Please find below some additional information from the Ministry of Education and SHS.

Alert Level 4 began at 11.59pm on Tuesday, 17 August which means that our school will not be open onsite tomorrow, for any students or staff. This follows someone being identified with COVID-19 and who has been in the Auckland and Coromandel communities while believed to be infectious.

It is really important we do everything we can to keep our community safe. Alert Level 4 means we need to stay home in our bubbles and avoid any travelling as much as possible. Supermarkets, pharmacies, foodbanks and other essential services will be open – but remember to wear a face covering if you are out and about (even a scarf wrapped around your mouth and nose will help). Check in using the NZ COVID Tracer App wherever you go and please also keep a distance from people you don’t know and wash your hands well and often, especially before and after using any public facilities.

As I mentioned in my first notification to you this evening, we had gone home after school on Tuesday unprepared for this sudden Level 4 Lockdown announcement. Some students may also have left learning devices and stationery at school. Unfortunately we are not allowed on site to access such items or distribute packs of work to homes. All schools are faced with this predicament. Please do what you can in the meantime, further updates will be supplied.

Our focus as always will be to support the learning, safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and community.

Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or me, if there is something you need assistance with.

Kind regards

Tony Webb