COVID POSITIVE Please email (preference) email@example.com or call 332 6923 to report if your child has Covid. Information to include in the email is:
1. student/s name
2. Date positive case was identified within a household or for the student (or became symptomatic).
All other absentees must be reported to the office in the normal way by calling the absentee line on 332 6923, with a reason for them not being at school. If unwell, please specify the illness and refrain from just saying ‘unwell’ as the office will then need to follow these messages up.
LATEST UPDATES: 16 September 2022: COVID-19 Health and Safety changes: You’ll be aware that New Zealand has moved to a new, long-term approach to COVID-19. These changes have been made based on public health advice and reflect high levels of immunity and declining case numbers across New Zealand. This new approach will only result in minor changes to the way we operate. The very positive news is that household contacts of a person with COVID-19 do not need to isolate, but instead are asked to complete a RAT test each day, for five days.
Therefore, ?konga/children who are household contacts but test negative and do not have COVID-19 symptoms, should continue to attend. It is the best place for them to be so they can be engaged in their learning, and connected with their teachers, classmates, and friends.
Information on how to get RAT kits can be found here: Request a RAT– Ministry of Health
Mask wearing is no longer required on Y7-10 buses travelling to Technology.
All the other recommended public health measures will stay in place as we know they reduce the spread of infectious illnesses including COVID-19. These include ensuring our indoor spaces are well-ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene, encouraging everyone to cough or sneeze into elbows and, most importantly, staying home and getting tested if they have COVID-19 symptoms.