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Alert Level 3

Published: Tuesday, 21 September 2021 12:27

Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 on Wednesday 22 September.  This decision will be reviewed by Cabinet on Monday 4 October.
This means that the school site will be open from Wednesday 22 September. For most students this will not be a change and they will continue to access their learning off site and online. We do understand that a small number of students may need to come to school because their parents’ work commitments mean that they are unable to be supervised adequately at home. Students who do have to come to school will be supervised in small bubbles by a teacher while they continue with their online learning programme. If you have indicated that your daughter needs to be supervised on the school site detailed information about this will be sent directly to parents and caregivers.
All our other students will continue to learn from home. We are very proud of the resilience demonstrated by our students and the wonderful support they are receiving from their whanau.
Just a reminder that wearing masks on public transport and while at school is mandatory for all students and staff at Level 3.
The Ministry of Education has asked Dr Hinemoa Elder (child adolescent psychiatrist) and Nathan Wallis (neuroscience educator) for some tips and advice for parents who may be anxious about their daughter’s behaviour and routine changes through alert level changes and extended alert level restrictions. There is a link to the information and to the video they have made below.
We are hopeful that we will all be at Level 2 and back to school for face-to-face lessons when Term 4 starts on Monday 18 October.
Stay safe everyone. Kia haumaru to noho. Kia kaha.
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Lockdown Updates

Published: Friday, 17 September 2021 14:26

With Auckland still at alert Level 4 online learning is continuing and our teachers are really pleased with how our students are engaging and continuing with their learning at this time.  We are hopeful that we will all be able to restart face to face lessons soon.

The dates for NCEA and Scholarship  examinations have been changed and the examinations will now start on 22 November and finish on 14 December.  This will give students a few more weeks to prepare. The exams will only go ahead if Auckland is at Level 2.  

We continue to accept enrolment applications  for 2022, through our Enrolment Portal or by post - more details are on the Enrolment tab on this page.  The closing date for applications for the Cotter Trust Entrance Scholarships has been extended to 17 October.

The dates for the Term 3 school holidays remain the same with the last day of Term 3 being Friday 1 October and the first day of Term 4 being Monday 18 October. 

 

Useful information from the Ministry of Education during lockdown

Published: Tuesday, 24 August 2021 10:50

Learning in Lockdown

For Pasifika parents and families

Kia orana, Noa’ia, Talofa lava, Mauri, Mālō e lelei, Tālofa, Ni Sa Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atua and Mālō ni.

MoE has created an online info hub for Pasifika parents, families and communities to support learning during lockdown.

You can find it here – Info Hub for Pasifika parents

There are helpful updates on how COVID-19 impacts education and links to learning resources including:

·       Quick & Easy: Learning TV

·       Lockdown Friendly: Learning Online

·       Pacific Specific: Dual language resources

Check our Pasifika Info Hub page for daily updates.

Information about how to access food and other essentials is also available on the Covid 19 website and further information is in the link below.

Access to Food during Covid 19 Lockdown

 

New Zealand in Level 4 Lockdown

Published: Wednesday, 18 August 2021 10:50

From 11.59 p.m. on Tuesday 17 August the country is in Level 4 lockdown.  There will be no physical access to the school site until the lockdown levels change.  Students will be able to continue their learning through google classroom and subject and tutor teachers will be in touch with you.  The Health Centre and Guidance staff are also available on e-mail and by phone.  Letters with further information have been e-mailed home to parents and the school community will be kept constantly updated as the situation changes.  
Kia kaha everyone.  

New Zealand in Level 4 Lockdown

Published: Wednesday, 18 August 2021 10:49

From 11.59 p.m. on Tuesday 17 August the country is in Level 4 lockdown.  There will be no physical access to the school site until the lockdown levels change.  Students will be able to continue their learning through google classroom and subject and tutor teachers will be in touch with you.  The Health Centre and Guidance staff are also available on e-mail and by phone.  Letters with further information have been e-mailed home to parents and the school community will be kept constantly updated as the situation changes.  
Kia kaha everyone.  

University Success - Congratulations Mackenzie

Published: Wednesday, 30 June 2021 09:08

The University of Auckland Young Scholars Programme extends academically able students in Year 13 to study a Stage 1 paper in a variety of subjects. In the 1st semester this year Mackenzie Adams 13 KCL studied Philosophy 105 Critical Thinking.She achieved an A+ which will be on her University transcript as she intends studying at the University of Auckland in 2022.
Her comments are: "The University of Auckland Young Scholars programme was a valuable opportunity for me because I was able to experience what university is like by completing a first year philosophy course. Completing a course in the Young Scholars Program gave me the opportunity to connect with other high school students who were participating in the programme. I was also able to see the level of work required for the first year of university and was able to learn more about an area I am interested in. I would recommend this programme for anyone who wants to extend themselves and is prepared to work hard."

McKenzie Adams

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