|| April 9, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: 3 May 2021

As you will be aware, we are currently at  Alert Level 1. This means that students of ALL Year Levels must be attending school as normal.

Here are some general details about school operations under Level 1:

Face Masks:
· Masks must be worn on all public transport (buses and trains).
· Students and staff are encouraged to wear face masks if they wish.
· We strongly encourage washable masks or disposable medicinal masks.
· Masks must be worn properly.
· Any form of mask which are deemed to be inappropriate or offensive will not be permitted (they will be confiscated and replaced with a disposal mask).

Parents on site
We request that parents do not come onsite unless specifically requested. This does not mean that we are not able to assist you with any questions or concerns. Please contact the school office on or 09 579 5049 should you or your child needs assistance or you have any general questions.

Learning Programmes:
Teachers will be continuing to make extensive use of digital teaching and learning strategies in all classes. Students must bring their laptop to school. It is expected that students have these and bring these each day for their learning. If you need help or would like to look at options for this please contact the school on

As noted above, it is extremely important that students do not come to school if they are unwell. We ask that parents support us in this. If your child is away from school for any reason please make contact with the Attendance Office before 8.00am on or 09 5795049 ext 846. When emailing or leaving a phone message please advise your child’s full name, your name and be specific about the nature of the absence. Our school nurses will be monitoring student absences and may make contact with you to offer support for medical absences.

Student Support:
I would like to remind you that our Student Services Team have excellent systems in place to support our school community. Please do not hesitate to contact Ms Tanya Newman ( for further support and information. There are also a number of external services available - please do not hesitate to contact them at any time:

•             Youthline: 0800 376 633 or txt 027 4 youths
•             Domestic Violence Centre: 09 303 3939
•             Pasifika Health Services: 09 828 4307
•             Parenting Place: 09 524 0025 or 0800 535 659 or
•             Internet safety:
•             For immediate help call 111

Students can book to speak to counsellor, social worker or see the nurse via the booking link

Student Drop-off and Pick-up:
There will continue to be no dropping off/picking up of students inside the school grounds. I understand this is a minor inconvenience, but this is what will apply every day regardless of Alert Level. The gates will be closed between 8:30am 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 as this may obstruct traffic flow, cause an accident, and/or endanger the safety of our students.

Finally, if you are feeling any of the symptoms of covid-19, call Healthline immediately on 0800 611 116.

Thank you again for your support. Look after your whānau and stay safe. 

Mr Coughlan