Orchard Rest home Construction begins.

Hi everyone
Tomorrow the construction begins for the Orchards Resthome across the road from school on Reading Street. Please talk to children about staying away from this fenced area before and after school or at the weekends as there will be heavy machinery at work. Also, note that parking on the far side of the road will not be available for parking until further notice.

School Lunches are back!

Hi Parents and Caregivers,

Tomorrow our school lunches will be back in action.  They can be ordered at the school office on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8.30 am onwards.  Small Fried Rice or Chowmein $4.50, Large Fried Rice or Chowmein $5.50.

Teacher Only Day – POSTPONED

Hi Parents and Caregivers

Tuesday 2nd June will now be a normal day back at school for everyone.

We had indicated at the end of last year and again at the beginning of the year that we would be having a Teacher Only Day on Tuesday 2nd June after Queen’s birthday.  However, due to COVID-19 and our children just recently returning to on-site learning and many parents back to work last week, we are going to postpone this to next term.


Miss O’Connor

S.H.A.R.P Dress Up Day tomorrow (reminder)

Hi everyone
Just a reminder that TOMORROW is S.H.A.R.P dress-up day.
WHAT: Choose one colour from our SHARP values and wear that colour (or as much as you can!)
               (Red, Green, Yellow, Pink or Blue)
WHERE: Greytown School
WHY: Because we deserve FUN!  (So please make it easy by using your wardrobe items!)
If you would like to bring a can of food that we can donate to the Greytown Foodbank that would be great.

On-site access – simply sign in at the tracking station.

Hi everyone
We are looking forward to school starting on Monday. I just want to clarify what was sent out in the newsletter on Wednesday in terms of ON-SITE ACCESS TO PARENTS as some parents are unsure…
A parent can come onsite if they need to.
A need maybe
# You have a New Entrant or junior child to settle in.
# Your child is anxious about going to class alone.
# Your child is brand new to Greytown School (any age).
# You need to come to the school office.
If you do need to come on-site simply enter one of the 3 gates open and sign in at the tracking station beside it
eg: Write your name, phone number and time.
This is a legal requirement for us in Alert level 2.
Once on site please stay 2m away from other parents and children.
If you need to go inside a class for a child’s well-being, ask the teacher before entering (or they will welcome you in if they can see your child needs you as they are looking really unsure).  They will then help you enter the room by managing other children’s distance.
Here is a social story to help settle kids in and explain this if you need to.  Read as much or as little as you like.
Hope this helps to clarify access.
See you on Monday!

School opening and moving to Alert Level 2!

Hi Parents and Caregivers

Please read this update very carefully as it has a lot of important information about how our school will run in Alert Level 2 eg: Access to the school site, Social distancing, Health and Safety etc.

I know it is a lot, however, there is a lot to cover as we will be working within a “new normal” and it won’t be just business as usual for somethings.

Please let us know if your child/ren are NOT returning to school in Level 2 by Friday.  Please ring or email our school office team at office@greytown.school.nz

We look forward to having you all back next Monday!

Level 2 Coronavirus update Tuesday 12th May 2020

School Open on Monday 18th May 2020

Dear Parents and Caregivers
Today our PM Jacinda Arden announced that we will be moving to Alert Level 2 in the upcoming days.
This means that our school will once again be open for face-to-face learning on Monday 18th May. We will send out more information over the next few days to keep you up to date and unpack this more.
As a school staff and Board, we are excited about our children returning and once again being able to enjoy all the learning and fun things that makes our school a special place to be apart of.
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Miss O’Connor

Week 3 Term 2 2020 Update

Good morning everyone. We hope that you all had a wonderful ANZAC weekend.
Please remember that today is Teacher Only Day, which means that teachers will be sending out learning today for the week, however, they will not be doing any Zoom conferences as we get ready for the start of Level 3.
Please take some time to check out on our Facebook page…
  • Carlo’s “Learning is Fun Challenge” for the week which is to take a photo of your bubble.  If you would like to send this in for next weeks slideshow simply send it to principal@greytown.school.nz or keep it for your own family memories.
  • Our new slideshow celebrating “Learning Week 2 Term 2”. Thank you to all those families that sent in a photo of their learning from last week.
Looking forward to another great week of learning!
Miss O