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We are now all in Alert Level 4 which means that our school will not be open tomorrow or Friday.

Due to the suddenness of the lockdown approach and the importance of looking after everyone’s wellbeing, we are not moving our main learning programmes online this week, but encourage learners to continue with self-directed learning at home where they are able to. 

Home Base Learning Advisors will be in touch, so please encourage learners to check their emails, and please keep an eye on your caregiver email inbox for the younger students. If the lockdown continues next week then we will be in touch with the plan for supporting our learners to continue with their colour block classes and learning programmes.

The Ministry of Health have asked us to share the following information with our whānau. It is really important we do everything we can to keep our community safe. Alert Level 4 means we need to stay home in our bubbles and avoid any travelling as much as possible.  Supermarkets, pharmacies, foodbanks and other essential services will be open – but remember to wear a face covering if you are out and about (even a scarf wrapped around your mouth and nose will help). Check in using the NZ COVID Tracer App wherever you go and please also keep a distance from people you don’t know and wash your hands well and often, especially before and after using any public facilities.

Please go to the Ministry of Health website if you live in Auckland or the Coromandel region, or have recently visited there.  There is a list of locations the confirmed case has visited while they were considered to be infectious. If you were at one of those locations and at the same time as specified on the website, then please follow the relevant instructions to isolate and potentially to get tested. Please keep checking that webpage as new locations may be identified over time.

Our focus as always will be to support the learning, safety and wellbeing of our rangatahi and tamariki and we continue to be here to support you as well.

Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s Home Base Learning Advisor, or Community Leader, if there is something you need assistance with.

Please note that we have made the unfortunate decision to postpone both performances of Lord of the Flies this weekend until further notice. Once we have some clarity around alert level changes we will update the new dates.

Ngā mihi
Anita Yarwood