School is OPEN for all students at Covid-19 Alert Level 2.
As you will be aware schools outside of the Auckland region reopened under Covid Level 2 on Thursday 9th of September. Under Level 2, schools are considered safe places for students and staff to attend by the Ministry of Health. School begins at 8.45am as normal. All students should arrive in full uniform.
If your child was issued a chromebook under lockdown, please ensure that they bring this back to school in a bag with the charger. Please also have students bring back their learning resources to use in class.
The school will have hygiene stations, safety signage and work closely with students and staff to ensure they remain vigilant about our hygiene. More information about the wearing of masks will follow. If your child is sick please keep them at home.
If you are dropping your child off or picking them up, we ask that you remain in your car. Under Level 2 we are restricting visitors to the site.
Important Health Messages
Schools are considered to be safe to attend under Level 2 by the Ministry of Health. They are controlled spaces and it is possible to know who is on site and who those people have contact with through our sign in and sign out process. We have student information available to easily contact whaanau if contact tracing is needed.
The key public health approach is to minimise the risk of someone becoming infected in the first place and then to be able to identify and contact anyone who has been in close contact with a person, if that person becomes infected. We are minimising the risk by adopting rigorous hygiene practices and having the means to contact trace.
Physical distancing is a good precaution to prevent the spread of disease. This is challenging in schools so good hygiene practices and regular cleaning are even more important here. This includes staff and students coughing into their elbows, hand-washing and drying, sanitising and regular cleaning of commonly touched surfaces.
Educational facilities and transport are not considered mass gatherings because they are managed environments. This means that there are no numbers of people indoors or outside at schools other than what other health and safety measures require. However, we will not be having whole school assemblies.
Mixing of students
There are no restrictions on groups of students mixing with each other on site.
If you have any questions please contact our Principal Chris Jarnet via email - [email protected] .
The Covid 19 website has some important information about how to keep safe under level 2. https://covid19.govt.nz/ .
The latest school updates and alerts are on our Facebook page and are also sent via our school app. To download the app click this link: https://ngaruawahiahigh.apps.school.nz/install/ It is also available in the App Store and Play Store as “SchoolAppsNZ”. Please be advised that we no longer use School Loop for messages.