Thursday, May 4, 2017
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Monday, May 1, 2017
A reminder to all parents that teachers have now updated student e-Portfolio SITES with assessment information from Term 1. Your child’s e-Portfolio BLOG is also updated throughout each term and we recommend you sign up for the email updates if you haven’t already (there is a link on the blog). If you’re not sure how to log into either of these please follow in instructions on our website or contact your child’s class teacher or Belinda Johnston (email@example.com).
Monday, April 3, 2017
The Auckland Regional Public Health Service is managing a mumps outbreak in Auckland. More than 35 cases have been confirmed so far and more than half of these are occurring in children and teens aged 10-19 years. “I urge parents to check with their doctors to ensure their families’ measles mumps and rubella vaccinations are up to date. I recommend this is done before the school holidays. Vaccination is free and it will protect your child and the community,” says Medical Officer of Health Dr Michael Hale. Mumps can spread quickly among those who are not immune, particularly in schools. A single child with mumps at secondary school could cause an outbreak, because immunity in that age group is well below the national average. “If parents do not organise vaccination quickly, their children’s learning could be disrupted. We are in the midst of an outbreak and already large numbers of students are scrambling to catch up on school work after falling ill with mumps for several weeks,” says Dr Hale. Most people recover from mumps, but it can have serious complications. Although rare, infertility can occur. The disease can also cause inflammation of tissue surrounding the brain (meningitis), inflamed testicles or ovaries and deafness. “The best way to avoid getting an infectious disease like mumps is to ensure you are fully immunised with the MMR vaccine,” says Dr Hale. Learn more about mumps on the ARPHS website and about mumps vaccination (pdf).
Friday, March 31, 2017
Reminder that we have our 3 way conferences next week on the 5th and 6th April 2017.
Please book online using www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and log in with the school code - ecjxe. All conferences are 15 minutes in duration and will be held in your child's classroom.
The times booked online are instantly unavailable to others, with the online option giving you instant confirmation of your bookings.