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4 days ago

Deanwell School

Monday 6th April, 2020

Kia Ora e te Whānau

Mā tātou anō tō mātou korowai e whatu.
We will weave our own korowai.

In this time of challenge and struggle the spirit of Deanwell’s people rally together, knowing that...
each and everyone of you are worthy of Aroha and Belonging.
deep down ‘STAYING AT HOME’ is the right thing to do to SAVE LIVES.

Hāpaitia te MANA - in this time it is critical to continue to uplift our MANA by living our DEANWELL VALUES.

We want to share the results and acknowledge some amazing mahi completed over the past couple of years. We have tweaked our values due to the thinking of our Whānau group who have been working with the 1.3 Behaviour Learning Charter team, along with the mahi from our employees, tamariki and board.

We have removed ‘Tu Pono’ and replaced it with ‘Ako’ as we felt that learning was missing from our values. We have removed the ‘Mahi’ from ‘Mahi Ngatahi’ as we want to collaborate with each other not just in work but in all aspects of being. Our values have evolved with the acronym of MANA.

During Lockdown:
We Care and show Respect…
We need to...
Care and respect ourselves and each person inside our ‘Bubble’
Care for our ‘essential workers’ who are working hard to protect us

We are Brave and Resilient...
We need to..
Listen and accept the emotions that we are experiencing
Seek help and support as needed

We are Together…
We need to...
Know that everyone abiding by the lockdown rules are Legendary!
Be empathetic, non judgemental and offer support to our people experiencing hardship

We Lead and Learn…
We need to…
Remember that learning at Deanwell School is far greater than reading, writing and maths.
Remember that Behaviour Learning is learning for life, through our Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Practices.

The learning we are expecting in lockdown is ‘LIFE SKILLS.’

When we all return to school the learning we want to hear about are the new life skills that you have worked on during lockdown like…
I can make scrambled egg for my Whānau
I know that when you run out of bread you can make scones (if you have flour)
I am so good at folding up the washing
I know some new Te Reo Māori words and Koro taught me some new sentences
I read to my Nan everyday because she loves me reading to her
I can now do jigsaw puzzles
I was able to keep quiet and not interrupt Mum while she was working
I helped Dad mow the lawn and tidy up the section
I learned not to ask for things because I know money is tight right now

Let our Deanwell spirit shine!

Ngā Mihi

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2 weeks ago

Deanwell School


Our essential services

The Alert level 4 that came into effect on Wednesday 25 March at midnight includes limiting business to essential services. The services we deliver are considered ‘essential services’. As such, we will continue to deliver services but the way we work has changed.

We will not be providing our services face-to-face but we will continue working remotely providing all of our services over the telephone or zoom. The exception to the face-to- face rule are flu vaccinations and immunisations for our tamaiti/tamariki and we will also be delivering COVID-19 support packages for Pacific families who meet the criteria.

We will continue to ensure that all our services are available and delivered in a way that maintains everyone's health and safety and continues to be culturally responsive.

Please contact our team (mobile numbers below) if you need help with any of our services.

, chief executive: 021 343 159

, operations manager: 027 292 3999

, team leader health services: 022 544 5030

, team leader social services: 022 015 4109

, team leader employment services: 021 287 3007

, team leader Whānau Ora: 022 488 7816

COVID-19 Packages of support

These packages of support will be distributed to vulnerable Pacific families who have been impacted as a result of COVID-19, for example if a family member has lost their job.

The packages of support will include household items and food supplies.

Please contact : 022 488 7816 for an assessment.

Flu vaccination
We are able to provide free flu vaccinations for people who are at greater risk of serious illness from influenza. You are eligible for a flu vaccination if you are:

aged 65 or over


have a chronic disease

a child with a history of of severe respiratory illness

The influenza vaccine does not protect against COVID-19. However it will protect our most vulnerable population and we encourage you to get this done.

Please contact our Registered nurse Terereawai Kipa-Kearns for more information: 022 544 5030.
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2 weeks ago

Deanwell School

Subject: Pacific Broadcast on National Television today

Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Mālō nī,Talofa lava, Tēnā koutou katoa

Some information we would like to share with you.

There will be a special broadcast on TVNZ TV1 of our COVID-19 key messages in 9 Pacific Languages from Pacific clinicians NZ have been working with through the Pacific COVID-19 team led by Dr Debbie Ryan.

Please note the following details for your information and to share to your networks:

TV1 today at 4.30pm – key messages from our Pacific Clinicians in 9 Pacific Languages (28 mins) (Samoan, Tongan, Kuki ‘Airani, Niuean, Tuvaluan, Kiribati, Rotuman, Fijian and Tokelauan)
TV1 9am on Saturday – a one hour special on Tagata Pasifika’s segment
TV1 7.35am on Sunday – Tagata Pasifika’s segment sharing messages from our community leaders

There will be more social media out today to get the message out there – while everyone will be at home, we encourage our Pacific communities to watch the Pacific segment on TV. Please spread the word!!

Kia manuia, Be Safe, Be Kind
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