We are excited to welcome junior students back to school on Monday morning at 9 am.
Rest assured, we will be following all the public health measures that are required so that we can keep
everyone on-site (and their whānau) as safe as possible.
Public health experts at the Ministry of Health have reviewed our existing health requirements needed
to operate at the current Alert Level (for those small numbers of students we already have on-site).
- children who are unwell must stay at home and get tested for COVID-19;
- children at higher risk of severe illness remain home, where possible ;
- mandatory mask-wearing on-site at all times for staff and students in Years 9-13 (indoors and
- only essential visitors will be permitted onsite – visitors are asked to wear a face-covering when
- parents are not permitted on-site unless they are collecting a child from the sickbay;
- good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette;
- classrooms to be well ventilated;
- high touch surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected each day;
- physical distancing will be adhered to wherever practicable, particularly between adults;
- physical distancing of two metres will be in place from people we don’t know;
- QR code posters for the COVID app will be displayed;
- a contact tracing register in place for everyone coming onsite including students and staff, through
the attendance register, timetable and visitor register.
Our staff will be reiterating practices that are in place to ensure the safety of our school community
with students in their P1 class on Monday.
To support the return of our junior students, the additional measures that have been agreed by
Cabinet to apply at Alert Level 3, based on public health advice are:
- face coverings will be required on school transport for people aged 12 and over
- time outdoors for students and staff will be maximised, including breaks, lunchtime, before and
after school (unless the weather does not allow), and rooms will be aired during breaks exercising
will take place outdoors
You can be confident that this approach is designed to keep children, teachers and our community as
safe as possible. It is important everybody continues to play their part. Please follow all the Alert Level
3 requirements – stay at home if you are unwell, get tested if you have any symptoms, even mild ones,
maintain your bubble, and keep track of where you have been. Please do support everyone you know
who is eligible to get vaccinated.
School timetable from Monday, 22 November – Day 6
Please note that the school cafeteria will be closed and students must bring their own food and drink
to school. Food is not to be shared.
Students not returning to school
We understand that there will be some students who are unable to return to school on-site due to
health/personal reasons and will need to continue with their learning online. Please contact your Year
Level dean to advise whether your child will not be returning on Monday.
Have an enjoyable and safe weekend.
A copy of this letter is available here: Return_of_Junior_Students_November_2021