Rewa Rewa School COVID-19 Update #4


18 Padnell Crescent Newlands Wellington 6037

Rewa Rewa School COVID-19 Update #4

Parent Communication Newsletter: Moving from Lockdown Level 4 to Level 3

Wednesday 22 April 2020


Dear whānau

As we prepare to move from Lockdown Level 4 to Level 3 it is absolutely critical that our parents, staff and the board of trustees understand what this will mean for our school community.

On Monday 20 April our Prime Minister announced that schools would begin the process of working towards preparing our school sites for occupation. This letter outlines what this will look like for Rewa Rewa School families.

The Government has advised at Level 3 we should:

  • Stay at home where at all possible
  • Ask parents to continue to keep their children learning from home
  • Allow staff with health / personal circumstances to stay at home in their bubbles
  • All continue to keep our bubbles small


We have only 1 – 2 teachers who are able to leave their bubbles, if required, to be onsite during Level 3.  We are therefore asking that our parent community continue to keep their children and themselves safe at home in their own bubble during Level 3 Lockdown (Wednesday 29 April to Friday 8 May).

An online survey will be sent to families today, Wednesday 22 April for you to indicate your intention. We ask that you complete this by Friday 24 April to assist us with our planning and preparations. To assist you in your decision-making, we have provided an easy flowchart below. If you do not respond to this survey, we will presume that your child is staying at home and therefore will not be attending onsite.

All teaching, both at home and at school, will be delivered via our current online programmes. There will be no difference or additional learning onsite at school.

Parents who advise that their child needs to return to school will be contacted about how this will be undertaken before Wednesday 29 April. Very stringent health and welfare protocols will be followed for all people who are onsite. i.e. full daily attendance will be required; health precautions that the school will undertake take include maintaining a 1- 2-metre distance and how to access the site.

Please note – Casual “daily” drop offs or part-day attendance will NOT be catered for at all during this timeframe.

If you require support to access the online learning environment, please send an email to


Wednesday 22 April

Parent Newsletter – Level 3 process

Parent Survey – returning student numbers

Thursday 23 April – Friday 24 April  

School site inspection and cleaning

Teacher planning and preparation

Monday 27 April

Level 3 officially starts @ 11.59 pm

Tuesday 28 April

Teacher-Only Day – Level 3 conditions

Wednesday 29 April – Friday 8 May

School open for 1 ½  weeks with minimal staffing available only

Monday 11 May

Level 3 will be reassessed by the Government

Thank you for your patience and your aroha as we work through this together. Like you, we are looking forward to a return to ‘normality’, but in doing so, we also recognise that we must continue to work through this process TOGETHER in order to get the best outcome for everyone.

Kia kaha

Mark Williams (Board Chair)       Jan Otene (Principal)

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