COVID-19 Alert Level 4 Update 23rd August

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Alert Level 4 The government has announced today that we will remain at Alert Level 4 until midnight on Friday 27 August. Under Alert Level Four we can’t open for on site learning. We will continue to support all our learners to engage in off-site learning. 

We would like to take this opportunity to encourage students and whānau to participate in distance learning as much or as little as suits you and your individual circumstances. If you are concerned about the learning, or have any questions then please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s Home Base Learning Advisor or Community Leader. 

We still have a small number of devices available for learners to borrow. If you do need to use a device then please fill in the form at this link. Form to borrow a school device

We are also able to create hard packs of resources for younger students. If you would like a hard pack then please fill in the form at this link. Form to get a hard pack of resources

We will organise the logistics of pick up, or delivery over the next couple of days.

Finally, do keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram. Students and staff are sharing videos of their online learning and lockdown activities, which shows there is a lot of talent in our community. 

Keep safe and take care


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.