Return to school next week

Kia ora Marcellin Whānau

We are looking forward to welcoming students and staff back at school on Monday following the return to Alert Level 2. Our health and safety plan is in place and you can be assured we’ll continue doing everything we can to keep children safe. We do need to work together on keeping school safe so if your child is unwell or has any symptoms that are similar to Covid-19, please keep them home. If any child develops symptoms at school then they will be cared for in a safe area until they can be collected.

The Prime Minister has announced that face coverings will be required on public transport from next Monday. Children and young people are not required to wear face coverings at school but can do if they choose to. Other public health control measures in place include children and staff staying home if they are sick, contact tracing, and classroom hygiene; sanitiser will be available on entry to all rooms and desks and chairs will be wiped down at the end of every lesson.

I trust the decisions that the Government are making will keep us all safe though fully understand that some families may wish to keep their children home distance learning in the short term if they feel there is a risk to their health, if this is the case then please email to let us know the full name and expected return date.

For more information about public health measures at Alert Level 2 you can visit the COVID-19 website, and if you have any questions about next week please get in touch.

Ngā manaakitanga

Dean Wearmouth