A return to school at Alert Level 2

By Andrew Hunter | Posted: Thursday May 7, 2020

We are looking forward to welcoming students and staff back to school on Monday 18 May. Please read on to learn more about school life at Level 2.

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Firstly, I hope this finds you and your family healthy and well.

School starts back under Alert Level 2 on Monday 18 May and apart from some sensible health and hygiene practices, it will look and feel much like school as usual.

As you would expect, there are some changes to the way we manage our school day.

1.  If your child is unwell they should stay at home. If your child is unwell at school we will contact you to collect them. Likewise, if you believe your child has health needs that still make school unsafe, please contact us to discuss how we can support you.

2.  Hand washing and/or sanitising are very important and all classes have facilities. Children are welcome to bring their own personal sanitiser if they wish.

3.  We recommend students bring a full water bottle to school each day.

4. Social distancing in class can be challenging. Students should not be in the same "breath area" as others or deliberately touch others. We will avoid any groupings of 100 or more in the meantime so this means no assemblies or larger gatherings.

5.  Students will be pleased to know that play, PE and fitness are all permitted although we will halt playtime tackle rugby/contact sports for now.

6.  We are required to keep a register of visitors to school. If you come to school please ensure you report to the school office first.

7.  A reminder that drop off and pick up is best away from our main school gate. Please consider using the rugby club car park.

We are really looking forward to seeing everyone back. I know there'll be some excited children (and even more excited parents!) 

As a country I think we have done incredibly well in managing the pandemic so far. It is now time for us to continue this good work locally by working together. Sensibly, practically and safely.

Nga mihi nui

Andrew Hunter