School at Orange Level for Term 2

Wednesday 27 April 2022

Kia ora Koutou

We are very excited to see everyone back at school on Monday 2 May, to begin Term 2. The gates open at 8:15 am.

We will continue to follow all health and safety requirements and guidelines from the Ministry of Education/Ministry of Health.

As we are currently in orange level, here is an update on what the move to Orange means for our school.


At Orange, face masks are no longer required at school. However public health advice is that masks continue to be strongly encouraged when indoors. Wearing a mask is a key health measure that slows the spread of COVID-19 in indoor settings. For that reason, we ask that visitors to the school, including parents and whānau, wear a mask whenever they are indoors on school grounds.

We also ask that your child (if they are Year 4+) continues to bring a mask to school every day. There will be times that we’ll ask them to wear a mask, too – for example, when we are having an assembly in the hall. If there are a high number of cases at school or in the community, we may ask that masks are worn in classrooms for a time.

At Orange, students aged 12 and above are still required to wear a face mask on school or public transport.

Coming on to the School Grounds

Parents/caregivers are very welcome to come onto the school grounds. We ask that you wear a mask when you are on the grounds. If you need to go into the classroom to speak with the teacher, please make sure that you also sign in at the school office. This is our normal procedure in our school. If you are picking up your child throughout the school day, please come to the school office and we will organise to collect your child for you.

Events and Activities

We are able to have assemblies, and will be able to attend Church as a school once again. This also means that other inter-school events can take place. We will keep you posted as the term progresses.

Health Measures

We will continue to keep all the other health measures in place at school that we know slow the spread of COVID-19. These include ensuring our indoor spaces are well-ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette, appropriate physical distancing whenever we can and, most importantly, staying home if we are sick.

Confirmed Cases and Household Contacts

Please continue to inform us if your household needs to isolate due to a confirmed case. This helps to guide our procedures within our school. Contact

Additional Information

If you are not sure what all the guidelines are for orange when you are out and about, then the following information may be useful to you: