COVID 19 INFORMATION

22 June 2022

Newsletter - Rostering home from Monday 27 June - Friday 1 July 2022



15 June 2022

Newsletter 049 Rostering Home 15 June 2022


14 June 2022

How parents/caregivers can assist students when they are learning at home.

Flyer Home Learning


10 June 2022

As we still have a high number of staff absent from school due to illness and difficulty in getting relievers to cover classes, the decision has been made to continue rostering home of year levels for the upcoming week. The decision for rostering students home on Friday 17 June will be made next week and we will inform you as soon as a decision has been made.

The schedule for next week (week 7) is as follows:

Monday 13 June - Years 12 & 13 at home

Tuesday 14 June - Year 9 at home

Wednesday 15 June - Year 10 at home

Thursday 16 June - Year 11 at home

Friday 17 June - TBC

There are a few exceptions where students are able to come into school:

  • Scheduled school trips or off-site visits

  • Extra and co-curricular activities

  • Sports and cultural trainings and fixtures

  • Pre-organised courses and placements

  • Year 9 students who require supervision

Student learning activities will be available through teachers google sites under the curriculum tab.


Rostering home

As we have a number of staff absent fom school and difficulty getting relief teachers to cover classes, students will be rostered home as follows:

Monday 30 May - Year 10 at home

Tuesday 31 May - Year 11 at home

Wednesday 1 June - Years 12 & 13 at home

Thursday 2 June - Year 9 at home

Friday 3 June - Year 10 at home

Monday 6 June - Queens Birthday - public holiday

Tuesday 7 June - Years 12 & 13 at home

Wednesday 8 June - Year 9 at home

Thursday 9 June - Year 10 at home

Friday 10 June - Year 11 at home

There are a few exceptions where students are able to come into school:

  • Scheduled school trips or off-site visits

  • Extra and co-curricular activities

  • Sports and cultural trainings and fixtures

  • Pre-organised courses and placements

  • Year 9 students who require supervision

Student learning activities will be available through teachers google sites under the curriculum tab.



2 May 2022

Welcome back to Term 2. As we are now at the orange traffic light, we will be able to hold more 'normal' school events such as assemblies, whānau time and community events.

In Week 2 we will be holding our student/parent conferences.

At orange, mask wearing in schools is optional. Anyone who is anxious about catching covid at school is encouraged to wear a mask. Classrooms will continue to be ventilated and students will be encouraged follow hygiene recommendations and sanitise.



25 March 2022

With numbers of staff affected by Covid-19 reducing over the past week, unless the situation changes again, we will not be rostering students home in the coming week.

This means that we will be open for students of all year levels to attend every day next week.

You will be informed if this changes at all next week.



17 March 2022

As the number of staff being forced to isolate at home is still high, we will once again be rostering students home next week.

Monday 21 March - Year 9 

Tuesday 22 March - Year 10

Wednesday 23 March - Year 11

Thursday 24 March - Years 12 & 13

Friday 25 March - Year 9

Students are expected to be at school on the days they are not rostered home unless parents/caregivers are informed otherwise via phonecall, text and/or email.

Please inform the school if your child/children will not be at school by calling on 0508 Absent (0508 227 368) or texting on 027 892 5153. 

Students are expected to continue with school work when they are home, which is available through their class google sites.


10 March 2022

Due to the number of staff rostering home, we have been forced to make the decision to continue with rostering students home.

The following is the rota for next week.

We will review the situation at the end of the week and keep you informed.

Monday 14 March - Years 12 & 13

Tuesday 15 March - Year 9

Wednesday 16 March - Year 10

Thursday 17 March - Year 11

Friday 18 March - Years 12 & 13.

Students are expected to be at school on the days they are not rostered home unless parents/caregivers are informed otherwise via phonecall, text and/or email.

Please inform the school if your child/children will not be at school by calling or texting the absence line.

Students are expected to continue with school work when they are home, which is available through their class google sites.


Thursday 24 February

Kia ora koutou, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Kia orana, Fakalofa lahi atu, Bula vinaka, Namaste,

Due to the ongoing increase in Covid-19 cases in the community, larger numbers of staff have been identified as close contacts of positive cases. This means that it is continuing to be very difficult to ensure that the school has adequate staffing to cover all classes.

