Notices

TGS Covid Procedures & Letter to Parents Update 27.04.22

To make sure the school gets notified as soon as possible of any current covid exposures, can the below forms please be filled in.

If your child is a Household Contact please click on this link - Household Contact

If your child is a Positive Case please click on this link - Positive Case

Information from these forms will be used in Kamar for absences etc.

A reminder that Day 0 is the date symptoms first appeared or the date of the positive test - whichever is earlier.

Students can return to school on their Day 8 after completing 7 days of isolation (providing they are symptom-free).

For all the latest information go to https://covid19.govt.nz/prepare-and-stay-safe/about-covid-19/our-response-to-omicron/#about-phase-3 to learn more about Phase 3 protocols.


Wednesday 27.04.22

Kia ora Parents and Whanau,

I write with an update on what it means for Takapuna Grammar School now that New Zealand has moved into the Orange setting of the COVID-19 Framework.

The TGS school community did an excellent job of adhering to the Red setting guidelines in Term 1. This compliance meant the number of staff and students impacted by Covid at TGS remained manageable and we were able to keep the school open to all students.

Current Situation
The number of students and staff testing positive in our school community has reduced considerably and is currently very low. This is also the case with our household contact numbers.

Face Masks
At Orange, face masks are no longer required in schools. However, public health advice is that masks continue to be strongly encouraged when indoors. Wearing a mask is a key health measure that slows the spread of COVID-19 in indoor settings.

We ask that students continue to bring a mask to school every day. There may be times that we will ask them to wear a mask, for example, when we have gatherings of students. If there are a high number of cases at school or in the community, we may ask that masks are worn in classrooms for a time.

School Buses/Public Transport
At Orange, students aged 12 and above are still required to wear a face mask on school or public transport.

Requirements for Visiting TGS
Visitors to the school including parents and whanau, must make an appointment before coming onsite. All visitors are required to wear a mask whenever they are indoors on school grounds.

Reporting a COVID Case
Please advise the school about positive Covid cases via the link found on the TGS website.

Returning on Monday 2 May
All students are expected to return to school on Monday unless they are sick, have tested positive or are household contacts of a Covid case. Please encourage students who are required to be at home to do the work posted on Google Classroom for their class, in line with their daily timetable, if possible.

Looking Ahead
We will adjust our response if we consider it necessary or if health recommendations change. For now, we will continue to keep all the other health measures in place at school that we know slow the spread of COVID-19. These include ensuring our indoor spaces are well-ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette, appropriate physical distancing whenever we can and, most importantly, staying home if we are sick. Our school assemblies will continue to be held on-line for at least the first part of the term.

We look forward to fewer restrictions this term and returning to a school life that is closer to normal. Term 2 is a busy term academically and it is important students keep on top of their school work by maintaining appropriate study habits. Students will be excited for the start of the winter sports season while we eagerly await our major production for 2022, Mamma Mia! at the Bruce Mason Centre, scheduled for week three.

You may purchase tickets to this event through the links below.

Tuesday 17 May 4.00pm https://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/event/24005C94909D39D9

Tuesday 17 May 7.30pm https://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/event/24005C94CB353C9D

Wednesday 18 May 4.00pm https://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/event/24005C94CB573CA0

Wednesday 18 May 7.30pm https://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/event/24005C94CB763CA4

Nga mihi nui

Will Scovell
Acting Principal

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