Alert Level 2 - Covid-19

Nau mai hoki mai ki te kura!

7 Hepetema 2021


Tēnā koutou e ngā mātua,


E whātoro atu ana te ngākau ki ngā pouwhare o ngā tīpuna.

Ngā ringa whero e poipoi nei i ō tātou nei tamariki

Nāia te reo o aroha e pāorooro atu ana ki a koutou katoa.


Following the announcement yesterday afternoon it has been confirmed we will be moving to Level 2 this evening, Tuesday 7 September at 11:59pm.


Kura will reopen on Thursday 9 September and we look forward to welcoming back all ākonga and kaimahi at 8.40am. We ask that whānau ensure tamariki return all devices and chargers to their kaiako on Thursday morning.


Karakia will still run online tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 9.00am however, there will be no online hui or classes tomorrow as this is now a preparation day for kaiako. Kaiako will not be running online hui, or sending any new mahi. Tamariki may use Wednesday to complete any unfinished work.


At Alert Level 2, there is 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 continue to monitor your health and do not send your tamaiti to school if they are not well (and please seek advice about getting a COVID test).


The following information below describes the procedures and routines at kura that will be put in place starting Thursday;


  • The safety and wellbeing of ākonga, kaimahi and whānau is a priority and Te Whānau Tahi is safe for all tauira and kaimahi to attend.


  • We have to make sure we are able to contact trace everyone who enters our kura. With this in mind, we encourage all whānau dropping tamariki off to stay in their cars. Please do not gather in the kura car park or at the Pioneer Centre car park.


  • If you need to go into an akomanga, you must sign in at the tari first.


  • We encourage you to also download the NZCOVID Tracer App. We have updated QR codes on the entrance to all teaching areas.


  • If your tamaiti is immuno-compromised and will not be returning at Level 2, please advise Whaea Shar (0275374360) or Whaea Hayley (02108477807) before Thursday.


  • Face coverings are not required to be worn in kura. The Director General of Health has recommended that tamariki 12 years+ wear a face covering at kura – just as older tamariki 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.


  • We will be reminding and encouraging tamariki to physically distance as much as possible within our kura environment.


  • We will continue to practice regular hand washing and/or sanitising, good sneezing and coughing tikanga and regular cleaning of akomanga and high touch points.


  • In order to minimise larger numbers of students gathering together, karakia will be held in each akomanga. This will take place in 5 areas;


Te Kākano (Tau 1-2) in Kā Tiritiri o Te Moana

Te Pihinga (Tau 3-5) in Ūkura

Te Tipuranga (Tau 6-8) in Tuawera & Te Uru Kahikatea

Te Puāwaitanga (Tau 9-13) in Te Atawhai o Te Ao Tūroa – Whare


  • If ākonga are late, they need to go to sign in at the tari first before their designated area for karakia.


  • All akomanga will return to their assigned and supervised play areas during paramanawa and kainui.


  • Kai@Kura will commence on Thursday, tamariki will need to bring in their own morning tea and drink bottles.


  • All devices MUST be returned to kura with any chargers that were issued, they will be collected by classroom kaiako.


It is important that we all continue “kura as usual” ensuring everyone remains happy, calm and positive.


Please contact us if you need any clarification on this information.


Ngā mihi me ngā manaakitanga,



Whaea Sharlene Teirney

Acting Tumuaki

sharlene@whanau-tahi.school.nz