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COVID-19 Information and Updates

COVID-19 Protection Framework

                        'Red'

Onslow College is currently operating under the 'Red' setting of the COVID-19 Protection Framework. Click HERE for more detailed information.

 

 

Principal's Message - 10 March 2022

Kia ora e te whānau Thank you for your support for the school moving to Stage 3 of our Covid response. Learning will be accessed online Friday 11 March, Monday 14 March and Tuesday 15 March. Students will follow their regular timetable for all subjects, although students will be based in ako/year level hubs. We will email on Monday 14 March letting you know what is happening after Tuesday 15 March. Students can access their learning from home or at school. We will also be offering face to face lessons onsite for technology and the arts when students would usually have their double spell. Please be aware that we can only offer this if the teacher is onsite. We will communicate which of the technology and arts classes are not running by 8:45 each morning via the school notices. If students are coming to school they are to go to the spaces listed below to access their learning: 9BRR/CBR                (RM 34) 9CJE/DBR                 (RM 35) 9EGR/RJA/WAV        (RM 36) 9WEL/WME              (RM 37) 10CKE/CKL/GMI       (RM 62) 10LNO/MPA/PBR     (RM 63) 10RRA/SNA/SSO       (RM 64) 10RHA/SHI                 (RM 65) 11 BMI/MPH/USH/LDI     (RM 22) 11 DBE/PKU/VTA/MTE     (RM 23) 11 GJI/SJA/WGE/RAS         (RM 24) Year 12 (Te Ara A Māui) Year 13 (Library) On Friday the practical subjects running (at this stage) during Spells 2 and 3 are: 9DTE             (RM 45) 9NFT             (RM T2) 9DIT              (RM 8) 9DRA            (RM AC) 9ART             (RM 2 AND 3) 11DIT            (RM 7) 11MUS          (RM M2) 12DVC           (RM 46) 12DTE           (RM 44) 13DTC           (RM 10) 12/13FDE      (RM T1) Students are to go to the classes indicated above if they usually have this subject in Spell 2 or 3. Please let the school know via the Kamar app or the absence email if your student is working from home and if it will be for the planned three days. If this changes please reinform us in the same way. Thank you for your support. Ngā mihi Sheena Millar Principal

 

Principal's Message - 9 March 2022

Kia ora e te whānau We have had an increased number of staff test positive for COVID and staff who are isolating as household contacts. We will operate as normal tomorrow but from Friday we will be moving to stage 3 (https://www.onslow.school.nz/application/files/1916/4540/9008/OC_COVID-19_Contingency_Plan_2022.pdf) of our plan from Friday. We will reassess this on Tuesday and let you know by 2pm what stage we will be in moving forward. This means that all learning is online. While students can come to school they will access their learning online. I will send a more detailed email tomorrow outlining how accessing practical subjects (that still have teachers available) will work and what areas each year group should go to on Friday if they are attending school. We thank you for your ongoing support. Ngā mihi Sheena Millar Principal

 

 

Principal's Message - 25 February 2022

Kia ora koutou katoa

The Government has confirmed that we are in Phase 3 of the Red Light response to COVID. In this setting the definition of 'close contact' has altered. Close contacts of positive COVID cases will now only include those who are members of the household of the case.

For us as a school this means we will no longer undertake contact tracing for any student who is a positive case. The only students or staff who will have to isolate are those who have COVID or those who have a member of their household who has COVID.

Please monitor your student closely for any symptoms and keep them home and have them tested if they become symptomatic.

We continue to offer online learning for those who are isolating.

