Dear Whanau and Community
It certainly is positive news regarding the shifts from Level 2 down to Level 1 this morning. This means we are open for business as usual, tomorrow 8th of March.
We trust students were actively involved in the online class programme and they enjoyed learning from home. A huge thank you to our teachers for the time and effort in continuing to promote the curriculum through a digital medium.
An acknowledgment of our essential working parents, who were again pro active in keeping our community safe. Your continued efforts in ensuring we are safe during these unpredictable times is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Over the coming weeks we start our comprehensive Outdoor Education programme for year 7 and 8 students. This programme is designed not only to challenge our students but also allows students and staff to foster positive relationships, creating cohesiveness for their years at our school (and beyond). It is a vital part of the Intermediate ethos, we certainly hope this progamme continues without any further disruption.
A huge thank you to parents who have donated their time to assist with these programmes, we simply could not continue the Camping and Challenge Programmes without your support. Thank you to Deputy Principals, Wendy Naidu and Christina England for their organisation of these events.
As always the health and care of our students and staff is paramount and we will be adhering strictly to the Department of Health guidelines outlined below.
Department of Health Guidelines for Schools and their communities:
The basics still work
We have a large amount of control over how we can prevent the spread of COVID-19. Even with the new variants of the virus, the most important things we can do remain the same:
For our school we will:
Your whānau will also have good practices to follow to keep yourselves safe:
Get your information from good sources
We acknowledge there will be some anxiety around students returning to school during level 2. This is totally understandable, in saying that, we are excited about our students returning and assisting them back into their routines and normality of school life in a safe and nurturing environment.
Northcross Intermediate School