The announcement by the Prime Minister at 5.30 pm yesterday has confirmed that we will continue in Covid-19 Alert Level 3 until at least midnight on Wednesday, 26 August.
The good news is that we are prepared for this and have systems in place that are far more advanced than what they were earlier this year.
Below is further information regarding timetable, form periods, video sessions, submissions of work etc. However, we would also like to highlight the following:
- For Year 9 and 10 students, this is a great opportunity to share the Reading Plus programme with your parents. This is one of the greatest initiatives to have come out of the previous lockdown. Reading Plus can be used on a phone, tablet, iPad or computer. We know it helps with improving literacy skills.
- It is vital to wake up and get up! On behalf of all teachers of Years 9 to 13 students, we encourage students to get a good night’s sleep and get up early to tackle the day with a “can do” attitude. Mindset is everything!
- If you wish to borrow a device from the school, please contact our IT technician, David Keenleyside at [email protected] to organise this.
The timetable resembles our school timetable closely, with 40 minute scheduled lesson times and the following lesson starting 20 minutes later. This gives students time to either complete some of the work generated by the lesson, or to relax and get organised for the next period. Students, especially seniors, might still be expected to complete tasks after the school day (ie after 1.30 pm).
These will be held on Wednesdays at 1.10 pm.
As per the previous lockdown experience, these will only occur during a Period 2 or 4. Students will be warned well ahead of time that a lesson will be conducted via video.
At least 48 hours will be allowed for work to be submitted.
The timetable below will apply at Glenfield College from Monday, 17 August (Day 3):
Please note that Wednesday, 19 August is now Day 1 as this was previously Mentoring Day.
Upcoming School Events Postponed
All upcoming school events are postponed until further notice. This includes:
* School Ball
* All sport
* Mentoring Day
* Sports photos
* Lumino Dental visit for Seniors
Further information on these events will be provided, once it is available.
Collection of Resources from School
On Monday, 17th August, between the hours of 9am and 12pm students will be allowed to enter the School and collect any resources required for their work from home. You must contact your teacher prior to Monday to let them know you will be coming in so they can meet you there. On arrival you must register your presence using the NZ Covid Tracer App. The school’s QR code will be displayed in the front entrance. Students must wear face masks and adhere to all other Covid precautions and restrictions.
If you have any queries about anything related to the content above, please contact [email protected].
Stay safe and take care.
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