Kia ora koutou

You will now be adjusting to a further period of Alert Level 3 and working through the impacts this will have for your family and whānau. It is pleasing to see how New Zealanders are responding to this latest outbreak by getting tested if unwell, and staying home.

While most of us are familiar with requirements at Alert Level 3, we will continue to emphasise the importance of:

  • Good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette
  • Staying away if sick
  • Keeping an appropriate physical distance from others
  • Cleaning and disinfecting our high touch surfaces daily
  • Staying in our bubbles whether at home or in school
  • Displaying QR code posters at our entrances and encouraging all of our community to download the NZ COVID Tracer App and use it if they come on-site
  • Keeping a visitor register for anyone who cannot use the app and for other essential visitors

We know all these things will help to keep our community as safe as possible.

For Level 3,  we have a small number of children attending for the next week and a half. If you are an essential worker and need this service, we are happy to oblige. Please email brucew@mairangibay.school.nz as soon as possible so that we know who to expect and can manage staffing appropriately.

Distance learning will begin on Monday. The first time that we had to do this it was all new and at such short notice. The teaching team has been working on making improvements.  A separate communication will be sent shortly explaining our approach this time.

We have again offered school devices to those who need them at home. Many of you have replied and we are getting them ready ASAP for pick up on Monday afternoon.  Please add your request  here if you have yet to do so.

Please support our kids by showing respect, kindness and resilience. Let’s fight complacency and be positive about our community’s and country’s united effort to beat this virus.  Please keep connected with us, as you have been doing. We look forward to seeing everyone in person when we get back to Level 2.

I will continue to provide updates whenever I have the information I think you will find useful.

Ngā mihi

Bruce Warren, Principal