are currently learning.

Link to our Online Learning website: onlinelearning.hillmorton.school.nz

Ngā mihi

Ann Brokenshire
Principal