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 Friday, 1st October

你们好  [Nĭmen hăo], Tālofa, Welcome.

Today is the last day of Term 3.  Thank you and well done goes out to everyone – Students, Teachers, Whānau and the school – for collectively working together to achieve these last 6 weeks of home schooling.  Resilience, adaptability and working together has seen us achieve a successful distance learning programme.   

I would also like to extend my thanks to the support and administration staff who have continued working behind the scenes, keeping school running smoothly in these challenging times.

Below we have included just a touch of some of the amazing works that our students have been doing over these past 6 weeks.  We have many talented students at our school.  Enjoy!

Throughout this term, all our students who are involved in our school production ‘Hook’, have continued to practise hard, learning their lines and fine tuning their performances all via google meets.  This production would normally have been performed this term, but instead we have needed to move it to Term 4, week 5.  How we can perform this show will be confirmed once we have a clearer idea on current Alert Levels at the time.  We will communicate more details about the shows closer to the time. 

As I mentioned in Monday’s communication, this week is Mental Health Awareness week.  This year’s focus is ‘Mā te kōrero, ka ora’ (take time to kōrero – talk).  Checking in with a friend or colleague, having a kōrero over some kai, or saying hello to a stranger; these everyday conversations create connection.  Don’t stop at doing this for just this one week.  Let’s continue this important practise on.

We hope to hear positive news from the Government on Monday in regards to Auckland’s Alert Levels and hope, if safety allows, they drop for the school holidays ahead.  

Our planning and preparation is ready to be put into action, with the anticipated start back at school in Term 4 under Alert Level 2 restrictions.  We will send out information at the later half of the second week of the holidays, prior to the start of the term.   As always, this will be sent through to you via email, our school app and on our website.  There will be guidelines and requirements for the students to follow in line with Alert Level 2 restrictions.

Take care over the break and look out for our school communications before school begins for term 4 on Monday 18th October.

Noho haumaru kia atawha – Stay safe, be kind

Aroha Nui,

Kristen Walsham
Principal – Tumuaki

Some guidance from the Ministry of Education in preparation for Term 4 –  Staying home if sick 

Anyone who feels unwell should stay at home (or go home) and seek advice about getting tested for COVID-19 from Healthline or their GP. 

You’ll find up-to-date information about symptoms to look for on the Ministry of Health website. 

The majority of children and young people with symptoms consistent with COVID-19  will not have COVID-19 and you may see similar symptoms in children with asthma, hay  fever, allergies, ear infections or other acute or chronic conditions. 

As we come into the allergy season, it is a timely reminder for parents and caregivers to  provide schools/kura relevant information on any allergies or conditions that may  show similar signs and symptoms with COVID-19. 

Please email with any updated health information, home  addresses, email addresses, phone numbers etc.  

Bubble and Portrait art pieces by Temaya AMARASEKERA Rm 24

Blessing from Rm 12 loves shoes!

Mrs McIntosh likes green tea, dark chocolate and Rm 12!

Please find following, a message from Mt Roskill Grammar School:

We encourage families of IN-ZONE students intending to join Mt Roskill Grammar School in 2022 to enrol online before Friday 8th October 2021.

Please access the link to do an online application:

For further questions please contact the Enrolment Officer by email at

We have received queries about testing. Testing will occur in November for students who have enrolled.

We look forward to welcoming you to our MRGS family.

Stay well, stay safe and be kind.

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