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Child care for Parents of Essential workers in Level 4

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Child care for Parents of Essential workers in Level 4

School grounds remain closed and gates locked until further notice.  

Kia ora koutou

We hope you are all well and making the most of your time as a family. Some things are more important!

As many of you will have seen in The New Zealand Herald this morning, Chris Hipkins announced “Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Free childcare for essential workers from tomorrow” (Monday 23rd August).


Please make sure you read this article carefully as it does not mean that our school is open tomorrow for children of essential workers. We have received nothing yet from the MOE about any instructions for opening our school.

For clarity, please read the link below which outlines what you can do as essential service workers:


Teachers have all been incredible across the schools on the island to enable a seamless link between home and school. 

Please make sure we know you are all safe and sound by getting in touch with your class teacher, or through the online work provided for your child. Your wellbeing is paramount so please do not stress about school. Try and give things a go but do not get worked up over it if it becomes too tough.  The teachers are fabulous at supporting and guiding you so please reach out.  

Even though we know most of our tamariki’s device and Internet connection availability, we will make further contact by phone tomorrow using our data base, so we can reach all children and parents who we know or think do not.


If you do need a device then we ask that you contact Sandra Twidle by 7.00 pm tonight (Sunday 22nd Aug) at [email protected].  We have delivered about 80 devices and 40+ packs since permission was granted on Friday.  We will get any remaining devices prepared tomorrow morning and deliver them to your address in accordance to Covid-19 Delta variant instructions as soon as we can.  We appreciate your patience with the delivering of these, as it takes time.

We continue to wish you all the best and all of our positive thoughts. We hope this speedy reaction into lockdown enables us to be out of it as soon as possible.

We will continue to update you as soon as we find out new information and have time to plan accordingly.  As the conditions slightly change each time, there is no way of predicting what may come.

Stay safe, enjoy some family time and continue to be kind!  We have been through this several times before and we will again.

Ngā mihi maioha

Phil Wainwright

Acting Principal