Rostering home Year 12 & 13 (14-18 March)

Year 13 Rostering home is extended for one week only. (14-18 March)


Kia ora koutou Naenae College Year 12 parents and caregivers

The safety and capacity to continue to provide continuity of education to our community is a priority for Naenae College.

Year 12 attendance due to COVID was down to 42% as of this Wednesday. We also have a number of teachers who are out due to COVID or self-isolation requirements. Continuing to stay open requires a responsive plan.

Key points:

·        Year 12 will be rostered home to be working from home for next week (March 14-18) ONLY

·        The normal timetable will be observed and students are expected to attend classes virtually (Google classroom) or as instructed by their teacher.

·        Resources and learning is centered in the Google classrooms – parents can also join.

·        LAR class will be a ‘check and connect’ time at the direction of the LAR teacher.

·        Attendance will be coded ‘F’ as this is a COVID response.

·        Devices will be provided to those that need them to connect to online learning tomorrow and via request for those already at home.

With this in mind and after consultation with our Board Chair and senior leadership, I am advising you that we will be rostering Year 12 home for next week (March 14-18). This decision is to support the college remaining open in light of COVID cases impacting our staffing capacity.

In the ICT survey for online learning readiness, 32 Year 12 students have indicated that they need a device or would like to borrow one. We will be making devices available to those students needing a device to support online learning for collection tomorrow (Friday 11 March) from the Library during Period 3. Please ensure that if your child requires a device, they bring a bag so that they can transport it and the charger home safely. Students will be expected to bring these back to the school when they return on Monday 21 March.

If your child is already self-isolating due to COVID and requires a device, please let us know and we will endeavour to arrange contactless delivery.

For students who do not have internet access, they are welcome to continue to attend school to have access to the internet and online learning. We have also requested from the Ministry that connections be provided to those who have indicated that they do not have a connection at home. More information will follow regarding this.

I appreciate that this is unsettling and will require greater self-management from students in Year 12. It is working from home for the week and our expectations of student engagement remain high.  I have confidence in our Year 12 students’ ability to support the whole school by rostering home and managing online learning effectively.

I am happy to answer questions so please feel free to contact me directly.

Ngā mihi

Nic Richards