#12 Covid-19 Notice

25-3-2022 - changes to 'Red' setting, starting 28-3-22

Kia ora Parents, Whānau and Caregivers

​​Thank you for your patience and understanding as we ride the Omicron wave together. Our school is doing a fantastic job at managing our Health and Safety plan and I thank all of our parents, students and staff for playing their part.


  • We have had two days without any new positive cases or household contacts.


  • 8% of students are currently household contacts or positive cases.


  • Two teachers tested positive for Covid19 last weekend and have been recovering at home this week.


Managing cases in school

Compared to some of the other Wellington primary schools we have had relatively low numbers of staff and student cases so far but we aren’t out of the woods yet! At Red.2 our goal is to remain open for as many students as possible for as long as we possibly can.


Some of our community, including staff and students, who are immune-compromised, are ill or have other vulnerabilities, even when they are fully vaccinated, could be more affected by Omicron. So, we all need to continue to play our part to minimise the spread of the virus. If staff or students are unwell they must stay at home and get tested. We will continue to remain vigilant about student and staff sickness. If your child becomes unwell at school you will be asked to collect them immediately.


Keeping our school open is highly dependent on the daily number of teachers/relievers we have available for the number of students who attend. Therefore we may join classes together and/or move a teacher or teachers to another syndicate to cover staff shortages. At the moment class lessons are different from our usual programmes. We may need to shift to learning from home if there are too many teachers self-isolating or unwell.


There are some changes to our Health and Safety Plan from next Monday but there are also some things that are staying the same. The chart below sets out what to do in recognition of the changes that take effect tonight at midnight.


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).


Ngā mihi nui

Tracey Arthurs

Principal

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