Rākau Nui Newsletter

Mask Update

29 April 2022

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As you will no doubt be aware, all students in Year 4 and above are now strongly encouraged to wear a face mask at ‘orange’ under the Covid Protection Framework, which covers all students, and adults, in Rākau Nui.

We are confident that our mask wearing and hygiene procedures have successfully minimised transmission within school so far and we are looking to continue this going forward. For this reason, we strongly recommend students continue to wear face masks and we will be continuing with our hand washing and sanitising procedures.

As in Term 1, it would be really helpful if all face masks coming to school are clearly labelled with names to help support safety measures.

If we have an increasing number of cases within school and feel compulsory mask wearing is necessary for everyone’s safety, we will let you know more information as that decision is made.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss anything with me, please contact me:


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Useful Dates - Please note that all dates are subject to COVID restrictions and events may be cancelled or postponed

Monday 02 May- Term 2 starts 8.55am

Monday 09 May - NZ Sign Language Week

Tuesday 10 May - Whole School Cross Country

Friday 20 May - Pink Shirt Day

Tuesday 24 May - Northern Zone Cross Country Tournament (pp 26th)

Monday 30 May - Samoan Language Week

Friday 03 June - Teacher Only Day (school closed)

Monday 06 June - Queen's Birthday (school closed)

Tuesday 7 June - Thursday 16 June - Life Education Welcome Harold!

Tuesday 14 June - IZ Cross Country (pp 16th)

Friday 24 June - Matariki (school closed)

Tuesday 05 July - Regional Cross Country (pp 07)

Friday 08 July - Term 2 ends 3.00pm