Dear Pigeon Mountain Community,


We hope that Term 2 and our distance learning programme has been a success for you so far. We know there will have been any number of challenges for you to deal with but we have been getting some great feedback about the learning that is happening and thank you for all your support.


Yesterday the Government decided that we will move into Alert Level 3 on 28 April. That means we will be open to receive students from the 29 April.


The key message for you is that if you can, you should keep your child at home. You should only physically send your child to school if you need to. If your child has a health condition that means they are at a greater risk of a severe illness you must keep them at home. If your child is sick please also ensure you keep them at home.


In order to ensure the safety of those children and our staff who do come to school, we will be operating with strict enforcement of health and safety measures.


I want to assure you that we will continue to support your child’s learning at home.


We will contact you later this week with a short survey to find out whether you can keep your child learning from home, or need your child to attend in person. You should only reply to this survey if you need your child to attend in person.


The Ministry of Education has advised us that they are working closely with Ministry of health to develop clear guidance that will support schools to safely re-open their premises to students and staff. This will help us work through the public health requirements that we all need to meet. As you will be doing, we want to be sure that what we do will keep our community as safe as possible. Over the next week, there will be further information provided to schools to ensure we can plan effectively for the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff in school.


For now, we will continue to support your child’s learning by distance while we progress our planning for what Alert Level 3 will mean for you and for our school. We will be in touch again soon with more information. As you have been doing, please keep connecting with your teachers with any questions you might have.


We have published a short video explaining these steps and how you can support. If you have not seen this clip, it can be found on social media or on our website through this link.

最后,我们已经发布了一个短视频,为您具体说明接下来的安排,注意事项以及所需要的您的支持。如果您还没有查看这一短片,请您在微信或者我们学校网站上点击收看through this link.

Continue to stay safe. 平安健康。
Kia Kaha. 保持坚强。

Ian Dickinson

Lockdown Learning Pt 2

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