Staying safe at school during Level 2
We are under Alert Level 2 Covid restrictions, as of midday Wednesday 12 August.
Public health advice is that schools are safe to open onsite at Alert Level 2 to all students. People do not need to return to bubbles at Alert Level 2 and can meet with friends and family. People need to play it safe and continue to take sensible health and safety precautions. At Level 2, almost all students can continue to attend early learning services, schools and kura onsite. The only exceptions are people who are sick and have any COVID-19 symptoms, are in isolation, or are awaiting the result of a Covid test.
All classes, including After 3 classes and classes held at the Hagley Champion St site, are running.
Our key messages at Hagley about staying safe are identical to those we applied earlier this year when under Level 2.
We’re asking everyone – staff and students – to be responsible for safe hygiene practices at school. We all need to see safety as a package of practices, not just one thing.
The first practice is about safe attendance: only students and staff who are well should be at Hagley.We’ll be monitoring this closely at the beginning of the school day and at the start of classes.
The practices during the school day we’re asking everyone to use are:
- using hand sanitiser and wipes regularly throughout the school day, particularly when finishing with shared equipment, or when entering or leaving a classroom.
- following other good hygiene practices (coughing into your elbow, handwashing for at least 20 seconds and drying)
- using contactless greetings such as a smile and a wave.
- staying out of the ‘breath zone’ of others both during class time and breaks. Where possible, larger distance between students is advised. There doesn’t need to be a specific measurement, but where practicable 1 metre can be used as a guide, particularly between adults. In a school setting, there’ll be some situations where this distance isn’t possible both for adolescents and adults. That’s why we’re all using the range of practices listed here to stay safe.
Hagley will continue to be doing a lot as well to support what everyone’s doing individually. Extra cleaning is happening during the school day to clean toilets and other shared spaces, including table surfaces, hand rails and door handles. Contact tracing will be available via our school attendance system, should the need arise.
The café will be open. However, duty staff will be monitoring queuing and numbers in the café.
Playground, sports equipment use and sports, including contact sports, remain available at Alert Level 2. All visitors to the school are required to sign in. Where sports competition is scheduled, students from other schools visiting Hagley to play sport will be required to sign via clipboards at the entrance to the gyms.
Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Puna Wai o Waipapa. Welcome to Hagley!
Ko Waipapa te ingoa tahito o tēnei wāhi; i aua wā ka haere mai te tangata whenua ki konei tiki ai i te wai o ngā tini puna. He tika anō te ingoa o Te Puna Wai o Waipapa mō te kura inā hoki i ēnei rā ka haere mai ngā tini tāngata ki te kura nei tiki mātauranga kē ai. Nā Ngāi Tahu tonu tēnei ingoa i takoha mai, i runga i tēnei kōrero.
Ko te koru te tino tohu o te kura, me te whakatauākī “Ka puāwai te koru, ka puāwai te tangata”; haere mai hei pītau, haere atu hei tangata e tū ana.
Ka puāwai te koru, ka puāwai te tangata. The koru is the main symbol of our school, with the proverb “As the koru unfurls, so to does the person”; our students arrive as young ferns and leave standing tall.