School plan for Alert Level 2

Tēnā koutou e ngā mātua, e ngā kaitiakii o ā tātou kohine

With a move to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 likely soon, the school has put together a plan to ensure continuity of learning and an emphasis on achieving academic outcomes.

Firstly, I would like to thank you all for assisting me as Tūmuaki and my staff to maintain learning standards online for our kohine during Alert Levels 4 and 3. Having the support of whānau has meant that they were able to continue their classes and timetables from home in these uncertain times.

The Prime Minister will be reviewing the Alert Levels on Monday, September 6, with the rest of the country (apart from Auckland) poised to move down to Level 2. This means there will be more changes to the way we operate as a school.

We have made the decision that only the Senior Students (Year 11 to Year 13) will return to school when we enter Level 2. I am asking for the patience and tremendous support that we’ve received from parents and caregivers to continue so that we can devote time and energy to help our Seniors achieve their NCEA credits.

Every subject teacher will work with the students to reach their targets in NCEA and we believe this is best achieved if the senior students are physically present at school without any distractions. We have mapped out a two-week programme that we are certain will be beneficial to them. Details of this programme will be sent to you by our Deputy Principal Stephanie Clifton who is in-charge of curriculum. Amelia Kaui our Hostel Manager and our interim chaplain Erice Fairbrother will take care of the pastoral care of our senior and junior students during the two weeks.

Focussing on the senior students at school does not mean that our juniors will be neglected. We have put together a comprehensive online learning programme for our Year 9s and 10s. We already have a system and structure in place to ensure that these students’ pastoral care and academic needs are, and will continue to be, well and truly taken care of.

The hostel will be operational during Level 2 and along with the college these are currently being prepared for the senior girls’ return. We do expect our senior boarders to return to hostel and we will ensure that they receive a high level of care and attention. Our senior day school students will be provided with their usual form of transport to and from the college.

Thank you for your understanding in these matters. We are aware that some whānau are finding these lockdowns difficult and Hukarere Girls’ College wants to assure you that we will do everything we can to care for your daughters and to meet their academic and pastoral needs.

We will follow all guidelines from the Ministries of Health and Education regarding COVID-19, including social distancing and mask-wearing.

If you have any questions regarding this information please email
Please keep well and stay safe – nā reira kia ū ki te pai.

Nāhaku nei
Shona West
Hukarere Girls’ College