Special Covid Information Update

23 February 2022

Kia ora

The health and wellbeing of our children, staff, and community is a top priority.

We’re sending this update as there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in our community. The student was last at St Mary’s Catholic School, Rotorua on Thursday, 17 February.

The families of children identified as close contacts have been informed and the children and teacher identified as close contacts went home at lunchtime today. They will need to isolate and follow the instructions issued to them.

What everyone else needs to do

  • You and your whānau should watch for symptoms

  • If any develop, get tested immediately

  • Then, stay at home until you receive the result

  • If your whānau hasn’t been vaccinated, please do so as soon as possible. You can book on-line at bookmyvaccine.nz or by calling 0800 28 29 26. It’s free.

What we’re doing

  • St Mary’s Catholic School, Rotorua will stay open

  • We have appropriate public health measures and cleaning procedures in place

Symptoms of COVID-19

  • A new or worsening cough

  • Sneezing and runny nose

  • A fever

  • Temporary loss of smell or altered sense of taste

  • Sore throat

  • Shortness of breath

Less common symptoms include diarrhoea, headache, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, malaise, chest pain, abdominal pain, joint pain, or confusion/irritability.

For more information, go to https://covid19.govt.nz/health-and-wellbeing/about-covid-19/covid-19-symptoms/

Please contact Anne Cato, Assistant Principal, (email: annec@stmarysrotorua.school.nz) if you have any questions.

Noho ora mai

David Macmillan


If your child is unwell please keep them at home.

For more information about symptoms of Covid go to covid19.govt.nz/health-and-wellbeing/about-covid-19/covid-19-symptoms/

Thank you

Thank you for your support in helping us to keep the students at our school safe in these challenging times of Covid.