As a result, we have made the decision to continue rostering year levels home for the following two weeks. This will be reviewed on a weekly basis. 

Work will be available for students on their teachers’ google sites to continue on with. Students will be expected to continue their learning at home on these days.

The following year levels will be rostered home as below:

  • Monday 28 February - Year 10

  • Tuesday 1 March - Year 11s

  • Wednesday 2 March - Years 12 & 13

  • Thursday 3 March - Year 9

  • Friday 4 March - Year 10

  • Monday 7 March - Year 11

  • Tuesday 8 March - Years 12 & 13

  • Wednesday 9 March - Year 9

  • Thursday 10 March - Year 10

  • Friday 11 March - Year 11

We are able to provide supervision for students in Year 9 only who are not able to remain at home on the days they are rostered home. Please let the school know if you need your child to come to school on these days.

On days that students are not rostered home, they are expected to be at school unless directed to remain home by individually sent texts and/or emails.

Thank you for your patience as we respond to a rapidly changing situation.

Ngā mihi nui,

Simon Craggs

Tumuaki/Principal


Tuesday 22 February 

Kia ora koutou, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Kia orana, Fakalofa lahi atu, Bula vinaka, Namaste,

Due to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the community, a number of staff have been identified as close contacts of positive cases. This means that it has become very difficult to ensure that the school has adequate staffing to cover all classes.

As a result, we have made the decision to roster year levels home for the remainder of the week. Work will be available for students on their teachers’ google sites to continue on with. Students will be expected to continue their learning at home on these days.

The following year levels will be rostered home as below:

Tuesday 22 February - Year 10
Wednesday 23 February - Year 12 & 13 - a reminder that school will finish early due to the Paid Union Meeting, at 12:40pm
Thursday 24 February - Year 11
Friday 25 February - Year 9


Students are expected to be at school on the days they are not rostered home, unless they have received an individual text or email asking them to isolate at home due to being a close contact of a covid positive person.

We will review this arrangement at the end of the week and will advise if further rostering home is required. 

Thank you for your patience as we respond to a rapidly changing situation.

Ngā mihi nui,

Simon Craggs

Tumuaki/Principal



Tuesday 1 February

Re: Covid Protection Framework - Red Setting

Please click on the above link for a letter from the Principal re the school opening at Covid Red setting.

School is open for Senior students, those in Years 11, 12 and 13 from today, Tuesday 1 February.

Year 9 students will be starting on Tuesday 8 February and Year 10 studetns will return to school on Wednesday 9 February.


Friday 12 November 2021

Kia ora whānau, Talofa lava, Mālō e lelei, Kia orana, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Namaste

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Please see here for important information from the Principal re our Year 9 and 10 students returning to school from next week.

Letter to whānau and families re Juniors return to school from next week


Juniors Roster   12 Nov 2021






Update

Sunday 31 October 2021

From tomorrow, Monday 1 November, we will be using the normal timetable as found on KAMAR.

Senior students (on-site) will go to their regular classes for all periods, 1 - 5, and Junior students (on-line) will have classes for periods 1 - 4.

Please check your school emails etc for updated class meet times from your teachers.

There will no assemblies.


Friday 22 October 2021

On Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 October the Pasefika Family Health Group will be in school offering Covid-19 vaccinations for all students and staff wanting it. No need to book.

Pasefika Family Health Group

Covid-19 Patient Vaccination Information for those aged 16 and over

Covid-19 Patient Vaccination  Information for 12 - 15 yr olds


Thursday 21 October 2021

From next Tuesday, 26 October, students in Years 11, 12 and 13 will return to school. Mask wearing will be mandatory.

Please see below for the timetable we will be following.

Term 4 Level 3 Timetable Oct 26 2021

Here is an important message from Simon Craggs, Principal, regarding the Health & Safety of our students as well as our staff and the community.

Letter to the Community - 21 October 2021




Monday 18 October

Online learning restarts from today using the same timetable as last term. (See below). Class google meet codes are the same as last term.

If you have any issues accessing your classes, please contact your teachers.

Term 4, Level 3, 2021


Wednesday 29 September

Covid vaccinations here at school - Thursday 30 September and Friday 1 October from 9am to 4pm

There will be a coffee cart on site and we have kai and pies to give away as well as the opportunity to win free vouchers for passes for Auckland Zoo.

