We are looking forward to welcoming our tamariki back to school on Thursday.
What parents need to know…
The Ministries of Health and Education have provided the following guidelines for schools:
• School remains closed on Wednesday for cleaning and preparatory purposes.
• Only existing school bubbles will be open on Wednesday.
• School opens for everyone on Thursday with normal hours and bell times.
• Study Club will start on Thursday.
• All students who are well, should come to school.
• Any child or staff member who is unwell MUST NOT be at school. Anyone becoming sick at school must be collected immediately.
• There is no requirement for children and teachers to wear a face mask. It is a matter of personal choice. Parents will decide for their children, supply a suitable mask and ensure they have shown them how to use it. Visitors to the school MUST wear a mask.
• Additional cleaning, hand washing and respecting personal spaces are in place.
• Parents SHOULD NOT come onto the school site.
• While we require parents to drop children off at any of our gates, we understand it may be necessary to accompany especially new children to and from the classroom. Please: You must wear a mask, do not enter classrooms and must leave promptly.
• If you must enter the grounds at the beginning and end of the school day, parents must use the Kia Toa Street entrance where your contact tracing details will be recorded. Children only may use any of our three entrances.
•Please discuss and arrange a meeting place with your child near the gate for after school.
• Road crossing patrols will operate as usual.
• Please keep visits to the school office to a minimum. There is limited space in the office, and we will implement a 1 in and 1 out policy.
• If you need to talk to teachers, please arrange a time through their personal school email.
• We recommend that every child brings their own named bottle of water each day.
• There are no minimum distance requirements in schools. Maintaining physical distancing in schools means children and staff will maintain a physical distance so that they are not breathing on or touching each other.
Ngā Mihi Maioha