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COVID-19 update to the community – Friday 10 September

Kia ora koutou

I hope your young person has appreciated being back at school. It has certainly been nice to see so many students returning.

Winter sport resumption

It is already the end of the season for some of our winter codes but College Sport Wellington (CSW) have confirmed dates for the resumption of some sports at level 2 and these are below. Please understand that for sport to continue, spectators are not permitted at competitions under alert level 2. CSW are working on live streaming options for some finals that are coming up. 

Sport Arrangements
Junior Basketball 14 September – Unplayed semi-finals from 17 August 

21 September – Finals

Senior Basketball 17 September – semi-finals

17 September Boys Div 6 Final

24 September – Finals

Girls Football 14 September – Regional Junior Final

15 September – Premier 2 semi-finals only

22 September – Premier 1 & 2 Finals & Division 2 Regional Final

Junior Boys Football 18 September – Semi-finals only

25 September – Finals

Youth Boys Football 18 September – Youth Division 1 Final

18 September – Youth Division 2 to 6 semi-finals only

25 September – Prem Youth and Grade Finals

Ultimate Final three rounds on September 15, 22, & 29 September
Badminton 24 September – finals
AWD Programme Indoor Bowls Tournament  – 27 September

Basketball – 15 and 22 September

SONZ Have a Go Day – TBC

More changes to NCEA

The Government has decided that students disrupted by 16 days of COVID-19 lockdown this year (students in Wellington) will be eligible to receive Learning Recognition Credits (LRCs) at a rate of 1 LRC per 5 credits achieved through assessment, up to a cap of 8 LRCs at NCEA Level 1, and 6 LRCs and Levels 2 and 3.

The thresholds for being awarded endorsements and University Entrance will remain at their normal levels for students who have not been disrupted for 20 school days. 

Trades Academy courses

We have been informed that  Trades Academy courses will resume on site for the majority of courses starting Monday 13 September. Classes resuming 2 days face to face are Barbering Level 3 (Porirua), Salon Environment (Porirua and Te Auaha), Creative Technology (Te Auaha), Cookery Level 3 (School of Hospitality Cuba St Wellington), Cooking Café Service classes (School of Hospitality Cuba St Wellington). Classes resuming with a mix of 1 day per week on campus and 1 day online for week 13 September include: Construction Mixed Trades and Construction Projects, Engineering and Automotive and Engines, Health Science L2 (Porirua) only one day course, so no online, Health Science L3 (Porirua) only one day course, so no online, Animal Care, Youth Development L3.

In line with Ministry of Education advice and Ministry of Health protocols and guidelines all students at Trades Academy courses will need to adhere to the following instructions:

  • Wear a face mask or face covering on campus.
  • Wear face coverings on buses.
  • Scan the Government QR code and not leave campus during their scheduled Trades Academy Day.
  • Maintain hygiene practices and physical distancing (Hand sanitiser will be available in all work areas).
  • Follow all health and safety instructions given by tutors and staff.

Students should not attend if, they or anyone in their household are:

  • Unwell with Covid-19 symptoms (any unwell students will be sent home).
  • Have been tested for Covid-19 and should not return until they have received a negative result.

Mana Coach Services Transport will resume from Monday, same stops and times. Others who use other public transport will need to ensure they have their passes or Snapper cards. Masks and scanning are mandatory.

Ngā mihi

Dominic Killalea