Rostering home this week

20 May 2024

Kia ora e te Whānau

I hope this message finds you well.

I am writing to inform you about an important update regarding our school schedule. As you may be aware, sickness within the community is an issue at this time of the year, and we are no different. Due to an unexpected increase in staff illness (as many as 12 staff have been out each day for the last week), we intend to roster students home temporarily, starting from Wednesday this week.

This measure will ensure the safety and wellbeing of both our students and staff while maintaining the quality of education here at Naenae College. With rostering home, we can reduce the risk of exposure to illness, and we can ensure that our school community remains healthy and safe. We hope that by being proactive at this time, we will be better able to maintain high-quality education for longer.

We encourage our students to use this time at home wisely to catch up, or get ahead, on school work; often, this flexible learning environment allows students to focus on subjects and projects at their own pace, which is very beneficial.

Therefore, we are asking the following year groups to stay at home on the following days:

Wednesday, 22 May            Year 13 work from home

Thursday, 23 May                Year 12 work from home

Friday, 24 May                      Year 9  work from home

If your Year 9 student is unable to stay at home unsupervised, supervision will be provided in the library. Please notify your LAR teacher if your student is intending to come in on Friday. We will make the assumption that no one is coming in unless we are notified.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we navigate this temporary adjustment. Together, we can turn this challenge into an opportunity for growth and learning. We look forward to welcoming our students back to school as soon as it is safe to do so.

Ngā mihi

Chris Taylor