School Information


Covid update 2022

Unfortunately, we will beginning the new school year under the RED LIGHT setting of the COVID-19 Protection (Traffic Light) Framework. This setting is aimed at ensuring that we all feel safe when attending school and there are some clear requirements provided by the Ministry of Health that we are mandated to follow.

What you need to know - RED LIGHT REQUIREMENTS:

  • Schools are OPEN for on-site learning for ALL students

  • Face coverings are required to be worn for ALL STUDENTS Years 4 and above

  • Curriculum related activities: No LARGE activities or events should go-ahead

  • Non-Curriculum related activities: Be limited and only operating under vaccination certificate guidelines

  • No non-essential visitors on site

Additional Information:

Face coverings are required to be worn for ALL STUDENTS Years 4 and above

  • If you have children who are Years 4 and above. Please ensure they bring and wear a mask when at school every day.

  • Please talk to your children about this and help them to get into a routine of checking to see if they have their mask before they leave home, why they need to wear a mask, and how to wear a mask correctly.

  • Regularly washing masks is also a great way of ensuring your students are safe while at school.

  • Staff may send home-friendly reminders if any issues arise regarding mask-wearing so you are able to continue to support the school.

Activities and Events

Unfortunately, the following activities and events are cancelled:

  • Monday 31st January - Community Pop-In Event (1.30pm-3pm)

  • Term 1 Mihi Whakatau

  • Full School Assemblies

  • Community Picnic

Other activities and events will be updated and communicated as we receive more information (eg. sporting events).

No non-essential visitors on site

Under the RED LIGHT setting, we would appreciate it if you do not enter the school grounds unless it is absolutely necessary.

If you need to enter the school grounds:

1. Ensure you are wearing a mask/face covering BEFORE entering the school site.

2. Scan the COVID Tracer App. positioned on the school entrance ways

3. Completed manual tracing register situated on desks by entrance ways

4. Wait outside buildings to pick up or drop off your children.

5. Call or report to the school office if you require to have a message delivered to your children and/or drop something off for them to collect (eg. lunch)

6. If you wish to discuss anything with your child's classroom teacher please feel free to phone or email your concerns, questions, or compliments in advance and arrange a time to meet face to face if required.

This year health, safety, and wellbeing will continue to be a priority for us and the same public health measures you are very familiar with will remain in place:

  • good hygiene and cleaning

  • contact tracing systems in place

  • vaccination requirements for workers (paid and unpaid)

  • if you are sick, you must stay home and get tested

  • good ventilation.

Compared to other places, schools and early learning services are not environments where we have seen significant spread of COVID-19. Household members and work colleagues who are in close contact with people with COVID-19, are the most common sources of transmission.

However, if we do have someone confirmed with COVID-19 in our school, we have a plan in place to manage this and will contact you as soon as possible.

If you’d like to learn more about the framework visit COVID-19 Protection Framework.

We will continue to keep you updated as new information comes to hand from the Ministry of Education.

With kindness, understanding, and an E Tū Tāngata mindset we will continue to ensure Te Ahi Kaikōmako Rolleston School is a safe, happy, and fun place to be!