Let’s think this through for a second (Reduced health clinics when border reopens, January 6, 2022).
our island really prepared?
our people prepared to be shut out of New Zealand with the only way in, being
through MIQ (managed isolation and quarantine).
present, New Zealand’s MIQ waiting list is booked a year in advance for people
trying to get home.
we lose our Covid free status, we too will join the wait list for entering New
there is a case here, it will definitely spread, but this will only be the
beginning of a situation that will be worse than our current.
really need to weigh our options up, potentially 10 cases will see tourist stop
coming, this will also block us from going to New Zealand.
will we learn, that prevention is the cure?
new variant is running amok all over the world, despite using the exact same
health measures and is now forcing countries back into lockdown.
our borders and putting our people at risk, is just going to put us in a worse
situation than we are in now.
can be rebuilt and bought back, suffering and loss of life can never be bought
the country cannot keep “loaning” off other countries. We need to start
bringing money in rather than losing it.
I understand the frustration other people have regarding Covid, we need
tourists. Reality is, the virus will eventually reach the country.
suppose if we do our part and abide by the measurements and procedures put in
place, then we should be able to manage and maintain this well.
everyone for your comments and support – I’ve just seen this post, so I’ll answer
them all here (Survey planned to gauge number of dyslexic kids, January 6,
Cook Islands Dyslexia Society Inc, (CIDSI) Education Sub-Committee will review
my draft survey and include the education aspects I may have missed. It’s
comprehensive and will enable us to gather data in order to first design an
assessment guide and roll out to subsequently deploy a programme into schools
for students with dyslexia. It’s a big task. Our commitment is to achieve this
before year end.
include schools in the Pa Enua, an online survey is the best way to gather data
and is based on teachers and teacher aides’ range of knowledge and/or
experience of children with learning differences. I make a calculated
assumption, there is very little knowledge here of dyslexia. We want to provide
as much help as we can to our teaching staff, so it is vital we engage full
participation from them.
appreciate everyone’s time is precious – it’s a simple questionnaire and should
take less than ten minutes to answer depending on how much you want to write.
In-depth answers would be much appreciated as more knowledge is key to
providing the best tools and programmes.
data collected will be shared with Ministry of Education as the society has
been working closely with the Inclusive Education Officer since its inception.
CIDSI has a provisional role to provide support to the education sector, who of
course will be running the programme in schools. However that translates, will
be seen in the upcoming year. I’m extremely happy this collaboration is mutual.
all want the very best for every child and I’m mindful, our youth will be
caring for us in our old age. I humbly ask, that the community get behind our
initiative and share this post with family and friends.
to adults with dyslexia, we do have a strategy to provide future support. We’re
very keen to hear from you.