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The health, safety and wellbeing of children and young people, their families, and teaching staff is a priority for us all.

Staying safe

You can keep those close to you safe by practicing good hygiene.

Washing hands for at least 20 seconds

  • Before eating or handling food
  • After using the toilet
  • After coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose or wiping children's noses.

Covering coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing.

Physical distancing by avoiding close contact with cold or flu-like illnesses.

Go to these websites for more information:

COVID-19 (novel corona virus) guidance - Ministry of Health

The New Zealand Government COVID-19 website

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) guidance - Ministry of Education

Thinking about emotional wellbeing

Learning at home may be a new experience for you, your children and their teachers. It's important to consider everyone's social and emotional wellbeing as well as their physical wellbeing.

The Ministry of Education is currently developing new resources that will include:

  • Practical activities - tip sheets, conversation starters
  • Wellbeing guidance - dealing with challenging conversations, where to go for help
  • Resources for parents and whānau - building partnerships about learning

We will put links to these resources as soon as they are ready.

For secondary students and recent school leavers, the School Leavers Tool Kit has information and resources.

Taking care of myself and others - School leavers toolkit