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Covid-19 Update 150 150 Simon Whitlock

Covid-19 Update

March 27

Kia ora koutou

We have started into a new phase of New Zealand’s response to COVID-19 and it is very different from anything most of us have ever experienced.

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March 25

Dear Parents and Caregivers

In this ever evolving situation, we would like to provide you with as much clarity and certainty as possible.

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March 24

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Thankyou for the supportive way everyone is approaching moving towards the level 4 national lock down on Thursday March 26. We want to update you on plans moving forward.

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March 23

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

The Government has made the decision for the nation to enter into full lock down from Thursday 26th March, for a minimum of four weeks.

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March 22

Letter to the Community from the Ministry of Education

Click here to read Mt Roskill Grammar School MOE letter 22 March

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March 22

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

This is to advise you that a parent of one of our students has tested positive for Covid-19.

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March 19

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

I’m writing to update you with regard to the Covid-19 Coronavirus. As you will be aware the situation is rapidly changing. New confirmed cases of Covid-19 are being announced daily.

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Daylight saving ends. It might feel like time is standing still but remember clocks go back one hour tonight, ready for Sunday 5th April. A reminder to check smoke alarms at the same time as you change clocks. 150 150 admin

Daylight saving ends. It might feel like time is standing still but remember clocks go back one hour tonight, ready for Sunday 5th April. A reminder to check smoke alarms at the same time as you change clocks.



Daylight saving ends.

It might feel like time is standing still but remember clocks go back one hour tonight, ready for Sunday 5th April.

A reminder to check smoke alarms at the same time as you change clocks.
Daylight saving ends.

It might feel like time is standing still but remember clocks go back one hour tonight, ready for Sunday 5th April.

A reminder to check smoke alarms at the same time as you change clocks.
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Auckland Council staff deployed to assist government food distribution programme 150 150 admin

Auckland Council staff deployed to assist government food distribution programme



Active (from home) responsible citizens spread the word

Please share in our school community. Anyone who meets the government’s eligibility criteria will be couriered a welfare parcel containing items such as dry goods including pasta and rice, tinned vegetables and meats and basic toiletries.

Please see the link below to the council website which lists phone numbers for Auckland Emergency Management at the bottom.

Thank you for sharing how to access help in unprecedented times.


Auckland Council is deploying more staff to help Aucklanders experiencing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown.
Auckland Council staff deployed to assist government food distribution programme
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Gumboot Friday | Gumboot Up, New Zealand! | I Am Hope 150 150 admin

Gumboot Friday | Gumboot Up, New Zealand! | I Am Hope



Friday 3rd April: Gumboot Friday

Why gumboots?

For people struggling with depression, it can feel like walking through mud every day.

We are fortunate to have a team of staff and our Live 4 Tomorrow group who support the mental wellbeing of our school family, but many don’t have that option.

In a time of isolation today should be the day that you contact that friend you’ve been meaning to message – or you could go retro and call them…

Let’s make Gumboot Friday an excuse to connect to support the mental wellbeing of our classmates and friends.

If you would like to donate the link is below.

https://www.iamhope.org.nz/gumbootfriday


Gumboot Up, New Zealand! Help us raise funds for kiwi kids to get free mental health counselling and support when they urgently need it.
Gumboot Friday | Gumboot Up, New Zealand! | I Am Hope
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#claptocare 7pm Sunday 29 March Let’s join the movement to applaud our essential workers – they are keeping the country running in unprecedented times. At 7pm tonight let’s hear our community unite! I want to hear you all clapping “to the heights” 150 150 admin

#claptocare 7pm Sunday 29 March Let’s join the movement to applaud our essential workers – they are keeping the country running in unprecedented times. At 7pm tonight let’s hear our community unite! I want to hear you all clapping “to the heights”



