Update for Thursday, 21 October

Monuina e pogipogi – Good Morning, Education Minister Hipkins’ announcement yesterday afternoon concerning schools and when they will return, gave no clear guide as to when Years 1 – 10 would return to onsite schooling. A further announcement will be made on Tuesday, when we hope we will be provided

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Our online Distance Learning Programme continues. School is closed except for registered students.

Announcements : 

Our online Distance Learning Programme continues. School is closed except for registered students.

Update for Monday, 20 September – Move to Alert Level 3

Kia ora koutou and haere mai week 9 of Term 3,

As per the Prime Minister’s update, Auckland will move down to Level 3 at 11.59pm tomorrow night (Tuesday 21st September).  Although our hard work is paying off,  the job is far from over and there are still very strict guidelines that we must adhere to within Alert Level 3 as well.

When we move to Alert Level 3 on Wednesday, you legally must stay within your household bubble unless for essential personal movement, including going to work and going to school.

We have attached a helpful document on our website called ‘Alert Level 3 Requirements for Schools’ and this has also been translated into the following languages: Te Reo Māori, Samoan, Tongan, Cook Island Māori, Fijian, Niuean, Tokelauan, Tuvaluan ,Hindi, Arabic, Chinese.  You can find this HERE.

From Wednesday, school will be open, but this will be for only the small number of children who need to attend. While we know how difficult it is trying to work from home as well as support your child’s learning, you must keep your child at home if there is an appropriate carer available.

For those of you with no other care option to keep your child at  home, can you please read through our ‘Should my child attend school in Alert Level 3’ flow chart, then complete the registration form so that you can send your child to school at Alert Level 3.

Flow chart and Registration link HERE

If you have not registered, your child will not be able to attend school.

We will have only a handful of staff on site, specific to the number of children who need to attend, so please ensure you register as soon as possible.  For any children who need to come  to school, they will still be following their own teacher’s online learning programme.  Our staff on site will be there to only supervise your child, not to teach.

All our usual safety precautions for Alert Level 3 will be in place which includes following all the recommendations from the public health experts.

This means we will regularly clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces, encourage everyone to frequently wash their hands and cover their coughs and sneezes, and keep everyone physically distanced from others as much as possible (one metre inside and two metres outside). We will also keep school bubbles to no more than 10 students. These bubbles will not mix with other bubbles. 

Our contact tracing systems will be in place, which includes our attendance register and visitor register, and we will be limiting staff onsite with the majority of our team working from home.

If your child is feeling unwell, you must keep them home. You should also contact your GP or Healthline, to seek advice about getting tested.

We will continue to support all children who remain learning from home, through our distance learning programme.

For anyone who registers their child to attend school, we will email you tomorrow with instructions on how to drop off and collect your child and with other specific requirements related to attending school under Alert Level 3.

We should be proud of how we have responded to this outbreak, but the mahi isn’t yet done. As you have been doing, please continue to follow all the alert level requirements at Alert Level 4 and stay at home. It is the best tool we have to keep our whānau and community safe.


Ngā mihi,

Kristen Walsham
Principal – Tumuaki

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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