27 March 2020 Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update 27 March 2020

Kia Ora Koutou

We have started into a new phase of New Zealand's response to COVID-19 and it is very different than anything most of us have ever experienced. I wanted to reassure you that our school staff and Board of Trustees will continue to be available to support your student's learning and well-being in the next weeks, and I want to thank them for the great work they have done already.

Some good news to support you either working at home and/or studying at home - Spark, Vodafone, Vocus/Slingshot, 2Degrees and Trustpower have all advised they have removed their data caps and the possibility of any extra charges based on usage.

For our Pasifika families, if you are not aware, the Ministry for Pacific Peoples has been working to ensure useful information is available to Pasifika peoples. A one-hour special will be aired on Tagata Pasifika’s segment on Saturday at 9.00am; and on Sunday at 7.35am, where Tagata Pasifika will share messages from community leaders.  The Ministry is asking you to reach out to all your family members, community groups, friends and group chats to ensure our Pacific community groups are watching the programming on both days.

A big thank you to all of you for taking the lockdown so seriously. As the Prime Minister has noted, staying at home will break the chain and save lives; breaking the rules could risk someone close to you and if the rules are not complied with, this could risk the lock down period being extended or could risk the virus being spread to thousands

Take care and be kind to each other.

"Peace be with you." (John 20:21)

Ngā mihi nui
Maria Potter

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