Kia ora Koutou

I hope that you have all had a restful break. We are looking forward to welcoming our Years 11, 12 and 13 students back to school this Friday 4th February and all other students on Tuesday 8th February – see the details at the end of this message. Given the increase in cases associated with Soundsplash, the Ministry of Health advises all attendees to get a test if they have not already done so. If you attended the festival, please get a test as soon as possible. If you return a positive result, please make contact with Whaea Louisa by email ( or phone the school office  07 8258140) so that we can work with you to organise how best to start your school year.


Friday 4th February

The School Office is open all day for new enrolments. 

All years 11-13 students are asked to come in and meet with teachers to confirm their individual timetables. We will meet our students in the school hall operating within the RED Traffic Light setting.  Students are asked to come in TEN MINUTES before the times specifically allocated below so that each session can begin promptly.  Students will be attending school just for the two hours allocated and will then be allowed to go home. 

  • Session 1 – Year 11 Students (9.00-11 am)
  • Session 2 – Year 12 Students (11.30-1.30 pm)
  • Session 3 – Year 13 Students (2.00-3.00 pm)

Tuesday 8th February

All Years 0-10 students are expected back at school on this day along with our Years 11-13 students. Unfortunately, within the RED Traffic Light setting, we are unable to have the usual Raglan Full School whakatau and welcome but staff will be present at all entrances to welcome students to school and to ensure that they get to their classrooms easily. 

  • Staff and children in Years 4 – 13 must wear face coverings when inside at school when we are at the RED traffic light setting. Public health advice is that an appropriate face covering will fit snugly and seal well around facial contours. This can include single-use, disposable masks (medical masks) and reusable fabric masks with three layers. Don’t worry if you don’t have these specific types of face coverings, as public health experts also say that any face covering is better than no face covering. The Unite Against COVID-19 website also has information on how to make a face covering.
  • All whānau are encouraged to wear masks if accompanying their children to school. Masks must be worn by any whānau who intend to enter into any of our school buildings. We really appreciate your support of this expectation.


  • All staff will be on hand – easily identifiable wearing yellow high visibility vests and name tags.
  • It is important that all students arrive at school well before our school day’s starting time of 8.50 am (but not before 8:20 am) so that we are able to manage this process smoothly. 
  • Staff will be on hand to assist with parking on this first day. The school field beyond the roundabout at the front entrance of the school will be open for additional parking.
  • Existing students will be directed straight to their allocated classrooms where teachers will be ready to welcome them on arrival. Whānau are welcome to escort our younger students into the school grounds.


  • New students and their whānau are expected to arrive at school by 8:50 am and to meet outside the waharoa (by the school hall).
  • From here, they will be directed to the outdoor basketball court area below the school hall. They will be welcomed there by senior students and staff members before heading off to their new classrooms.

Ngā mihi – Whaea Louisa