In order to support the emergency efforts, Nayland College is moving to online learning for Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 August.
Kia ora koutou
My thoughts are with everyone at this time and particularly those that have been directly impacted by the recent weather event. We know that many in our community have had to evacuate, others are cut off by slips or fallen trees, and others are wary of travelling by road. Please do reach out if you are in need, we will support as much as we are able.
The Senior Leadership Team met this afternoon to discuss plans for the next few days. Supporting our emergency services and ensuring safety is or top priority. We have been informed by the Nelson City Council that this is still very much an active emergency situation, with slips continuing to occur around the city. The council have also requested that people stay off the roads if at all possible. We also need to consider that we have 22 staff that are directly impacted by this disaster, with many of them unable to work for at least a few more days.
At the same time we are very conscious that this is yet another interruption to student learning, especially for our senior students finishing assessments and working towards external exams. We will be reviewing our calendar for the remainder of 2022 to ensure we maximise learning time.
With this in mind, we have made the following decisions:
Nayland College will switch to online learning for Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 August.
We will review this tomorrow afternoon, but we are unlikely to be back on site until at least Wednesday.
The school is open for instruction; therefore, students should be checking their class Teams. Teachers will be in contact with students via either the Team chat or email. Students should be completing set online work and/or completing assignments or revision. Please note that some teachers may not be available due to personal circumstances.
It is our preference that students remain at home. However, the Senior Leadership Team will be available to supervise online learning in the library if any students cannot be left at home. Students should report to the library at 8:50am.
The Schoolpoint Subject Selection deadline for 2023 has been extended until Friday 26 August at 3pm.
Student Board Elections
Student elections for the Board have been postponed by one week. The deadline for nominations now closes this Friday at 5pm.
Casual Dress Day
This coming Friday 26 August will be a causal dress day, with donations going to the Mayoral Relief Fund.
If you have any questions or need support, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the school or your child’s tutor teacher. The best way to reach us is via email (email@example.com).
We look forward to seeing all of our students back on site later this week.
By Daniel Wilson