Wellbeing update from Caroline

Mōrena koutou e te whānau,

As we come to the end of another positive and busy week, I just wanted to thank you all for your continued support to keep our school flourishing during such challenging times.

While we remain vigilant and cautious about the escalating Omicron outbreak, we are also mindful of other pressures confronting us currently in the world and in national events.

In order that we make it through the next few weeks it is important that we keep checking in and remain ever mindful of one another’s wellbeing needs.
Now is a time for courage and love.

To any of you who have whānau, friends and connections with Russia and Ukraine, we are keeping you in our thoughts.
To those of you distressed by the civil unrest on our own shores, we keep you too in our thoughts.
To those of you with family caught up in the Australian floods, we are thinking of you.
And to those who remain fearful of the unfolding pandemic, we remain mindful of your needs too.
Aroha nui kia a koutou katoa.

What is difficult for us to comprehend as adults is felt very deeply by our children and young people. Please continue to reassure and support your whānau.
Talk, listen, and talk some more.
Please be ‘present’ and alert to your children and teenager’s needs.
How they cope and behave in life as adults will reflect what they learn from us, today.

As you know at school we have a range of support systems for our students, especially when life is challenging for them. Please contact us if you have concerns for the wellbeing of your child.

Lastly, to those of you in our parent community who arranged the delivery of a magnificent bouquet of flowers to me yesterday – thank you so much. What a wonderful surprise. I was smiling from ear to ear.

It’s going to be a sunny weekend – please make some time for whānau, for kōrero, for aroha.
Ngā mihi maioha ki a koutou katoa nā,

Caroline Gray (she/her/Ms)
Te Kura o Rudolf Steiner i Ōtautahi | Christchurch Rudolf Steiner School
P 03 337 0514 | M 022 500 1705