Coronavirus - Principal´s Update

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

You will be aware of the current news surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak in China. We are closely monitoring information provided by the Ministry of Health and following their advice.

 

The Ministry of Health currently advises that there are no cases of the virus in New Zealand and that the risk of an outbreak in New Zealand is low. They advise that there is no specific action to be taken at this time. Having said that, we have decided to impose a two week quarantine period for every student who returns from the affected regions and will closely monitor the situation.

 

We are following the Ministry of Health’s advice and will be open as per the calendar sent to parents earlier. Year 9 students and other students new to the school, start on Monday 3 February. All other students begin on Tuesday 4 February.

 

If you have any concerns about one of your children or students, the Ministry of Health guidance suggests that you contact Healthline at 0800 611 116 or your GP for medical advice. Should the Ministry of Health determine that the situation has changed, we will inform you of this as soon as possible. We are regularly monitoring advice from the Ministry of Health and the Auckland Regional Public Health Service and are following their advice. 

 

If you would like more information about Coronavirus, please go to the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health websites.