Kia ora koutou whanau
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that schools around New Zealand will be shut from tomorrow to try and stop the spread of Covid-19. It comes as the Covid-19 alert level was raised to three today, with it set to be raised to level 4 – the highest level – on Wednesday.
Raglan Area School will be closed from tomorrow to all students, except to children of those parents who are in essential services. Raglan Area School is following the guidelines outlined by the New Zealand Government, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education.
Raglan Area School school term break will be brought forward and will commence on Monday 30th March 2020 in accordance with the Prime Minister’s announcement earlier today. Term Two will commence from Wednesday 15 April 2020 after the Easter break.
Raglan Area School will be implementing functionality where our students can be taught remotely. We will update whanau and community as more information becomes available.
These measures are likely to last for at least four weeks.
Level four alert system:
Level four is in place at sustained levels of transmission. Contact between people is eliminated altogether, the public urged to stay at home. Essential services will remain in place.
- People instructed to stay at home
- Educational facilities closed
- Businesses closed except for essential services (e.g. supermarkets, pharmacies, clinics) and lifeline utilities
- Rationing of supplies and requisitioning of facilities
- Travel severely limited
- Major reprioritisation of healthcare services
Finally, we reiterate – Raglan Area School has NO confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Louisa Barham Lisa Thomson
Tumuaki / Principal Board Chairperson