From Tuesday 24 March, Te Totara Primary School will be closed for most students.
Only children whose parents are essential workers such as emergency workers, teachers, healthcare, supermarket, pharmacy and other vital service workers are able to attend school on 24 and 25 March, while their parents make other arrangements. A list of essential businesses can be found here - https://covid19.govt.nz/government-actions/covid-19-alert-system/
Our school will then totally close from midnight on Wednesday 25 March 2020 for four weeks.
Off-site learning information that we call 'Home Learning' will be provided through Seesaw and other links where possible.
School holidays will start early, from 30 March 2020 to 14 April 2020 inclusive.
At the end of the school holidays schools may be open for more home learning information to be sent, but not for students or staff to return to until we are directed back by the Government.
We are following New Zealand Government regulations on this and it is in the best interests of all, if we do as we are told to.
This seems very abrupt however for the good of everyone in our country this is necessary.
You are all in my thoughts, try to stay calm, connected and enjoy this additional time with your precious children.
I look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Kia kaha whanau.
Te Totara Primary School
In November 2017, ERO visited our school. This is the Government agency that reviews all schools to examine the quality of education provided.
Click the link to view the details of the report.