Tuesday 21 April
Kia ora koutou
With the Prime Minister’s announcement yesterday afternoon that the country will be moving to Alert Level 3 from 11.59pm on Monday 27 April, we are now able to start the process of preparing for what learning at Ao Tawhiti will look like from Wednesday 29 April.
The important message from the Ministry of Education last night, regarding who can attend are as follows.
- Only Year 1-10 students can attend
- If you can, you should keep your child at home
- You should only physically send your child to school if you need to
- If your child has a health condition that means they are at a greater risk of a severe illness you must keep them at home
- If your child is sick please also ensure you keep them at home
To help us prepare for returning to our school site from next week, I need all of you to complete the form by 11am Wednesday 22 April.
Please feel confident that we are working to ensure that the safety of all those children and staff who do come to school is at the centre of our planning right now. We will be operating with strict enforcement of health and safety measures. As a result, learning at Ao Tawhiti is unlikely to look the same for those attending during Alert Level 3, as it did before we went into lockdown. As you will be doing, we want to be sure that what we do will keep our community as safe as possible.
For those of you able to keep your child at home at Level 3, including all Y11-13 students, we will continue to support your child’s learning at home. You can expect more information about our programme for next week in the coming days.
Steven Mustor – Director