20 April 2020 Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update 20 April 2020

Kia ora whānau

As you are now aware the country is moving into lock down alert Level 3 from Tuesday 28 April.

The very clear message from the Prime Minister is work and learn from home if you can.

Most staff at SHC will be continuing to work from home and provide on line learning for their students.

For Senior Students: Year 11-13

This will not mean any change in the way that they are currently learning - they will continue learning online.

We have been very impressed with the manner in which most students have embraced and engaged with this type of learning - we know it is different and we know it is posing some challenges for you all. Remember to be kind to yourself throughout this and set realistic expectations.

If your senior student needs to access the school to get things from their locker or classroom, from Tuesday 28 April this must be coordinated through the Principal, Mrs Potter at [email protected].

Please make contact with Mrs Potter by 12 noon on Thursday 23 April and she will organise a date and time for this to happen - we will of course be adhering to best practice guidelines around social distancing and hygiene.

For Junior Students: Year 9 and 10

We will be encouraging these students to stay at home and continue with online learning if possible.

If however, this is not possible then we will be open for Year 9 and 10 students with parents who are essential workers only from Wednesday 29 April.

Any Year 9 or 10 student attending site will be supervised (in the library, but this will be dependent on numbers) to continue with their online learning.  We will be implementing correct bubble sizes, social distancing, good hygiene etc for all those that attend.

If your student will be attending school from Wednesday 29 April, then you must inform the Principal by email by 12 noon on Thursday 23 April at [email protected].

Please remind your student to follow their timetable, especially in terms of zoom meetings, so that we avoid clashes. Tomorrow we will be following a Tuesday timetable and here is a link to an assembly we have put together for viewing at tutor time Click here for link. I hope you all enjoy it!

Remember to look at the website for updates and to keep in contact with teachers via zoom, email, Teams etc.

Take care, be safe and be very kind.

Ngā mihi nui
Maria Potter

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