Lockdown at Middleton Grange School
Kia ora Middleton Whānau
Thank you for your understanding and support today during the events that took place in our city, and the lengthy lockdown that ensued.
Over the weekend I hope you have the opportunity to relax and spend time with your own whānau as you recover from the events of today. I’m grateful to our staff for the calm and sensible way in which they dealt with the lockdown. I’d especially like to acknowledge the leadership of Megan Cassidy as events unfolded, and all the planning and preparation that was done by Craig Utting last year to prepare for an occasion such as this.
The school week will begin as usual on Monday, and I encourage you to send your children to school even if they are a little anxious. It will be good for them to talk to friends, and we have Form Teachers, Deans and Counsellors available to assist.
If there are any further updates over the weekend, we will contact you via the school app and facebook page. If you don’t have access to these, now might be a good time to set these up on your device. (to download he app search for schoolappsNZ from the google play store or apple app store – choose Middleton Grange as your school)
Once again, we are so very proud of the staff and students of Middleton Grange School and would like to express our thanks.
A parent email today included this quote:
“Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage”. C S Lewis
It is our job as parents and teachers to point our young people to our “brave knight”, Jesus, our Lord and Saviour.
Rod Thompson (Interim Principal)