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COVID-19 | Update Level 3 

Please read the following message carefully and take particular note of the Enrolment form link at the bottom of this page

Ki ngā mātua me ngā kaitiaki tamatiki o Tuia te Matangi, tēnā tātou katoa.

It has been wonderful to see the many tamariki and mātua who have tuned into our online distance learning programmes, and hope that there has been a success for you so far. We know there will have been many challenges for you to deal with, but we have been getting some great feedback about the learning that is happening and thank you for all your support.

We have some general information relating to kura and schools about preparing to move into Lockdown Level 3 from the Director General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield. He tells us that we can move to partially reopening our kura for a very limited number of ākonga from Wednesday 29 April.

The overriding principle for Alert Level 3 is to stay at home, other than for essential personal movement and going to work and school. Key public health measures announced for Alert Level 3 are:

- Year 11-13 students continue with distance learning

- Wherever possible, years 1 to 10 ākonga are to stay at home. Mātua and Kaitiaki tamariki (caregivers) can send tamariki to kura from Wednesday 29 April, only if both mātua are working (during kura hours) in essential or safe services and no alternative arrangements within an extended bubble are possible

- We are unable to cater for those ākonga that need assistance from a Learning Assistant (Teacher Aide, special needs assistant). This is due to physical distancing requirements

- For ākonga that absolutely must come to kura, they will be working on supervised online study.

- Physical distancing will be in place; 2 metres outside and 1 metre inside

- We will regularly disinfect surfaces

- Ākonga must regularly wash and dry hands, cough into elbow, and not touch their faces

- Ākonga must stay home if sick and report flu-like symptoms

For ākonga that absolutely must come to kura, the Director-General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, has recommended that we start with bubbles of no more than 10 ākonga. Ākonga will be working on their own individual online learning. We will have staggered start and end times and students must keep to their own allocated areas and wharepaku during interval times. The school day will be divided into three blocks of learning and rolls will be taken. Breakfast Club will be closed, and the kura microwaves will be unavailable.

Ākonga must enrol in advance in order to attend Level 3 kura, so that we can set up registers and bubbles in advance. Ākonga must meet the criteria set out above to enrol. Remember that our preference, unless it is just not possible, is that ākonga stay at home.

Please find below a button to complete the Level 3 Enrolment form. You do not need to complete this if your child can stay at home. Please also note that Monday 27 April is the ANZAC Day Holiday (observed) and Tuesday 28 April has been set aside for Pouako to plan and collect resources. Online interactions with pouako will not be available on these two days.

We appreciate your help in supporting us to be ready for Alert Level 3.

We gratefully acknowledge Nayland College for the template message laid out in this pānui.