#13 Covid-19 Notice

10/4/2022 - Positive Case in Uenuku, Y1 class

Kia ora Parents, Whānau and Caregivers

​​We have our first COVID-19 student case in the Y1 Team. The student is part of Uenuku syndicate and tested positive on Friday night. They were present at school on Friday 8 April.


In addition we have a small number of students who are isolating with their families because another family member has tested positive. This currently includes students from all three syndicates.


The confidentiality of students affected by the virus is important, out of respect to them and their whānau. We ask that our community also follow this guideline. From here on, the school will let parents and whānau know about the first student case that occurs in each syndicate to help ensure parents can be extra watchful for symptoms. After that we will not be giving daily updates of student numbers, but the school will continue to provide updates as the situation for managing Omicron at school changes.


Keeping the school open for learning

  • Keeping our school open is highly dependent on the daily number of teachers/relievers we have available for the number of students who attend. We have enough staff for Monday, but this could change quickly.

  • Therefore we may join classes together or move a teacher or teachers to another syndicate to cover staff shortages.

  • We may need to shift to learning from home if there are too many teachers self-isolating or unwell.


What families need to do

  • Please be vigilant about monitoring for symptoms.

  • If any symptoms develop, get tested immediately.

  • Tell the office when your child is a household contact or a positive Covid19 case.

  • Stay at home until your child is symptom free for at least 24 hours.

  • If you and your whānau haven’t been vaccinated or boosted, please do so as soon as possible. You can book online or call 0800 28 29 26. It’s free.


Please contact the school if you have any queries - we are happy to help. Contact the school at principal@paparangi.school.nz or office@paparangi.school.nz or call 04 478 6617 (Mon-Friday, or leave a message after school or during the April term break).


Noho ora mai

Tracey Arthurs

Principal

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