COVID 19 – 30 March 2020

30 March 2020

Dear Parents

We have started into a new phase of New Zealand’s response to COVID-19 and it is very different from anything most of us have ever experienced. I wanted to reassure you that our school staff  and Board of Trustees will continue to be available to support your child’s learning and wellbeing during this time and into Term 2 learning.

As we enter the school holiday phase you will have noticed that we have posted fun activities to do. These can be found via your team’s information on SchoolTalk. On your behalf I have thanked the staff for the time and effort put into supporting the learning and adding additional resources for families to use as they wish during the holiday period.

Some good news to support you either working at home and/or studying at home – Spark, Vodafone, Vocus/Slingshot, 2Degrees and Trustpower have all advised they have removed their data caps and the possibility of any extra charges based on usage.

You will note that the school grounds have been closed. This is at the direction of the Ministry of Education.

A big thank you to all of you for taking the lockdown so seriously. As the Prime Minister has noted staying at home will break the chain and save lives; breaking the rules could risk someone close to you and if the rules are not complied with, this could risk the lock down period being extended or could risk the virus being spread to thousands.

The next school update will come to you prior to the start of Term 2. This update will give you further information to assist you at home and cover off items such as managing regular school days etc.

The Staff of Kohimarama School wish you all the very best during the school holiday break and hope that you are safe and well.

Kia Kaha
Paul Engles