Membership matters 7 April 2020

Date: 7 April 2020


Here’s your March issue of STAnews

With the COVID-19 rāhui closing our normal print and distribution channels, we are bringing you your March issue of STAnews online. It’s a little late, so the April one will be along soon as well.



COVID-19 advice on the website

Both the March and April issues of STAnews went into production before the lockdown, so if you’re looking for information about what the lockdown means for schools, or what you as a board need to be thinking about, please see the COVID-19 Advice for boards on our website.



Staying sane while staying safe

These are really testing times for many of us. Most of us will feel some level of anxiety, powerlessness and frustration at some stage over these weeks, and for many of us the disruption to daily routines will allow baggage from the past to weigh us down more heavily again.

Last week the Mental Health Foundation launched a new campaign designed to help New Zealanders look after their mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Getting Through Together – Whāia E Tātou Te Pae Tawhiti, is a joint campaign by All Right? and the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, and focuses on providing people with the tools they need to be able to manage their worries, look after their mental health and connect with loved ones, despite operating from their own bubbles.

We recommend that you check it out, and share it with anyone else you think may find it useful. Please take care of yourselves as well as your families, your schools and your neighbourhood. There is help available when you need it – and sometimes simply reaching out is all it takes.

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Key information for boards of trustees and principals

Read the latest Pitopito Korero updates for boards and principals from Secretary for Education Iona Holsted.


Noho ora mai


Lorraine Kerr MNZM




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