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Friday 15th May - School Update
Delwyn Hewson
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Friday 15th May - School Update

Kia ora koutou - Dear Parents and Whanau,

We have shared quite a bit of information earlier this week and wanted to summarise some key points:

Return to School

School will be fully opened on Monday 18th May.

Public Health Measures

Following Public Health advice for schools, no set distance between students is required in classrooms, however they will be seated to avoid being physically too close and thereby avoid the ‘moist breath’ zone. Students will be encouraged to cough or sneeze into their elbow, avoid touching their face and will frequently wash and dry their hands.

Sick Children

Children who are sick or unwell must stay away from school.

If staff feel that a child is unwell during the day, or the child complains of being unwell, they will be sent to the sick bay and parents will be asked to collect them.

Drop offs before School

Children will be allowed into school from 8:15am. The exception to this will be any SKIDS arrangements and students who arrive on the early bus.


Parents of Year 0-2 students are asked to use the Te Akonga gate. 


All other parents are asked not to enter school but instead drop their child off at the Hall gate entrance. The car park adjacent to the Hall will be coned off to allow parents to see off their children.

Collection After School

Parents of Years 3 to 8 students are to collect their children from the Hall gate. Please let your child’s teacher know if you will be collecting your child before 2:30pm. We will be staggering student collection from the Hall gate as follows:

2:35pm Years 3-4

2:40pm Years 5-6

2:45pm Years 7-8 - Older students can exit from the gate next to Rooms 14 & 15 into a coned area.


Buses will be running as normal. Hand sanitiser will be available to use on entry and exit. Bus children will enter school through the main Office gate. At the end of the day, bus children will collect in the School Hall. 


Before and after school care will be run by SKIDS in the School Hall. Please contact Tracy Noble on 021 127115.

Drinks Bottle

The water fountain will be closed. Students will need to bring their own filled water bottle.


Please return any school Chromebooks. They will need to be cleaned and re-issued for general school use.

Office Area

Please phone or email the school office where possible. Any parents or visitors that enter the school or school office will need to complete the contact tracing register.

Useful Links

For further information please see:


We look forward to seeing all our students on Monday morning.

Ngā mihi,

Mark Ashcroft


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