20 August, 2021

Kia ora koutou

We hope everyone is safe and well in their bubbles. 

Alert Level 4 The government has announced that New Zealand will remain at Alert Level Four, until at least midnight Tuesday August 24th. This means that our school will be closed for on-site learning. We will support our learners to engage in off-site learning and we will send out a communication outlining this later in the weekend.

We are aware that some learners don’t have access to a device to support their learning. We have a number of devices that we can loan out to learners. If you would like to borrow a school device then please click on this link Device Loans

We can also organise packs of resources for younger learners. Please use the link if you would like a pack of resources delivered to your home Resource Packs

Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s Home Base Learning Advisor, or Community Leader, if there is something you need assistance with, or please look at the list of agencies below who will be able to support you if necessary. 

Take care

Ngā mihi

Anita Yarwood

Agencies you can contact for assistance

Many families may find it tough going back into Alert Level 3 and 4. It can be challenging having children at home, being cut off from family and friends and trying to make ends meet. Here are a number of agencies and resources that might be helpful. 

The Ministry of Education has a number of resources to support the wellbeing of children and young adults during a lockdown. Here is a link to their website helping children and young people while they are learning at home

The Ministry of Health website outlines the different alert levels and how to keep yourself and your family safe and well. Ministry of Health Latest COVID information

Explore 0800 000421 is a phone service available to provide advice and support for people with disabilities or autism. This includes advice or support around challenging behaviours. This service is available Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm. 

Women’s Refuge  0800REFUGE or 0800 733 843

Alcohol and Drug Helpline  0800 787 797

Narcotics Anonymous 0800 628 632

Alcoholics Anonymous 0800 229 6757

Oranga Tamariki Call Centre  0508FAMILY

Lifeline 0800 543 354 or free text 4357

Youthline 0800 376 633 or free text 234

Samaritans 0800 726 666

Outline (LGBTQI+) 0800 688 5463

Mana Ake

Healthline for COVID-19 advice 0800 358 5453

Work and Income services centres are closed. However, you can apply for assistance via MyMSD or phone the contact centre on 0800 559 009.