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Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou.

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou.
Being the proud leader of Forest Lake school for many years I have seen us evolve as kaiako and strive for excellence in all that we do.

We work together to empower our tamariki to be the best that they can and to Rise to the Challenge (Kawe Ake te Mānuka).

It is very much a Whānau school as we now have second-generation tamariki, returning to be educated here.

The wairua is warm and welcoming to all at our kura. Tamariki can be educated through Total Immersion Māori (Rumaki) or English Medium (Auraki). Tikanga ā Iwi is practiced throughout our kura and interwoven through all we do.

We welcome inquiries.
Ngā mihi, Chris

Whats happening at Forest Lake School?

Latest Notifications

Extra Curricula Sports

Tue Oct 19 03:00pm

Kia ora e te whānau, this is an update on what will happen with extra curricular sports for Term 4.


Firstly, thank you to all those whānau who returned their notice of commitment to participate in a sport this term. Unfortunately, due to the current alert level and the uncertainty with sports going ahead within the Waikato region there will be no extra curricular sports for this term.


If you have any questions around sports please make contact with Whaea Calah.

Whanau Check in

Tue Oct 19 02:09pm


Teachers have now made connections with whanau by using either Seesaw or Google Classroom. This time teachers have provided ‘Choice Board’ activities that don’t require a lot of access to devices. As whanau you could look at a ‘Choice Board’ and decide on an activity together. Photos can be taken of the finished product and uploaded so teachers can respond to the students work.
The most important focus at this time is whanau. Only do what you can. Take care of each other.
We will continue to communicate with students in this way, this week until we know more about the reopening of schools.
Ngaa mihi
Whaea Chris

School Update

Tue Oct 19 08:03am


Following yesterday’s announcement, teachers will be in contact through Seesaw and Google Classrooms about accessing distance learning from today for the rest of this week.
Wednesday further announcements will be made about schools moving forward. 


Please contact me if you have questions and I’ll do my best to answer.
Take care.
Whaea Chris

TTOTA Production Video

Mon Oct 18 07:51am

Mōrena Whānau, 


If you would like a keepsake video of Te Tīmatanga O Te Ao then please send me an email (matthewt@forestlake.school.nz) so that I can process your order. Please just let me know if you have a Full HD TV or not. 


They cost $10 each.


Ngā Mihi, 


Matt

Covid Update for Level 3 – Essential workers Children Only

Sun Oct 17 01:51pm

 


It has been busy determining the school process for the start of term 4. To be able to staff at Level 3 for students of essential workers, staff have had to be tested. Unfortunately as we are asymptomatic our tests don’t appear to be a priority however I have managed to staff the 2 bubbles required.


Therefore school will only be open for children of essential workers. I have used the database from our previous 2, Alert Level 3  periods and have communicated with them directly.


I will communicate with the school community once we hear the decision of the Government on alert levels tomorrow afternoon. Teachers have been asked to contact whanau but we will not be making decisions about distance learning until after the announcement. 


Take care.


Ngaa mihi


Whaea Chris

Last Day of Term 3/School Holidays

Fri Oct 01 09:49am

Kia ora parents/whaanau,


Just a reminder, today is the last day of Term 3 and our school pick-up times remain the same.


Juniors: 2:30pm


Middle and Seniors: 2:45pm


We hope you enjoy the school holidays and we will see you all when school (Term 4) resumes on Monday the 18th of October 2021.


Ngaa mihi,


Whaea Chris


 


 

MAEROA INTERMEDIATE ENROLMENT UPDATE 2021

Mon Sep 27 03:34pm

Kia ora parents/whaanau,


Attached is information regarding Maeroa Intermediate’s 2022 enrolments. The last day to have your enrolment is Tuesday, 28th of September 2021


Please contact Maeroa Intermediate directly if you have any questions.


Ngaa mihi



Maeroa Intermediate Enrolment Reminder

Junior School Cross Country Update

Fri Sep 24 09:42am

Kia ora Whaanau,



Unfortunately due to the condition of our field after yesterday’s downpour we have had to cancel the Junior Cross Country for today.


The Middle School and Senior School students are still hoping to have theirs at Minogue Park and will make that call at 10.00am today, but remember due to the current Level 2 conditions, parents and whaanau cannot attend.

2021 September Newsletter

Wed Sep 22 01:44pm

Kia ora Whaanau, 


The latest newsletter is available for your reading pleasure.  Enjoy!!


 



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2021 September Newsletter

Wed Sep 22 01:37pm

Kiaora Whaanau, 


The latest school newsletter is now available for your reading pleasure.  Enjoy!!



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Forest Lake School 2022 Ballot

Fri Sep 17 09:32am

If you have a child that is due to start school at any stage throughout the 2022 school year and are currently living out of our school zone, please click on the image and read the following carefully as it is how you will need to go about enrolling them for next year. You have until the 1st of October, 2021 to hand in your applications.


