21 May 2020


Kia ora Parents and Caregivers

It is day four of term two back at school and I thought I would let you know how we are doing. Firstly, I would like to thank you for adhering to our COVID-19 kaupapa.  It has made our job so much easier.  We have been impressed with how the students have returned and we are delighted to have them back, and they seem genuinely happy to reconnect with staff and other students.


Monday we had just under 50% of students at school. Today we have well over 60%, so the roll is slowly creeping up. We totally understand that some of you have valid reasons for keeping your tamariki home, however,  we just want to let you know that sending your child back to school is a great option, we can ensure you that our bubble is safe and secure. There are no people coming on site unless they are required, such as health workers, support personnel or contract workers that work in areas away from students. We are strict about the use of cleaning products and hand sanitisers. Please, really consider sending your child back to school if you haven’t already.


Hard Material Packs – Many of our tamariki would have received hard material packs from the Ministry of Education during lockdown.  We ask that you bring the hard material packs back to kura so we can use them for in class learning. These can be dropped off at the office.

Devices – During alert Level 4 we managed to secure devices from the Ministry of Education for students to access online classes.  These devices belong to Tikipunga High School and need to be returned back to school between Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th May 2020 so they can be reimaged and re-issued back to students for the remainder of the school year.


Until we leave Alert level 2 our COVID-19 kaupapa remains.  I appreciate your support of this kaupapa.

·         Normal timetable is in operation.

·         Students are expected to be in full school uniform – No hats or hoodies

·         Adhering to the physical distancing during classes as requested by teachers

·         Hand sanitiser will be available in each classroom and shared space.

·         The office foyer is an adult only area. Students may only enter the office space if it is a medical                      emergency.

·         Morning tea and lunch kai should not be shared. Tiki High Kai will serve students individual servings.

·         If a student is not responding to direction, or putting their or the safety of others at risk they will be                sent home. Spitting will NOT be tolerated.

·         Students will have to stay onsite for the duration of the school day (no leave/lunch passes). No                      leaving grounds to go to shops.


We are taking a strong stance in regard to students leaving the site during the day as we are unable to contact trace their movements. We absolutely want all our tamariki in class learning.  Students who leave school grounds will be sent home. On their return back to school, students will go on report when we can be assured they will follow our COVID-19 health and safety measures.

An immense thank you to the vast majority of all students who understand the importance of this kaupapa and have upheld our values of Pono and Tikanga.


I would like to acknowledge the support of you, our whanau, our tamariki and all our staff during lockdown.  I am exceptionally proud of our combined response.

He waka eke noa


Noho ora mai rā, tātou tātou


Ngā mihi



Alec Solomon


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