Dear Parents and Caregivers,

We hope that Term 2 and our structured learning programme has been a success for you so far. We have been getting lovely feedback about the learning that is happening, thank you for all your support.

Yesterday the Government decided that we will move into Alert Level 3 on 28 April.  We will start to prepare our site from today with property and building inspections / maintenance and an end of term clean.

The key message for you is that if you can, you should keep your child at home. You should only physically send your child to school if you really need to.

  • If your child has a health condition that means they are at a greater risk of a severe illness you must keep them at home.
  • If your child is sick please also ensure you keep them at home.

In order to ensure the safety of those children and our staff who do come to school, we will be operating with strict enforcement of health and safety measures.  We will only be able to have up to 10 students per bubble.

We will be continuing our structured learning at home programme during Alert Level 3.  This means that instructional learning for reading, writing and maths will continue and depending on the age of the child focussed topic learning as well.  Teachers will continue with face to face sessions throughout the day.

At this stage we think that children at home (which is the preferred option by the Government) and children onsite will have the same learning to engage in.  All children will continue to learn through the structured learning programme that has been set up.

To be able to cater for two different learning environments (home and school) we need some understanding of how many children will be returning to school during Alert Level 3 (29 April – 12 May).  Could you please complete a short online survey by 4pm Wednesday 22nd April –

The Ministry of Education has advised that they are working closely with health to develop clear guidance that will support schools to safely re-open their premises to students and staff. This will help us work through the public health requirements that we all need to meet. As you will be doing, we want to be sure that what we do will keep our community as safe as possible.

For now, we will continue to support your child through structured learning at home while we progress our planning for what Alert Level 3 will mean for you and for our school. We will be in touch again soon with more information. As you have been doing, please keep connecting with your teachers with any questions you might have.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Andrew )