Alert Level 3 – School Closed

Tēna Koutou Katoa, 


As you are aware last night our Prime Minister announced we are moving to Level 3 from noon today.

Our school will be closed for the remainder of this week for all students other than children of essential workers who have contacted the school.  A skeleton staff will be onsite to supervise these students.


Under Alert Level 3, no other students, adults or visitors are permitted on school site.

The school admin will remain in communication with our community through our Skool Loop app and email as further advice has been received from the  Ministries of Health and Education.


If you have any worries about your health or the health of your family, please call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or visit 


Ngā mihi 

Raj Dullabh – Principal

School Closed Tomorrow (Wednesday 12th) Level 3 Announcement

Dear CG School Community

Tonight the Prime Minister has announced that Auckland will return to level 3 lockdown from 12 noon tomorrow.

Our school is closed tomorrow until further notice for all students except those children of essential workers.

I would ask that any essential worker who needs to send their child to school tomorrow, and for the remainder of the week email

For these children – please be aware that the school gates will be closed until 8.30am – please practise social distancing while waiting for the school to open.

I will update you as I have any more information.

Raj Dullabh




School Cross Country Thurs 20 August

Students have recently begun training for this years school Cross Country.


Children will assemble on the courts outside Room 10 & 11 from 10.45am.  First Race Starts at 11am

Race courses vary for each year level, all races will start and finish on the school field.

Children may go home with their parent following the awards ceremony and will need to sign out at the classroom.

This is not a Mufti Day.

All students to wear correct school uniform to school. Students may wear running shoes if they wish and bring a water bottle.

Y0-2 students to bring shorts/t-shirt to change into before cross country.

Y3-8 students to change into sports uniform before cross country.

There will be an viewing area for parents/ supporters, bring a fold up chair if you wish.


Should we experience very bad weather a message will be posted on the school website and via usual email communications.  Save Day 27 August.

Whanake Identity Mufti Day

This term, students will be learning about clothing and how our identity is expressed through what we wear.  As such, we would like to invite students to wear mufti next Tuesday 4th of August. 

The purpose of wearing mufti is for students to express their identity.  Over the weekend please have a conversation with your child and help them choose clothing that expresses their identity and is appropriate for school. 

This could include (but is not limited to) sports wear, uniforms from groups they belong to, religious or cultural clothing, jewellery/henna/moko or simply clothing that they enjoy wearing. We will be meeting as a team to share with one another and to discuss how these items express our identity.

What: Mufti Day

When: Tuesday 4th August

Who: Whanake Students

Why: To share what we like to wear and how it reflects our identity.

Cost: Free

In addition to the Mufti day, if you or any family members have any traditional, religious or cultural clothing that you would be willing to share with us, please let your class teacher know.

Kind Regards, Whanake Team.

YELLOW Mufti day next MONDAY in support of Jeraline

Jeraline Poster

Next Monday 3rd August, we will be having a YELLOW DAY to support Jeraline and the Ybanez family, students are encourage to come dressed in yellow (JJ’s favorite colour) or your brightest clothing, please bring a donation for wearing mufti and any other donations will be gratefully received for the family – these will be collected at the school gates.

We will also be selling some food items (students will need to pre order with the class teacher on Monday morning – please bring correct small change) These will be delivered at the classrooms for eating at break time.

Cupcakes $3

Sausage Sizzle $2

Drinks $2

Thank you

Conifer Grove School