Category Archives: School News

Update: 24 August.

Following the PM announcement today we are in preparation for a lifting to Level 2 and thus staff and students returning to school on Monday 31 August.
I expect further guidelines to be sent to me from the MoE which will ensure the safety of our community while we continue with as normal a programme as possible and these will be emailed ASAP.

Update Friday 21 August

Kia ora koutou
As mentioned before we await the PM’s announcement on Monday on whether we stay at lockdown alert level 3 or move up or down. The school is planning on a return on Thursday 27th as initially indicated however we will let you now ASAP the official guidelines.
If we do move to level 2 we will minimise contact as much as possible by students being taught in their home room classes and restricting movement around the school, staying in whānau as much as possible and not sharing equipment or surfaces.
In order to promote wellbeing of staff and students we are also reviewing our assessment programme to take into account the time lost owing to the two lockdown periods as well as our calendar where some events will have to be cancelled as we will not have time to reschedule.
Thank you, as always for your wonderful support of the school and our wonderful students.
Stay safe, stay well and be kind to yourselves and others.

Update 14 August, 6 p.m.

Following the PM announcement of the extension of Level 3 in Auckland an email will be sent to you tomorrow detailing what learning will look like.
If your child/ren cannot be supervised at home, please contact your child’s Whānau Leader as soon as possible so suitable arrangements can be made.
Otherwise the school will be closed except for the students who require supervision who must report directly to the venue specified, be prepared to work independently, have water and food for the day, a device and charger and be picked up at 3 p.m.
More information will follow.

Update 14 August 2020

Kia ora whānau


Later today we await the Prime Minister’s announcement on whether the lockdown will continue, be lifted or even move to Level 4. The school is preparing for each scenario, hoping for the best and planning for the worst. We will notify you in all likelihood on Saturday as the announcement is expected late today. Similarly it would be wise for you to also plan for the different scenarios.

Stay well, be safe.

Kia kaha

Ngā mihi 

Lockdown level 3 update 12 August

Dear parents/caregivers


During lockdown level 3 for the remainder of the week we are asking students to:


  • Complete their Reading Plus and Maths Buddy expectations for the week
  • Complete any assessments 
  • Work on their Student Led Conference presentation
  • Stay active
  • Practice the school haka


At this stage there are no students at the school and no requests. If you are an essential worker and your child requires supervision please contact your child/ren’s Whānau Leader. If they are to attend school please ensure they have face masks, their devices and chargers as well as food and water for the day. Water fountains, microwaves and the toasters are not available for use. 


I will send further updates as and when we are informed of the situation moving forward. Hopefully we will be back at school on Monday.



Lockdown tomorrow 12 August

Dear Parents and Students


You may have heard the news that we are back at Covid level 3 and schools are closed to all except essential workers from tomorrow (12 August). 


Based on advice on the COVID website, Schools in Auckland can safely open but will have limited capacity. Where possible we encourage students to learn from home.


Only children who cannot be supervised at home should be at school and parents are to contact whanau senior leaders:


Mountains – Ian Suckling –

Water – Cathy Hewlett –

Forest – Melanie Kindley –

Coast – Raeesa Dada –


Students should still be able to access their learning online. 


Further updates will be sent by email. Please check the school website and facebook. 



Ian Morrison