Returning to School Update 27 April

Returning to School Information for Parents

Advice from the Minister of Education is “If you can, please keep your students at home.” We recognize that in certain circumstances this may not be possible and we are here to support those students.

1. Our first support has been the provision of online learning materials and platforms which teachers have very successfully undertaken.

2. Secondly, we are attempting to get devices to our students from either our own resources or those provided by the Ministry Education, which seems to have been successful at this stage.

3. Finally, we will support students coming to school from Wednesday 29 April from families that require them to. We want to know who these students are before they come to school so please help us by getting in touch before you send your child to school.

Continuing to provide for students to make progress in learning is vitally important to us, as is the progress that students must make during this time by engaging in learning.

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Information for students, parents and whānau

Moving to Alert Level 3
At Alert Level 3 learners who can stay at home should learn from home. At-risk students should stay away from school.

Household bubbles can be expanded a small amount, under Level 3, to include close family, isolated people or caregivers.

Schools will be open for students up to Year 10 only, on or around 29 April. But only for students who need to attend. Parents needing to send their children to school should check the opening date with their school.

Schools and centres are planning for everybody’s health and safety by having ‘school bubbles’. Expect school to be different.

Your child may not be in the same classroom or have the same teacher, and start and finish times may change. Some activities may not be offered such as sports or technology. Food services may not be available.

Managing health and safety in schools during Alert Level 3
Read the Ministry’s comprehensive guide to managing the wellbeing of learners, staff, parents and whānau at school during Level 3.

Managing health and safety at Alert level 3[DOCX, 678 KB]