Monday night was the PTA’s Annual General Meeting, which included the election of the Executive Committee. Congratulations to Amanda Wallwork who has been re-elected President. We are very grateful for the ongoing commitment and support of our PTA, and thank them in advance for what we know will be a busy contribution to the year ahead.
On Wednesday, the Prime Minister updated the nation on the next stage of the COVID response plan which the school will work within accordingly. The Canterbury region is currently experiencing an increase in daily COVID cases, and we are seeing the impact of that here to some extent with our students, and more widely with our staff. To help manage and support this in our school setting, we are increasing the number of days each year level is being rostered home. This will help to provide cover as well as give teachers time to work online with students who have been required to isolate. Each year level will now be rostered home for two days starting Monday 28th March. Communication has been sent separately to parents/caregivers, to the specific year levels, and the Facebook and school website have been updated. Please see the following table below for the specific days students are rostered home from Week 9 onwards.
The Google Meets Timetable for all year levels can be found here:
Please note, we are aware that the extra rostered day may be difficult to be managed in some circumstances, if you are unable to supervise your student at home on their rostered days off and you need them to come to school, please telephone the school office on 352 6119.
If a student or someone in their household tests positive for COVID please email [email protected]
Students who have had COVID can return to school on Day 8 of their isolation. They do not need to have another test to return to school
Students who are household contacts should stay home for 7 days from the day the first person in the house tests positive for COVID . All family members should test on Day 3 and Day 7. Provided a student tests negative, they can return to school on Day 8.
PLEASE NOTE: Students and staff who test positive for COVID are not required to self-isolate past seven days under public health regulations, but they should not return to school if they are still feeling unwell.
In line with Ministry of Education advice we are committed to keeping school open for on-site learning as much as we can. We are keeping a constant eye on the situation, and will continue to provide you with updates as appropriate. We would appreciate if you could please keep notifying us of any positive COVID cases or household contacts by emailing [email protected]
Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we continue to negotiate the challenges of COVID.
Ngā mihi nui