Community health kits,

The school and the store have been working together to get packages to help homes with cleaning supplies for living and health. We had some cleaning packages put together by our school staff yesterday then delivered The supplies came from our local store and they gave us what they had available. The store ordered supplies last week but due to the high demand for the supplies we requested the order will arrive later than we had hoped. The store will help out by delivering the supplies the school ordered as they arrive at the store. We are thankful for the quick support of Bill and Elliot at the store with getting needed supplies for our community.



Symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Difficulty breathing

Community spread:

is spread of a disease among a certain area, in which there is no direct knowledge of how or when someone contracted the disease. While some cases of coronavirus can be pinpointed to certain trips, associations between people or other events, instances of “community spread” are less specific and harder to trace.

An Epidemic:

is a situation where a disease spreads rapidly among many people, and in a higher concentration than normal. It is on a smaller scale, however, than a pandemic. The global COVID-19 outbreak is considered to be an epidemic, though there are fears among governments and medical communities that it could become a pandemic.

An Outbreak:

is a higher-than-normal rate of occurrence of a disease. The terms epidemic and pandemic are often used to describe the magnitude or nature of an outbreak or series of outbreaks. In other words, think of outbreak as the building block of several other coronavirus-related terms.

Social distancing:

A way of preventing the spread of contagious illnesses, as suggested by the World Health Organization. “Social distancing” doesn’t man staying inside. It means keeping a generous amount of personal space — about three feet — in between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. This will prevent you from inhaling the majority of the droplets expelled by coughing or sneezing, which can carry the virus.


Self-isolation is an effective precautionary measure to protect those around you – your family, friends, colleagues – from contracting COVID-19. It means taking simple, common-sense steps to avoid close contact with other people as much as possible, like you would with the seasonal flu virus. We know it’s a stressful time, but taking these measures will help protect you, your family and all of New Zealand from COVID-19 and other common infectious diseases.

As much as possible, you should limit your contact with people other than the family members/companions you traveled with. You should avoid having visitors to your home, but it is okay for friends, family or delivery drivers to drop off food and supplies.

Isolated means to:

stay at home until your Public Health Authority advises you that you are no longer at risk of spreading the virus to others

avoid contact with other people to help prevent the spread of disease in your home and in your community, particularly people at high risk of severe illness outcomes such as older adults or medically vulnerable people


monitor yourself for 14 days for one or more symptoms of COVID-19

go about your day but avoid crowded places and increase your personal space from others, whenever possible

Mental Health and Wellbeing:

Your emotional and mental health is important. It is normal to feel stressed or lonely when self-isolating, but there are some things you can do to feel better. Information on managing your mental wellbeing.

Reach out to your usual supports, like family and friends, and talk about how you feel. We also recommend sticking to a routine such as having regular mealtimes, bedtimes and exercising. If you feel you are not coping, it is important to talk with a health professional. For support with grief, anxiety, distress or mental wellbeing.



Can send their children to school until Wednesday. However if parents/guardians/caregivers wish to keep their child(ren) home they will not be marked absent. We will be teaching children the next few days ways to keep healthy. Homework packages will be sent home on Wednesday of this week. If your child doesn’t attend school the homework packages will be delivered to you.


Announcement from Mr. Lander and the Computer Lab

  • Gym night for grades 9-12 tonight from 7PM – 9PM
  • Homework, internet and class make up tonight in the Computer Lab tonight from grades 9-12 from 7PM – 9PM