Lockdown News

“We are an Easter People and Alleluia is our Song!” 

“Ko tātou ngā Tāngata Aranga ko Āreruia tō tātou Waiata!”   


Hello to our wonderful community

We hope your bubble is being kind to you. The reflection for this week’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles paints a picture of an idyllic Christian community where many members live together in unity, generosity and self-giving. But we also know that the early Christian communities had their own struggles in living the life of faith. Their life encourages us in our struggles in our own little bubbles and communities. 


Before we begin our second week of online learning, we want to say THANK YOU to you all for your patience and kindness as we begin to figure out what this means for us all. We will continue to reflect on how we can improve things while keeping in mind that for many of our families things are not easy in a number of ways. We think you are all amazing juggling everything… and we do not want to increase anymore things to fit in your busy day. We encourage you all to link to your child’s SEESAW App as we check this daily. This portal will have teacher videos and comments on work. We have also purchased additional resources for your child to access as well. If you can do a couple of activities a day while juggling the many other numerous tasks your bubble does, that is fantastic. 


Today we will hear whether, as a country, we move to Level 3. As a staff and Board we have already started thinking about this as many decisions will have to be made. The message is  ‘Stay home and restrict movement’ if you possibly can. 

What we do know is that:

We will not be heading back to school as normal for a while yet.

School will be open for essential workers children and those not able to be looked after at home. 

Bubbles will need to be kept to 10 children to one adult. We will need to think about this very carefully.

Significant health and safety procedures will be implemented for all, including drop off and pick ups outside of the school gate.

The online programme will be used for all children – whether they are at school or at home

Other considerations include – staggered breaks, start /finish times,  1 metre gap inside and 2m outside guidelines as well as zero use of the  playground equipment.


However, we will not get ahead of ourselves and continue to keep our country and our leaders in the different sectors in our thoughts and prayers.


We will be in touch as soon as we know more – until tomorrow

Stay well, live with Mercy in your bubble and know we are here for you.


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