|| April 9, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: 2 December 2020

Auckland is in Alert Level 1 until further notice. Please follow all the Alert Level 1 restrictions as detailed on the Government's covid-19 website

All students should be back at school attending all classes.

All the strict H&S requirements as detailed by the Ministries of Education and Health are being adhered to. 

Sports trainings have resumed as normal, as have College Sport Auckland competitions.  

Further communication will be sent out by the Principal with more information for families and students following the Government's update on Alert Levels.


Below are some updates to be aware of relating to our response at One Tree Hill College due COVID-19:

Devices – computers/laptops/tablets

All students are required to bring their device with them to school. Devices will continue to be an important learning tool in classes. Devices should be fully charged every night in readiness for the following day. Mobile phones are not acceptable learning devices.


It is expected that all students will attend school unless they are unwell. Please do not send your child to school if they are unwell. Symptoms to be aware of are a cough, high temperature (at least 38˚C), shortness of breath, sore throat, sneezing and runny nose, and/or temporary loss of smell. If a student appears unwell at school, they will be sent home immediately.

Student Drop-off and Pick-up:

Thank you for your support whilst we embed the no dropping-off/picking-up of students inside the school grounds. We understand this is a minor inconvenience, but this will continue to be the new normal every day. The gates will be closed between 8:25am to 9am; and 3pm to 3:30pm. Please arrange for a drop-off/pick-up point somewhere off Rockfield Road. For safety reasons do not stop outside the school gates, or on yellow lines, as this may cause accidents.

Before and After School

We ask that students do not arrive at school before 8am. Any students who arrive after 8am in the mornings, will be able to wait in the whānau common areas. We require all students to have moved off the school grounds by 3:45pm to make their way directly home, unless they are involved in other school activities. There is to be no congregating on school grounds or in the community.

Adjusted 2020 School Calendar

The Senior Leadership team have adjusted the 2020 school calendar which is now on the One Tree Hill College website. This includes school events, senior ball, parent interviews, mufti days, prizegivings, examinations, teacher only days, etc.


A reminder that students should all be wearing the correct school uniform and substitute items are not allowed. The Warehouse have informed us that there is a good supply of jerseys and jackets to keep students warm and dry in winter. All boys must be clean shaven – boys who are not clean shaven will be required to do so at the college. Please also remind your child that apart from one small sleeper or stud per ear, no other jewellery is permitted.