Alert Level 4 Extended

23 August 2021

Dear Parents/Caregivers


Alert Level 4 Extended


As you are probably aware, the Prime Minister announced this afternoon that there will be no

change to our current Alert Level. Auckland will remain at Alert Level 4 until 11.59pm on Tuesday, 31 August. Distance learning will therefore continue. Please email your child’s teacher if you feel your child needs additional support with their learning.


AIMS Games Cancelled


Unfortunately, COVID restrictions have thwarted the much anticipated 2021 Anchor AIMS Games, which has now been officially cancelled. Due to the complexity and size of the tournament, neither postponing nor limiting those who attend were viable options.


A huge amount of effort has gone into planning and preparation for the AIMS Games. I wish to particularly thank Tim Alderdice, Denise Hill, and the dedicated coaches and team managers who have willingly given their time over the last six months to trial and train the teams. I know you will be as disappointed as the students. Please be assured that we will look for as many opportunities as possible to continue to provide sporting challenges for our students.


Thank you also to all of our parents who committed financially to provide their child with the

opportunity to compete at an elite level. In due course we will be able to calculate refunds, taking into consideration any non-refundable components as previously agreed. Thank you in anticipation for your patience.


While the extended Alert Level 4 lockdown and the news about the AIMS Games are deflating, we should celebrate the many experiences and achievements our students have already enjoyed this year. We continue to be focused not only on academic progress during these challenging times, but also on the students’ wellbeing. Please do not hesitate to make contact with your child’s teacher or Nada, our school Life Coach, if you have any concerns about your child’s wellbeing (nadas@farmcove.school.nz).


Stay safe.





Tamara Jones

Principal

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