COVID19 - Information and Learning
We are well into school at Alert Level 1 and enjoying being back to a little closer to our usual routine.
For us that means we can welcome parents back on site for drop offs and pick ups.
The gates will now be unlocked at 8:30am daily and then again at 2:40pm for pick up entry. There are QR codes at the gates if you are using the Ministry of Health App to keep a record of your contacts, but using these is voluntary and totally up to you.
We continue to have a good cleaning routine in place, people who are sick are staying at home and we continue to encourage good hygiene practices.
Due to all of this great work the Ministry of Education have announced it is now expected that all children are back at school (unless of course they are unwell).
Gordon Caddie — Principal
Useful Information & Links
Salvation Army - Food Bank assistance
Food banks are still operating - give your local Salvation Army or the City Mission a call for phone assessments and to arrange food delivery.
Mana Ake - Stronger for Tomorrow provides support for children aged five to 12 years old across Canterbury. Mana Ake kaimahi work with schools to support teachers, families and whānau when children are experiencing ongoing issues that impact their wellbeing such as anxiety, social isolation, parental separation, grief and loss and managing emotions.
Click on the following link to go directly to the Ministry of Health website for up-to-date information.
The following link from the Ministry of Education website has useful information about talking with children about the Coronavirus.
For information from the Mental Health Foundation about looking after your mental health
School Photo Orders
School photos can still be ordered when we return to school at the end of mandatory isolation. If you prefer you may take a photo of the envelope with your order on it and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and pay Heritage photos directly on line.