Returning to School 17 Nov 2021

12 November 2021

Message from our Principal

Friday 12th November 2021


Kia ora koutou,


Our Education Minister, Chris Hipkins, announced that Auckland students in Years 1-8 can return part time to face-to-face learning in schools from the 17th November.


Thank you to all our families who responded to the survey we sent out to support us with planning for our return to school.


We had 405 families (84%) respond to the survey.

  • 56% of our families will keep their child/ren at home to continue distance learning for the remainder of the year.

  • 30% will return their children part time as per our timetable (see attached timetable for the days your child can attend school if you selected this option).

  • Level 3 registered existing bubble classes will remain.


Please see attached timetable for the days that school will be open onsite for your child's year level (if you have chosen this option).


Although distance learning will continue, this will look different on the days your child's teacher is onsite teaching. Teachers will send further information on this.


Important messages for onsite learners

  • Parents/caregivers are not able to come onsite.

  • New Entrant students starting at Pinehill - please read Health and Safety Guidelines

  • School drop off is at 8:40am. We can not have any students arriving before this time as we can not adhere to the Health and Safety Guidelines prior to this time

  • Pick up is 2:45pm except for registered bubble students (3:00pm)

  • Parents must stay in their cars when dropping off and picking up students

  • Students who are walking home are to meet parents outside the gates

  • Playground is closed from 3pm

  • Yr 4- 6 students and staff are required to wear face masks.

  • We encourage all our students in Y0-Y3 to wear face masks.

  • Parents are not able to drop morning tea or lunches off during the day as parents are not able to come onsite.

  • Please organise morning tea and lunch for your children to take to school when they are rostered on to attend.

  • No EZY lunch orders at this time.

  • PKC is closed


Please read through our Health and Safety Plan for all other procedures.


H&S Plan

Timetable for returning to school



He iti hau marangai, E tū to pāhokahoka

After the storm, the rainbow appears


Ngā mihi nui,

Carla Veldman / Principal


Pinehill School

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