Kia Ora Whanau
I hope things are going well, you are all safe and our students on getting on diligently with their online learning plans.
As you may be aware the Government has agreed to give principals the option of bringing some of the Year 12 and 13 students back to school for face to face learning during Alert Level 3. It goes without saying that there are added health risks in having more children travelling to and attending school, so meeting health requirements is essential in planning for the return of more students.
Wesley College has applied to the Ministry of Education and at this stage we have received approval for a small handful of teachers and students to be on site to complete some practical tasks. Please note, that unless a teacher has contacted your son/daughter, no one else should be on site.
Students coming in to school will be notified by their teacher of the days and times. No school uniform is required, just a suitable standard of dress. Please note, no lunch will be provided so please come prepared.
The hostels will not be open at this stage. Unfortunately there are also no school buses available.
There will be stringent health requirements in place as follows:
- Physical distancing must be observed at all times – 1m inside and 2m outside
- Students must be organised into bubbles of no more that 20 with one teacher
- The student make-up of each bubble cannot change throughout Alert Level 3
- Bubbles must not mix with each other inside or outside in the school grounds
- A teacher cannot be associated with more than one bubble of students but a bubble of students can have more than one teacher throughout Alert Level 3.
- Rigorous hand washing and drying must be adhered to and hand sanitizer available at the entrance to classrooms
- Coughing and sneezing must be into the elbow
- Students and teachers must stay home or be asked to go home if they are unwell.
- It goes without saying that rigorous adherence to the public health requirements is essential for the safety and wellbeing of your students, teachers and their families.
At this stage of the year, it is crucial students at home are working to their best and self-managing. Despite the disruptions we have every confidence we are tracking in the right direction academically.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are looking forward to being back at school very soon.
Ngā mihi nui
Dr Brian Evans
BA, Dip Tch, MEd, PhD