COVID-19 UPDATES

Update for Monday, 29 November

  Kia Ora Koutou and welcome to week 7 of Term 4. As you will be aware, NZ moves to the COVID-19 Protection Framework (CPF), also known as the Traffic Light System, later this week.  Tāmaki Makaurau has been confirmed as moving into Red and this will come into effect

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Our roster system continues until the end of term. Roster A attends Mondays and Wednesdays. Roster B attends Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Announcements : 

Our roster system continues until the end of term. Roster A attends Mondays and Wednesdays. Roster B attends Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Update for Friday, 17 September

Ngā mihi mahana e te whanau o Mt Roskill Intermediate
Warm greetings to the Mt Roskill Intermediate family.

Whāia te mātauranga hei oranga mō koutou 
Seek after learning for the sake of your wellbeing

This week we have celebrated Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori with our school wide wero (challenge). What a fantastic effort everyone put in over this week.  There were so many fabulous entries for all of the wero.  The Kahoot that was run as part of the Māori Moment on Tuesday had an incredible 170 MRI participants!  The results for all the challenges are on the winners page of the wero site and have also been shared on the school facebook page.

Thank you to all students, whānau and kaiako for getting involved and making this a fun week.  We hope that you have had fun and learned some more of our beautiful Te Reo Māori.  We have incredibly talented and creative learners.  Remember it doesn’t have to stop because te wiki is ending. The final wero is to keep using Te Reo Māori even if it is just a little bit!

Alert Level 3 Preparation

Planning is well underway in preparation for a drop in Alert Levels.  On Monday afternoon we will hear from the Prime Minister to confirm if we will be dropping down to Alert Level 3 next week.  

Under Level 3 all Families are advised to keep their children at home, unless you have no other means of someone being able to supervise them.

Some children will be able to return to school under certain circumstances.  The rules around attendance physically at school under alert level 3 with the Delta variant of COVID-19 are much stricter than last year and the Ministry of Education have this to say:  

“At Alert Level 3, children should only go to school if their parents are required to work and there is no other care option available at home.  Ultimately, schools, for the most part remain closed except for those workers where there are no other options available for the care of their children”.

We would appreciate you starting to plan your care options for Alert Level 3.  

Once a drop down to Alert Level 3 is confirmed, we will send out a registration form, so any families that need to send their child to school, can register them.  

Any child needing to attend school during Alert Level 3 must be registered.

School Holidays

Today, as you may have already seen in the media, Education Minister, Chris Hipkins has confirmed that the school holidays in Auckland will not be moved forward.  This means the holidays will continue to be held at the same time as the rest of the country starting from Saturday 2nd October for two weeks.

The MOE advised us that the Minister has carefully considered advice on how moving term dates presented challenges that would have had a wider and long-term impact by disrupting curriculum and activity plans already in place for students, whānau and educators.

Keeping the holidays as they are will avoid adding stress and anxiety to children and their education and wellbeing.

We will next be in touch with you by email with an update after the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday afternoon.

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

Ngā mihi nui kia koutou katoa.  Kia pai tō rā whakatā.
Many thanks to everyone.  Have a good weekend.

Aroha nui,

Kristen Walsham.
Principal – Tumuaki

Possible useful online tool:

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has developed an online tool to help identify what types of financial assistance a person could be eligible for quickly and easily: Check out what you might get | Ngā āwhina tērā pea ka whiwhi koe

Please note, this is a guide and shows how MSD can help a person or whānau. Once the application form is submitted, MSD will be able to work out the exact financial assistance they will receive. This service is only available to New Zealand citizens and residents.

Stay well, stay safe and be kind.

Term Dates 2021
Term 3:  Monday 26th July – Friday 1st October
Term 4:  Monday 18th October – Thursday 16th December

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