#claptocare
7pm Sunday 29 March
Let’s join the movement to applaud our essential workers – they are keeping the country running in unprecedented times.
At 7pm tonight let’s hear our community unite! I want to hear you all clapping “to the heights”
#claptocare
7pm Sunday 29 March
Let’s join the movement to applaud our essential workers – they are keeping the country running in unprecedented times.
At 7pm tonight let’s hear our community unite! I want to hear you all clapping “to the heights”

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The Roskill Way: Manaakitanga 150 150 admin

The Roskill Way: Manaakitanga

The Roskill Way: Manaakitanga

The Roskill Way: Manaakitanga
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A message from MRGS library 150 150 Simon Whitlock

A message from MRGS library

A message for students about the MRGS Library:

Please do not worry about returning or renewing any library books you currently have on loan. You can simply return or renew them once school re-opens. Automatic email reminders about overdue library books have been switched off for the meantime.

How can you access books from home?

There are over 1,800 e-Books on offer here: https://mrgs.wheelers.co/

Start Browsing!

Instructions for reading e-Books on your own device:
1. Go to https://mrgs.wheelers.co/
2. Click eplatform app
3. Click App Store or Google Play or Windows 10 button > download app
4. Click app icon and find your library by entering Roskill or searching through the list > select Mt Roskill Grammar School
5. Login using you school ID number and password
6. Browse library > select book > borrow now > read now
7. After a few seconds the book should be ready for reading offline (i.e. once you borrow the eBook you do not need to be online (connected to Wifi or using mobile data) to read it

Audible have made hundreds of audio books free for “as long as schools are closed.” You can just go to the site and start listening:

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

If you’re an Auckland Libraries member there are even more online options…

eCollections and online resources
There are many libraries collections and services you can access online.
Manage your library account online by logging in with the barcode number on your library card and your PIN/password. You can then browse the library’s catalogue to check out their eCollections and online resources.
To login, set up or reset your PIN/password, visit their login page.

Final note: don’t forget about our fantastic school library website www.mrgslibrary.org

Where you will find:

• Homework help
• Subject databases
• Topic information
• Online resources
• Useful websites
• Online magazines
• Online newspapers
• eBooks
• Library catalogue access
• Book recommendations

Stay safe everybody – look out for your family and others

he waka eke noa

Covid-19 Update – Mt Roskill Grammar School 150 150 admin

Covid-19 Update – Mt Roskill Grammar School

Covid-19 information updates are available through our school website https://www.mrgs.school.nz/covid-19-update/

Covid-19 Update – Mt Roskill Grammar School
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Roskill Manaakitanga 150 150 admin

Roskill Manaakitanga



Roskill Manaakitanga

Roskill Manaakitanga
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Ministry of Education NZ 150 150 admin

Ministry of Education NZ

Message from the Ministry of Education


While we are seeing mass school shutdowns elsewhere in the world, in New Zealand we don’t yet have community transmission of COVID-19 – so there isn’t currently a public health reason to do so here.

Pre-emptive school closures may have unintended consequences – for example, children may need to be cared for by vulnerable grandparents, or they may be put in other social settings that could make things worse.

Medical Officers of Health have the authority to close a school. They will only do so if there is a medical reason for this or after a confirmed case in the school. In that instance, they will need to close it for a short period of time while they determine if there is any risk to others.

We are, however, planning for temporary closures. Our decisions are based on evidence and very robust health advice – the World Health Organisation has confirmed that the risk to children remains low and parents should continue to send their kids to schools and early learning centres.

Read more: https://bit.ly/2IZ1gR5
Ministry of Education NZ
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Update info re coronavirus March 19 150 150 admin

Update info re coronavirus March 19

Prevention is key.

Letter from Mr Watson to caregivers March 19.
Preventative steps to take as individuals, supported by actions taken by the school

Update info re coronavirus March 19 (002).pdf
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School closed due to Covid-19 lockdown updates

    School closed due to Covid-19 lockdown - Please find all information here: Covid-19 updates