Covid-19 Status


Kia ora koutou, Aotearoa NZ is going to be at Covid Alert Level 2 as of Midday today. Auckland will be at Alert Level 3. We will continue to update our school community as we receive the correct information and guidance for schools. In other words, we will be guided by the Ministry of Health at all times.

This morning at our staff briefing, we discussed the raising of the Alert Level and of requirements for Health and Safety at our school.

Our Pandemic and Communicable Diseases Procedures were also reviewed this morning. Our Principal remains our Pandemic Manager. We are currently moving into standby mode according to our school’s procedures – Code Yellow.

Today we will be having a school assembly to talk with our school about what this means for us. Students will be seated one seat apart in anticipation of the distancing guidelines for schools at COVID Level 2 from midday.

School buses are running as usual at this time. Our school will continue to operate as usual with COVID Level 2 recommendations for schools in place.

Please note the following under COVID Level 2:

Schools and school transport are not considered mass gatherings. This means there are no restrictions on numbers of people indoors or outside at schools.

Students will encouraged to adhere to a one meter social distancing recommendation.

School visitors will have to observe 2 meter social distancing at reception and use the contact tracing register.

Paper towels and soap/ hand sanitiser will be provided in bathrooms for students and staff.

Hygiene practices will be reiterated at assembly today and during whanau ako times.

Hand sanitiser will continue to be available in classrooms and students will be asked to use it regularly as they enter classes.

Teachers have disinfectant sprays in their classrooms and as in previous months, will wipe down surfaces of their classrooms throughout the day.

Our Pandemic Manager will monitor the cleaning of high touch surfaces with our environmental team. If students are sick, it is recommended they stay home if they or family members are sick with symptoms of the disease.

Gateway students who are engaging in work experience in public places will be spoken with today about additional requirements eg wearing masks when working in a supermarket.