Dear Parents and Caregivers, Please see below a message from Group Captain Andy Scott, Base Commander of RNZAF Base Auckland following today’s events. Added to Andy’s message, a heartfelt thank you to you all for your understanding and support this afternoon, in what we know was a very difficult situation. As always, your children were amazing and took the afternoon in their stride. We are so proud of them all. Kind regards, Jo Kia Ora Whenuapai Parents Thank you for your patience and understanding as we worked through the incident at Whenuapai Air Base on Friday afternoon. I appreciate that it was troubling to receive the messages of lockdown of the school and to be asked to stay away as the event unfolded, so I wanted to provide you some background as to what occurs if we have an incident on Base. The priority for us is always the safety of our people and for us at RNZAF Base Auckland we treat the school as a part of our Base given how close we are. In incidents like this we prioritise getting hold of the school to inform them what is going on and to make sure the children are safe and at the start we may not always have the full picture. As we get more information about the nature of the issue and risks, we work with the school and emergency services to see what is the best course of action for our children. Sometimes that maybe to stay in lockdown or it could be to evacuate, but each situation is different and so we always need to make sure we put the safety of our children first. As we saw on Friday afternoon that saw both the lockdown and then a new pick up routine worked through where the Base staff supported the school to move children safely to alternate pickup sites. I know you will all join me in thanking the teachers, the support staff and our amazing kids on doing such an awesome job on Friday. They did us all proud as it was certainly not the end to term we envisaged but it was great to see everyone pulling together in an strange situation. Thank you all again for your support and understanding. Kind regards Andy Base Commander RNZAF Base Auckland.
Dear Parents, Caregivers and Whānau, We are moving down to Alert Level 2 from 11.59pm tonight and therefore school be fully open from tomorrow. The Team is excited about reconnecting with you all. Please see attached letter with more information about Alert Level 2 and what this means for you and your children. Ngā mihi … Read moreSchool Fully Open From Tomorrow – 18 Feb 2021
Kia ora koutou, As you will be aware, there have been three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Auckland. As a result, the Government announced at 7pm last night, that the whole of Auckland will move from Alert Level 1 to Alert Level 3 for the next 72 hours from midnight last night. That means … Read moreUpdate for Parents – 15/02/2021
Dear Community, At Whenuapai we are prepared for this situation and have teachers ready for home learning and in bubbles if you are required to work. If you are able to have your children at home, please do and your child’s classroom teacher will send daily activities to keep them learning. As we have no … Read moreLevel 3 – Whenuapai School
The attached letter from the ARPHS reinforces previous messaging about cases in the community and how local health authorities will work to support schools, people confirmed with COVID-19 and their close contacts. English – COVID Information for Parents and Caregivers.pdf Te Reo Māori – COVID Information for Parents and Caregivers.pdf Chinese – COVID Information for … Read moreCommunity Letter from the Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS)
Kia ora koutou We’re looking forward to welcoming all our students and staff back at school on Monday following the return to Alert Level 2. Our health and safety plan is in place as it has been under every alert level, and you can be assured we’ll continue doing everything we can to keep children … Read moreCommunity Update – 28 August 2020
Good morning to our wonderfully supportive community. As we head into a week of school at Alert Level 3 I wanted to assure you we are again well placed to support our learners at home. Team Leaders are extremely well prepared for this week and will be communicating with you directly. We are also well … Read moreUpdate to our Whenuapai School community