Teacher Only Day – POSTPONED

Hi Parents and Caregivers

Tuesday 2nd June will now be a normal day back at school for everyone.

We had indicated at the end of last year and again at the beginning of the year that we would be having a Teacher Only Day on Tuesday 2nd June after Queen’s birthday.  However, due to COVID-19 and our children just recently returning to on-site learning and many parents back to work last week, we are going to postpone this to next term.


Miss O’Connor

On-site access – simply sign in at the tracking station.

Hi everyone
We are looking forward to school starting on Monday. I just want to clarify what was sent out in the newsletter on Wednesday in terms of ON-SITE ACCESS TO PARENTS as some parents are unsure…
A parent can come onsite if they need to.
A need maybe
# You have a New Entrant or junior child to settle in.
# Your child is anxious about going to class alone.
# Your child is brand new to Greytown School (any age).
# You need to come to the school office.
If you do need to come on-site simply enter one of the 3 gates open and sign in at the tracking station beside it
eg: Write your name, phone number and time.
This is a legal requirement for us in Alert level 2.
Once on site please stay 2m away from other parents and children.
If you need to go inside a class for a child’s well-being, ask the teacher before entering (or they will welcome you in if they can see your child needs you as they are looking really unsure).  They will then help you enter the room by managing other children’s distance.
Here is a social story to help settle kids in and explain this if you need to.  Read as much or as little as you like.
Hope this helps to clarify access.
See you on Monday!

School opening and moving to Alert Level 2!

Hi Parents and Caregivers

Please read this update very carefully as it has a lot of important information about how our school will run in Alert Level 2 eg: Access to the school site, Social distancing, Health and Safety etc.

I know it is a lot, however, there is a lot to cover as we will be working within a “new normal” and it won’t be just business as usual for somethings.

Please let us know if your child/ren are NOT returning to school in Level 2 by Friday.  Please ring or email our school office team at office@greytown.school.nz

We look forward to having you all back next Monday!

Level 2 Coronavirus update Tuesday 12th May 2020

School Open on Monday 18th May 2020

Dear Parents and Caregivers
Today our PM Jacinda Arden announced that we will be moving to Alert Level 2 in the upcoming days.
This means that our school will once again be open for face-to-face learning on Monday 18th May. We will send out more information over the next few days to keep you up to date and unpack this more.
As a school staff and Board, we are excited about our children returning and once again being able to enjoy all the learning and fun things that makes our school a special place to be apart of.
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Miss O’Connor

Opening for Level 3 and our Week 2 Term 2 Update

Hi everyone,

I can confirm that we will be opening in a “limited way” on Wednesday 29th of April with two “school bubbles” working onsite.
Even though there are some children and staff on-site our school grounds will remain closed to all others until further notice.
Information for our “school bubble” families will come out on Monday via emails to them.
Thank you to all our families for helping our teachers and I know who needs to be on-site in a bubble in Level 3.

Thank you to all the families that have sent in photos in for our second slideshow. I will put this on the Facebook page on Tuesday, so if you have a photo of something that you have done or learnt in Level 4 this week and would like to share it with others..please send it in. I will do this Monday afternoon.

Last chance to send your tiny house design photos to Esther.

Thank you to all of you for another successful week of distance/remote learning for our school.
I would also like to say a huge thank you to Steve, Jackie and Lance our cleaning team. They are working extremely hard behind the scenes to keep our school clean, healthy and ready to go for learning. We really appreciate you!!!

Enjoy your ANZAC weekend…and your ANZAC biscuits!

Miss O’Connor

Important COVID-19 Update: Going to Level 3

Hi everyone

Attached is the COVID-Update for Level 3 from Jane Cooper (BOT Chairperson) and I.  We know there is a lot of information in it, however, we need you to read it thoroughly.  Hopefully, it will answer a lot of questions that you may have about what Level 3 looks like for our school community.

I have also put it on our school website so you can see it in a larger version on a computer if you need (or you can print it out) under the COVID-19  banner on the front page.

As information comes out from the Ministries of Health and Education I will update the community accordingly.


Patrice O’Connor

COVID-19 UPDATE 21st April 2020 ALERT LEVEL 3