20th August Update

With the news that we will be at Alert Level 2 for 12 more days we will be following our Alert Level 2 Procedures:

We will be regularly reviewing all procedures to ensure we are following the most up to date advice from the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health

School Contact details: office@wanganuieast.school.nz or phone: 3438054 or 0211076551

Movement in and Out of the School

Under Alert Level 2 we will have a drop off and pick up only approach to restrict the number of ‘adults on-site’.

We are aware that there may be reasons parents may need to be onsite and if this is the case please come to the office to record your name on the Contact Tracing register as a visitor or use the QR Codes that are around the school.

If a child needs to be picked up early, we ask that parents contact the office and your child will be taken to the gate with a staff member.

Drop off time: 8.20am

A teacher will be at the gate to welcome the children to school each morning

Children will be asked to hang up their bags, wash and sanitise hands before starting their day

Please keep your child home if they are unwell and contact the office before 9am

All staff will be returning to school and children will be in their usual class – if staff are unwell they will remain home

If your child has asthma can you please ensure that we have the latest version of their asthma plan


Hand sanitiser will be provided in every classroom and sanitiser stations will be set up at the designated entry and exit points – students and staff will use these as they enter or exit a room

Additional disinfectant/cloths will be available in classrooms for children and teachers to sanitise spaces and surfaces throughout the school day

Toilet blocks will be cleaned regularly

Cleaners will complete daily cleans in line with the Ministry of Health guidelines

We will continue to model good hygiene practices (coughing into your elbow, handwashing and drying) and regular cleaning of commonly touched surfaces

Physical Distancing

There is no bubble concept at Alert Level 2 so there are no restrictions on groups of students mixing with others on site.
Children and staff should be far enough away from each other so that they are not within the ‘Moist Breath Zone’ or touching each other, coupled with good hygiene practices and regular cleaning of commonly touched surfaces.

Play time activities can include access to sports equipment including playgrounds but hygiene practice of washing hands will be observed before and after playing with or on equipment

There will also be regular cleaning of shared equipment such as balls, sticks etc

We will continue to have staggered morning tea and lunchtimes to ensure no more than 100 students at one time in the playground areas

Please ensure your child has a drink bottle as water fountains will be turned off

Due to the restrictions of visitors on site Little Achievers will be postponed until further notice.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask

Kind Regards
Eleanore Barry

Inspire Net