Kids Voting is a chance for students to take part in this year’s general election. Students vote for real candidates, on a real ballot paper, and compare the results of their classrooms’ election with the results of the real election.
The following is a message from the Auckland Regional Public Health Service –
Auckland is experiencing an unprecedented mumps outbreak. There have been over 370 cases with more than 60 schools affected this year. Schools have had to exclude students and staff with mumps and any close contacts who haven’t been fully immunised with the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine.
This has disrupted the school, the students’ learning and parents who have had to take time off work. Mumps can have serious complications requiring hospitalisation.
With exam and assessment time coming up in secondary schools, please suggest parents check their children have had two doses of the MMR vaccine. This will also protect students from the contagious measles and rubella viruses as well.
Please make your school community aware of the outbreak and the importance of MMR vaccination. Here is a link to a vaccination insert jpg for your school newsletter, social media or your website.
You’ll see it includes a website address and a phone number for parents with questions.
Thank you for your help in communicating these essential public health messages.
We had a visit from Manukau East MP, Jenny Salesa to celebrate Tongan Language Week.
Dear MP Jenny Salesa.
‘Oku ‘oatu heni ‘a e fakamalo loto hounga’ia mo’oni meiate kimautolu, ‘i ho’o loto to, ‘o ke afea ‘a e Kolisi Uesili ‘i he ‘aho fakakoloa ni.
We thank you for enriching Wesley College with the essence of a Tongan woman’s spirit and voice. Our staff and students are richer for it and are truly grateful that you took time out of your busy schedule to speak to our children.
Below are a few photos from this morning’s chapel service.
‘Oku ‘oatu heni ‘a e talamonu kiate koe ‘i he te u ‘o e fili falealea ‘o e ta’u ni, pehe ki ho kaunga-ngaue.
Ke ke monu’ia pe.
‘Ofa atu mo e hufaki.
Puleako, kau ngaue mo e fanau ako ‘o e Kolisi Uesili.
Dr Havea, research scientist from Fonterra, came to speak to the students about their purpose, dreams and never giving up. The visit was organised by HOD Science, Ngatia Vaike.