Kia ora whānau,
Tonight the Prime Minister confirmed what she had already indicated - that Auckland is to remain in Alert Level 4 for another two weeks. This was not unexpected and we hold out hope that cases will continue to go down so we can get closer to Level 3. We are well equipped to continue to support the education of our students through Screenmeadows and it is good to see classes getting into the rhythm and routine of learning online.
While we are all looking forward to a drop in Alert Levels, it is important to keep in mind that not a lot really changes during Alert Level 3. Home Learning will continue to be the "norm" for most students. This is because at Alert Level 3 schools will effectively continue to be closed for face-to-face learning, other than for the children of parents who need to go to work and have no alternative care options available. As we get closer to the end of Level 4, I will be asking parents to let me know if they will need to send their child to school so that I can put in place the organisation for "bubble school".
In the meantime, our teachers are continuing to deliver a really good programme for our learners and it is really good to see high levels of attendance of students in classrooms. We do appreciate those parents who are supporting our home learning programme by encouraging their children to complete and submit their assignments.
Another great resource for parents and young people is the Department of Internal Affairs’ Keep it real online campaign. This website provides really awesome information and support for both parents and students regarding how to stay safe online.