Whānau Update 24th February 2022

Kia ora koutou

At the moment we have no confirmed cases in our school. 

The government announced today that New Zealand is moving into Phase 3 of the Omicron response.

With Phase 3 of the Omicron response, the key change is that it is only confirmed cases and their household contacts who need to self-isolate. Everyone else, including those who may have had close contact with the case but aren’t in the household, must continue to monitor really closely for any symptoms of COVID-19. If people become symptomatic than they need to go and get tested. 

Rapid antigen tests (RATs) are now being used to diagnose COVID-19 as well as PCR tests. This means that you will get an almost immediate test result back if a RAT is used.

If anyone in your family is confirmed as having COVID-19, you will be asked to notify your close contacts yourself. Please get in touch with us as soon as you can if your child has tested positive for COVID-19. We will let our community know that we have a confirmed case in the school. 

Thank you for continuing to encourage your children to wear masks at school and maintain good hygiene. Thank you also to the families who are keeping their children at home if they are unwell. School work is available on Google classroom and See Saw if your child(ren) are unwell, or if your whānau is having to isolate. Home Base Learning Advisors are your first point of contact if you have any questions, or concerns about off-site learning. 

Finally, we know how hard the impacts on COVID-19 have been for many families in New Zealand. If you know of a family in your community who is struggling, please encourage them to reach out for support for example to access food, medicine, or access financial support: Help is available – COVID-19 Health Hub.

If you have any concerns about sending your child to school, please do get in touch.  We are here to help.

Aku mihi,