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Important Update


Kia Ora e te whaanau,
Alert Level 1

Nawton School moved to Alert Level 1 22 September 2020.

At Alert Level 1:
• there are no specific public health requirements.
• there are no restrictions on personal movement so all students, children and staff continue to be safe to go to school and all students must attend school.
• We will continue with the usual practice of having a visitor and an attendance register at the office or by school app (and will need to work with local health authorities to identify close contacts, should there be a case connected with the school).
• physical distancing is not a requirement but is encouraged when you are around people you don’t know.
• there are no restrictions on numbers at gatherings or on physical activities including cultural and sporting activities, practices and events.
• Grandview and Norman St gates will be open from 8am-9am and 2.45pm-3.15pm. Livingstone Ave gate will be open during the day.
• Finish time is 3pm for all students.
There are key public health measures (Golden Rules) for everyone in New Zealand to follow. For schools this means:
• If people are sick, they should stay home (phone Healthline or their GP and get tested if they have cold or flu symptoms).
• Continue to regularly wash and dry hands, sneeze and cough into elbows.
• Regularly disinfect shared surfaces, sanistiser is available in the office and classrooms.
• Support contact tracing efforts by using QR Code posters for the NZ COVID Tracer App.
• Stringent self-isolation of those who display relevant symptoms of COVID-19, test positive for COVID-19, have been in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19, or have been overseas in the last 14 days – Ministry of Health information for self-isolation.
At all levels, upon advice from the local medical officer of health, any schools connected to a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 must close on an individual or group basis for 72 hours to allow contact tracing, and then potentially for a further 14 days.

So for the most part, Alert Level 1 is very much business as usual for us and good hygiene practices and people who are unwell staying away remain a priority.

Keep our hygiene habits strong, keep safe, be sensible, be kind and let’s finish what we’ve started.

Ngaa mihi mahana

Rubina Charman
Tumuaki Principal





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Term 3 20/07/20 - 25/09/20

Term 4 12/10/20 - 15/12/20