Weymouth Primary School


Welcome to Weymouth Primary!


Kia Ora, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Fakalofa lahi atu, Kia Orana, Namaste, Bula Vinaka & Warm Greetings to you all!
Principal's Message
Saane Faaofo-Oldehaver


Tuesday 30 November 2021

Talofa lava everyone.

Our Ministry of Education learning packs have arrived.
If your child/ren are learning from home, you can pick them up from the office Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday this week. Pick-up times are between 9.30 and 2.30pm.
All children who are at school will receive a pack to bring home as well.
 
Also our Whanau Hub is open on Wednesdays and Fridays (9.30 to 12.30) and it is full of clothes, shoes, kitchenware, blankets etc. Come along and Whaea Pauline will help you fill a bag or two for free. 
 
Faafetai lava
Whaea Saane




Friday 26 November 2021

The following letter will be coming home with children today, and 

has been posted to our communication platforms.

Letter from Whaea Saane.pdf





Wednesday 24 November 2021

LEARNING PACKS


The Ministry of Education Learning Packs are on their way but have not yet arrived.  

Please do not come to school to pick up packs tomorrow or Friday.  We will message out to everyone once they have arrived.

Thank you.

Whaea Saane


Friday 19 November 2021

Talofa lava everyone.

We have completed our first 3 days of reopening our school and they were a success. We had 180 students return and we managed to keep them as safe as we can in classes across our school. 

Next week we have 250 students returning. It is important to note that we are doing our best to keep your children with their teacher but in some classes the numbers are high, so we are moving some students to classes where the numbers are low. 

We have only 4 weeks to go. We will be preparing a new learning pack next week for those who are continuing to learn from home. You can pick them up from the office next Thursday 25th and Friday 26th.

If you are wanting to return please ensure you contact your child's teacher, so we can update our records.

Take care. Stay safe. Have a blessed weekend. 


Wednesday 17 November 2021

Kia ora koutou

What a fabulous reopening at Weymouth Primary School today. I am so proud of our children and families who came back and followed all our health and safety guidelines.

 We had 180 students return. There are 260 who are going to continue learning from home for now, and 100 are still deciding, and will hopefully join us next week.

 We had the News Hub team here to film us to see how well we had prepared to receive, and stagger our end of the day to keep everyone safe.

 A friendly reminder to parents to please wear a mask when you pick up your children.

 Faafetai tele lava

Whaea Saane


Sunday 14 November 2021

Preparation for our re-opening on Wednesday 17th of November

 

Kia ora koutou.  Happy Sunday to you all. 

 

We have been working hard to prepare our school for re-opening on Wednesday but note school will look different as we see out the rest of 2021. We have had our cleaners in all weekend to do a deep clean to prepare our school.

 

The Minister of Education wants us to make sure we have limited numbers of no more than half a class in any space. We have some very clear guidelines we will put into place. 

 

All children that return will bring a letter home after their first day but we have listed some key points below that you will need to know before Wednesday. 


Start time:  The only gates opened will be Evans Road entrances and these will be opened at 8.30am.

Staggered finish times:  Older siblings will leave at the same time as their youngest sibling.

Moana team (Rms 1-5): 2.30pm 
TeAwa team (Rms 6-9): 2.40pm
Papa team (Rms 10-13): 2.50pm
Maunga team (Rms 16-20, 22): 3.00pm
Rangi team (Rms 14, 15, 21, 23): 3.05pm

 Other information:

  • all year 4-6 students must wear masks 
  • school lunches will be provided for all students attending on-site and fruit will be available as well, water fountains won't be available for use, however, all students will be provided with their own cup in class that we can refill
  • yes students will be required to social distance (1m) in the classroom 
  • we will be having staggered break times in the playground so students can access playground equipment
  • we will be limiting the interactions across the school with other students 
  • we have limited numbers in classroom spaces (no more than 15 students maximum)
  • we will be utilising the outdoor space around our classroom as much as possible during learning times
  • children can come in their uniform or mufti each day

 

If you wish your child to continue learning from home, we will continue to provide you with a learning pack. We will be preparing to send another pack in Week 6. No family will be penalised for not returning to school this year. 

 

On behalf of our Board of Trustees and our Staff of Weymouth Primary, we hope you all stay safe and be kind.

 

Nga mihi

Whaea Saane



Saturday 13 November 2021

Talofa lava everyone.

We are excited at the announcement from Minister Hipkins that schools will reopen on Wednesday 17th of November. We know this will look different. A huge thank you to our teachers who have been phoning our families to see if your children will return. 

We have been very busy since the announcement organising our 'Risk Assessment' plan and guidelines for all children and staff returning. 

Only the Evans Road gates will be open from 8.30am. Please we ask no parents on site. 

Children can wear mufti or their uniform. Lunches and fruit will start again.

If you haven't been in contact with your child's teacher, please do so and let them know if your child will return on Wednesday. So far we have 180 returning and the rest continuing to work from home.

Stay safe and we will keep you updated.

Malo aupito

Whaea Saane


Wednesday 10 November 2021

Talofa lava everyone.

Today the Minister of Education announced schools will re-open on Wednesday 17th of November but it will look different at each school. We will be closed on Monday and Tuesday next week to prepare our school and classrooms to open safely.

Our teachers are contacting all families over the next few days to see how many children will return. Once we know how many children are returning, then we can organise systems and guidelines to make sure it is safe for ALL. 
We are waiting for guidelines from the Ministry of Education and Health in order to prepare for opening. The Minister has said it is OK if some children do not return this year. 


Faafetai lava
Whaea Saane



Sunday 7 November 2021

Talofa lava everyone. 

I hope you are all well and managing to navigate your way through these most unusual times. We are so indebted to you for keeping your children home and safe. We have had only a small number of children on site daily as our amazing Essential Workers are out there making sure our economy continues to grow. 

This week our Minister of Education will make an announcement for our primary and intermediate schools in Auckland. I was blessed to sit in on a meeting with Minister Hipkins to share the collective voice of Auckland Principals on a solution-focused approach for opening schools. Once the announcement is made we will begin planning and making contact with all our families. 

Have Your Say Surveys: This week we had another 10 surveys returned. We are now up to 50! Only 301 to go!! Please take some time to fill in the survey as this will help us to plan for 2022. 

Stay safe and stay home, as our Covid cases are continuing to climb in Auckland. 

Nga mihi

Whaea Saane

(Updated PELP Poster - Tuesday 9 November)






WE MISS YOU WPS!

Hopefully this video featuring some familiar faces will bring a smile to your beautiful faces.  We can't wait to see you at Level 2.  

Take care.  Be kind.

We're all in this together!




RETURNING TO SCHOOL AT LEVEL 3

At Level 3 Weymouth Primary School is open for students who have no one to care for them at home.  Please find the information below in different languages to clarify what this means for us at Weymouth Primary School. 

Arabic - Alert level 3 pānui.pdf.           Chinese simplified - Alert level 3 pānui.pdf     Cook Islands Māori - Alert level 3 pānui.pdf 

 English - Alert Level 3 pānui.pdf         Fijian - Alert level 3 pānui.pdf.       Hindi - Alert level 3 pānui.pdf     

Niuean - Alert level 3 pānui.pdf.          Samoan - Alert level 3 pānui.pdf       Te reo Māori - Alert level 3 pānui.pdf.    

Tongan - Alert level 3 pānui.pdf