By Kristan Mouat and Peter Hills Co-Principals | Posted: Saturday August 28, 2021
We hope everyone is keeping well and healthy during Lockdown. Most of you will have heard that the South Island is moving to Alert Level 3 - from midnight Tuesday 31 August.
According to the Ministry of Health and Education, “at Alert Level 3, tamariki (children) and young people should learn from home.”
The Ministry of Education are waiting for details of the public health measures to be confirmed before giving guidance for schools under Alert Level 3. (This may not be until Monday). As soon as we have that, we’ll let everyone know what that will mean for us. The advice we have is that at Alert Level 3, schools will effectively continue to be closed for face-to-face learning, other than for parents of Year 9 and 10 students who need to go to work and have no alternative care options available. We have also been advised that it is unlikely that there will be significant changes for schools from 2020 Level 3 restrictions.
This means we will be operating a limited on-site school bubble from Wednesday 1 September. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if your young person needs to attend school from Wednesday 1 September as we will need to organise appropriate bubbles and supervision.
Under Alert Level 3 we continue with online teaching/learning for everyone (even those on site in our supervised school bubble will be learning online with their normal subject teachers).
If students need to collect necessary school gear/resources from school please email email@example.com to organise collection.
In light of the disruption to schooling you may also have heard that:
NZQA have delayed NCEA external exams by 2 weeks - Now starting November 22nd and finishing December 14th
Extended deadlines are in place for portfolios (Art/Technology)
ICAS assessments are being rescheduled
This decision has led to the following changes for Logan Park High School:
We will delay our senior school exams to Week 10 of this term.
Senior Parent Teacher Student Interviews will now be held Term 4, Week 1. (We may need to review these decisions depending on the Alert Level).
Senior Term 3 reports will still go out at the end of Term 3.
We will be extending our Term 4 for seniors by 2 weeks to allow time to complete internal assessments and to revise for external exams.
Weekly Feedback for Year 9-11 will operate this coming week.
We are all unique in the ways we respond to changes and challenges that are out of our control. Please remember to prioritise your mental and physical health and wellbeing. Reach out, talk, stay connected, make time for exercise, unplug and spend time outdoors.
We are confident we can help all our students to catch up and re-engage with their learning through this challenging period. Thanks for your continued support and encouragement.
Kā mihi nui and kind regards
Kristan Mouat and Peter Hills