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COVID-19 FAQ

Yes. The government has mandated that students over the age of 12 are to wear face masks. Unless they hold an exemption. This will need discussion with a Deputy Principal, Principal.

Yes. It is mandated that they do unless they hold an exemption.

Yes. All visitors to our kurā are required to wear a face mask, which is in line with the public health order. 

The government are recommending the medical variety not the cloth kind.  But if you have a cloth one that is fine. 

No.  The school is not funded to supply face masks to students.  Face masks are required to go into all sorts of places so people should have them already.  We will have a small supply to give out for those that do happen to forget or lose them. 

No.  Your daughter is not required to be vaccinated to be at school.  Some activities e.g Sport do require participants to be vaccinated. 

As with all personal information we collect, it is private, and only a few key members of staff have access to it. 

No, you are entitled to come to school to discuss your students learning.  However, if there is an event that is deemed extra curricular you will not be able to attend without a vaccine pass.  Please do make an appointment. 

Possibly.  We are not allowed to identify students who are vaccinated verses unvaccinated.  The information we collect regarding the vaccination status of our students is confidential. 

Yes, every person who has contact at school with students must be fully vaccinated and keep up to date with required boosters.  This is law, and we monitor it very closely. 

Extension to COVID-19 hardship assistance for whānau

The Government has extended the increased income limits for hardship assistance until Thursday 30 June. This means more casual or part-time workers, or people who aren’t already getting financial support, will continue to be eligible for help with their immediate or emergency costs. This is especially important for those who need direct help as part of the COVID-19 welfare response. People new to MSD can check these links to see the new income limits:

They’ll be asked some easy questions about their costs, then MSD will let them know about any Work and Income payments they may be able to get. Alternatively, if they’d like to talk with MSD, they can call:

  • 0800 559 009 for working age
  • 0800 552 002 for over-65s
  • 0800 88 99 00 for students

Interpreters are available.

WHĀNAU RESOURCES

Below are some useful resources for you and your whānau during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Planning for Omicron – translated into Pacific Languages

Click the below link to access support services for families and students

https://www.health.govt.nz/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-health-advice-public/covid-19-mental-health-and-wellbeing-resources