School Holidays/Term 2 2020

School holidays will start early, from 30 March to 14 April inclusive. Schools at this stage will be closed for 4 weeks for all students as of Wednesday 25th March.

During the holiday break, staff will be developing distance learning options for Term 2 and distant learning will begin on April 15th.

Update: 20th March

IMPORTANT information about COVID-19 from the Ministries of Education & Health –

Reminder – schools remain open

At this stage, we are not expecting widespread school closures. We are planning for temporary closures but as the World Health Organisation has confirmed, the risk to children remains low and parents should continue to send their kids to schools and early learning centres.

Consequently, any decisions about school closures will be made on a case by case basis. In the meantime, unless students are unwell themselves, then parents should keep sending them to schools and early learning centres as these environments continue to be safe and the best place for them to continue their learning.

Talking to children and young people about COVID-19 –

Given the rise in the number of reported cases, there may be children or young people in your life who experience distress. As a trusted adult, you can help reassure and educate them about COVID-19 – it can be good to talk to them now, so they can understand the illness and be reassured.

A useful resource for parents, caregivers, whānau and teachers talking about the virus with children and young people can be using the link below.

Up-to-date information and advice –

A reminder that information and advice for students, whānau and the education sector is available here https://www.education.govt.nz/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-3/

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