Dear parent/caregiver


Thank you for your ongoing support, as we continue to unite against COVID-19.

Our move down to Alert Level 1 this week provides all of us with certainty that it is safe for all children and young people to physically attend school. If your children are returning to classes for the first time in a while, they will be excited to see their friends and teachers, and our teachers will look after them if they are also a little anxious.

Your children’s learning, health and wellbeing is important to us – and we can’t wait to see them next week. It will also be good for them to get back into a more normal routine.

Regularly attending school really matters for your children’s future and I am happy to talk about any challenges you have or any feelings of anxiousness in ensuring your child (ren) are back at school for the start of Term 4.

I assure you we will continue to follow all appropriate health measures at school including maintaining cleaning and disinfecting practices and encouraging good hygiene standards. We will also continue to remind people to stay home if they are unwell and to seek medical advice.


We look forward to greeting your children and making them feel safe and welcome within our wider school whānau.

Thank you for being part of our school community and giving us the opportunity to teach and look after your children.


Shirley Hardcastle

Copies of this letter are available at the office in Te reo Maori, Cook Island Maori, Samoan, Tongan, Nuiean and Tuvalu and Tokelaun languages