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Kia ora Whanau

We are excited about having all our staff and students returning on Monday 18 May.

Reiterating the main points from my previous message:

  • As always the health and care of our students and staff is paramount we will be adhering strictly to the Department of Health guidelines.
  • Please keep your child home if they are sick and follow the absenteeism procedures as normal (phone the office, school website or school app)
  • All visitors to the school will have to report to the office to complete the “Contact Tracing Sign-In Register”
  • As per Wendy’s earlier communications students travelling on buses to and from school will need to complete a google form to generate a Contact Tracing Register – this will be done by the students at school
  • If your child has a school owned chrome book please send these back to school on Monday cleaned and fully charged. Students with their own device must bring these charged and ready for learning.
  • When dropping students off at school in the morning please do not enter the school grounds, this also applies to pick up after school.
  • The school gates will be locked at 8:15am, please only come into the school if it is an emergency.
  • If you do need to pick up your child during the school day please make prior arrangements through the school office.
  • Where possible we will be observing physical distancing, focusing on good hygiene practices, regular cleaning, and giving everyone “breathing space”.
  • Students do not need to sit in the same place at Alert Level 2.
  • School interval and lunch times will be staggered:
    Year 7       Interval 10:50 – 11:10 /  Lunch 1:00 – 2:00
    Year 8       Interval 10:30 – 10:50 / Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
  • Tuckshop will closed on Monday 18 May and from Tuesday 19 May will be on an order only basis.
  • As drinking fountains will be closed students will need to bring a filled drink bottle with them to school
  • We will not be having any full school assemblies or team assemblies.

Just to remind you that the significant changes for schools and early learning services, promoted by the Ministry of Health, are:

Physical Distancing – Physical distancing is a good precaution to prevent the spread of disease. In an Alert level 2 school environment, this means children, young people, and staff maintaining a physical distance so that they are not breathing on or touching each other, coupled with good hygiene practices (coughing into your elbow, hand washing and drying) and regular cleaning of commonly touched surfaces. There are situations where physical distancing is not possible. In these situations there will be extra emphasis on hand washing and drying (or cleansing with hand sanitiser) before and after activities and regular cleaning of equipment is very important.

Mass gatherings – educational facilities, and school transport are not considered mass gatherings because they are managed environments. This means there are no restrictions on numbers of people indoors or outside at schools and early learning services other than what other public health or health and safety measures require.

Again I can’t reiterate enough the importance of keeping our large Northcross Bubble Covid free.

We really appreciate your support in starting again on Monday.

Nga mihi nui

Jonathon Tredray
Principal
Northcross Intermediate

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12 May 2020 Principal's Message 

8 May 2020 Principal's Message

24 March 2020 Principal Message

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