Phase 3

COVID-19 Update - 25 February 2022

Kia ora koutou,

Last night, New Zealand moved to Phase 3 of the Red Light COVID-19 system.

As we see cases of COVID-19 increase in our hāpori, it is only natural that cases will appear in our kura. We have good systems in place to respond and to keep the spread of the virus to a minimum.

Key changes you need to know about:

  • Only confirmed positive cases and their household contacts need to self-isolate.

  • If anyone in your whare is confirmed as having COVID-19, you will need to isolate for 10 days, and you will need to notify your close contacts yourself.

  • Everyone else, including those who may have had close contact with a case but aren't in the household, must continue to monitor closely for any symptoms of COVID-19.

How you can help us:

  • Please ensure you get in touch with kura as soon as you can, if your tamaiti has tested positive for COVID-19, or needs to isolate as they are a household contact, by ringing the tari on 03 3374360 OR emailing

  • Please keep sick tamariki at home.

  • Please continue to wear a mask when you are at kura.

  • Continue to keep a close eye on your whānau for anyone with symptoms. If unwell, please stay at home, and get advice about getting a COVID-19 test.

  • Have an isolation plan ready for your whānau.

We are prepared:

  • We are ready to offer kura@kainga for tamariki who are required to isolate.

  • We will continue with enhanced cleaning, and public health measures.

  • We will need to send home any tamariki who present as unwell kura.

  • We will continue to stay open for as long as it is safe to do so, and we have appropriate staffing levels.

Finally, we know how hard the impacts on COVID-19 have been for many whānau, if you know of a whānau in your community who is struggling, please encourage them to reach out for support for example to access kai, medicine, or financial support:

Help is available – COVID-19 Health Hub.

If you have any concerns about sending your tamaiti to kura, please do get in touch. We are here to help.

Āku mihi,

Sharlene Teirney

Acting Tumuaki

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