Kia ora

You will be aware of the current news surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak in China.  We are closely monitoring information provided by the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health and following their advice.

The Ministry of Health currently advises that there are no cases of the virus in New Zealand and that the risk of an outbreak in New Zealand is low.  We will be open for the start of the year as per the letter sent to parents earlier.  

However any student who may be at high risk of exposure because they have recently been to China or have been in close contact with someone confirmed with the virus is asked to delay the start of their school year for 14 days and voluntarily stay away.  Count the day after you returned back to New Zealand, or have been in contact with anyone who has the virus, as day 1 of the 14 day quarantine period. Please advise the school if this is the case for your son or daughter.

As always anyone who is unwell should not be at school. If you have a particular concern about your child or family member please contact Healthline at 0800 611 116 or your GP for medical advice.

If you would like more information, you can go to the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health websites:

Ministry of Health - Coronavirus Information:
https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

Ministry of Education - Coronavirus information
http://education.govt.nz/news/novel-coronavirus/

If you have any concerns about one of your children or students, the Ministry of Health guidance suggests that you contact Healthline at 0800 611 116 or your GP for medical advice.

Should the Ministry of Health determine that the situation has changed, we will post updates on the school website and inform you of this as soon as possible.  

Ngaa mihi

 

Peter Jones

Principal