Mrs Jones’s Shout Out

Welcome back for Term 2. We hope you have had a restful break and are ready for another busy term. We hope your
tamariki have enjoyed their first week back.

We are thrilled to see our new values displayed around the school. If you have time, come and check them out. Stay and
have a coffee. They are also on our Facebook page.

Please talk with your child, encourage them to tell you if they are receiving abusive or threatening messages. Often this is
happening at night in your home. Take precautions. Monitor your child’s device use. Think? Are they old enough to use this
App? Is it appropriate?
We need your help. This has an effect on school life, friendships and mental well being.
The NZ Justice Department supports digital safety and wellbeing. Cyberbullying and other modern forms of harassment and
intimidation can have a devastating impact on people, especially children and teenagers.
Harmful digital communications can take a variety of forms. They include when someone uses the internet, email, apps,
social media or mobile phones to:
send or publish threatening or offensive material and messages
spread damaging or degrading rumours about you
publish online invasive or distressing photographs or videos of you.
To address this problem the District Court has a new civil process that will provide a speedy, efficient and relatively cheap
legal avenue for dealing with serious or repeated harmful digital communications. Info here. If your child is being bullied
online use the 105 online NZ Police report.

International Students
We are pleased to be working in partnership with Silver Fern Excellence Initiative (SFEI) to foster a cultural and educational
exchange between Chinese and New Zealand students. This exchange endeavours to enhance cultural understanding
between China and New Zealand, broaden the global perspectives of both Chinese and New Zealand students, and
provide them with enriching experiences in New Zealand’s diverse culture, natural beauty, and unique attractions. Near the
end of July our school will be hosting our first group of up to 25 students from China for 9 nights and 1 week at school.
Homestay payment: $60 per day per student. At this stage we are looking for expressions of interest to be a Homestay
whanau. If you have the capability of hosting 1-4 homestay students please email

Teacher Only Day 27th May. The Ministry of Education granted primary/secondary schools 4 teacher only days to support
the implementation of Te Mātaiaho – the refreshed NZ Curriculum. Please make alternative arrangements for your child.

Mrs Jones and the “A” Team
We are Limitless! We are Passionate! We are Mokoia!


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