To enable us to move efficiently into this next stage it will be helpful if you include, when notifying us that your student is a positive case, the following details:

1 The date they became symptomatic
2 The date they were tested
3 The date you received the positive result of the test
4 A list of their close friends who they sat with at interval and lunch in the last 48 hours

The contact for informing us of the students positive status is via info@onslow.school.nz

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Ngā mihi

Sheena Millar
Principal

 

Principal's Message - 17 February 2022

 

Kia ora e te whānau Thank you for all the support you have given to the school. School is open and learning has moved online. Learning is going to look different. Students at school will be supervised in classes with their year group and they will need to bring their computer, charger and earphones. We are assessing the situation daily. The reason we have moved to online teaching is because of the number of staff who are close contacts and have had to isolate. This has made it difficult to run our normal timetable. We will be reassessing this on Monday and will email you an update then. If you have any questions about online learning, please reach out to your students ako teacher. Ngā mihi Sheena Millar

 

Principal's Message - 16 February 2022

 

Kia ora You may have heard there’s another confirmed COVID-19 case in our school community. Learning will be moving online from tomorrow. Students can still come to Onslow College or they can access their learning from home. Learning is going to look different. Students at school will be supervised in classes with their year group and they will need to bring their computer, charger and earphones. Students will follow their normal timetable online. The work will be available on Teams and staff will be checking in with their classes. If students are accessing learning from home, instead of school, parents will need to notify us via email absences@onslow.school.nz or the parent portal. Their attendance will be recorded as F (learning from home). If students are coming to school can they please go to the following spaces at 8:45 am: Seniors Year 11 to the Hall Year 12 to Te Ara a Maui Year 13 to the Library Juniors Year 9 to these rooms 9BRR         Rm 32 9CBR         Rm 40 9CJE           Rm 39 9DBR         Rm 38 9EGR         Rm 37 9RJA          Rm 36 9WAV        Rm 35 9WEL        Rm 34 9WME       Rm 33 Year 10 to Table Mountain 10CKE        Rm 65 10CKL        Rm 64 10GMI       Rm 63 10LNO       Rm 62 10MPA       Rm 61 10PBR        Rm 60 10RHA       Rm 59 10RRA       Rm 58 10SHI        Rm 57 10SNA       Rm 56 10SSO        Rm 55 What you need to do You and your whānau should watch for symptoms If any develop, get tested immediately Then, stay at home until you receive the result If your whānau hasn’t been vaccinated, please do so as soon as possible. You can book on-line at bookmyvaccine.nz or by calling 0800 28 29 26. It’s free.  Symptoms of COVID-19 A new or worsening cough Sneezing and runny nose A fever Temporary loss of smell or altered sense of taste Sore throat Shortness of breath Less common symptoms include diarrhoea, headache, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, malaise, chest pain, abdominal pain, joint pain, or confusion/irritability. For more information, go to https://covid19.govt.nz/health-and-wellbeing/about-covid-19/covid-19-symptoms/(external link) ngā mihi Sheena Millar Principal  

Principal's Message - 13 February 2022

Tēnā koutou katoa

We’re sending this letter as there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in our school community.

The person was identified as infectious and at school on Tuesday 8 February and Wednesday 9 February. If you or your student is identified as a contact, you will be contacted directly and provided with specific instructions from the Ministry of Health.  Onslow College remains open and unless you are contacted, your student can still come to school.

What you need to do

·    You and your whānau should watch for symptoms
·    If any develop, get tested immediately
·    Then, stay at home until you receive the result
·    If your whānau hasn’t been vaccinated, please do so as soon as possible. You can book on-line at bookmyvaccine.nz or by calling

     0800 28 29 26. It’s free.
 
What we’re doing

·    Onslow College will stay open
·    We have appropriate public health measures and cleaning procedures in place
 
Symptoms of COVID-19

·    A new or worsening cough
·    Sneezing and runny nose
·    A fever
·    Temporary loss of smell or altered sense of taste
·    Sore throat
·    Shortness of breath

Less common symptoms include diarrhoea, headache, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, malaise, chest pain, abdominal pain, joint pain, or confusion/irritability.
For more information, go to https://covid19.govt.nz/health-and-wellbeing/about-covid-19/covid-19-symptoms/

Please email info@onslow.school.nz if you have any questions.

Noho ora mai

Sheena Millar
Principal