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Friday 22 October 2021

Dear Parents / Caregivers


Tena koutou katoa


A warm welcome back to Term 4. These continue to be challenging times for our school community and Auckland in particular. As we continue to deal with the challenge set before us, we hope that our students and families are keeping safe and well.


Our online learning programme is once again up and running, and I personally thank you for the support you are showing in supporting our students to engage with the learning that is available. This is particularly important as we see the school year rapidly drawing to an end. We truly hope that soon, we will be able to welcome all students back to school.


At this time, we have been given no further indication as to when schools will be able to safely reopen. Like you, we eagerly await each government announcement in the hope that schools will be able to get back to our “new” normal.


For those of you who are essential workers, or who are being asked to return to work, please remember we can safely support your child to be onsite under Alert Level 3. Please contact our school secretary on:  if you need your child to attend school as one of our bubble students.


As you will appreciate many of our school sporting, social and cultural events are either postponed or cancelled. Once schools reopen, we will plan carefully, using strict health and safety guidelines, the events and activities that can be rescheduled.


While the Public Health order for schools is being finalised, we are working closely with staff and all workers that come onsite, to ensure we are following the mandatory requirements regarding COVID vaccinations and testing.


Once we hear that we can reopen, schools will be given 48 hours to prepare. We are waiting for further guidance on what this will look like if we are still at Alert Level 3.


Preparations for 2022 enrolments are in full swing. If you have siblings, or know of anyone choosing to enrol at our school, you can find all enrolment information on our school website:

We are looking forward to welcoming new students to our school so that they too can experience all that Wairau has to offer.


We will continue to update you on our school website, via email or through the Skool Loop app. While we appreciate that too much information can feel overwhelming, please continue to read through information that comes to you. We value being able to keep in touch.


Class teachers, our Deputy Principal Judy Carter and I, are available answer any questions you may have. We also enjoy hearing of any achievements you are noticing while your child is learning from home.


Stay safe and well. Kia Kaha


Kind regards


Yolanda East


On behalf of the Wairau Intermediate Leadership and Teaching Teams

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