It looks like we’re going to remain in Level 4 for a little bit longer than we hoped.
At present the extension to 11.59pm Friday 27 August means that the school premises will remain closed until at least the end of the week.
We’ll all be watching with anticipation on Friday afternoon to see how much longer we might be at Level 4.
The PM mentioned several things that we need to keep doing.
- Stay at home (except for essential services like grocery shopping or getting a test)
- Wear a mask if you leave home
- Be kind
- If you are a contact, isolate
- Wash your hands often and well
- Stay strong, stay home and stay kind
Learning at home
If you need learning materials, can you please let your child’s teacher know as soon as possible. I will be allowing a handful of staff onsite on Wednesday (at the earliest) to prepare the materials for those who need them. Again this is not a pick up of stuff. It’s for those who cannot access learning materials from home. The staff who do go onsite will be following strict guidelines from the MOH. These items will then be delivered to families. This means that they might take some time to turn up. In all honesty, if you can make it through the week, and we move to Level 3, things will get much easier for delivery and pick ups.
MOE notice: Playgrounds
The MOE has asked all schools to share this notice with its community.
A big thank you for taking the lockdown seriously and doing what we have been asked – we’ve seen before that staying at home will break the chain of transmission and save lives. It is even more important that we all follow the health advice because the Delta variant is very contagious.
Breaking the rules risks the health of those close to you, the wider community and could result in the lock down period being extended.
Please remember that the school, playground and school grounds remain closed at Alert Level 4.
As always, please let the school know if there is anything you need to support you and your tamariki during this time.
Some resources you can access from home
MOE notice: Some online resources from the MOE
The Learning from Home website has print-friendly, online resources that kura and schools can use to create tailored learning packs for their ākonga. You can also direct parents and whānau to these resources online.
These resources are available at the Supporting learning from home resources page on Learning from Home.
- Curriculum teaching and learning resources (with guidance for parents) can be found online here for English-medium and here for Māori-medium.
- Home Learning TV can be accessed On Demand here or via the TVNZ App on a device (mobile phone, smart TV or tablet).
- Mauri Reo, Mauri Ora can be accessed on demand from Māori TV for primary-aged tamariki and here for secondary school rangatahi.
MOE notice: Access to food and essential items
Everyone needs food and essential items (such as medicine) through all COVID-19 Alert Levels. We encourage you to let your communities know they don’t need to go without.
Here’s a fact sheet with information about the many ways of getting food and other essential items to you:
- food delivery
- what to do if you can’t get food delivered
- staying safe when getting food delivered
- financial help to buy food
Steven Mustor – Acting Principal