Term 2: Week 1,  16. 04. 2020
Principal’s Message Tēnā koutou e aku rangatira,   Allandale School hopes that you all are well and safe. Please take care of yourself and your whanau. These are ever changing and challenging times for us all, however our strong relationship with each other will support us all to make the best out of this situation.    Your staff and BoT’s have been busy over the last two weeks organising what distance learning will look like for Allandale School. Providing an education that reflects Allandale School’s values and programmes while understanding families individual situations has been a continual cycle of reflection and discussions. However, through shared discussions and feedback from whanau, staff, students and BoT, we believe that we are in a great place to start term 2 and our Continuation of Education.    Thank you everyone, be well, be safe.   
Our School Allandale School has prided itself on providing education that provides a strong pastoral care focus while embracing current learning delivery and is rich in curriculum. We are developing our Continuation of Education through 3 core areas of Pastoral Care, Learning delivery and embracing Curriculum.   Continuation of Pastoral Care Plan Continuation of Learning Continuation of Curriculum   Allandale School Learning Schedule Allandale School staff are well aware of the complexity of juggling distance learning, running a family, working from home, looking after elders and keeping whānau happy and healthy. This new way of learning and living is a balancing act for all of us. That is why we will be providing a detailed learning schedule with times that we will be engaging with our students and whanau. These boundaries will provide everyone clarity and clear, transparent expectations. Communication Processes during Covid-19 Lockdown These documents will be shared on our website please send any feedback to learnalot@allandale.school.nz
Student Journalist Conrad House interviewed students on what they have been doing during our lock down. Lachlan , Age:8, Rm:6 To stop himself being bored Lachlan has read about seventy books during lockdown so far. He’s enjoying being at home but is itching to see his friends again. McKenzie, Age:8, Rm:5 McKenzie’s main boredom buster has been to read books on her tablet. During lockdown she is enjoying that no cars are waking her up in the morning, But still really looking forward to spending time with her friends when lockdown’s over.McKenzie advises everybody to “stay home. Lucy, Age:9, Rm:2 Whenever Lucy gets bored she goes for a bounce or two on her trampoline. She’s been enjoying a nice lockdown treat of  eating lots of ice-creams. When lockdown is over she is looking forward to travelling and seeing her family. Lucy advises everyone to “do lots of exercise.” (she’s been doing lots of biking.) Halle, Age:9, Rm:4 To stop herself getting bored Halle has been going on lots of long bike rides. She’s also enjoying being able to watch lots of movies, but truly misses her friends. Halle advises everyone to respect social distancing and to “stay home and stay fit.” Luca, Age:10, Rm:2 Luca has been keeping himself busy by going for bike rides, playing basketball and even putting in a new floor! He’s enjoying being able to spend so much time with his family. When lockdown is over he’s looking forward to seeing his friends and getting back to a normal life. Luca advises everyone to “stay home and stay safe.”
Our Environment Our school entrance way upgrade will commence once alert level 4 has been lifted. A beautiful facelift for the school that will be enjoyed by everyone that comes into our school. Our Learning Support Co-ordinator learning space is also another project that is currently being planned for. This project will transform the unused toilets between rooms 9 and 10 into a collaborative space that opens up onto the new deck area.During this renovation rooms 9 and 10 will also get a long overdue facelift. Exciting times await us on our return to school.
Hauora Focus Latest updates on Covid 19 https://covid19.govt.nz/covid-19/ Mental Health Foundation NZ – 09 623 4812, https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz Youthline – 0800 376 633, https://www.youthline.co.nz/ Womens Refuge – Whanau Awhina.0800 refuge / 0800 733 843  https://womensrefuge.org.nz/ Depression.org.nz – 0800 111 757 https://depression.org.nz/ Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children 0508 326 459 https://www.orangatamariki.govt.nz/ Work and Income – 0800 559 009  https://workandincome.govt.nz/eligibility/emergencies/2020/coronavirus.html?fbclid=I Local support agencies Ngāti Awa Social & Health Services – 07 306 0096 Te Pou Oranga O Whakatōhea Social & Health Services 07 315 6042 The Salvation Army 07 308 6923 Whakatane Police 111 for emergencies 07 308 5255
Staff Contacts: Adrianne McAllister principal@allandale.school.nz BOT Chair Erin Green ering@allandale.school.nz Office Kathy Munn learnalot@allandale.school.nz Room 1 – Whaea Ashton ashtot@allandale.school.nz Room 2 – Whaea Hailey haileym@allandale.school.nz Room 3 – Mrs Foster kayleyf@allandale.school.nz Room 4 – Mrs Swan charlottes@allandale.school.nz Room 5 – Mr Patterson warwickp@allandale.school.nz Room 6 – Mrs G janeneg@allandale.school.nz Room 9 Whaea Debs debbieh@allandale.school.nz Room 10 Mrs Naik mamtan@allandlae.school.nz Room 11 Whaea Te Rumate terumatem@allandale.school.nz Room 12 Whaea Dee deannag@allandale.school.nz Room 13 Whaea Maia maiac@allandale.school.nz Room 14 Whaea Moana moanaw@allandale.school.nz Room 15 Mrs Hanright staceyh@allandale.school.nz Room 16 Mrs Barkema mirindab@allandale.school.nz Room 17 Mrs Benson sharonb@allandale.school.nz Room 18 Mrs Van de Laar marilynv@allandale.school.nz Room 19 Mrs Adamson wendya@allandale.school.nzAllandale KIND of kids This week our school is focusing on: Responsibility   Kind to Myself – Kayden Howson Kind to Others – Lea-ne De Bruin Kind to the Environment – Madeleine Northey The Learning Kind  – Myran Agnew The Achieving Kind – Ayla Howson The Community Kind – Ryan Baker   Teacher – Whaea Ashton