News from the Board

NEWS FROM YOUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES

31 March 2020

Kia Ora Koutou Katoa,

We hope you are all staying safe and that your whānau are all coping in lockdown. We encourage you all to stay connected at this time via “bubble-safe” methods to ensure that you and your whānau are minimising any risk but keeping on top of your well-being. Please ensure you read the Covid-19 update below for important information about school during this situation.

As a Board, we would like to thank all of the staff for their hard work at this time to develop online learning systems to ensure our students are all staying connected to HHS. We are remarkably proud of what they have achieved in such a short time. We encourage you all to stay connected to your child’s/children’s teacher via seesaw or email and feel free to ask questions if you are unsure of anything.

The BoT had our first virtual meeting on Tuesday night and we wanted to give you a quick update on a few things.

Covid-19 

School holidays have been brought forward so that they are completed within the 4 week lockdown period announced by the Government. Holidays began on Monday 30 March and end on Tuesday 14 April. At the end of the school holidays, schools will be open for distance learning but not physically open for staff to work at the school or for students to attend. Teachers will be working offsite.

Please remember that no one is to go on to the school site during the lockdown period. If you see anything suspicious at HHS please contact the police on 111 for emergencies or 105 or www.105.police.govt.nz for non-emergencies.

Principal Search

We have decided to press on as planned with the search, despite the situation. We have narrowed the applicants down to a short list and will interview them very soon.

Building update

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has instructed schools to halt all building work until further notice. Unfortunately this means more delays for our refurbishment project. We are now working with the MoE and our Property Manager on next steps and will keep you updated as soon as we have further information.

Board vacancies

We are excited to welcome Melanie Zimmerman to the BoT as the Staff Representative (replacing Abbey who is currently Acting Principal). We still have a parent vacancy left after Amy Renata’s relocation and would like to fill this by selection. We will let you know of progress in due course.

We appreciate the support from all of our wonderful community and hope to resume normality as soon as possible.

Ngā mihi nui,

Hampton Hill School Board of Trustees

Here you can read and download the agenda for our next Board of Trustees meeting on Monday 4th May 2020 at 6.00pm – please note this agenda will be available one week prior to the meeting and will be subject to change.

Here you can read and download the Minutes taken at our Board of Trustees meetings – just click on any of the buttons.  Archived copies of the Minutes are kept in the office.