Kia ora e te whānau,
The Ministry have developed health and safety guidance to support at Alert Level 1.
The key changes for schools at Alert Level 1 are:
• Physical distancing is not a requirement but where possible or practicable is encouraged when you are around people you don’t know.
• There are no specific public health requirements.
• There are no restrictions on personal movement so all students, children and staff continue to be safe to go to school / early learning, and all students must attend school.
• We are no longer required to keep a contact tracing register, but will continue with the usual practice of having a visitor and an attendance register (and will need to work with local health authorities to identify close contacts, should there be a case connected with the school).
• There are no restrictions on numbers at gatherings or on physical activities including cultural and sporting activities, practices and events.
There are key public health measures - Golden Rules - for everyone in New Zealand to follow.
For schools and early learning services this means:
• If people are sick, they should stay home (phone Healthline or their GP and get tested if they have cold or flu symptoms).
• Continue to regularly wash and dry hands, sneeze and cough into elbows.
• Soap, water and the ability to dry hands should be provided in bathrooms.
• Regularly disinfect shared surfaces.
• Support contact tracing efforts by displaying QR Code posters for the NZ COVID Tracer App (see item below for more information).
• Stringent self-isolation of those who display relevant symptoms of COVID-19, test positive for COVID-19, have been in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19, or have been overseas in the last 14 days – Ministry of Health information for selfisolation. At all levels, upon advice from the local medical officer of health, any educational facilities connected to a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 must close on an individual or group basis for 72 hours to allow contact tracing, and then potentially for a further 14 days.
Ngā mihi nui,
Natalie D. Todd Tumuaki/ Principal
2020 TERM DATES
Term 1: Mon 3 Feb to Fri 27 March
Term 2: Wed 15 April to Fri 3 July
Term 3: Mon 20 July to Frid 25 Sept
Term 4: Mon 12 Oct to Fri 11 Dec
2020 Term 2 Dates
Monday 1st June Queen’s Birthday weekend – no school
Tuesday 26th May Board of Trustee Meeting
Tuesday 23rd June HPV Vaccinations – Year 8s Round 1
Boostrix Vaccinations – Year 7s Round 1
Tuesday 23rd June Board of Trustee Meeting
Friday 3rd July Last day of term
Monday 20th July Term 3 starts – school open