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Thank you for your support through this challenging time, as we prepare for the beginning of Level 4 in the COVID-19 Alert Level Structure.
As you would be aware, from 11.59pm Wednesday 25 March, we move to Level 4 in the COVID-19 Alert Level structure for a period of at least 4 weeks, where people are instructed to stay at home.
Students and staff will not be able to access the school site from this time and will work from home.
Below is an excerpt from the Secretary of Education, Iona Holstead, for your information.
School holidays brought forward
“School holidays are being brought forward so that they are completed within the 4 week period. Holidays will now begin on Monday 30 March, to Tuesday 14 April inclusive (a reminder that the Tuesday after Easter Monday is always a closed day for schools).
At the end of the school holidays, schools will be open for distance learning but not physically open for staff to work at the schools.
Please note the instruction to stay home (Alert Level 4) will continue beyond the new school holiday period but schools will be technically open for distance instruction. Teachers will be working offsite.”
Teachers will contact parents with regards to what learning will look like for their child going forward into term 2.
I am sure you agree that this is a very stressful time, for the young people whose lives we share with you, as it is for us all. We can mitigate the effects of this stress, by providing a sense of normal life continuing, and in this, the routines of learning are critical. Please help us to support your childs education and wellbeing, by ensuring that they develops regular habits and patterns in their engagement with the tasks that they are set. We do not have any sense of how long this may last, so we are preparing for the possibility that it may be some time.
We hope that their is a way that parents are able to use some of the support that teachers provide through distance learning to ensure your child is able to participate in their learning.
Please find attached information regarding the Alert levels.