Coronavirus Update - 24 March 2020

Dear Parents/Caregivers

Plan for next month:
• Tuesday 24 March and Wednesday 25 March - Students whose parents are essential workers may be on site. They will be based in the school library. Please check in by 8.45am.
• This week - Teachers will be preparing for online learning. Some content will be released if we can to help parents / students have something to carry on with. This information will be emailed to your child’s email address. There may also be general links via Facebook etc.
• Next two weeks - Staff and students will be "on holiday" as these have been brought forward by the Government.
• After Easter - Term Two begins 15 April (this is a change to the original term dates). Teachers will be available from this date for student support / questions / sending out work. This is likely to occur between 9am and 12pm each day.

When we have more information about the Ministry of Education's supply of work / devices we will let you know. At the time of writing we have no details.

General expectations of teaching staff after 14 April:
• They will not be available every minute, of every day
• They will keep work / instructions simple
• Their focus will be on providing learning opportunities (and possibly electronic meet ups if possible)
• We cannot deliver full 60 minute lessons
• They will not be taking class rolls, monitoring engagement etc
• All communication should be through school channels e.g. school email or google classroom etc
• The work they provide is to supplement the work being prepared by the Ministry of Education

Pastoral and Counselling Work
After Easter, students may contact deans (email addresses below), who will work with Deputy Principal, Mr Nick Reid, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to coordinate responses.
Year 9 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Year 13 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our counsellors will endeavour to continue to work with our students over the period of any school closure. Counsellors may refer families / whanau to seek outside support. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 06 356 4817 ext 8846. The use of virtual meeting apps may be used to allow our counsellors to continue to support students and families.

Yours sincerely,
Gary Yeatman
Principal

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