Kia ora koutou, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Fakalofa lahi atu, Kia orana, Namaste and warm greetings to you all.
Kia ora whanau,
As you are now aware, I am confirming that I was advised by the Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) at 5pm last night that we have one confirmed case of Covid-19 in our junior school. Please check your email box including the junk mail for the email I sent to you last night.
I want to reassure you we are following all the directions of the ARPHS and the Ministry of Education (MoE) in this matter, which includes closing the school to all staff and students for the next 72 hours.
If you have not been contacted by the ARPHS or the MoE about being a close contact, then you should follow the rules for Alert Level 3, which include social distancing, having good hygiene practices and being vigilant for the signs of Covid-19. If you have any concerns at all, please contact your health professional or the National Healthline (0800 358 5453).
I acknowledge that these are very concerning times for you and your family and that you, or someone you know, may be feeling anxious and worried about the current situation. I think it is important that at these times we pull together and be kind and considerate of one another. It is the virus that is the problem, and it is our people that are the solution and we will get through providing we follow the directions of our Prime Minister.
Finally, I want to praise the family of the child who has been tested positive for withdrawing them from school earlier in the week when they were sick and having the family tested.
Once we have further information, I will update you.
Take care, be kind and look after each other.
We have a plan, we have done this before, together we are stronger!
Nga mihi nui,
We respect learning, teachers and ourselves
We include others who have different opinions
We take responsibility for our actions
We build the ability to persevere and succeed
Southern Cross Campus learners are:
PETER PARUSSINI Chairperson/Community Trustee
SAMANTHA SMITH Principal/Board Secretary
ANGELA TANUVASA Deputy Chairperson/Parent Trustee
LOTU FULI Parent Trustee
SIUTAISA PUA Parent Trustee
PETER SYKES Elected Member
GRANBY SIAKIMOTU Co-opted Trustee
LYNETTE HEREWINI Staff Trustee
MANAIA FAGAIO Student Representative
NIGEL ARKELL Foundation Member
MICHELE STANTON Foundation Member
Contributing Advisors/Members of subcommittees
JUDITH LANGLEY Financial Controller
KAREN MOSE Director Y1-8
MAILA ALATASI Director Y9-13
LYNETTE HEREWINI Elected Staff Member
AGNES PULU Elected Student Representative
TIERE MATENGA RIKI Executive Assistant to Principal / BOT Minute Secretary