With so much information and misinformation swirling around about COVID-19, we wanted to share with you what will happen if we were to have a case in our school community. We have been actively planning for this and are in a position to respond quickly.
- As soon as a case is confirmed in our immediate school community (for example, a student, staff member, or member of their household), the Medical Officer of Health and Ministry of Education will inform us about this, and we will work together to get quick and clear messaging out to you
- If there was a case confirmed of someone in our school, we will likely be asked to close temporarily by the Medical Officer of Health. This will allow time for close contacts to be traced, appropriate testing to be undertaken, and a careful clean of the school to be undertaken.
- If our school does need to close temporarily, we have a plan in place to support student’s learning.
We know COVID-19 feels scary and of course people are concerned for the wellbeing of our children. Please be assured that with no case confirmed in our school, your children are safe here.
Good hygiene is a priority at our school, and we are reinforcing this regularly with all students and staff. We know that practicing good hygiene is still the best thing we can all do to prevent illness.
We are getting the most up to date advice and guidance so that we can confidently make informed decisions about the safety and wellbeing of our school community.
The college has cancelled all assemblies, school camps, attending sporting and cultural events including travel to such events.
If you or your family feel that school is not the best place for your child to be, then if you choose to keep your child at home we are able to provide work for them to continue at home. Please communicate with your whānau teacher to arrange this.
We also ask that if you wish to visit school, that you make an appointment and report to reception on arrival.
Board of Trustees Chairperson