Alert Level 1 - 14.3.21

Dear Parents/Caregivers

I am sure you were as pleased as I was to hear the Prime Minister’s announcement about moving to Alert Level 1 on Friday.  For us this means there is an extremely low public health risk from the virus at Alert level 1.

As a school we will continue to maintain our good hygiene measures such as regular cleaning of commonly touched surfaces and washing of hands. It is no longer necessary for children to sanitise their hands on entry and exit to rooms however this will still be available. It is very important that if your child/ren are unwell they stay at home.

At level 1 there are no restrictions on personal movement and contact tracing registers are no longer required. Early pick up times for our Year 1 children will no longer continue and school will finish for all children at 3pm. 

Parents are welcome to come into school however we are encouraging parents to continue to drop off in the morning at the school gate. As a school we believe this encourages increased independence and confidence in your child/ren and for many parents a much quicker and easier school drop off. From a school perspective we notice a positive impact on the start of the school day for students, teachers and parents. Senior Leaders will continue to welcome children at the gate in the morning.

We are supporting contact tracing by having QR code posters at our entrances – so if you haven’t already downloaded the NZ COVID Tracer app the Ministry of Health’s NZ-COVID Tracer app page has information to help you do that. We encourage you to use this if entering the school grounds. 

As always during school hours please ensure you go to the school office and not directly to your child’s class.

Finally, we look forward to having parents attend our Junior School swimming sports on Friday morning,  school assembly on Friday afternoon and wish the senior school all the best for their camp this week. 

He waka eke noa


Mark Keenan