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Alert Level 4    17th August 2021


Firstly my apologies for not getting this out last night. I have been really sick with a gastro bug and not well enough to notify you all. However, I am sure everyone has been watching the news and disappointingly we are back in Lockdown. The following is a letter sent out from the Ministry in which to inform our communities.


Kia ora koutou


We are now all in Alert Level 4 which means that our school will not be open for any students. This follows someone being identified with COVID-19 and who has been in the Auckland and Coromandel communities while believed to be infectious. 


It is really important we do everything we can to keep our community safe. Alert Level 4 means we need to stay home in our bubbles and avoid any travelling as much as possible.  Supermarkets, pharmacies, foodbanks and other essential services will be open – but remember to wear a face covering if you are out and about (even a scarf wrapped around your mouth and nose will help). Check in using the NZ COVID Tracer App wherever you go and please also keep a distance from people you don’t know and wash your hands well and often, especially before and after using any public facilities. 


  • Our distance learning plan will therefore kick into action.


  • With such short notice we weren’t able to hand out devices or hard packs to students in order to support distance learning. Your teacher will be in touch later today with some information to support learning from home


Please go to the Ministry of Health website if you live in Auckland or the Coromandel region, or have recently visited there.  There is a list of locations the confirmed case has visited while they were considered to be infectious. If you were at one of those locations and at the same time as specified on the website, then please follow the relevant instructions to isolate and potentially to get tested. Please keep checking that webpage as new locations may be identified over time.


Our focus as always will be to support the learning, safety and wellbeing of our rangatahi and tamariki and we continue to be here to support you as well.


Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or me, if there is something you need assistance with.


Kind regards,

Denise Jones