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Nelson College is open for tuition. Nelson region now in Alert Level 2. 

(Sunday 28 February 2021)

Mōrena

Our thoughts are with our friends, family and colleagues in Auckland as they go into yet another lockdown. In Nelson, we moved into Alert Level 2 at 6.00 a.m. this morning as per the Prime Minister’s announcement last night.

At Alert Level 2 …

– SCHOOLS ARE OPEN AND ALL STUDENTS MUST ATTEND
– HOSTELS REMAIN OPEN

The Ministry’s advice is:

1. Schools are open and all children must attend.
2. Learning will be onsite, with distance learning for students only required to self-isolate by health authorities.
3. Schools are not classified as gatherings, and a range of events can go ahead (e.g. normal classes, physical education classes, sports training, etc).
4. Face coverings are not required at school or on any school transport.
5. Sick people must stay at home and seek medical advice.
6. Good public health procedures continue to apply including hand hygiene, cough and sneeze manners.

At Alert Level 2 we won’t run assemblies and unnecessarily large gatherings, especially those that involve people from outside of school. Sports and arts events will be affected in various ways. The person in charge of each sport or event will communicate in due course.

We’ll keep you updated as we know more.

Ngā mihi,

Richard Dykes
Headmaster

 

(Thursday 18 February 2021)

Kia ora

As all regions outside Auckland have moved back to Level 1, we can confirm that all Nelson College school events will run as normal.

New dates for postponed events are:

  • Academic Colours Assembly, Wednesday 24th February
  • Year 9 Parents Evening, Wednesday 24th February
  • Prep School Meet the Teacher Evening, Tuesday 23rd February
  • All sports events are back to normal.

 

Ngā mihi,
Richard Dykes
Headmaster

 

 

 

(Monday 15 February 2021)

Kia ora

Further to our email yesterday with regard to COVID – 19:

  • Monday 15th Feb:
    PTA meeting ON, 6.30pm in the staffroom
  • Wednesday 17th Feb:
    – Academic Colours Assembly POSTPONED
    – Year 9 Parents Evening POSTPONED
  • Thursday 18th Feb:
    – Board of Trustee meeting ON, 4.00pm in the Script
    – Prep School Meet the Teacher Evening POSTPONED

There will be no whole-school assemblies while in Alert Level 2. All other school events continue as per normal, with appropriate protocols.

We will advise you shortly on new dates for postponed events.

Ngā mihi,
Richard Dykes
Headmaster

(Sunday 14 February 2021)

 

Kia ora

 The Prime Minister announced that all regions outside of Auckland are going to Alert Level 2 from midnight tonight for 72 hours. 

 

At Alert Level 2

   – SCHOOLS ARE OPEN AND ALL STUDENTS MUST ATTEND

   – HOSTELS REMAIN OPEN

Advice from the Ministry of Education states:

 1.  Schools are open and all children must attend.

2.  Learning will be onsite, with distance learning for students only required to self-isolate by health authorities.

3.  Schools are not classified as gatherings, and a range of events can go ahead (e.g. normal classes, physical education classes, sports training, etc).

4.  Face coverings are not required at school or on any school transport.

5.  Sick people must stay at home and seek medical advice.

6.  Good public health procedures continue to apply including hand hygiene, cough and sneeze manners.

We will continue to review our guidelines and will advise you of changes. Please note that the Year 9 Parents Evening on Wednesday 17th February is unlikely to go ahead.
We will clarify this and advise you tomorrow.

I will be in touch early this week with any updates.

Ngā mihi,
Richard Dykes
Headmaster