Kia ora koutou

We are relieved that we return to Alert Level 2 on Monday.  We look forward to welcoming all our students and staff back onsite at that time!

Thank you once more to our parents and caregivers for the support and resilience you have shown through Alert Level 3.

Strong vigilance, good hygiene practices, coupled with the hard work our health authorities are doing to identify and support any confirmed cases and their close contacts remain important for all of us.
Our Alert Level 2 Plan will be applied. It worked well last time. Just a reminder that while everyone is onsite at Alert Level 2 next week, we must adhere to key health measures including:

  • Good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette
  • Staying away if sick
  • Keeping the appropriate physical distance from others (in class this means no touching each other and keeping out of breathing distance)
  • Cleaning and disinfecting our high touch surfaces daily
  • 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 onsite
  • Keeping a visitor register for anyone who cannot use the app and for other visitors who come onsite for a period of time.

We know all these things will help to keep our community as safe as possible. Because of these measures, your child does not need to wear a face-covering while at school. We will of course support them should they do so.

Skids, our before and after school care service will be up and running next week, following Level 2 guidelines.

So, it is an extra two days of distance learning. Please continue to help your children to make the most of what teachers provide. This year has been disrupted and a lot of school learning has been missed. Yesterday the school experienced a power outage for most of the day and some distance learning was impacted. There are so many opportunities to build resilience!

For those of you who might be finding things more difficult than usual, a reminder that there is a large range of support available for businesses and the community. We encourage you to go to covid19.govt.nz for more information, or get in touch and we will help you to find the information and support you need.

Ngā mihi

Bruce Warren, Principal