Kia ora Whanau,

I hope that you are all safe and well.

Just a quick update to let you know that this weeks distance learning will be posted for students on Monday morning.

The Prime Minister is expected to make an announcement on Monday regarding alert levels. Once we have this information, we will provide a further update.

Last week, you may have been aware the Government made a decision that we have the option to bring some Year 12 and 13 students onsite under Alert Level 3.

This is a very serious undertaking and because of that, the health criteria is very strict. As I am sure you will appreciate, this is not something schools have been required to put in place and it is not an entitlement for students.

The decision to apply to do this is entirely at our discretion.

We have considered this option very carefully and on balance, and, for last week at least, decided this is not an appropriate action for our school to take at this time, particularly given the virus cases have been around our community.

We will review that early this week. If any students are required to come into school, we will be in touch. In the meantime, we have a strong online programme and good supports in place for our students.

If you have any concerns about your child’s learning and wellbeing, please don’t hesitate to get in touch [with the academic mentor/dean/head of department].

Ngā mihi nui

Dr Brian Evans
BA, Dip Tch, MEd, PhD

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