COVID-19 Level 2 Announcement


Morena tatou ma,

As you have all heard from our Prime Minister, all students can return to kura on Monday 18th May. We are really grateful for all the effort to support each other over this time. As we adjust to alert level two we need to be vigilant with our health and safety practices to ensure a second wave of covid is not encouraged.

We understand that there will be different views heading into alert level 2, some whanau might still be feeling anxious about tamariki returning to school. Pai ana tera. We desire to be supportive to everyone. If you are feeling to keep your child/children home, could you please let us know so we can plan accordingly. As we approach next week it would be important to understand that school will not be as it once was. There will be adjusting to circumstances as we encounter them.

Our focus for the first week will be to help students

  • feel safe being back at kura
  • reconnect with kaiako and their friends
  • tell their learning through lockdown story
  • reconnect with school values and kaupapa
  • learn key health and hygiene practises and expectations

These include:

  • Avoid being in another person's breath zone
  • avoid touching other people
  • to wash hands with soap thoroughly and often
  • sanitise on exit and entry to classroom
  • practise correct coughing and sneezing etiquette

We have to be mindful about whanau, student and teacher welfare. As we continue to communicate openly and with aroha we'll get through this. We encourage great caution as we move forward. We all need to be mindful and sensible with our travel and interaction with others for the sake of our community.

The bus will be running on Monday morning. If you would prefer to drop your tamariki off that is fine. In the afternoon, to eliminate overcrowding on the bus the south children will be dropped off first followed by the north students after the south run is completed.

If your child is sick please keep them home and communicate with the school.

If you are coming to kura please report to the office as we are obligated to keep a register of who is coming and going from kura. Thank you.

If you have any questions, just ask.

No reira, e te iwi, kia kaha tatou. Kia u ki te aroha tetahi ki tetahi.

COVID-19 Level 3 Announcement


Morena tatou,

Happy ANZAC day. A big mihi to everyone for all your efforts during these unique times. As we move into level 3 apopo, we will continue to follow distance learning kaupapa for the next fortnight. If you have any questions or concerns just email me or one of the kaiako. Hopefully you all should've received hard copy learning packs in the post. If you haven't just let me know.

Kia kaha tatou.

If you require support in some other way, just let us know.

Nga mihi rongomau ki a koutou katoa.

COVID-19 Lockdown Level 4

We hope and pray you are all well during this time. We hope holiday time was good for you all. Here is a video for us all to share the same understanding for our learning for the first part of this term. E mihi ana.

Important Dates

1st Day Back Term 2, 2020

Wednesday 15th April

Distance Learning commences

Nau mai haere mai!

Mission: Growing excellence in each other from the roots up

Kia ora e te iwi, nga mihi aroha ki a koutou katoa.....

Come and feel the beautiful mauri of our kura!

Our kura prides itself on genuine manaaki and aroha, helping to create a very warm and welcoming environment. Our tauira enjoy a safe whanau feel atmosphere where respect and learning thrive.

Our kura is situated in peaceful Punaruku, surrounded by native bush and ancient pa sites, convenient also is the beautiful Punaruku awa and Whangaruru Harbour.

We enjoy strong whanaungatanga with whanau, hapu and iwi and value everyones contributions to our localised marau.

As a unified team we are all committed to providing the best learning experiences and opportunities for our tamariki mokopuna.

Kia u, kia pumau

Na Jamie

Te Tumuaki

Vision: 'Noona te Ao' Freedom through learning

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