If you are living in our school zone and have children due to start next year, we also ask that you complete enrolments for them during this time, as it will assist us in determining the exact amount of spots available in the ballot.


2022 Ballot Information

Have you got YUMMY Apple stickers at home? Please send them to school next week! Ngā Mihi Whānau!

Fri Sep 10 11:36am

*MAEROA INTERMEDIATE ENROLMENTS UPDATE 2022*

Thu Sep 09 04:05pm

Kia ora whaanau/parents,


Kia ora whaanau/parents, Please read the updated notice attached in regards to those Senior Students who will be attending Maeroa Intermediate next year.


We will have limited enrolment packs here at school so please contact us first otherwise you will need to contact Maeroa Intermediate School directly.


Ngaa mihi.


 



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IMPORTANT – Level 2 Update for Forest Lake School

Tue Sep 07 05:03pm

Kia ora Whaanau, 


Thursday school resumes under Level 2 conditions.  Please click the link below and read this important information about how we will operate under these new Delta Level 2 conditions.  Apoligies for the length of the notice, but it is all important nformation which you all need to know.  



Level 2 Update for Forest Lake School

Forest Lake Level 2 Questionnaire (Last Day for Submissions)

Mon Sep 06 11:04am

Kia ora whaanau/parents,


As you will be aware there may be a move to Covid-19 Alert Level 2, as early as next week.


Schools will be open for all children and distance learning will still be available for those unable to attend school eg. self isolating.
Best health practice guidelines will still be in place.


Please complete the questionnaire regardless of whether your child/ren will be back or not by today Monday 6th Sep at 12pm (noon) to give us an indication of your intentions.


Ngaa mihi,


Whaea Chris



Forest Lake School Alert Level 2 Questionnaire

Forest Lake School Alert Level 2 Questionnaire

Sun Sep 05 11:04am

Kia ora whaanau/parents,


As you will be aware there may be a move to Covid-19 Alert Level 2, as early as next week.

Schools will be open for all children and distance learning will still be available for those unable to attend school eg. self isolating.
Best health practice guidelines will still be in place.

Please complete the questionnaire regardless of whether your child/ren will be back or not by Monday 6th Sep at 12pm to give us an indication of your intentions.


Ngaa mihi,


Whaea Chris



Forest Lake School Alert Level 2 Questionnaire

*MAEROA INTERMEDIATE ENROLMENTS 2022*

Thu Sep 02 12:04pm

Kia ora whaanau/parents,


Please read the notice attached in regards to those Senior Students who will be attending Maeroa Intermediate next year.


If you have further questions please contact Maeroa Intermediate.


 
Ngaa mihi.



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Level 3 Roll Closed

Tue Aug 31 02:02pm

To enable us to complete set up processes for children coming into school the survey is now closed. Only children registered can attend. 


Ngaa mihi 


Whaea Chris 

Survey Request and Distance Learning Collection.

Mon Aug 30 09:27am

Morena Koutou,
I hope that you are all staying well in your bubbles.
This morning a further link will come out on SchoolApp for the survey. Thank you if you have completed this already but I’m still waiting for 160 families to respond for an accurate roll for level 3.
If you did not manage to collect your distance learning packs they will be available again this morning at 9 until noon. They will be on the verandah in front of Kauri 1. A text message will also be sent as a reminder to collect them.
Ngaa mihi
Whaea Chris

Alert Level Change

Fri Aug 27 06:39pm

Kia ora Koutou,


Todays announcement from the New Zealand Government has all regions south of Auckland moving to Level 3 as of midnight on Tuesday 31st August.
Technically, at level 3 schools remain closed other than to provide for children of essential workers. That means if all of the adults in your home are essential workers and you cannot supervise your children at home, they can attend school.
Teachers will continue to provide distance learning. If you were unable to collect your learning pack I will make these available again on Monday morning from 9.00am.
Further announcements will come out prior to the level change.
Enjoy the weekend. Take care.


Ngaa mihi
Whaea Chris

August 2021 Newsletter

Tue Aug 24 12:19pm

Kia ora Whaanau,  


Here is the school newsletter that was due to go out before Lockdown was announced.  We have made a few changes due to the lockdown, but felt it was important to retain some norlmacy in our programmes.  To read, click the view button below. 


Happy reading!


 



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Kia ora Koutou,

Mon Aug 23 07:39pm


Today many of your children would of attended online hui with your teams today. Online learning will continue as Level 4 has been extended until Friday.
Tomorrow we are starting to make the hard learning packs and cleaning devices. We hope to be able to start distributing these by the end of the week.
Thank you to those parents who have provided us with addresses and phone numbers. This will help to ensure we get the learning to the right place.
A reminder from the Government that the school grounds are closed and this does include the play equipment. I have asked that this be taped off as a reminder to keep us all safe.
Ngaa mihi
Whaea Chris

EXTENSION TO ALERT LEVEL 4

Fri Aug 20 06:16pm

Kia ora Koutou,


This afternoon the New Zealand Government has announced that the country will remain at Alert Level 4 for another 4 days, until 11.59pm Tuesday 24th August.


