COVID-19 Update Monday 23 March 2020
Today, our Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern shared with the nation that New Zealand moves to COVID-19 alert level 3, then level 4 in 48 hours. With today’s announcement by the Government, we are implementing with urgency our plan to support your child’s learning from home. We appreciate this is a sudden and significant change and will be heavily disruptive to many people in our community. https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/new-zealand-moves-covid-19-alert-level-3-then-level-4-48-hours
School Closed From Wednesday 24th March, Tahatai Coast School is closed except to children of essential workers (essential workers include doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers and police). For a more
indepth list you may wish to check the link below to see if you are considered an essential worker. https://covid19.govt.nz/government-actions/covid-19-alert-system/
For children of essential workers, we look forward to seeing your child at school tomorrow. We are asking that they meet staff in the Koru Room, adjoining the Library/Office space. If in doubt, our office staff can direct them. Please email [email protected] if your child will be attending school on Tuesday 24 March and/or Wednesday 25 March.
School holidays brought forward We have been informed by the Ministry of Education that the school holidays are being brought forward so that they are completed within the 4 week period announced by Jacinda Ardern today.
Holidays will now begin from Monday 30 March to Tuesday 14 April inclusive (a reminder that the Tuesday after Easter Monday is always a closed day for schools).
Distance Learning - Begins Wednesday 15 April at the end of the holiday break
Over the holiday break, our staff will be preparing distance learning opportunities for your children. Information on what distance learning will look like will be shared with you by Friday 27 March.
Thank you for the many kind wishes to our staff. Take care of yourselves, whānau and others.
Charlotte James & Kirsten Bell Acting Principals
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