Update from Mr Dullabh re school closure and home learning

Dear Parents/ caregivers,

Today the government’s announcement to move to level 3 and then level 4 in 48 hours has been monumental. As a result,  Conifer Grove School will only be open to children of essential workers only – these include the Police, Fire, Doctors and Nurses.

We ask those students who are children of essential workers only to meet at the main admin block at 8:30 am.
The Conifer Grove School staff are busy preparing for online learning over the next few days and the school will communicate with students’ whanau about how this will look and the guidelines that are associated with this. We will continue to develop our online curriculum so that students are still engaged in learning over these unprecedented times.

In the meantime, be safe, be kind and look after yourselves and your families.

Kind regards
Ngā mihi

Raj Dullabh
Conifer Grove School

Update regarding COVID-19 from Ministry of Education

Kia ora,

You may have seen that the World Health Organisation has now declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic. As noted by the Minister of Health, this doesn’t change what New Zealand is doing to respond to coronavirus.

The Ministry of Health has been working through its pandemic plan since January. You will also know the Government has already implemented a range of measures to minimise the impacts to New Zealand. This includes border restrictions, a requirement to self-isolate on arrival in New Zealand from China, Iran, Italy and the Republic of Korea and immediate and detailed contact tracing of any confirmed cases. It is important to note those four countries account for more than 90% of cases globally and China and the Republic of Korea have significantly declining numbers of new cases.

We have 5 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand and it is pleasing to know they are all doing well and are at home. Their children, four students at Auckland schools, continue to be well and show no symptoms. While we expect that more cases will arise, the Ministry of Health says that with continued vigilance the chance of widespread community outbreak is expected to remain low in New Zealand. We all have a role to play in this.

For our school, our pandemic plan is also ready to be implemented if needed. In the mean time we will continue to focus on good hygiene practices. Hand washing and good cough etiquette are very important tools in preventing the spread of illness including colds, flu and COVID-19.

With that, there is a good video clip from Nanogirl that will help your children to better understand the virus – YouTube clip – Nanogirl

You may have also seen the Prime Minister sat down with Dr Michelle Dickinson (aka Nanogirl) and the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Juliet Gerrard, to talk about coronavirus:

Watch on the PM’s Facebook page

Read and watch on the Newshub website

One other action we can all take is to be vigilant about our own health and the health of our children. I will be encouraging my staff to stay away from school if they are showing signs of illness such as coughs and colds. I ask that you please do the same with your children. Colds and flus are common in schools and by staying away, seeking medical attention and practicing good hygiene, we can all keep any spread of illness to a minimum.

Ngā mihi

Raj Dullabh, Principal

Strategic Plan

Please find attached a copy of the Conifer Grove School Strategic Plan for your perusal, this is a working document, the School Staff, Board of Trustees and Ministry of Education Priority Learning areas are discussed and considered before this is completed for each year.  Consideration is given to information gained from parent consultation, surveys, meetings, and student data on achievement.

We value your feedback, if you would like to give feedback, please email to admin@cgschool.ac.nz

Thank you     Strat Plan 1 2020