Lockdown News

Hello, Kia ora to our wonderful school community

 We hope that Term 2 and our distance learning programme has been a success for you so far. We know there would have been any number of challenges for you to deal with but we have been getting some great feedback about the learning that is happening and truly thank you for all your support.

 The Government has decided that we will move into Alert Level 3 on Wednesday April 29th.  That means we will be open to receive students from the 29th April.  

 The key message for you is that if you can, you should keep your child at home. You should only physically send your child to school if you need to. If your child has a health condition that means they are at a greater risk of a severe illness you must keep them at home.  If your child is sick please also ensure you keep them at home.

 In order to ensure the safety of those children and our staff who do come to school, we will be operating with strict enforcement of health and safety measures. This will include dropping your child at the front gate with staff bringing them into the school grounds.

 I want to assure you that we will continue to support your child’s learning at home.

We ask that by Wednesday night, April 22nd, you reply to your child’s teacher whether you can keep your child learning from home, or need your child to attend in person at school. There will be the same programme for both learning environments. Please use your child’s teacher’s email address or use the Seesaw App for this. 

 The Ministry of Education has advised that they are working closely with the Ministry of Health to develop clear guidance that will support schools to safely re-open their premises to students and staff. This will help us work through the public health requirements that we all need to meet. As you will be doing, we want to be sure that what we do will keep our community as safe as possible.

 For now, we will continue to support your child’s learning by distance while we progress our planning for what Alert Level 3 will mean for you and our school. We will be in touch again soon with more information. As you have been doing, please keep connecting with your teachers with any questions you might have.

Stay strong, stay home, be kind and let’s finish what we startedJacinda Ardern 

 With grateful blessings from our bubbles to yours

Maria Amey – Board Chairperson,     Caroline Gilligan – Principal 


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