Re. COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Kia ora whanau
As information is supplied to us from the Ministry of Education, we believe it is important to pass it on to you. As you are aware, in relation to COVID-19 we take our lead from the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, and local Medical Officers.
What is happening with Covid-19 is changing daily, our aim is to be vigilant to ensure the safety of everyone. You will be aware that there is now a compulsory 14 day isolation for those returning from overseas. We have also purchased soap for classrooms and will be monitoring hand washing for our students before food breaks. Also, our door handles and as many surfaces as we can will be sprayed frequently.
Prevention, education, and information remain a priority for us. Our students, our staff and us as a community have a very large role in preventing the spread of COVID-19 through:
Awareness – know the symptoms and where to get good information
Vigilance – stay away if you are ill
Good hygiene – hand washing and drying, good cough and sneeze etiquette will all help prevent spread of a range of ills as we move into cold and flu season
If your child is anxious/worried about the virus. This link Talking to children about coronavirus gives some guidelines about how you might support your child. At all times we believe it is about being aware and speaking honestly. In addition there is a good video clip from Nanogirl that will help your children to better understand the virus – YouTube clip – Nanogirl
We are continuing on as normal at Tikorangi School. Our School Triathlon is on tomorrow and Learning Conferences are this Wednesday (All day).
If there are any changes we will inform you ASAP
With COVID-19 (Coronavirus) let’s continue to work together, be alert but not alarmed, and let’s keep each other safe. If you have any queries do not hesitate to contact me.