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Kia ora te whānau,

As I write this we are at level 2 of the covid 19 levels, looking forward to a long weekend. Our children are just getting back into school routines and some of us are moving back into our work offices. As we edge closer to our old normal, I wonder what positive experiences and learnings from our covid 19 lock down time we will take forward into our lives. I just want to thank you for the great part each and every one of you have played, in this historical event we have just experienced.   Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Barbara McElligott 
Lower South RC 
03 928 5122 or 027 501 0391

It has been great connecting with some of you during our Wednesday night Zoom catch ups. I am so sorry it didnt work for some of you due to rural internet connections not making it possible or just being over virtual connections. Soon we will be able to get back to having face to face support group activites and trainings again.

I have been working my way through calling you all, which I have found interesting hearing about your triumphs and challenges. Please feel free to call for a catch up, download or upload as you need, as our lock down time hasn’t been easy for us all. Some families have really enjoyed the slower pace and uninterrupted family time, catching up on where your children are at in terms of academic and social development etc. For others, it has been more difficult as we have had our routines changed, haven’t been able to see family and friends, access hasn’t been able to happen, the role of home teacher has put added pressures on us or other things have made this time really difficult. Please be assured we are still here, ready to support you through the difficulties and celebrate your acheivments. Feel free to pick up that phone or send though an email. We are here to help where we can.

I have added in a link that I thought maybe helpful. https://www.facebook.com/poppycock.nz

It is an online pre-recored workshop about transitioning back to school. Its been put together by our local Poppycock Trust and Andrea Greer.

The key messages are Take care, be kind

Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui – Thanks for being strong, steadfast and willing.

Barbara McElligott

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