Newsletter – Week 8 Tuesday 7 December

Term 4, Week 8 2021     Kia ora koutou Botany Downs whānau, This is the final newsletter for 2021 and what a year it has been.  We certainly did not expect to have a second year of a global pandemic.  As our BDS whānau, you continued to show support and

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Announcement : 

Auckland is now in the RED Traffic light Covid conditions until further notice. We have welcomed our tamariki back to school, however parents/families are not allowed onsite. Please check your emails regularly for updates and notices.

COVID-19 Update – Alert Level 4

Dear Parents/Caregivers

This evening the Prime Minister announced that Auckland will be moving to Alert Level 4 for the next seven days from 11.50 pm tonight.  Botany Downs School will be closed to all students and staff.

Tomorrow our teachers will not only be preparing for online learning but also preparing for their own families to adjust to Alert Level 4.  Teachers will therefore be in contact with you on Thursday.  Please use the activities on our school website for learning at home tomorrow, Wednesday.  Online learning from home will begin on Thursday 19 August. 
The lockdown will impact each family in a unique way.  Some of you will want lots of school work for your children, others may want to keep things more low-key.  As we provide the best Learning from Home Programme we can, we trust you will find the right balance for your family.
Stay safe and look after your whanau.
As always, please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions.
Vicki Parkins