20 September 2021
Kia ora koutou, talofa lava, malo e lelei, kia orana, fakaalofa lahi atu, bula vinaka, greetings
I hope that this newsletter finds you all well and keeping safe in your homes.
This afternoon the Government announced that we will move to Alert Level 3 on Wednesday 22 September. This is great progress for Auckland however at Level 3 the key message is that you should keep your child at home and continue learning from home. You should only physically send your child to school if you must return to work and have no one else to care for them. In order to be properly prepared, the first day that school will be open for students who need to return at Level 3 is Thursday 23 September. Children who need to come to school will be completing the same learning at home activities as those who are at home.
If your child (or someone in your bubble) has a health condition that means they are at a greater risk of a severe illness, you must keep them at home. If your child is sick please also ensure you keep them at home. We will continue to support learning at home.
In order to ensure the safety of our staff and any students who do have to come to school, we will be operating with strict health and safety measures. We have developed procedures based on guidance from The Ministry of Education and The Ministry of Health that will enable us to keep students and staff safe if they have to be on site while we are at Level 3.
In order to plan appropriately it is essential that you let us know if your child must return to school from Thursday 23 September. You will need to contact the school by phone, text or email to inform us and you will receive a confirmation message.
We will continue to support learning at home while we are at Alert Level 3. Keep checking the school website for new information and continue connecting with teachers for any questions you might have. We look forward to seeing you soon when it is safe for us all to return to school.
Stay well, stay safe, stay home!