Coronavirus Update 17 March 2020
Glenfield College is continuing to follow the advice of the Ministries of Health and Education regarding Covid-19. As much as possible, it will be business as usual with our core activity of teaching and learning. However, as a busy school with 500 students, we need to be mindful and proactive in our approach to ensuring we meet the containment measures announced by our Prime Minister, while keeping within the guidelines from the Secretary of Education.
Today all students were shown two videos that I encourage you as parents to watch with your family as a whole. It could be the best learning for you all:
We ask that health procedures be maintained, namely:
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or by covering your mouth and nose with tissues.
- Put used tissues in the bin or a bag immediately.
- Wash your hands with soap and water often (for at least 20 seconds).
- Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
- Avoid personal contact, such as kissing, sharing cups or food with sick people.
- Avoid handshakes, hongi, hugging, and other physical contact
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects, such as doorknobs.
- Stay home if you are unwell and seek medical advice
Glenfield College will take the following actions, with effect from Thursday, 19 March until the end of April:
- Full school assemblies
- Year level assemblies
- ASB Polyfest
- Darren Perriera presentation for Year 9 & 11 students
- Relay For Life
- Open Evening
- Year 9 Zoo trip
- Attitude talks
- School Cross Country
- ANZAC Service
I can confirm that we are focusing on, and increasing the general cleaning around the school.
You may have also read in the media that there is a possibility that schools may be directed to close. While we are mindful of the impact a school closure will have on your child’s learning, we are putting in place systems to accommodate this if it was to occur. Today all students completed a survey to assist our planning.
While this is an uncertain time for everyone, our focus is to keep all staff and students as safe as possible. We will continue to keep you updated, be proactive and supportive.
Mā Maruwehi, Ka Rāhiri
With Pride and Respect
Mr Paul McKinley