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St Joseph's Catholic School Onehunga - 1 May 2022

Welcome back

Kei aku nui, kei aku rahi, tēnā koutou katoa i roto i ngā āhuatanga o te wā.

Welcome back after what we hope has been a wonderful Easter break for your whānau.

Our team is feeling refreshed and ready to go for Term 2 and can’t wait to welcome everyone back onsite on Monday 2 May.

In regard to COVID-19 it is good to now be at Orange setting. Outlined below are the changes for St Joseph's Catholic School.

HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES

St Joseph’s Catholic School follows the health guidelines [MoH] with clear procedures to enable us to operate safely and reduce the spread of Covid-19. These include, staying home if unwell, wearing masks, good ventilation, regular hand washing and physical distancing.

Face Coverings

Masks are strongly encouraged to be worn when indoors.

For all students aged 12 years and above, masks are mandatory on school transport.

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Parents onsite

There are no restrictions, on numbers of visitors on site, so parents are welcome. If you do come onsite, are strongly encouraged to wear a mask.

AFTER SCHOOL

All students will finish class at 2.50.


In term 1 Rooms 2, 3, and 4 were being collected earlier via a drive through situation. This will no longer continue to operate. You are welcome to come onsite to collect your child.


WALKING SCHOOL BUS WILL CONTINUE.

Students will wait together under the covered hall entrance at the church. Please collect your child from there rather than have your child come to you.

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Vaccination for five- to 11-year-olds

Vaccination including a booster shot, remains an important tool to help prevent the most serious harm from the COVID-19 virus. If children and young adults who have been vaccinated do develop COVID-19, they are far less likely to get seriously ill and less likely to transmit the virus to others.

The free five- to 11-year-old vaccination programme is now underway.

There is some helpful information available to support you on the Unite Against COVID-19 website including How to book a vaccine for your five – 11 year old and some great videos on the Kids Health page that can support you to talk to your tamariki about the COVID-19 vaccine.