Kia ora koutou,

Over the past week the number of positive cases amongst our students has remained steady. We still have a high percentage of staff out due to illness or isolation. Considering these factors and with Learning Conferences taking place on Thursday and Friday of next week, the decision has been made to continue with the Hybrid learning approach for next week. 

We are continuing with the same approach.

Hybrid learning will continue to be available through the Google Classroom and Yr 9-11 students will be able to engage at home or at school. It was encouraging to see an increasing number of our Yr 10 students take the opportunity to come into school and engage face to face with their teachers. I would ask you to remind students who do come on site for learning that they have to remain on site for the full day and it is expected that they attend all of their classes. 

Week beginning  March 21, Year 12 and 13 students will continue to do Hybrid at home.  There may be times when the teacher requests students to come into school for a face to face class, for a tutorial, practical work or an assessment. Some students may not be able to attend a face to face class because of illness or isolation requirements and so this will be by invitation, and alternative arrangements will be made for those at home. The Library will be available for Yr 12 and 13 students who wish to engage with their learning on site rather than at home. Students are asked to contact their Dean if this is the case.  

Students will follow their usual timetable whether they are at home or at school. All resources and assignments will be posted in the Google Classroom. Students who are attending on site will need to bring their device, charger and earphones.

To the parents of Yr 9-11 students please advise us if your student will be accessing learning from home or school by completing the following form: This will provide us with numbers of students attending and enable us to organise supervision for the week accordingly. Please complete the form no later than 1pm Friday 18 March.

To ensure we gather an accurate picture of COVID related absences (COVID positive or isolating) we are asking that you complete the form using this link: For any other related absences please email or ring 385 8514 ext 848. 

School buses will be operational to transport students to and from school. 

The Cafe will continue to operate on a limited service.  Please encourage your student to bring a snack to school so that they can be prepared for any unforeseen changes to the Cafe service.

Ngā mihi nui

Gael Ashworth