You are aware of Government's decision that all staff and workers who may have contact with children and students in schools and kura must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by 1 January 2022.
This measure has the support of education entities including the representative bodies of teachers and principals.
A large number of our teachers and staff have already chosen to vaccinate to protect themselves and their learners and whānau.
We are working with the remainder of our team to ensure they have the information and support they need to get their first dose by 15 November and to be fully vaccinated for the New Year.
A fully vaccinated education workforce provides reassurance for parents and whānau that it's safe for their children and young people to attend school, and benefit from being with their friends and face-to-face learning with their teachers.
We appreciate all the efforts of parents and whānau to keep children and young people safe and engaged in their learning.
We will continue to update you with the latest public health and other information as it becomes available.