Hero photograph

Message to BHS Community – Staff, students and whānau

Burnside High School —

The Prime Minister has announced that as of Monday 15th February, the Auckland region will move to Alert Level 3 with the rest of New Zealand moving to Alert Level 2. This change will be reviewed by the government on a daily basis.

Kia ora koutou

While most of us are familiar with requirements at Alert Level 2, we will continue to emphasise the importance of:

  • Good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette
  • Staying away from school if feeling unwell and seeking medical advice
  • Keeping the appropriate physical distance from others
  • Cleaning and disinfecting our high touch surfaces daily
  • Displaying QR code posters at our entrances and encouraging all of our community to download the NZ COVID Tracer App and use it if they come on-site
  • Keeping a visitor register for anyone who cannot use the app and for other essential visitors.

We know all these things will help to keep our community as safe as possible. Masks are not required at schools at Alert Levels 2 and 3. However, if you prefer that your child wears a face mask, then please provide them with one.

I am very aware that the impact of changing between levels has brought about varying degrees of disruptions, uncertainty and heightened anxiety for many of us. However, we have been here before and despite all the changes we have stood together as one team and managed our way through the challenges. We can do this again whānau, and I know I can count on you.

Thank you for your continued support for all we are doing to keep our community safe.

We will keep you informed as more information is received.

Kia kaha, kia mau, kia haere tonu: Stay strong hold fast, keep on course

Ngā mihi nui

Phil Holstein