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COVID update 28 Feb 2021

Following the PM announcement that Auckland is at alert level 3 for the week starting Monday 1 March, please note that, as before, the school is closed until further notice except for students of parents of “essential” services. If your child/ren need/s supervision at school please notify the relevant Whānau Leader before 5 pm today so arrangements can be made.
These students are to report directly to the library and have lunch, charged device and other learning equipment with them. Masks are recommended but not compulsory.
The rest of the school will kick into distance learning and further information will be sent to students via the Whānau Leaders.
While this is frustrating it is necessary and we thank you once again for your patience and support.
Kia kaha
Ian Morrison


COVID update Tuesday 23 February, 8.30 pm

Latest COVID update contains the following information following a positive test of a worker at Kmart Botany who is related to the Papatoetoe cluster.
Please contact your child’s Whānau Leader if he/she will be away from school tomorrow following the advice received below:
“If you were at Kmart Botany between 4pm and 10pm on Friday February 19 and Saturday February 20 you are considered a casual plus contact.
If you are a casual plus contact, you are advised to immediately isolate at home and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice on isolation timeframes and testing requirements.”
Ian Morrison

Message from the MoE regarding face masks.

Face coverings are not required at school or on any school transport. But they must be worn on all public transport, including by any school children aged 12 and over.
At any alert level, children, young people or teachers and other staff who want to wear face coverings at schools or early learning services may do so. They are entitled to make this decision and should not be criticised for doing so.

10th anniversary of the Christchurch Earthquake

I am sure our community will join me in pausing a moment at 12.51 to remember and reflect on this traumatic event.
We reach out to the survivors, emergency response workers and families of those who died or were injured and who still carry the physical and mental scars. And we also acknowledge the amazing resilience and determination of a community which has rebuilt a shattered city.
Kia kaha

Update Saturday 20 February

I am aware that rumours started to circulate in the community that one of our students may have contracted COVID 19. These rumours are false, however a student did go home yesterday (Friday) after lunch as he was feeling sick and as a precaution went for a test which returned negative today.
School resumes as normal on Monday and I reinforce the well known safety tips which will keep us all safe:
– stay home if you are unwell
– sneeze or cough into your elbow (should you be at school……?)
– wash your hands
– minimise contact with other people and do not share personal items
The Ministry of Health has reminded us that face masks may be worn at school but are not required.
Nga mihi
Ian Morrison

Congratulations Ella Ma’afu-Poi

Over Waitangi weekend, Ella Ma’afu-Poi (8W2) was representing Auckland in the Under 13 Auckland (White) Team.  She was awarded Best and Fairest Girl at the Rookie Sox Softball Tournament held in Albany which had teams from around New Zealand.  Congratulations Ella on your community achievement.

MHJC would like to celebrate our students’ community achievements.  If your son or daughter has an outstanding community achievement, please share the news with your child’s Whānau Admin Assistant.