Kawerau Pūtauaki School

Newsletter - Friday 10th of September 2021

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Kia ora e te whānau

Alert Level 2: Update

At Alert Level 2 there is a low risk of community transmission and it provides us with a lot more

opportunities to engage and connect with others. However, there are still a number of public health requirements we all need to follow. Please do continue to monitor your health and do not send your children to school if they are not well (and please seek advice about getting a COVID test).

Arriving and departing school - For all students arriving at school, we ask that they are dropped off at one of the gates where one of the staff members will be there to greet students and remind them to sanitize their hands. Students are not to enter the school grounds before 8.30am.

If you have a new entrant student you are welcome to drop them to the classroom and help settle them in. The same will occur at the end of each day students will be farewelled at the gate and reminded to sanitize their hands on the way out.

All visitors are to report to the office when entering the school.

For us, all the required safety precautions for Alert Level 2 will be in place which includes following all the recommendations from the public health experts. This means we will regularly clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces, encourage everyone to frequently wash their hands and cough and sneeze into their elbow.

While physical distancing is not a requirement in schools, we will be doing our best to keep students from congregating in very large numbers and keeping spaces well-ventilated.

Face coverings are not required to be worn in school. The Director-General of Health has

recommended that children 12 years+ wear a face covering at school – just as older children are required to wear face coverings in some other places.

The decision to wear a face-covering is up to you and your whānau, whatever your decision it will be respected.

If you are not sure what all the rules are for alert level 2 when you are out and about, then the following information may be useful to you:

• COVID-19 Alert Levels summary table


MOE advice - https://www.education.govt.nz/covid-19/advice-for-schoolskura/guidance-for-schools-for-alert-levels-1-4/#public-health-measures

Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s kaiako or the office if there is something you need

assistance with.

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Another BIG thank you to all of our school whānau, for your support over the past few weeks. Together we got through it - and together we can move forward!

Follow these links to keep in touch with what's happening!

Kawerau Pūtauaki School Facebook page

Kawerau Pūtauaki Juniors Facebook Page

Whaea Sharon has a page for class too!

Website for Kawerau Pūtauaki School

You can also check out our school website here.


It is a work in progress.. keep checking in as the website grows!

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Here is the local contact number, for those who are interested.

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