Kia ora koutou
I do hope everyone is well and has access to support during these uncertain times.

We continue to demonstrate a calm and considerate approach to the evolving COVID-19 situation.

You may be aware of the announcement by our Prime Minister yesterday.

New Zealanders have been asked to limit non-essential travel and high risk people e.g. those over 70 or those with compromised immunity and certain existing medical conditions are asked to remain at home as much as they can from now on.

High risk individuals also include people with underlying medical conditions, such as:
- a compromised immune system
- respiratory illness
- liver disease
- cancer
- kidney disease
- heart disease
- diabetes mellitus

If your son or daughter falls into the above category they should remain at home.

Your child’s teacher will contact you on Monday to discuss arrangements for their ongoing teaching and learning.

We need to do what we can to contain COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and protect the health of our school communities.

I appreciate this week will have been a long week for many of you. I also appreciate that families will be affected in different ways. Please take care of yourself and your loved ones.

Nga mihi nui
Helen Mantell