Covid 19 Principal's Message

Covid 19 Principal's Message

Covid 19 Principal's Message

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With today’s announcement by the Government, we are implementing with urgency our plan to support your child’s learning from home. We appreciate this is a sudden and significant change, and will be heavily disruptive to many people in our community.


Reporoa College is closed from this afternoon except to the children of essential workers  Please do not send your child if you do not fall under this category as we have not prepared for them. This will be a temporary situation for children of essential workers, and school will close entirely from midnight Wednesday. School buses will be running for tomorrow only. You may wish to check if you are considered an essential worker- .


The School Holidays have been brought forward in order to fit in the four weeks. During this time we will continue to establish ways to deliver teaching online and ways to get work to you remotely.  Reporoa College will reopen on the 14th of April for Distance Learning to commence.


If you need to have your child cared for by someone else you will need to identify that person or people as part of your self-isolated group. This will need to be done by midnight Wednesday and the group must remain the same for the whole 4 week period. The caregiver’s own group (eg, their partner and children), your child and your own group (eg, your parents and other children) become one group. This group needs to be limited to minimise any risk of spread and should be no more than 20 people.


Your child will be looking to you for guidance about this decision. Parents, caregivers, whānau and teachers will have a particularly important part to play in reassuring children at this time. If you haven’t already done so, you may wish to read the information put together by the Ministry of Education to support your conversations with your children – Talking to children about COVID-19


As noted by the Prime Minister these restrictions are our best chance to slow the virus in New Zealand and to save lives. We all have a clear role here to slow the spread of COVID-19.


We will continue to communicate with you over the coming days. Thank you for your ongoing support of our school staff and school community. 


Ngā mihi

Brendan Carroll



Kerry Pearce

Reporoa College Board of Trustees