Date: 15 February 2021
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Thank you for the way you have responded to the shift in alert levels announced by the Prime Minister last night. We appreciate this is a sudden and significant change and will be disruptive to many people in the community. I want to assure you that we will continue to support your child’s learning during this period to minimise any disruption.
There are several key messages for families. These are:
Attendance at School:
The school will be open for students who need to attend. If your child is going to attend please let us know by emailing [email protected] with your child’s name and Kaitiaki.
If there is a parent or caregiver available to look after students at home, students are encouraged to continue learning at home.
If your child has a health condition that means they are at greater risk of a severe illness, or if your child is sick, you must keep them at home.
Students who are attending school will be placed in a “bubble” of up to 20 students, and will not be able to mix with students in other “bubbles” during the day. Students who attend school should bring their food/water bottles and chromebook each day. Please note that Lunches in Schools is not currently running, and the school cafe is not open.
Assessment will continue where possible. We want to assure whānau that students will not be disadvantaged by this disruption. If students require an extension for an assessment they just need to contact their Dean. Some assessment dates in certain subjects may be extended. Please check Classroom pages for any update to assessment dates. If students have any concerns, they are to contact their Dean in the first instance.
Learning from Home:
Teaching and Learning will now revert back to online learning for the duration of Alert Level 3. Please see the link below for information about online learning. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fg8gCT4oDR3VwNQboem-_s6Fz_3IHNmnjLrZKLOT0q0/edit?usp=sharing
If your child’s device is unable to be used, please contact the school on 09-636-6006 or via email at [email protected] and we will see what we can do to help.
Support for Students:
Guidance and Health Support:
The counsellors' phone number is: 0212235049. Students can call or txt their name, and who they would like to speak to. Students can also contact their counsellors by email: Sue Walsh [email protected], Mary O’Malley [email protected], Georgia Scapens [email protected], Leslie Nylen [email protected] These emails will be answered within 24 hours. If students need to talk to someone urgently they can free txt or call 1737 anytime (24/7) and talk directly to a trained counsellor.
Our school nurses and doctor continue to be available to help with any student health needs - questions, concerns and medication. They can be reached by txt, phone or email and they are happy to discuss how they can best help - no problem is too big or too small - please ask. The nurses' phone number is: 021845672 or via email to Marian Stevens [email protected]
IT Technical Support:
If students are having technical difficulties with their device, they are able to contact IT support via email at [email protected] Our team will provide assistance where possible.
We will ensure that we keep you updated as new information becomes available. If you have any queries or concerns specific to your child please contact their Dean.
Y9 Dean - Ms Kay Moore - 09-636-6006 ext 8013 ([email protected])
Y10 Dean - Ms Terouru Huri - 09-636-6006 ext 8036 ([email protected])
Y11 Dean - Ms Bex Muipu - 09-636-6006 ext 8014 ([email protected])
Y12 Dean - Mr Safotu Filipo - 09 -636-6006 ext 8012 ([email protected])
Y13 Dean - Ms Sofia Kaur- 09-636-6006 ext 8011 ([email protected])
For general enquiries please contact the school on 09-636-6006 or via email at [email protected]
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