Thanks to the enormous generosity of the Kootuitui Trust and South Mall New World, we have a very large number of bags of grocery items to give away.

Zoo VouchersVaccination   Kootuitui BagsVaccination   Food Bags



Monday 19 September

Need help during lockdown?

If you need assistance with food, finances, hardpacks, devices or support with your mental health, please click on the link above for more information.


Wednesday 18 August

With New Zealand back in Level 4, schools are now closed and we have been advised that even the children of essentials workers are to remain at home.

We are working to get online learning back up and running and we will be using the adapted timetable as in previous lockdowns.

Please see below for details. Please note: we will be starting at 9am tomorrow morning, 10 minutes later than on the schedule below.

Unfortunately, we are not able to access school to be able to hand out hard packs of work, but if students are not able to participate in the online learning sessions, the TVNZ Education channel will be providing school work. See https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/home-learning-tv/about for more information.

Some reminders about Online Etiquette:

1) Have your camera on during the google meet, if you can, and look into it.

2) Mute yourself when not speaking - mute yourself ahead of joining

3) Be on time

4) Wear appropriate clothing

5) Frame the camera - have an appropriate background

6) Have the right light

7) Pay attention. Keep chat comments related to the task in hand.

8) Ensure technology works - try it out before the google meet

9) Don't try to speak over the top of someone else - use the chat box.

Timetable August 2021

Teachers will be sending out google meet codes for their classes so please check your school emails.

Teachers will be available at the start of each lesson as per the above timetable for 20 minutes of teaching.

Students will then continue to work on their own with teachers available to respond to questions, queries etc.

Kaihotuhotu time will be held on a Tuesday only.


Friday 5 March

From Monday 8 March we are back at Covid Alert Level 2 so school will be open again for all students.

The normal school timetable will apply but there will no assemblies or whanau time.

Yes We're Open


Sunday 28 February

With Auckland back at Covid Alert Level 3 for at least 7 days, we will be commencing with online learning from tomorrow morning, Monday 1 March at 9am.

Covid Level 3 Timetable   From 1 March 2021


Thursday 18 February

Newsletter home to students: Auckland moving to Alert Level 2


Wednesday 17 February

With the announcement from Jacinda Ardern that Auckland will be moving to Alert Level 2 from midnight tonight, school will be reopening again tomorrow.

Please see below a message from Simon Craggs, Principal.

Letter re school reopening tomorrow


Wednesday 17 February 

Dear parents and caregivers

 We are waiting on further information from the government that will be released at 4:30pm this afternoon before we know whether school will be reopening tomorrow or online learning will commence. At Papakura High School we are well-prepared for both eventualities.

 Soon after this information is confirmed we will post more information. We thank you for your patience at this uncertain time.



Tuesday 16 February

The Ministry of Education has links to a range of teaching and learning resources and guidance that can be found here for English medium and here for Māori medium.

Home Learning TV can be accessed on demand here or via the TVNZ App on a device (mobile phone, smart tv or tablet). Mauri Reo Mauri Ora is also available on demand from Māori TV for primary aged tamariki and here for secondary school rangatahi.




Covid Feb 2021



Sunday 14 February 2021 - Covid Alert Level 3

Tēnā koutou katoa,  Malo e lelei, Talofa lava, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Kia orana, Namaste

Dear Parents and Caregivers


As I am sure you will be aware there have been three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Auckland. As a result, the Government announced at 7pm that the whole of Auckland will move from Alert Level 1 to Alert Level 3 for the next 72 hours from midnight tonight.

That means that where possible you should keep your children home from school for this period. If you have no other option to care for them, and your child is in Year 9 or 10, then we will be open for you to send your children to school and we will have safety precautions in place to look after them.

Due to the initial short period of time of the lockdown we will not initially be rolling out our entire distance learning programme but our staff will be preparing for an extension of this period should it occur. In addition you can expect your rangatahi’s Kaitohutohu will be in touch with you to check on how we can support your whānau in preparing for distance learning.

 We will continue to provide updates as more information arises and we encourage you to keep checking this section of our website for the latest updates on our plans.

Kia kaha whānau. We are all praying that this lockdown will only be for a short time and that we will soon be able to welcome our young people back to school.

 He waka eke noa!

Simon Craggs

Tumuaki/Principal