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Alert Level 3: Information for Parents

Updated: Aug 16, 2020

12 August 2020

Dear Parents and Caregivers

The announcement that Auckland is now at COVID-19 Alert Level 3 is one that none of us wanted. Thank you very much for your support in following the instructions given by government, and keeping your children at home.


School is only open to children who need to attend, particularly those who have parents and caregivers working in essential services. If your child needs to come to school please contact Mrs Drew, Deputy Principal, drw@avcol.school.nz.


Students attending school during Alert Level 3 should report to the Attendance Office in E block. They must wear full school uniform, bring a water bottle and food for the day, and it is recommended that they bring a mask (although this is not compulsory in schools).


Health and Safety

The health and safety of our community is our highest concern. As we did last term, we will follow all of the public health guidelines for students who attend school, including physical distancing, maintaining contact registers and frequent hand washing (with hand sanitiser available). Parents should not come into school unless absolutely necessary.


Teaching and Learning

All students are encouraged to continue their learning at home if they can. Students who have ongoing classwork, homework or exam related work at home should prioritise completing that. Where possible, teachers will contact their classes over the next couple of days, to provide work.


Most of the TV programmes that were recorded for Home Learning TV are still available on demand through TVNZ. There are some excellent programmes that are very relevant to Year 9 and Year 10 students.


Senior School exams

School exams will be delayed by a few days, and will run from Wednesday 19 August to Wednesday 26 August inclusive. Senior students should utilise the next few days for revision.


Hard copy learning materials

There is considerable uncertainty regarding the next few weeks, and we strongly recommend that Year 9 and Year 10 students who do not have school work a