Kia ora Parents and Whanau
Last Saturday evening (27th February), you would have received an Emergency Alert stating that from 6 am Sunday 28th February, 2021, Auckland will be going into Lock Down Level 3 for seven days.
We did manage a full programme last week and certainly hope our students enjoyed the challenges of Intermediate both as new year 7s and returning as year 8s.
Obviously this is not the start to the year we anticipated, but hope through Lock Downs, as a country we can continue to combat Covid in a compliant and organised manner.
Teachers will contine to deliver their class curriculum through online lessons this week from 9 am- to 3pm.
If students do not have access to online lessons, please email, Murray will organise with you, a contactless pick up of devices tomorrow.
Obviously parent meetings and sports events planned for this week will be postponed. Shannon Hale, Director of Sport will be emailing you the details over the next couple of days.
To reiterate: At this stage the lockdown is for seven days, this is to reduce any community spread of the virus.
This means that at this stage, the school will be closed until Monday 8 March to all students, except children of essential workers. Parents need to keep their children home or arrange alternative care. If you are an essential worker please complete this form indicating the days your child needs to be at school: https://forms.gle/GLKUoJvmA66CHmYw9
We are aware that some classes are booked to go on trips as part of the Year 7 Challenger Series – these will be rescheduled and parents will be notified.
The government asks that everyone follows a strong and rapid response, act as if you have Covid, stay home in your bubble unless you are an essential service worker, ensure strict hygiene, keep social distancing, get tested if unwell and download the contact tracing app.
As a staff we really acknowledge your outstanding support during very frustrating times. We will be in touch as soon as we have further information.