Tabloid Sports – Thursday 26 May

Tabloid Sports are being held on Thursday 26 May.  School starts at the earlier time of 8:45 am.  Students to go straight to LAR

LOCK DOWN Drill – Complete

The Lock Down Practice Drill is complete.  Thank you for your co-operation

Lock Down Drill

We have gone into a practice lockdown scenario.  Please avoid making contact with the college and students at this time.

We will update the website when practice lockdown is complete.

COVID update message for Term 2

Ngā mihi mahana e te whānau.

As a follow up from last term and the change in the COVID traffic light system to Orange, the Board is encouraging the continued use of masks for the start of Term Two by both teachers and students when inside. Manaakitanga in the coming weeks is again important as well as Kotahitanga which calls for a united effort as we support the continued safety of our community and alignment with public health advice. Masks will be available if students come to school without one and the Board wholeheartedly supports any person who wishes to continue wearing a mask in the future.

A review of the College’s Health and Safety plan and community consultation will take place regarding the vaccine mandate, the traffic light system, including mask-wearing, and the following of Public Health advice.  This process will support and inform the Board of the appropriate next steps.  Until then the wearing of masks is encouraged.  reminder of Life at Orange:

Face masks are encouraged, but not required, when inside at school.

All ākonga aged 12 and up must wear face masks on school transport.

All parents, caregivers, whānau, and other visitors are encouraged to wear face masks on site.

You do not need to wear a face mask when at special interest education, such as music lessons. We encourage you to do so.

The Board remains committed to the health, safety, and wellbeing of ākonga and our community at large and will keep you updated on the review and consultation process.

Ngā manaakitanga

Alex Maehe
Acting Principal

Returning Procedures

We are looking forward to welcoming our new Year 9 students today and familiarising them with their teachers who have prepared an exciting week of activities. Tomorrow (Wed) we have seniors returning and the Year 10 students arrive on Thursday.

We all return to the new year under the ‘Red Setting’ requiring extra care and vigilance with regards to masking, sanitising and distancing.  As students return and arrive at school each day we require everyone to enter through the main doors of the administration block, wearing masks and sanitising hands on their way through.  Students will be issued a mask if they have lost their own but we are expecting them to arrive with them.

We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in this important effort to keep each other safe.

College Formal Postponed

Due to the country being in lockdown the School Formal has been postponed until later on in the year.  New date is Friday 15 October 2021.