I hope you and your family are coping well during this difficult time. We are still unsure on when school will be back but currently it will be school holidays on Monday 30 March until Tuesday 14 April. Silverdale School will begin distance learning on Wednesday 15 April. More information will come home to you closer to the time, I can assure you that there will be a mix of “online” and “offline” learning available to your children. Please make sure that you do not come to school or use our playgrounds.
The lock down period of four weeks to due to finish on Thursday 23 April. We will contact all our school community with updates when children are allowed back into school.
26 March Alert Level 4 commenced
30 March School holidays begin
10 – 14 April Easter including the Tuesday after Easter
15 April Term 2 begins (through distance learning)
23 April Current date for ending of lockdown period
27 April ANZAC Day observed
Our teachers will be on “school holidays” from Monday 30 March until Tuesday 14 April. They won’t be checking their emails regularly so might take some time to answer or not answer your emails at all. They will do their best to get back to you.
Key lockdown messages from the Prime Minister (Select Committee Media Briefing 25 March)
If the virus is left unchecked it will have an unacceptable toll on New Zealanders
Staying at home will break the chain and save lives
Breaking the rules could risk someone close to you
if the rules are not complied with, this could risk the lock down period being extended or could risk the virus being spread to thousands
Success will not be instant. The benefit of actions taken today will not be felt for many days to come. People need to expect the numbers to continue rising, because they will. Modelling indicates that New Zealand could have several thousand cases before today’s measures have an impact. However, if everyone sticks to the rules there will be change over time
Act like you have COVID-19. Every move you make could be a risk to someone else. That is how New Zealanders must collectively think now
All New Zealanders are urged to be calm, be kind, stay at home
if people have no explanation of why they are outside the Police will remind them of their obligations and can take enforcement actions if they feel it is necessary
New Zealanders will want to do the right thing. The Government is being as clear as they can on the guidance and Police will be working with people to help them understand
Government’s goal is to keep people connected to their employer through the wage subsidy, and said if that was not happening then they have the backup mechanism of the welfare system
In regard to those overseas – even under the most difficult of circumstances – New Zealand is their home.
Wellbeing for all
The link below has information focused on wellbeing and supporting a child’s learning at home for parents, caregivers and whānau.