Covid-19 Update – 27 August 2021

27 August 2021

Dear Parents

We are at the end of Week 5, half way through the school term, and Auckland will continue in Alert Level 4 for at least the next two weeks and maybe for some time. 

Thank you from the staff 

On behalf of staff I thank you for supporting students and our Kohimarama School distance learning, knowing that you are all probably working at the same time. We understand that all families have different circumstances and should therefore manage distance learning at home as best you can. We are here to help. Reach out to your teacher or team Leader for help with the learning or to Meegan Hill, DP or Paul Engles on other matters. 

Device distribution 

As previously canvassed, we have distributed approx 20 devices from the school over this last week. Our final distribution will occur on the morning of Monday 30th August. If your child has left a device at school or if you would benefit from borrowing a school device then please email me before Monday to arrange a contactless pick up at Kohimarama School. My contact email is

A free webinar series supporting New Zealand families 

Join NZ’s leading cyber safety experts, Linewize by Family Zone, for a webinar series to help families with the pressures of learning from home in lockdown. 

Thursday 2 September @ 7 pm 

Safety & Sanity – FOR PARENTS & WHĀNAU 

Learn strategies to support young people learning online from home, and tips for keeping harmony in a busy household during lockdown. 

Tuesday 7 September @ 7 pm 

Assessments & Attention – FOR STUDENTS, PARENTS & WHĀNAU

Learn ways to keep focused and safe while studying for exams during home learning. 

Thursday 9 September @ 7 pm 

Health & Hauora – FOR PARENTS & WHĀNAU 

Learn about the wellbeing challenges for young people while learning at home and how to help address those challenges.

Register for sessions here 

To find out more information about these sessions or to register, head to 

I wish you all a relaxing weekend with family. Take care and stay safe.

Kind regards
Paul Engles