Kia ora koutou Templeton families, whānau and friends,

Here is the link to this week's newsletter (Friday 3rd June 2022)

Kia ora koutou Templeton families, whānau and friends,

Here is the link to this week's newsletter (Friday 20th May 2022)

Kia ora koutou Templeton families, whānau and friends,

I trust you have managed to have some quality time with the children during our Easter break. As we prepare for our Term 2, we would like to give you an update on the COVID protection measures we will be using to start this term.

The Government’s decision to move to Orange has been made on public health advice. This decision has been based on the fact that we are moving past the peak of cases and our health system is able to cope. We are beginning to see a decline in cases due to high levels of vaccination and natural immunity after infection.

Although the below is an update on how the move to Orange will be reflected in our school, this remains a dynamic situation that is constantly changing. Therefore we will continue to review our current situation and prioritise the necessary health and safety measures to keep our children, staff and community safe.

At Orange, face masks are no longer mandatory at school. However public health advice is that masks continue to be encouraged when indoors. Wearing a mask is a key health measure that slows the spread of COVID-19 in indoor settings. For that reason, we strongly encourage children that have been wearing masks to continue this when indoors. We also ask that visitors to the school, including parents and whānau, wear a mask whenever they are in our Office space or on school grounds.

We ask that Year 4-8 child/ren continue to bring a mask to school every day. We have masks here that can be handed out if needed. There may be times that we’ll ask them to wear a mask, too – for example, when we are having a large gathering for a presentation in the Auditorium. If there are a high number of cases at Templeton Primary School or in the community, we may ask that masks be worn in classrooms for a time.

We will continue to keep all the other health measures in place at school that we know slow the spread of COVID-19. These include ensuring our indoor spaces are well-ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette, appropriate physical distancing whenever we can and, most importantly, staying home if we are sick.

Red and Orange framework for Templeton School / Te Kura o Rātā

If your child has tested positive for COVID-19 or are a household contact over the holiday period we ask that you let us know on the following email address:

We are very excited for Term 2 and the ability to hold our Cross-Country, winter sports, host team assemblies, and the many other events that safely bring our school together allowing our children to further develop their R.A.T.A. values.

Noho ora mai nā (Stay well, take care of yourself)

Nick Pratt

Principal - Tumuaki

Templeton Primary School - Te Kura o Rātā

Kia ora e te whānau,

Here are some links to some parenting courses and webinars available in term two.

Tuning into Kids (Hornby)

Tuning into Kids (Across the city)