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.
COVID19.govt.nz 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.