#9 Covid-19 Notice

10 March 2022 - NEW: 7 Day isolation period

Dear Parents, Whānau and Caregivers

Thanks to the families who have shared health updates with the office. Your information is appreciated and is helping us with our day-to-day planning.

  • We have a small number of Rākau Nui students (Y4-6) isolating at home because they are a positive case or a household contact (10%).

  • We have a very small number of Y1-3 students from Pounamu and Uenuku isolating at home because they are a household contact (2%).

  • This week we have had 2-3 staff away each day or working from home because they are self-isolating. Our hybrid learning programme is fully operational.

If your child has a fever, runny nose, cough or sore throat - please get them tested and keep them at home until they are well and you receive their test result.

School is still open for

  • those who have no symptoms
  • are not being tested
  • and are not household contacts

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 at the weekends).

Noho ora mai

Tracey Arthurs


Paparangi School

Isolation is changing from 10 Days to 7 Days

The government announced yesterday that the isolation period for a positive case, as well as a household contact will change from 10 days to 7 days as from 11.59pm Friday 11 March. The Unite Against Covid19 website has information about self isolating at home.

How can you help?

What we’re doing

  • We are staying open. The majority of students are still attending school onsite.

  • We are using public health measures to reduce the risk in our classrooms, including masks for Y4-6 and when staff are together, physical distancing and ventilation.

  • We have appropriate cleaning procedures in place.

What families need to do

  • Be very vigilant about monitoring for symptoms.

  • If any symptoms develop, get tested immediately. If your child is being tested they MUST STAY AT HOME UNTIL YOU GET THEIR RESULT.

  • Stay at home until you receive a negative result, AND until you or your child is symptom free for at least 48 hours.

  • Keep up the outstanding hygiene measures:

    • Wear a face mask when out and about.

    • Wash your hands if you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.

    • Wash hands often with soap for 20 seconds and dry your hands completely.

    • Avoid touching your face, and cough or sneeze into your elbow or cover your mouth with tissues.

  • 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.

Contact Us

Remember that parents can use the App to send a message about a student absence. It is our preferred method of contact for non-attendance and is quick and easy to do.

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