Welcome to Henley School, Richmond, Tasman
Ko Paparoa te maunga
Ko Māwhera te awa
Nō Tai Poutini ahau
Ko John Armstrong tōku ingoa
Ko tēnei tōku whānau
Ko Rebecca tōku hoa rangatira
Ko Rosie tāku tamahine
Ko Tom tāku tama
Tēnā koutou kātoa
Kia ora, I'm John Armstrong, the principal of Henley School. Prior to this I was principal of Sumner School in Christchurch for over 3 years. I have also been a principal of other schools in the region including Foxhill (1998-1999) and Upper Moutere (2000-2005). I also worked as a full time school reviewer for the Education Review Office in 2005 and continue to work for them on short term contracts. I am married to Rebecca (also a teacher) and we have a daughter called Rosie and a son called Tom so I am familiar with the challenges of being a parent. Outside of teaching I participate in a range of sports (boxing, tennis and paddle boarding), enjoy family time and collect Solid Gold Hits vinyl records, Carltonware china, 1974 Commonwealth Games memorabilia and Vespa scooters. I am involved with the Asia New Zealand Foundation and regularly support initiatives to make us more 'Asia Aware'.
Today’s Board of Trustees and Friends of the School, in conjunction with a dedicated staff, strive to provide a quality education for every student who attends the school in order to help your child to develop his/her natural abilities to the fullest extent. Henley is privileged to have spacious landscaped grounds including a large hardcourt area and three adventure playgrounds. These grounds are a community asset and are available for general use during out of school hours.
Henley School, Waimea Kindergarten, Waimea Intermediate, Waimea College and Maitai@Henley/Waimea special needs unit make up a unique educational complex that is sited on an extensive area of unfenced land. All schools co-operate to share facilities. Henley School is also a member of the Waimea Community of Learners/Kāhui Ako which is a group of 12 schools in the Waimea Plains that work collaboratively to raise student achievement in the region. Further information is available on the following website www.waimeacol.org
I am particularly excited about being principal of Henley School. This is a school that has a fine reputation in the Nelson region and also further afield (as evidenced in our most recent external review by the Education Review Office).
I look forward to meeting you and showing you around the school.
Ngā mihi nui
John ArmstrongB Com, BSc, BA (Hons), MA,Dip Teaching, Dip Educational Management
Monday 8 June
Dear parents and caregivers
Kia ora koutou
We were pleased to hear the Prime Minister's announcement today that we will be moving to Alert Level 1. For us here at Henley School the changes will take effect from Tuesday 9th June.
The key principles for Alert Level 1 are:
- If you're sick, stay home. Don't go to work, school or socialise.
- If you have cold or flu-like symptoms, call your doctor or healthline. Get tested.
- Wash your hands.
- Sneeze or cough into your elbow and regularly clean shared surfaces.
- You must self-isolate if you're told by officials to do so.
- Stay healthy, work with your GP if you have underlying health issues.
- Keep track of where you've been.
- Businesses help people track movements by displaying the QR code.
- Stay vigilant.
- Be kind to others and be kind to yourself.
From Tuesday 9th June parents and caregivers will be able to enter the grounds and classrooms without details being recorded as occurred prior to Level 1. Our School Office will reopen fully. Our William Street gate will continue to be closed from 0830 each morning to minimise traffic on our driveway. We have the NZ Government QR codes displayed around the school for you to scan.
I hope this information clarifies things for you. If you have any further questions, please email email@example.com or phone the school on 544 8904
Thanks once again for all your work and cooperation with the above points as we return back to normal operations.
Ngā mihi nui
Monday 25 May
The Ministry of Education is asking all schools to submit to them attendance data weekly. They have also asked us to inform you that the purpose for this is to:
• report to the National Crisis Monitoring Centre and government on levels of attendance during the COVID-19 period
• inform and support Ministry planning for students and schools returning to normal operation, and
• evaluate and report on the effectiveness of initiatives implemented by the Ministry to respond and manage its response to COVID-19.
Our daily attendance here at Henley School is consistently above 90 percent (attendance rate today is 94 percent - last Friday 22nd was 93 percent)
Friday 15 May
Please click here to see the information regarding the reopening of school on Monday 18th May under Level 2 conditions.
