Update on Covid @ South Mak

Evening family and whanau, The weather truly has made it very pleasant around school for all those able to attend.  Just as an update, alongside our current number of students and families isolating due to Covid we have been informed of a student who was at school today that has

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Principal's Vlogs

Update on Start of Year managing Covid:

Friday 28th January Dear Parents, Caregivers and Whānua, There are exciting times ahead. Come Tuesday the 1st of February we will enter another interesting year for education and for our whole community. I have waited to send information about how we will be starting the year until we have the

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Returning to School under Level 2

We are looking forward to Thursday morning and the opportunity to see as many of our tamariki back at school. School will be open from 8:00am and students will be encouraged to use the sanitizer upon entry to school and the classrooms. Any parents coming into school please use the covid tracer app which is displayed around buildings, or sign in at the office. 

Face masks: It remains an option for individuals and a decision for the individuals and whānau. Whatever decisions students and teachers make, it is their own to make and needs to be respected.  Where an individual chooses to use a face-covering they should supply and wear their own, and to do so safely. This option applies to younger children too.
Public health advice for those under six is getting children to cough and sneeze into their elbow and wash and dry hands. The use of masks is permitted but not actively encouraged. 

School Buses: 

School transport returns to normal operations under Alert Level 2.
Face coverings
Face coverings are not required on school transport. 
Anyone who chooses to wear a face covering in any setting should be supported to do so. Face coverings are not required on school buses because schools know who is on school transport and have good systems in place to identify potential close contacts.
Any student who is unwell should not travel on a school bus.

Devices: Can all school devices be returned to the boxes provided outside Room 6 so we can give them a clean before they go back into the classrooms.

Water bottles: We encourage students to have a named drink bottle as the water fountains will not be operating. These will be able to be filled in classrooms.

Sickness: Please if your child is sick keep them at home. If your child comes to the office complaining of sickness we appreciate your support, coming and collecting them as soon as practical.

There will be more information around production and pet day arrangements once we have had a chance to come up with some solutions tomorrow. 

Thank you again for the amazing support for our tamariki and if we can support you in any way please let us know.