School Reopening Under Level 2

Kia Ora Koutou

I hope you are all keeping safe in your bubbles.

As we look at moving to Covid-19 Alert level 2 we are making preparations at school to have more children on site when we open on Monday 18th May.


Unless they are engaged with us already on site our school site will not be open for extra students until we open under Level 2 on Monday 18th May.


The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education have stated "It is safe for all students and staff to return to school in Alert level 2. Schools are safe because hygiene habits will be strong and schools will put into place safe and sensible practice."


We have put together a document that outlines what we will be doing to ensure child safety here at school. This can be accessed at http://www.strathmore.school.nz/Planning_Alert_Level_2.pdf


As part of this please note the following:


  • For the next two weeks, would parents please drop off and pick up tamariki outside the school gate and not enter school grounds, unless you need to enrol a child, or visit the school office. Parents who need to come on site will need to sign our Covid-19 tracking register at the Office on entry.

  • Children will need to bring their own drink bottle to school as we will not be using the drinking fountains.

  • If your child was issued with a school iPad to use during lockdown please send it back with them when they come on Monday

  • Playgrounds will be open as of school being open at Level 2 (i.e as of Monday next week). Teachers will be requiring tamariki to wash their hands with soap/sanitiser before and after using the playground/playground equipment.


Enrolling tamariki

If you wish to enrol your child at Strathmore School the office is open from 8.30 - 2.30 at the moment. We encourage you to come in and enrol them now so that they are ready to start on Monday 18th May.


We will continue to make distance learning available to tamariki where needed.

If you have indicated you will be continuing with distance learning at Level 2 and change your mind you are welcome to send your child along to school from the 18th May onwards.


A reminder that if you have not already done so to complete our Level 2 survey found at this link

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfDbnZ9xWz5A9AY4y_SyoW83rtFP_y_1NJdip5eqdWReSiRjQ/viewform?usp=sf_link