Covid Level 3 - 20 September 2021

20 September 2021

Level 3 Update

20th September 2021


Kia ora koutou,


I hope you are all doing well with your families at home. A big thank you to you all for your support during this time. At the 4pm announcement today, the Prime Minister confirmed we will move into alert Level 3 from Tuesday 21st September at 11:59pm. Level 3 school will open on Wednesday 22nd September at 8:45am. We have planned for staff and students on site in level 3 from your survey responses.


A reminder that children should remain at home in Level 3. In Level 3, schools will be a place for children whose parents/caregivers cannot work from home during Alert Level 3 and have no one else to supervise their children. Online learning continues whether your child is supervised at home or onsite.


We will have a small staff at school in Level 3, with two bubble classes of approximately 10 students. With this in mind, if your circumstances have changed and you are required to work and there is no one at home to supervise your child/ren during Level 3 lockdown please notify me via email - carla@pinehill.school.nz


Students can not turn up without email notification as we have to plan for staff to come on site for the number of students registered.


In Level 3, the school looks very different. I have attached theLevel 3 bubble class logistics.

Please discuss this with your children, so they know what school looks like on Wednesday. Click here


Key points moving into Level 3

  • The school site is closed to all except for Level 3 staff and registered Level 3 students only

  • The school playground remains closed to everyone in Level 3.

  • Physical distancing is required inside (1 metre) and outside (2 metres) at school,

  • Before and after school care is NOT operational in Level 3.

  • No non-essential visitors

  • If your survey response has changed, notify the principal by mid day Tuesday 21st September, if you are required to work and have no supervision for your child at home carla@pinehill.school.nz

  • Contact tracing remains a priority through our visitor register, SchoolApp check-in, timetable and attendance register. Displaying the QR code posters are displayed in the office for the NZ COVID Tracer App.


Kia Kotahitanga tātau

We are all in this together.


Ngā mihi nui,

Carla Veldman / Principal

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