Update on Covid @ South Mak

Evening family and whanau, The weather truly has made it very pleasant around school for all those able to attend.  Just as an update, alongside our current number of students and families isolating due to Covid we have been informed of a student who was at school today that has

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Principal's Vlogs

Update on Start of Year managing Covid:

Friday 28th January Dear Parents, Caregivers and Whānua, There are exciting times ahead. Come Tuesday the 1st of February we will enter another interesting year for education and for our whole community. I have waited to send information about how we will be starting the year until we have the

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Working bee postponed

Thanks to those who have indicated they could help with our working bee tomorrow. 
We have been delayed in getting clearance from Powerco and will postpone until they have cleared us removing trees under the powerlines. 

Postponed until further notice.

Covid update

Kia ora All,

Over recent weeks we have been aware of families having Covid re-emerging.  We know the rules have changed and as long as any household contacts (students) are testing negative they can continue to come to school. We would  like to remind all whānau to be vigilant for symptoms and test if necessary.  With many trips and camps continuing your ongoing support with maintaining the health of our community as we finish the term is greatly appreciated.  

Class Placement 2023

Kia Ora Parents/Caregivers,

We have sent an email this morning to all parents and caregivers advising of your child’s class placement for 2023.

If you have not received an email with this information, please contact the school office.

The class placements are based on student age.   All classes have a range of abilities and teachers will cater for their learning in groups and as individuals.

Updating events for the end of the term.

Room 5 Camp Kawhatau Thursday and Friday.
Room 7 has a day out on Friday to Feilding.
Year 8s have a big day out on Monday, then hosting their final assembly on Monday afternoon.
Room 4 heads to Palmerston North to explore for the day on Tuesday.
Prize giving Tuesday evening at Rangitikei College starting at 6:00pm
Final day at school is Wednesday the 14th, finishing at 12:30.

FOS Hay Fundraiser

For many years South Makirikiri School community spends the summer months picking up conventional hay bales. All the money raised goes back to providing opportunities for the students to experience a range of activities. In recent years the turf was developed as part of the money raised and the last two years money has contributed to EOTC (Camp experiences)

For 2023 we need someone to pick up being the key contact for contractors to touch base with where there are jobs to do. This person does not need to be at every hay pick up but more the key contact and then distribute the messages to the community. It is then the school community gets along to help out.   

If this is something you feel you could help take on please give Rob Simpson a call on 0273267626 to discuss what is involved.