Whanau Evening Thursday 25 February
It’s that time of the year when things are finally beginning to settle and it would be good for teachers and whanau to meet up and check in that everything is going well for our young people here at St Peter’s College.
We’d like to invite you to join us for our Whanau Evening this coming Thursday 25 February. Tea and coffee will be available in the Hall from 6.15pm. We’ll begin the more formal gathering at 6.30pm and we should be finished by 8pm.
During the course of the evening there will be an opportunity to meet the Learning Tutors from Years 7 to 10 as well as the Form Teachers of these year levels. However, whanau of ALL year levels are invited to attend this evening as we are very fortunate to have John Parsons with us on the night.
Many of you will have met John before, but every year he presents on different aspects of Cyber-Safety, as it is an evolving area. This year John will work with students and staff on the topics of how to respond to bad behaviour and bullying online as well as how digital media can be used to ensure inclusivity of all.
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!
Digital Devices and Preparedness for Distance learning
It has been pleasing to note that the vast majority of students are coming to school every day with their devices and that their devices are charged and ready to use. There are, however, some students who are not bringing their devices regularly and are not displaying good self-management by having them charged. Indeed, some devices are coming to school with very little charge and the charger has been left at home.
It is important that all students bring their devices to school, charged and ready to use every day other than days such as next Monday when we have our Athletics Sports. If there is a reason that a student does not have a device because it is in for repair and so on, please let me know so that I can pass that information on to the teachers concerned.
The overnight initiation of Alert Levels in our “Covid world” is our new normal in New Zealand. All staff at St Peter’s are well prepared and resourced should we end up having to engage in distance learning as we did last year.
All students will need fully functioning devices should we go into Level 3 or 4. If your student does not have a device, please be in touch with me to discuss the situation so that we can seek a solution.
Bridget Ryan DP Teaching and Learning