I hope you have all had an enjoyable weekend in what is a rapidly changing world.
The Prime Minister's address to the nation on Saturday and the new Level 2 expectations means that we will be making some changes to the way we do things at school.
All trips and activities that take children off-site are cancelled for this coming week. That includes waterwise, MERC and EOTC.
All large group activities that happen at school but that involve the mixing of students across classes are cancelled this week. This includes production, Orchestra, Beginner Band, Concert Band, Choir, Jazz Band, Kapa Haka, Dance Sport, Hip Hop and Hand Bells.
With the exception of classroom activities we will be asking the following question: Would this activity require students to be closer than 1.5m for more than 15mins? If the answer is yes then the activity will be cancelled.
Rock band and private instrument lessons will continue as students are able to be more than 1.5m apart. These lessons may be in a different location and Mrs Holmes will contact students directly.
We have a few staff who will be working from home due to their personal circumstances and I thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we work quickly to adapt our systems and programmes to cover.
Our curriculum team are working hard in the background to prepare for possible school closures and making sure we are as prepared as possible for distance learning. We aren't quite there yet! But we are working on it as quickly as possible.
Please be assured I will keep you up to date with any further developments as they come to hand.