COVID Lockdown 4 from 11.59pm Tuesday

Good evening everyone,
Teenaa koutou whaanau,

The Government has often reminded us that going into a lockdown was likely, the reality, however, is another thing and I am conscious that for some this will be a difficult few days and possibly longer and my thoughts are with you during this time. This latest response is a cautious one at this stage, with a lack of complete information surrounding the case. As more information emerges relevant to the school operations, I will update you. 

The following is the plan for the next 3 days.

Classes will continue online via teams. Teachers will be in Teams online for at least the first 15 minutes of the timetabled lesson. This is to set the work, check in on the students and be available to answer questions. Please encourage your children to check in and see what is planned for the lesson. In some senior classes the plan may change to accommodate the different needs of some subjects. If this is the case, you will be contacted by your child’s teacher.

We will not offer physical collection of materials. We do not have time to arrange this. I expect we will be able to offer it if the lockdown lasts for longer.

Form time will run daily at 10:40am. This is just to check in with students and see how they are doing and if there is any assistance we can offer.

We are unsure how long we will be under Level 4 conditions. I have asked my staff to set a moderate amount of work, but please encourage your children to keep on top of it and engage with the online lessons.

If we need to be in Level 4 for longer, we will make amendments (including the possible collection of physical resources).

I will be in contact again later in the week, until then look after each other and stay safe.

Kia ora, kia manawanui, kia haumaru te noho.
Kind regards and all the best over the coming days.

Greg Thornton