Chapel Downs Newsletter 24 March 2020

Newsletter 19 March 2020

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COVID 19 Update

Attention: Chapel Downs is closed from today (Tuesday 24 March) for all students except those whose caregivers are in essential services.

Please find information just received from the Ministry of Education

Yesterday the Prime Minister announced we are moving to Level 3 for the next 48 hours and then from Thursday 26 March we move to Level 4 in the COVID-19 Alert Level structure for a further period of 4 weeks where people are instructed to stay at home.

For Tuesday and Wednesday, the expectations are that teachers will come to work to teach the children of essential workers. Our team are working to provide some learning ideas.

Schools will be open for Tuesday and Wednesday this week for children of essential workers. All other children will be at home. Essential workers-A list of essential businesses can be found here - https://covid19.govt.nz/government-actions/covid-19-alert-system/.

School is closed until further notice. We have uploaded some home learning ideas and we will update these resources from time to time.

We thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please check our website for regular updates. We will update our facebook page and school website with important information about Chapel Downs as it comes to hand. Please continue to check here regularly.

What can you and your children do to help?

  • Stay at home
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing, or sneeze and cough into your elbow
  • Regularly wash your hands (for at least 20 seconds) with water and soap and dry them thoroughly or use hand sanitizer.
  • Ensure we have up to date contact details for your family.

We realise that this can be stressful for some people. Please keep calm and relax but take the precautions seriously and together we will slow down the spread of COVID 19. Remember your children will feed off/be influenced by your example.

The government has put out a new website dedicated to COVID 19. It can be found here;


If you would like more information, please visit the Ministry of Health’s website https://www.health.govt.nz , or call Healthline as suggested above on 0800 358 5453

Ngā mihi nui

Vaughan van Rensburg

Tumuaki - Principal

Important Dates

  • APRIL 28 - DAY ONE TERM TWO - to be confirmed by the Government

2020 School Terms

  • Term One - 30th January - 9th April
  • Term Two - 28th April - 3th July (start date for term 2 to be confirmed)
  • Term Three - 20th July - 25th September
  • Term Four - 12th October - 10th December

Created By
Vaughan van Rensburg