Latest Updates

28th February 2021

Kia ora koutou,


Nawton School has moved to Alert Level 2. Therefore as of Monday 1st March 2021.

The overriding principles for Alert Level 2 are:

  • to minimise the risk that someone gets infected in the first place
  • to ensure we can identify and contact anyone who has been in close contact with a person, if someone in a school or early learning centre is infected
  • understand that Level 2 is not business as usual

The Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health have assured schools it is safe for all students and staff to attend school in Alert level 2. Schools are safe because hygiene habits will be strong, and schools will put into place safe and sensible practice.

Practices at Nawton School in Level 2 will include;

  • 2.40pm Road patrollers will leave class to go out on road patrol duty
  • 2.45pm Road patrol teachers will go to duty and their class will go home, picking up any siblings (Homework centre, Sistema, WCC After school care will go directly to their areas)
  • 2.50pm Senior classes R 5,7,8,9,10, 19, THP will go home, picking up any siblings (Homework centre, Te Rauhii, WCC After school care will go directly to their areas)
  • 3pm The rest of the school will go home (Homework centre, The Rauhii Project, WCC After school care will go directly to their areas)

Safety focus- A focus on the cleaning of hands, social distancing – not touching others (no hugging, kisses, hongi) stay out of breathing space, cover coughs and sneezes. No person is allowed in the school if they are sick or feeling unwell.

School gates will open from 8am. No earlier. Only Livingstone Ave (by hall) gate and Grandview gate will open from 8am - 9.10am and 3pm - 3.10pm.

Upon entry to school grounds from 8am students are expected to go straight to class. At 3pm students are to go straight home or to a designated caregiver, homework centre or after school care. Parents are expected to have picked up children at the gate or given children permission to walk home at 3pm. No playing on grounds before or after school.

Parents should pick up children outside school grounds. Essential visitors only e.g. paying for uniforms. All visitors to school grounds must sign in and out at the office. One in, one out rule. Maintain 2 metre distancing from other students while completing essential visits. Hugging, kissing and hongi those outside of your household is discouraged on school grounds.

Normal morning tea, lunch and sport breaks however children will eat inside washing hands before eating and entering or leaving classrooms. Children must wash hands, eat in class before breaks, wash hands before going outside e.g. 10.30am-10.40am eating 10.40am - 11am interval / 11.45am eat in class 12pm-12.30pm lunch break, Sports break as per normal 1.30pm-2pm.

Parents won’t be allowed to enter the classroom. Parents can ring the office ph:8477420 or email teachers if they need to communicate. No face to face meetings at level 2. We prefer parents to wait in cars for pickups or meet further away from gates.

Essential visitors only. If there is a good reason and a parent/visitor is on the school site, they need to sign in and be registered at the front office for MOH contact tracing purposes in the event of a COVID-19 case at Nawton School. 1 x person in the office at a time to register and social distancing expected.

Road patrols will be manned by staff and student road patrollers so that children can cross safely if they are walking. Our aim for safety purposes is to have minimal adults onsite/needing to get out of vehicles.

Breakfast Club, Govt funded Lunches, Fruit in Schools are open under level 2.

Physical distancing of 2 metres for parents and caregivers, from people they don’t know (to align with public health measures outside the school grounds). Parents and caregivers who come on site need to be noted in the visitor register.

School library
is open.

Drinking fountains are closed. Students need to bring their own named water bottles.

Playgrounds and sandpits are open - wash hands before and after use.

Sports gear for each class will be allocated and stored in class. Gear will be spray and wiped after each break or use upon return to class.

The Western Community After School programme is open at Alert Level 2. Children will walk directly to the courts for roll call and be accompanied to the WCC as per normal. Senior school students attending WCC after school programme will be unable to complete afternoon road patrol duty as they need to exit the school grounds promptly.

Parents need to collect Homework centre children by 4.30pm or have given permission for children to walk home at 4.30pm. Parents must knock and wait outside the library door. Staff will sign the parents in the visitor register at the homework centre. Parents must ensure children are picked up by 4.30pm. Late students will be sent to the office. Parents will need to sign the visitors register at the office.

Assemblies – will not go ahead shared karakia and waiata - will not go ahead School Sports team - off site will not go ahead while in Level 2. Field trips - will not go ahead in Level 2.

Parent Teacher hui BBQ is postponed until further notice.

We have done a great job as a country and community playing our part to keep the spread contained please carry on being a great Nawton School community member and be respectful of our neighbours who live next to our school; please don’t park over or in their driveways or up on berms or on yellow lines… it is much safer for our students if we park in designated carparks or further away from our congested school gates.

Thank you Nawton. Keep our hygiene habits strong, keep safe, be sensible, be kind and let’s keep working to keep each other safe.

Herepuu te ra. Seize the day!


Rubina Charman, Principal Nawton School


2021 School Dates:


Term 1:
10th February - 16th April 
Easter Good Friday 2nd April
Easter Monday 5th April
Easter Tuesday 6th April


Term 2:
3rd May - 9th July 
Queens Birthday 7th June
Teacher Only Day 8th June


Term 3:
26th July - 1st October 
Teacher Only Day
30th August


Term 4:
18th October - 20th December 
Labour Day 25th October
Teacher Only Day 26th Oct






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