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24 January 2022

Dear Whaanau, Parents and Caregivers,


Happy New Year. I hope that whaanau managed to enjoy some time with each other and kept safe over the holiday break. I look forward to reconnecting with whaanau and meeting new whaanau over the next few weeks. Over the next few weeks as the leader and with our Board, staff and community we will be reviewing our School Charter and setting the direction of our learning for 2022.


As you know today, Monday 24th January 2022, the country has moved to red light level due to the Omicon variant.

At Red light level, action will need to be taken to protect both at-risk people and protect our health system from an unsustainable number of hospitalisations.

Nawton School will open on Tuesday 8th February 2022 to all students.

The Grandview Rd & Livingstone Ave gates will open at 8am daily. Students will sanitize and go straight to class. No parents inside classrooms. Essential visitors only.


New enrolments are being asked to register at the office before 8th February 2022. Office open Monday-Friday, 9am - 3pm. On 8th February new whaanau will go straight to the courts for processing.

How we stay safe at Red


  • Use the COVID-19 tracer app and record where you have been
  • Wear face coverings
  • Physical distancing
  • Get vaccinated - optional but recommended
  • If you are sick or feeling unwell, stay home.

All staff will be vaccinated
Everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand aged 12 and over can book their free COVID-19 vaccination now. People can book your vaccination online or by phone.
Wear a face covering


  • Face coverings are required of all ?konga students Year 4 and upwards when indoors or in close contact with others. Teachers and staff should also wear face coverings for classes Years 4 and up. The school will provide masks or children can bring their own.

School will maintain good hygiene
Encourage the use of basic hygiene measures, including cleaning of surfaces, washing hands, coughing or sneezing into the elbow and avoid touching faces.
School will ventilate classrooms and shared spaces
Staff will ventilate classrooms to support positive engagement and minimise the transmission of illnesses.
Contact tracing
Contact tracing is a key part of how we respond to cases.


  • All visitors should scan in using the NZ COVID Tracer app, or sign in at visitor register.
  • Sports, assemblies, shared karakia, combining classrooms and singing inside will not continue at this level.


Get a test if you are unwell
If students or whaanau have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, do not send children to school. Call Healthline, your doctor. Get tested. Follow advice.

Physical distancing
At Red, there will be:


  • No powhiri, face to face parent meetings, assemblies, shared karakia, camps, trips and face to face performances.

 Distance Learning


  • Schools and kura will support off site learning for those required to self-isolate or waiting for a test result.
  • Support will also be required for children with complex medical needs, especially if not fully vaccinated, and who are learning from home following advice from a health professional.

School transport and travel Physical and cultural activities on site / use of playgrounds
At Red, physical education classes and break time activities can include access to sports equipment, but hygiene practices should be observed before and after playing with equipment.


  • Exercising and singing can be held outdoors.
  • Playgrounds can be used
  • Swimming continues

At Red, Minimise attendance on site for non-essential services as much as possible.


  • Learning support services continue.
  • Health services, such as school-based Health Services and Public Health Nurses continue.


There are no non-essential visitors on site.


  • All visitors, if essential, should wear face coverings when on school grounds.
  • One entry to the office and one exit door. One person or family group in the office at a time. Preferably one adult per family.


Music, instruments, singing
When singing at Red, participants must be outside and two metres distant from each other. No singing should take place inside.
Library is closed.
Drinking fountains are closed. Students must bring their own drink bottle. (water only)
Food preparation
Free government funded lunches continue. Children are seated and spaced, classrooms ventilated.

Our focus as always will be to support the learning, safety and wellbeing of our tamariki and I continue to be here to support you as well.

Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s kaiako or myself 07 8477420, if there is something you need assistance with.


Ngaa mihi mahana


Rubina Charman
Tumuaki Principal
Nawton School



COVID Update 20.02.2022 please read



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Term 1:
8th February - 14th April


Term 2:
2nd May - 8th July


Term 3:
25th July - 30th September


Term 4:
17th October - 20th December