We want to update all of our community on the COVID situation and its impact on our school.
Kia ora whanau,
We want to update all of our community on the COVID situation and its impact on our school. We are working on the information we know and following all Ministry of Education & Ministry of Health advice .
We know that there is COVID in our community and that there are a number of locations of interest in Taupo. We encourage everyone to please check this information. It is likely that the number of locations will increase over the coming days, especially if the virus begins to spread. I would encourage everyone to check this web site regularly. If you have been at any of the locations of interest please follow all the guidance for that location.
If any whanau or students are symptomatic or have visited a location of interest, they should go and have a test. Students and staff who have a test are required to self isolate at home until they receive a negative test result (normally 48 hours). There are currently two testing stations in Taupo- one at the AC Baths and the other on Miro Street.
We will be running school as usual, with increased safety precautions. We encourage everyone to wear a face mask, increased use of hand sanitizer, and cleaning down surfaces and devices after use. We will be minimising the gathering of large groups, the sharing of kai (food) and following all other ministry guidance.
We will be reviewing our processes and procedures in the coming days as well as any planned events to ensure that all staff and students are safe. There may be a need to make some changes to planned events on our calendar.
We have already been planning and working on contingencies in the event there is a situation that impacts the end of year NCEA exams. NZQA has been working with all schools in the event there is disruption to these exams. Please reassure students they will not be adversely affected if there is a disruption.
We will continue to work hard to keep things as normal and safe as possible for all of our staff and students. As information becomes available we will share it with our community.