Level 2 Update

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This afternoon, the Prime Minister confirmed that New Zealand is moving to Level 2 at midnight on Wednesday 13 May. This is what it will mean for us at Hagley

Remote learning is continuing until Friday 15 May.

At Alert Level 2, schools are safe environments for our students and staff.  Public health control measures are in place to prevent the spread of disease and to support contact tracing.

We’re looking forward to welcoming students and staff back to our day programmes at Hagley from Monday 18 May. We start at 8.30am in tutor groups, then move to normal timetable at 9.25.

Our After 3 programmes and Community Language Learning programmes [Champion St site] are continuing with remote learning next week, then starting onsite classes from 25 May.

The key public health approach is to minimise the risk that someone gets infected in the first place, and second to ensure we can identify and contact anyone who has been in close contact with a person, if someone in a school is infected.

Good hygiene practices and regular cleaning are in place. We want to give you some specifics about the steps we’re taking at Hagley:

  • Hand sanitiser dispensers are in each teaching space.
  • Anti-bacterial wipes are in teaching spaces where there is shared equipment, like computer key boards.
  • We’re asking our staff and students to use hand sanitiser and wipes regularly throughout the school day, particularly when finishing with shared equipment or when leaving a classroom.
  • Our school nurse and property manager are prioritising any hygiene supplies top ups required throughout the school during the day.
  • We have additional cleaning staff. Regular cleaning of toilets, as well as common areas and commonly touched surfaces including hand rails, door handles is occurring during the school day.
  • We are increasing staff on duty in areas where students congregate to encourage good practices.
  • The school is thoroughly cleaned at the end of each school day.

Maintaining physical distancing where practicable – in schools at Alert Level 2, this means students and staff maintaining a physical distance so that they are not breathing on or touching each other. There is no minimum distance requirement for schools at Alert Level 2.

We need to remember to have some breathing space at Alert Level 2. As described by Dr Payinda in his NZ Herald article, “Covid’s not measles or chickenpox, it doesn’t hang in the air for hours waiting to infect passers-by. It travels on invisible drops of spit. You don’t have to cross the street to avoid anyone. Just avoid getting in their ‘moist breath’ zone”.

So at Hagley, if you can smell the person’s breath or feel that you are in that “moist breath” zone, move a little further away. Avoid touching others and where practicable keep a metre distance between you and others.  We’d like our students and staff to be aware of these guidelines, to be responsible and to apply them.

Under Alert Level 2, we advise any students and staff to stay at home if they are sick, and we will send anyone home immediately if they are unwell. For more information about the public health measures at Alert Level 2, you can visit the covid19.govt.nz website: https://covid19.govt.nz/

Please bring your own food and drink next week – please note regarding the Hagley café

The café will not be selling any food or drinks in the first week back at school (18 -22 May).  Please ensure that you bring your own lunch and water bottle.  The café is likely to re-open for food and drink sales on Monday 25 May but will offer a limited range of packaged food. The Café will be available for seating and as a social space.

Minimising sharing of equipment

Wherever possible, students are asked to bring their own laptops and personal stationery to school.

If you were delivered a school laptop, please return the laptop and charger to the IT office before school on Monday 18 May.

Students should also bring water bottles as the drinking fountains will only be able to be used to refill bottles.

Taking Buses to school

Any students who usually bus to school should be aware that there may be some disruption to bus services and limited seating. The school is aware of these restraints and will be accommodating if students find themselves having bus issues leading to lateness. Please go straight to class if you are late to school – do not sign in at the front office.


Students not attending should contact our attendance line on (03) 379 3090. Caregivers can also email through absences by emailing attendanceshared@hagley.school.nz or by using the school app.


Ngā mihi

Mike Fowler
Hagley College


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.

Hagley’s an exciting place. We have a culture like no other. No-one wears a uniform and everyone’s on a first name basis. But that’s just for starters. Students choose Hagley because they’re treated with respect, accepted for who they are as unique individuals. Our students know that it’s cool to be different and they celebrate that in a dynamic environment.

Our students choose Hagley because of the huge range of opportunities and unique programmes on offer. We’re no ordinary secondary school. You can design your own programme from the different and diverse subjects available, or choose one of our tertiary pathways or specialist courses to take the step into tertiary study or your career pathway.

Our students aim high and do well. We believe there is no single stereotype for success. At Hagley, being successful comes in many shapes and forms.

We live by our vision statement: lifelong learning that’s accessible to all. Join us and discover for yourself what we mean by inspiring students’ futures and transforming their lives. That’s what Hagley can be for you – a place that opens up opportunities that are right for you.

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.

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