Principal's Update

Tuesday 17th August 2021

Term 3 Week 4 Covid Notice

Kia ora

We are now all in Alert Level 4 which means that our school will not be open onsite tomorrow, for any students. This follows someone being identified with COVID-19 and who has been in the Auckland and Coromandel communities while believed to be infectious.

It is really important we do everything we can to keep our community safe. Alert Level 4 means we need to stay home in our bubbles and avoid any travelling as much as possible. Supermarkets, pharmacies, foodbanks and other essential services will be open – but remember to wear a face covering if you are out and about (even a scarf wrapped around your mouth and nose will help). Check in using the NZ COVID Tracer App wherever you go and please also keep a distance from people you don’t know and wash your hands well and often, especially before and after using any public facilities.

Our distance learning plan will therefore kick into action. Our amazing teachers will put together some learning activities for your children to complete at home over the coming days. They will communicate via Google Classroom and Gmail (senior students), Seesaw, and parent email. I have attached a copy of our Alert Level 4 Daily Schedule below that provides a great layout for you to follow if you wish.

We understand that this time of year is an incredibly busy and stressful time for many of our families. Please note that it is absolutely fine if you cannot complete the home learning set by your child’s teacher. If your child wants to give you a hand on the farm, there is plenty of good learning in that.

Please go to the Ministry of Health website if you have recently visited the Auckland or the Coromandel region. There is a list of locations the confirmed case has visited while they were considered to be infectious. If you were at one of those locations and at the same time as specified on the website, then please follow the relevant instructions to isolate and potentially to get tested. Please keep checking that webpage as new locations may be identified over time.

Our focus as always will be to support the learning, safety and wellbeing of our rangatahi and tamariki and we continue to be here to support you as well.

Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s kaiako or me, if there is something you need assistance with.

Ngå mihi nui

James Willson

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