Year 8 Parent Information Video

Update to parents on site

Kia ora e te whānau

As you will be aware, from 16 November no staff, contractors or volunteers can be onsite without confirmation of vaccination status. This is set by law under the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021.

Very little will change in how we engage with whānau but the College has now been advised the information below:

Ngā mihi manaaki

Nic Richards

Principal

New Term 4 Events Schedule

As a College, we are disappointed that parents/caregivers and whānau will not be able to attend our celebrations of student success and achievement in person. The silver lining is that we propose to stream live events and provide recordings to our community so that more parents/caregivers and whānau can bear witness to the success and achievement of students.

Therefore, due to COVID-19 restrictions and after consultation with the Board, Senior and Middle management, Naenae College will be delivering our celebratory events for Term 4, 2022 through the following format and amalgamation of events:

The recording of events will present its own logistical and technical challenges and will provide parents/caregivers and whānau with the opportunity to join the celebration of their rangatahi at their leisure and to share the experience wider amoungst extended whānau.  The delivery of this format will have to take into consideration privacy concerns.

Year 8 Parent Information Evening postponed

Kia ora e te whānau

You are receiving this email because we have confirmed the enrolment of your child into Year 9, 2022, at Naenae College.

I am writing to advise you that our Year 8 Evening, scheduled for this evening (26 October), is postponed due to COVID-19 including the Year 8 morning on Thursday 28 October.

Alert Level 2 advice from the Ministry:

While there is discretion in what you may do at Alert Level 2 (subject to meeting public health requirements), we encourage you to consider adopting a similar stance to government decisions more generally – that is, take a precautionary approach when deciding whether to host a gathering or large event.

I apologize for this and we hope to be able to reschedule later in the Term.

Nga mihi manaaki

Nic Richards
Principal

Return to school plan – Years 9, 10 & 13 Thursday, Years 11 & 12 Friday

Please find the programme for returning to school in the link below.

Years 9, 10 & 13 on Thursday 9 September 2021

Years 11 & 12 on Friday 10 September 2021

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Naenae College moving to Alert Level 2. Students return Thursday & Friday

Naenae College moving to Alert Level 2 – Link to Ministry of Pacific Peoples for translated COVID information
Kia ora e te whānau,

You’ll be aware that all of New Zealand (with the exception of Auckland) is moving to Alert Level 2 from midnight tonight. Our thoughts and positive wishes are with everyone in Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland.

Extensive wastewater testing and the numbers of people getting tested across the country has given the Government confidence that it is safe to allow a shift down to Alert Level 2 across most of New Zealand.

We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone back onsite on Thursday morning. Tomorrow (Wednesday) we will be continuing to support the ākonga who have been onsite at Alert Level 3 while we prepare for re-opening to all on Thursday.

At Alert Level 2 there is low risk of community transmission and it provides us with a lot more opportunities to engage and connect with others. However, there are still a number of public health requirements we all need to follow. Please do continue to monitor your health and do not send your children to school if they are not well (and please seek advice about getting a COVID test).

For us, all the required safety precautions for Alert Level 2 will be in place which include following all the recommendations from the public health experts. This means we will regularly clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces, encourage everyone to frequently wash their hands and cough and sneeze into their elbow.

While physical distancing is not a requirement in schools, we will be doing our best to keep students from congregating in very large numbers and keeping spaces well-ventilated.

Face coverings are not required to be worn in school. The Director General of Health has recommended that children 12 years+ wear a face covering at school – just as older children are required to wear face coverings in some other places.  The decision to wear a face-covering is up to you and your whānau, whatever your decision it will be respected.

If you are not sure what all the rules are for alert level 2 when you are out and about, then the following information may be useful to you:

·        COVID-19 Alert Levels summary table

·        COVID-19 Alert Levels detailed table

Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s LAR teacher or me if there is something you need assistance with. I anticipate Years 9, 10, and 13 returning Thursday! This will be confirmed after our Staff preparation day tomorrow.

Ngā mihi

Nic Richards, Principal

Sarah-Jane McCosh, Board Chair