IMPORTANT NOTICE: If a student is confirmed with COVID-19 please email [email protected] or phone 486 1733.

Health Advice

Frequently Asked Questions

This information is to support our families with any Covid-19 queries, and what you need to do.

Please also note that this information is subject to change, based on any updated guidelines from the Ministry of Education & Health.

Q. Who do we advise if my child tests positive for COVID-19? 
Please contact the school using our usual systems for reporting absences. But please let us know their absence is because of a positive test result.

Q. My child has tested positive for COVID-19. What does this mean?
  • Your child (and the household) will need to self-isolate for 7 days. 
  • Day zero for isolation is from the date they either developed symptoms or were tested if they do not have symptoms.  
  • The case does not need to have any further tests after their initial confirmation test (they have already tested positive). 
Q. What do we do as household contacts of COVID-19? 
Household contacts no longer need to isolate, but instead should undertake a RAT test every day for 5 days.

Q. Do I need to provide anything before my child is able to return to school?
No, as long as your child is symptom free for 24 hours they may return to school.

Q. A member of our household is a close contact. Can my child still attend school?

Q. What are the symptoms of COVID-19? Can I still send them to school?
  • 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.

No, children should be kept home if displaying any symptoms. Once your child is free of symptoms for 24 hours they may return to school.

Q. What are you doing to keep my child safe?
  • All staff on site are vaccinated
  • We are monitoring classroom ventilation levels
  • Staff and students are able to wear masks inside if they choose to
  • We are following recommended hygiene practises with the children
  • If children are unwell or symptomatic, they should stay at home.
Q. What If my child has had COVID, will they need to isolate again? 
After you have recovered from COVID-19, you do not need to isolate again for 90 days (3 months).

Anyone who experiences symptoms 29 days or longer after previous COVID-19 infection should test and will need to isolate if they test positive.

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