Monday 12 May
Please click here to see the latest information regarding the upcoming change in Alert Levels. As planning continues for the reopening of school next week, further information will be delivered via email, the school website and Facebook page as it becomes available.
Sunday 10 May
Please click here to see details of the distance learning being provide by Henley School for each Syndicate for Week 5 of Term 2.
Sunday 3 May
Please click here to see details of the distance learning being provide by Henley School for each Syndicate for Week 4 of Term 2.
Monday 27 April
Please click here to see details of the distance learning being provided by Henley School for each Syndicate for Week 3 of Term 2.
Wednesday 22 April (pm)
Kia ora parents and caregivers
On Monday the Government decided that we will move into Alert Level 3 on the 28th April. The overriding principle for Alert Level 3 is to stay at home, other than for essential personal movement and going to work and school.
Wherever possible, students are to stay at home. Parents and caregivers can send children to school from Wednesday 29 April, only if both parents are working in essential or safe services and no alternative arrangements within an extended bubble are possible.
The key message for you is that if you can, you should keep your child at home. You should only physically send your child to school if you need to. If your child has a health condition that means they are at a greater risk of a severe illness you must keep them at home.
If you need to send your child to school please follow the link below and complete the brief survey by Friday 24th April, 1pm.
Ngā mihi nui
Wednesday 22 April (am)
Kia ora parents and caregivers
We hope that Term 2 and our Learning from Home programme has been a success for you so far. We've been getting some great feedback about the learning that is happening and thank you for your support.
Yesterday the Government decided we will move into Alert Level 3 on 28 April. That means we will be open to receive students from the 29 April. We will start to prepare school this week.
The key message for you is that if you can, you should keep your child at home. You should only physically send your child to school if you need to. If your child has a health condition that puts them at a greater risk of severe illness you must keep them at home. If your child is sick please also keep them at home.
We will contact you later this week via email and Facebook to find out whether you can keep your child learning from home, or need your child to attend in person. This will be in the form of a brief survey to help us with our logistical planning.
The Ministry of Education has advised that they are working closely with Ministry of Health to develop clear guidance for safely re-opening schools. This will help us work through the public health requirements that we all need to meet. Like you, we want to be sure we keep our community as safe as possible.
For now, we will continue to support your child’s learning by distance while we plan for Alert Level 3. We will be in touch again soon with more information. Please keep connecting with your teachers to support your child's home learning.
Sunday 19 April
Please click here to see details of the distance learning being provided by Henley School for each Syndicate for Week 2 of Term 2.
Tuesday 14 April
Schools are providing distance learning until they are reopened. For the information on what Henley School is providing, please click here
Wednesday 8 April
Thank you for the responses to the survey regarding requesting devices from the Ministry of Education. The deadline for this has now passed and the information has been sent to the Ministry of Education.
At this stage we do not have information about how the roll out will be progressed or the timeline. We will keep you informed when further information comes to hand.
Thank you for the responses we have received to the survey regarding devices. The deadline for this has now passed and the information has been sent to the Ministry of Education
Tuesday 7 April
Dear parents and caregivers
We hope you are continuing to manage well during the lockdown. Thank you for supporting your child/children during this time.
Next week (15 April) is the beginning of Term 2 and we will still be in lockdown of course. This means schools will be delivering education by distance.
If you do not have access to an internet capable device such as a Chromebook, Laptop or tablet that is available for your child during normal school hours please complete the following short survey form for the Ministry of Education by 5pm Wednesday 8th April.
The Ministry of Education will use the information to identify where devices or hard copy learning resources may need to be delivered. They won’t be able to meet everyone’s needs all at once, but we will continue to provide as much as we can, as it is available. Please complete the survey form for each of your children separately.
This is information we are collecting for the Ministry of Education. The collection, use and disclosure of this information is authorised by the Civil Defence National Emergencies (Information Sharing) Code 2013 under the Privacy Act 1993.
Resources are limited and it will take time to get them to learners who most need them, so the sooner we are able to get this information to the Ministry of Education the better.
Wednesday 25 March
Henley School COVID-19 Update 4