Coronovarius Update Two - 23 March 2020

Dear Parents/Caregivers

With today’s announcement by Government, we are implementing with urgency our plan to support your child’s learning from home. We appreciate this is a sudden and significant change, and will be heavily disruptive to many people in our community.

For children of essential workers, we look forward to seeing your child here at school on Tuesday 24 March at 8.45am in the school library. You may wish to check if you are considered an essential worker - https://covid19.govt.nz/help-and-advice/for-businesses-and-organisations/employers-including-rse/. Please note there will be no canteen operating.

We continue to ask that children who are not well, do not attend school.

Change to Term Dates:
The announcement essentially means the term dates have changed:
• School closed - Tuesday 24 March - Friday 27 March 2020
• Holidays - Monday 30 March - Tuesday 14 April 2020
• Term Two - (distance learning / school closed) Wednesday 15 April - TBC

Message from the Ministry of Education:

Today we have launched Learning from home and Ki te Ao Mārama, two new websites to support teachers, learners, parents and whānau so that learning for children and young people can continue.nThe websites include resources for parents and whānau, teachers and leaders. Resources span the learning pathway from early learning through to senior secondary, and more resources will be added as they’re developed.

The information and resources are available at https://www.learningfromhome.govt.nz/ and https://www.kauwhatareo.govt.nz/ki-te-ao-marama/. More resources will be added as they’re developed. Hard copy packs are being prepared for learners and whānau who don’t have connectivity at home.

Yours sincerely,
Gary Yeatman
Principal

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