Important Information

Easter holidays

Please note that the school is closed on Good Friday 2nd April, Easter Monday 5 April and Easter Tuesday 6 April.


Tēnā koutou e te whānau

This year we are aiming to have our learning partnership meetings with our families on Thursday 18 February. As per our previous correspondence, this is a teacher only day which will require you to keep your child home for the day. We do understand the challenge of having your children home and having to attend a meeting, and we are more than happy for you to bring your children along to their PLP meetings with you.


We would love to meet with you to discuss your child’s learning for this year. In order to book your child's PLP meeting please let the teacher know, contact Suzanne Irving on 838 6696, or make an appointment through ww.schoolinterviews.co.nz.

All meetings will be held at base school, 82 Tirimoana Road, Te Atatu South.


How to make an appointment:

Click on this link https://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/code?code=th4wa

  • Enter your name, email address and your child’s name, press ’GO’

  • Click on the small side-arrow and select you child’s class, press ‘GO’

  • The dates and times will appear on the screen

  • Click your preferred time and press ‘GO’


OR


Go to this website www.schoolinterviews.co.nz

  • Enter the school code th4wa and press ‘GO’

  • Enter your name, email address and your child’s name, press ’GO’

  • Click on the small side-arrow and select you child’s class, press ‘GO’

  • The dates and times will appear on the screen

  • Click your preferred time and press ‘GO’


2021 Term Dates


Term 1 Staff only days Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 January

Auckland Anniversary Day Monday 1 February (school closed)

First day of school Tuesday 2 February

Waitangi Day Monday 8 February (school closed)

Easter break Friday 2 April - Tuesday 6 April (school closed)

Last day Friday 16 April


Term 2 First day Monday 3 May

Queens Birthday Monday 7 June (school closed)

Last day Friday 9 July


Term 3 First day Monday 26 July

Last day Friday 1 October


Term 4 First day Monday 18 October

Labour day Monday 25 October (school closed)

Last day Tuesday 14 December

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Coronavirus Information - as at 28 January 2020

We are closely monitoring the situation in China with regards to the concerns around a potentially pandemic virus. We are aware that we have students, families and staff returning from overseas travel. We have procedures in place for the incidence of infectious diseases, and we will be revisiting them with our staff on their return to school on Thursday. We are also monitoring the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, and Safe Travel NZ sites to ensure we have access to the most up-to-date information and advisories. During the 2019 measles outbreak, schools received regular updates from these organisations.


As with all infectious diseases, and in line with our existing procedures, we have the following steps in place;

**Strong hygiene and cleaning practices in place during school time and by school cleaners

**Reminders for students and staff about good personal hygiene practice (wash your hands regularly, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, cover your coughs and sneezes).

**Monitoring students for symptoms of fever, runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, faint, muscle ache, other general unwell feeling and contacting parents if these are present

As with all illness in a school/community setting, children and adults are advised not to come to school if they are unwell.

We know that some local organisations have advised their employees to remain at home for one week if returning to NZ from central China and locations close to the city of Wuhan. Whilst we are not recommending this at the current time, we may consider this as an option if advised to do so by DHB or government organisations. The Ministry of Education has also stated:


  • the risk of an outbreak in New Zealand is currently low and Health’s current advice is that there is no specific action to be taken at this time

  • just to reaffirm, there are no cases of the virus in New Zealand currently

  • should the situation change, as we do with other infectious diseases such as measles, mumps and influenza, we will follow our pandemic plan for managing the illness

  • for those of you concerned about possible infection, the Ministry of Health has provided practical information on their website which we encourage you to read - Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) guidance – Ministry of Health website

  • included in there is some advice (for travellers) to help reduce the general risk of infection:

    • avoiding very close contact with people showing symptoms

    • frequently washing hands

    • avoiding close contact with sick live farm animals or wild animals

    • practicing cough etiquette (maintain distance, cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing, and wash hands)

Please contact the school if you have any further questions regarding the Coronavirus.

We look forward to seeing all of our students back on Monday 3 February.


Regards

Shaki, Juanita, Ellie, Iona and Mike