UPDATE

Thursday 17 March 2022

Kura will be re-opening for learning on-site on Monday 21 March 2022

Tēnā koutou katoa,

Nāku te rourou, nāu te rourou ka ora ai te iwi!

He mihi tēnei ki ngā whānau i kaha tautoko i a tātou e noho mohoao ana. E mihi ana ki a koutou i manawanui ai ki te taunaki i ā tātou tamariki i ako ā-ipurangi rā. E mihi ana hoki ki ngā tini pokapū kua tautoko mai, kua tākoha rauemi hauora mai, pēnei i ngā rauemi me ngā whakamātautau mate kōwheori, ārai mata, taputapu whakahaumaru tangata, he aha atu, he aha atu. Ki ngā kaimahi tari i toka tū moana ki te kura, mei kore ake koutou. Ki tō tātou ake pāpori whakamiharo, ko Whaea Sophie me tō rōpū tautāwhi, ka nui whakaharahara te mihi whakawhetai i tāu whakapeto ngoi ki te whakariterite, ki te tohatoha atu hoki i aua rauemi rā. Kei warewaretia, kāore e ārikarika ngā mihi ki a koutou, ko ngā kaimahi, te mutunga kē mai i tā koutou urutau, kia whakaako ai, kia tutuki tonu ai te whāinga. Mauriora!


Kura will be re-opening for learning on-site from 8.40am, Monday 21 March 2022.


We know that COVID-19 is still in our hāpori, and we anticipate that we will still have ongoing cases in our kura. We have planned for this and we want to assure whānau that our kura is a safe place for all tamariki, and kaimahi to return.


We need whānau support though to keep our kura a safe and healthy place to teach and learn. You can do this by:


  • Keeping your tamaiti at home if they are unwell.

  • Continuing to let us know if your tamaiti or a member of your household tests positive for COVID-19.

  • Contacting kura if you need RATs or any support.

  • Being available to collect (or have someone to collect) your tamaiti should they become symptomatic.

  • Ensuring your tamaiti (Rapanui - Tau 13) is wearing a mask (except for those with exemptions) when arriving at kura.

  • Remaining in your car when dropping off or picking up your tamaiti. Do not go into akomanga, tari or the pūtahitanga.

  • Reminding your tamaiti to go directly to their akomanga when they arrive in the morning.

  • Being aware that if your tamaiti travels by bus they will be released at 2.50pm to reduce congestion at the pick-up area

  • Picking up your tamaiti at 3pm, even if they are participating in after kura activities, no waiting on-site till their game.

  • Sending your tamaiti to kura with their own drink bottle as fountains have been turned off.



In kura we are taking measures to reduce the risk of transmission between akomanga. This includes:

  • Reminding tamariki of good hygiene practices.

  • Supplying masks to those who need them.

  • Reducing times, and areas where ākonga meet in large groups.

  • Keeping teaching and learning activities, and kaiako within their kāhui.

  • Keeping an eye on the health of our tamariki and sending them home if they come to kura unwell.

  • Strict protocols on handling tamariki who become sick at kura and those who may be injured.

  • Separating Tau 1-6 from Tau 7-13 to set areas of the kura.

  • Ventilating classrooms.

  • Enhanced cleaning during kura, and after kura.



We also want to be able to tautoko whānau, and we intend to do this by:

  • Holding all hui online.

  • Staying in contact with isolating whānau and connecting them to support services if needed.

  • Supplying RATs to whānau in need.

  • Utilisation of our kura counsellor, Mana Ake and other hauora services through online appointments.

  • Providing kura@kāinga and devices to tamariki who are required to isolate.


We know that some of the measures seem strict, however, we are trying to reduce the risk of increased cases within our kaimahi and ākonga.


If you need to see a kaiako or kaimahi in the tari, we ask that you contact them and make an appointment to meet online. Their contact details are available here.


If you have any concerns about your tamaiti returning to kura, please contact the tari.


No reira, kia atawhai, noho haumaru


Sharlene Teirney

Tumuaki (Kairīwhi)

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