Announcement : 

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.

School Newsletter – 06 May 2021

Dear Parents and Caregivers, Please find attached a copy of the latest School Newsletter. Newsletter – 6 May 2021 Also, two reminders: 1. The Superbowl is happening tomorrow – Friday 7 May 2021. Children can come to school in their sports gear and dressed in their house colours. The PTA will be holding a Pancake Brunch from 11.00 … Read moreSchool Newsletter – 06 May 2021

Message for parents from the Air Base

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 … Read moreMessage for parents from the Air Base

Lockdown

As we remain in lockdown, please be assured we are receiving regular communication from the Base and NZ Police. All children are well and happy and being well looked after by their teachers and support staff. We will continue to keep you informed as we know anything. Again – please do not come to school … Read moreLockdown

Mini Newsletter – 09 April 2021

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Whānau, Please find attached a mini school newsletter with some important information and reminders before heading into the last week of term. A full school newsletter will be sent out next week. Mini Newsletter – 09 April 2021 I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Ngā mihi nui, Jo Wright … Read moreMini Newsletter – 09 April 2021

Please remember to book your Whānau Learning Conversation

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Whānau, Hope you had a lovely Easter break. Just a reminder that our Whānau Learning Conversations are being held on Wednesday (tomorrow) and Thursday afternoons between 3.30 and 6.00pm. To make a booking please use the following website and school code: www.schoolinterviews.co.nz  School code: vgpnw Whānau Learning Conversations 7 & 8 April 2021 Kind … Read morePlease remember to book your Whānau Learning Conversation