That means school will remain closed for instruction for this period of time.


Teachers have been working hard to develop online learning which will begin on Monday 23 August.


The teams will start with online meetings (Monday)  with students and whanau, to connect with you all again. These hui are at different times to allow children to all participate when family members may come from several teams.


Auraki Tuakana ( Kauri 1 ) 9.00am


Rumaki (Kauri 2 & 3) 9.30am


Auraki Waenga ( Kahikatea 1 & 2) 10.00am


Auraki Teina (Matai 1 – 5 ) 10.30am


Remember the priority for you and your whanau is still your own health and wellbeing. Teachers are available and will be checking in on whanau wellbeing as we move forward. 


School App and Facebook will be our means of communication. Thank you to those whanau that have responded to the earlier message to update or confirm addresses and phone numbers. This information is important for when we begin to distribute hard learning and devices. 


 Stay safe, Ngaa mihi


Whaea Chris


 


 


 


 

Information Required

Fri Aug 20 12:43pm

I hope you are all staying well in your bubbles. We felt is was important to give whanau these 3 days to adjust to our new situation. In the background staff have been busy preparing for distance learning should this be required. This will start on Monday.


This time we want to send every whanau a hardlearning pack with some basic equipment. To be able to do this successfully we need to check everyones physical address and phone number of the main contact..


Can you please email this information to systems@forestlake.school.nz ? Those addresses that are confirmed will be delivered packs first. 


A further notification will be posted after todays announcement from Government.


Stay safe.


 


Whaea Chris


 

Alert Level 4 – What it Means for Our Kura

Tue Aug 17 07:50pm


As you will now be aware, NZ is moving into Level 4 lockdown from midnight tonight. This means that school will be closed for the rest of this week.
All communications will be made on our School Facebook page and the School App. Any communications are to be sent to principal@forestlake.school.nz


The next communication will be over the weekend.
Take care
Whaea Chris

Office Payments

Wed Aug 11 10:09am

Kia ora whaanau,


Unfortunately our Eftpos machine is out of action. We are unable to take any Eftpos payments and process WINZ quotes at this stage. We can receive cash payments at the office. We hope to have the Eftpos machine working again within the next day or so.


Please be aware we also have limited change on-hand.


Ngaa mihi

Health Consultation Feedback/Petrol Voucher Winner

Fri Aug 06 04:36pm

Kia ora parents/whaanau,


Thank you to all who returned their Health Consultation Feedback forms on the 4th of August, we appreciate you taking the time to fill this in.


The Winner of the $100 Petrol Voucher has gone to Madison Edmonds. Congratulations!


Have a wonderful weekend whaanau.


 

Health Consultation Feedback Reminder

Tue Aug 03 05:04pm

Kia ora Parents/Caregivers/The School Community;


This is a reminder tomorrow is the last day to please return the Health Consultation feedback form to assist our Board of Trustees in reviewing the current Health and Education plan for our students.


Please return the Health Consultation feedback to the School Office by the 4th of August 2021 and go into the draw to win a $100 Petrol Voucher. A Winner will be drawn on the 6th of August 2021.


Ngaa mihi


 

Health Consultation Feedback Reminder

Mon Aug 02 01:14pm

Kia ora Parents/Caregivers/The School Community;


This is a reminder to please return the Health Consultation feedback form to assist our Board of Trustees in reviewing the current Health and Education plan for our students.


Please return the Health Consultation feedback to the School Office by the 4th of August 2021 and go into the draw to win a $100 Petrol Voucher. A Winner will be drawn on the 6th of August 2021.


If you have not received a form please view the Google link attached:



2021 Forest Lake Health Consultation


Ngaa mihi

Health Consultation Feedback 2021

Wed Jul 28 05:04pm

Kia ora Parents/Caregivers/The School Community;
Parents should have been sent home a letter with information regarding our school health education. 


The Board of Trustees are wanting to review our health and education curriculum and need you to help with the proposed implementation for our school.


Please return the Health Consultation feedback to the School Office by the 4th of August 2021. A Winner will be drawn at Assembly 6th of August 2021. Up for grabs is a $100 Petrol Voucher for the Health Consultation Feedback 😁.


If you have not received a form please view the Google link attached: 



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Hair Braiding?

Wed Jul 28 11:02am

Kia Ora Whānau, 


Is there anyone in our AMAZING school community who is able to braid (Not plait) long hair? If this sounds like something you can do, can you please email me: matthewt@forestlake.school.nz


If you are unsure what I mean, have a look at the picture attached. 


Ngā Mihi, 


Matt



BRAIDED HAIR

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