Tuesday 24th March 2020
School HolidaysSchool holidays are being brought forward so that they are completed within the 4 week period. Holidays will now begin from Monday 30 March to Tuesday 14 April inclusive (a reminder that the Tuesday after Easter Monday is always a closed day for schools).At the end of the school holidays, schools will be open for distance learning but not physically open for staff to work at the schools.
Please note the instruction to stay home (Alert Level 4) will continue beyond the new school holiday period but schools will be technically open for distance instruction. Teachers will be working offsite.What does this mean for Puau?Online learning and teaching will commence today until the end of this week. We will be on holidays as stipulated above. After the holidays we will continue distant learning.
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Sunday 22nd March 2020E Te whānau o Puau. Just a few important reminders and updates regarding COVID-19 and what we are doing here at Puau.The Kura is still open and tamariki are invited to continue to attend Kura. If you choose to keep your tamariki home, that is your choice and we support your decision. We ask that you contact the Puau Tari and let them know of this.If your child(ren) or someone in the whānau has a compromised immune system, pre-medical conditions, respiratory illnesses or elderly members at home, please keep your child at home.Whānau are able to collect devices from the Tari for students to use in preparation for online teaching. Kaiako will also be confirming their online learning tomorrow. Instructions how to access this will be made available through facebook, email and website ask all whānau and visitors to sign in at the Tari. It is important that we follow this process so that we can track and trace if there was a confirmed case at our Kura.Lastly, COVID19 New Zealand can change in a matter of hours. We ask whānau to stay updated with current news, keep an eye out on our facebook, email and website.Nāku iti noaWhaea Ngaire
Monday 23rd March 2020, 2:22pm
E te Whānau o PuauThank you for your cooperation over the last week. As you can see, we are going through rapid changes as a country.This is to inform you that Puau will move to online teaching/ learning effectively on Tuesday 24th March 2020 until the end of the term. This means the Kura will be physically closed, and there will be no staff at Kura for instruction. There will be one exception and that is for whānau to collect devices from the Tari on the following datesDevices can be collected from the TariMonday 23rd March by 3:30pmTuesday 24th March 9:30 - 11:00am ONLYThe reasons to move to online teaching/ learning?It has also been announced by the Prime Minister that New Zealand is now a level 3 with the high possibility that we will move to level 4 in 48 hours.My direction to you in the first instance, please organise and plan for the health and safety of your whānau especially within the next 48 hours.
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