If anyone is struggling during this uncertain time and require Kai, I have listed the following places that can support you and your families during this time.
Please stay strong stay safe and most importantly stay stay healthy.
30 March 2020
Dear Parents / Caregivers / Whānau of Homai School
I pray that this message finds you all well and safe in your bubbles. To those of you who are essential workers our love and prayers go out to you at this time of uncertainty.
I want to keep our families up to date with how we are progressing as a nation in terms of education but I am sure you are also keeping abreast with what is happening.
Today is the official start of our school holidays which will last for 2 weeks. On Wednesday 15th April all schools will be starting with distance learning. More information will be given before we start this new journey together.
What is important is for all our families to hoard us with your emails / numbers / addresses etc so we know how to contact you. A survey had been uploaded to our website and facebook page for those who did not complete the survey before school closed. Please it is important that you do this.
Lastly continue to look after yourselves and your whānau, stay safe stay well and stay connected
27 March 2020
Home Online Learning Survey/Poll
Please help us to figure out the best way to help your child’s home learning. If you didn’t get a chance to fill out the form that was sent home with your child please fill out this electronic version. We appreciate your responses and your time very much. Hope everyone is keeping safe.
Please click on the link here
26 March 2020
Here is an important announcement for you to pass on to all of your Pacific networks.
Please tune in today at 4:30pm on TV One for COVID-19 updates in various Pacific Languages.
Love an prayers for your family.
A Message from the Ministry of Education
Today we have launched Learning from home and Ki te Ao Mārama, two new websites to support teachers, learners, parents and whānau so that learning for children and young people can continue.
The websites include resources for parents and whānau, teachers and leaders. Resources span the learning pathway from early learning through to senior secondary, and more resources will be added as they’re developed.
The information and resources are available at https://www.learningfromhome.govt.nz/ and https://www.kauwhatareo.govt.nz/ki-te-ao-marama/
23 March 2020 5:15pm
Dear Parents / Caregivers / Whanau
This message is the latest, as of 5.15pm today, I have been instructed to inform all our parents that TODAY was the last day of school for all our learners.
All home learning packs will be dropped off tomorrow to your homes. Please IGNORE all other messages as they have now become obsolete.
Once again this message is to inform you that school will be CLOSED as of midnight TONIGHT for all students and only staff will be at school tomorrow to finalise programmes, then school will be fully closed until further notice.
Please stay up to date and informed as information has changed rapidly
Thank you for your support and understanding
Principal Homai School
President Manurewa Principals Association
23 March 2020 2:15pm
Kia Ora whānau
The Prime Minister has just addressed the country and has moved the alert level to 3 today and level 4 from Wednesday.
This means that school will close early for the holidays. Tomorrow will be our last day.
All students will be given a home learning pack either today or tomorrow which contains 4 weeks of home learning.
If your child is absent from school their teacher will be in touch so that packs can be dropped off.
We will keep in touch via Facebook and our Website when the need arises.
Please stay safe and stay home.
23 March 2020
We want to update you as to our planning for closure if the need arises due to possible Covid 19.
A number of our staff fit into the alert level 2 reduced contact bracket and have been asked to stay home and continue to support school curriculum from home.
What this means is that home learning packs and online learning will be provided to your child should your child’s class need to close temporarily due to lack of teaching staff.
School is still open for learning however things may look different throughout the week. We are ensuring that both your child’s health and the health of our staff are being well catered for.
Please keep an eye on our facebook page and website. We will continue to post regular updates there.
Thank you for your understanding of this evolving situation. We can’t predict how long this will last but we will be in regular contact.