School Closure

By Karyn Hearn | Posted: Monday March 23, 2020

Kia ora

The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that New Zealand has been upgraded to alert level three as of today and will be at alert level four in 48 hours.

This means all non-essential businesses must close within 48 hours.

Schools will be closed from tomorrow, except to the children of essential workers such as our doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers and police – this will give them time to plan. This will be temporary, and schools will close entirely from midnight Wednesday.

For staffing and planning purposes please email [email protected] to inform us if you are an essential worker who is sending your child to school on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The school term break will be brought forward. For the remainder of this week and through the term break schools will establish ways to deliver teaching online and remotely. Tahuna already has in place online learning resources and these will be communicated to students tomorrow.

All schools across the country are currently being given information on this decision for their parents, including the list of who is considered an essential service. This will be communicated directly to parents.

We will be sending further information as it comes to hand so please check your emails and the school website regularly.

Kia kaha

Tony Hunter