Wednesday, 16 March 2022
Online / Remote Learning
This will mean that your child will have to stay home for the specific time. We are anticipating that this may only be for a day or two at a time - depending on what cover we can get.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but may schools around the country (including Southland) are already implementing this approach. One of our roles is to run and operate the school in a safe way and when we are unable to staff our school then Health and Safety comes into play.
Parents may be asking why schools can't cover staffing. Often if a staff member is away we get a relief teacher to cover the class. Unfortunately, in today's climate (and teacher shortage) we simply can't find relievers out there who are available to come in and teach. This is the reason why we have to use the remote learning option.
Rapid Antigen Tests
Test kits will be offered to any child who may develop Covid-19 symptoms. Parents may contact the school if they would like access to these kits. The school will not be undertaking RAT Testing on any children - and we never will be.
We will let you know when the kits arrive at our school - they have said within a week or so.