Kia ora e te whānau,
Schools and non-essential services across New Zealand will be closed after the Government put the country in lockdown to try to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said these moves would save the lives of tens of thousands of New Zealanders.
She announced today that the country’s coronavirus alert level would be raised to level 3 however within 48 hours the alert level would be raised to level 4 and Ardern said these measures will remain in place for a minimum of four weeks.
This means that you will need to keep your child/children home with you from tomorrow until further notice.
What does this mean for us here at Wymondley Road School?
● We should remain with our whānau in our own homes not out visiting other families and friends.
● We must be kind to each other and remember to keep in touch with loved ones via phone, text, email or other phone applications.
● We need to act in a solitary way but locally – go for a drive or a walk but definitely only with
your immediate family.
● Remote work can happen from home i.e. people will be able to work from home.
Teachers will be in school tomorrow, working at safe distances while we set up online learning for your children. We realise that some students will not have access to the internet or devices so we will arrange for hard copy school packs. Please check the school website on the progress of these packs as we may have a designated pick up time and point for families, our staff will endeavor to have these available no later than Wednesday morning.
Over the coming days, our team will be making calls to our whānau to check-in, therefore, it is essential that we have your correct contact details on file, please feel free to send updated information via the contact, general enquiries page.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has just told the nation “we are all now preparing as a nation to go into self-isolation in the same way we have seen other countries do. Staying at home is essential”.
The staff, students’ and Board of Trustees are thinking of you all, we appreciate everyone’s
patience and support during these changing times.
We’re all in this together, what we do now as Wymondley Road School community is going to matter for our future.
Stay well whānau,
Arohanui, Fleur Petelo