Vaccination opportunity for Community/ Masks on School Transport

Latest Covid information- Friday 29th October   Opportunity for Covid  Vaccinations. On Monday 1st November the Whanganui Health Board will be running a pop-up vaccination centre at South Makirikiri School. This is providing the opportunity for students 12 and over along with anyone in our community to receive vaccinations. Students

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Preparing for this week:

Those who are essential workers can you please advise by email that you will require supervision for your children on Monday and Tuesday. Please email

Like many of you, we will be waiting in anticipation for Tuesday’s announcement or if it comes any earlier for alert level changes. We will be prepared and organized for whatever eventuates. There may be some changes to dropoff times or procedures when coming into school. There will be more informati0n as it comes to hand. 

Looking forward to another eventful went and whatever the week brings.

Important Planning for Level 3 transition: Please complete form.

Afternoon everyone,

I am sure you all have been awaiting 3:00 announcement from the Prime Minister. As a result of the announcement to move to Level 3 at 11:59 Tuesday the 31st of August we need to put the planning in place now for as a school we will operate.

South Makirikiri school will be open from the 1st of September for those in essential work and needing the supervision for your children. This is for those that there is no other possible way to supervise them from home. The ultimate goal would be for learning to continue at home where possible.

We will be continuing with. home learning and those that do need supervision at school will be engaging in online learning and supervised in dedicated spaces. We will do this in a variety of ways as we have to work through who is able to supervise students at school.
There will direct instructions for those who do require supervision with dedicated times for dropping off and picking up, along with the rules we will have for around our school site.

Can you please complete the online form so we can start to get a picture for what the 1st of September for the staff that will be supporting supervision at school.

This again is a testing time for us all and we appreciate the way you are all working to support your families.

Thank you for your support in enabling learning to continue at home and know we will provide the supervision for those that need during level 3.

Covid Update: Online school/ Homepacks

Afternoon everyone. The weather sure does lift the spirits in these difficult times. 

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Information for this coming week:

Delivery of hard packs and devices will happen for those who have requested them during Monday. Teachers have been actively sorted resources to get into homes over the weekend. We have been able to deliver some devices over the weekend and will try getting them out to all those who requested by tomorrow. This will either be in letterboxes on dropped on doorsteps. 

Online learning and scheduled lessons/ google meets will continue so please check seesaw or student’s emails. (If students have forgotten passwords please email to get a new password)

Production: We will postpone this to the best possible next dates which I think might be week 8 
13th-17th September depending on availability. We will continue to adapt to make sure the students get the chance to showcase what they have worked so hard on.
Snow Trip: Will continue ass planned with a decision made by Friday this week. 
Facebook videos: We will add daily Facebook videos for those interested.
Thank you to all our essential worker families for what you are doing in this difficult time. 



Lockdown day 2: We’ve got this! Please complete the form if you have not already.

Thank you to all those who have completed the google form about the need for devices or hardpacks. 

Hopefully day two has gone well and I know many students have engaged with their peers and teachers already which is amazing to see.

If you have not yet completed can you please do this ASAP as it will help us with planning for distribution of devices if this is needed. I will be working with staff on how we do this if we have an extended time at home.

We will be in touch tomorrow with our plans and another information as it comes to hand.


After last night’s announcement we will preparing for a normal week at school under Level 2 conditions.
Please continue to reinforce the healthy hand washing with our whānau and if your children are unwell to keep them at home.
Any adults coming into school please use the contract tracing QR code’s or tick the class sheets in classes.

Massive thanks to the staff for being prepared with work/books going home on Friday.

can make sure books come back on Monday as the teachers will no doubt be wanting to use them.

Enjoy the sun and we look forward to Monday be as close to normal as possible.