Welcome to Okaihau College

Okaihau College is located in the heart of the mid-north and is a modern and welcoming learning environment. We provide our students with a culturally rich and truly authentic New Zealand educational experience and are committed to providing an education which nurtures intelligence and lifelong learning, encourages achievement, creativity, confidence and fosters relationships between home and school.

**Online school work during the Covid-19 closure can be accessed from here

 

 

Principal’s Update 4

Thank you for continued support over the last few days.

We remain open today and tomorrow for students of essential workers. Buses will run as normal over these two days (except for the Kohukohu Bus).

Our teachers have been working hard to prepare on-line learning and paper-based packs. Students work will be available via Google Classrooms and Google Docs, and some senior classroom teachers have also set up Facebook groups so that they can keep in touch with students and answer questions etc.

You will find a link to all on-line learning for our students above.

Paper-based packs suitable will be available from the Main Office from 2.00pm to 5.00pm today (Tuesday), and from 8.00am to 4.00pm tomorrow (Wednesday). If you do not have reliable internet access or suitable digital learning devices, we encourage you to come and collect a pack.

 

However, if you are unable to come in, please let us know via email (admin@okaihau-college.school.nz) or phone (09) 401 9030 and we will post packs home.

 

We also have some food packs from KidsCan for members of our school community (which include milk, Weet-bix, fruit, muesli bars, nut mixes and baked beans). If you would like to pick up a pack of food, you can do so from the Main Office at the times listed above.

Please share this message so that as many whanau as possible are aware of what’s happening.

P R I N C I P A L ‘ S * U P D A T E * 3

The Prime Minister has just given New Zealand an update on Covid-19. New Zealand have moved to Alert Level 3 today, and then Alert Level 4 from this Thursday 26 March 2020.

Classes will only run as normal Tuesday and Wednesday this week for children of essential service workers. We will be closed from Thursday.

Teaching staff will also use the next two days to get on-line and paper-based learning organised to better support our students with distance learning.

Staff will be meeting this afternoon to decide on our next steps. We will update you again tomorrow once we have more information.

Thank you all for your continued support of our school.

Thomas Davison (Principal)

Nga mihi nui, Thomas Davison (Principal)

 
 
 
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