Announcement by Simon Clarke

Parent (Volunteer) Vaccination Register

On November 15, 2021 at 11:59 a Health Order will come into effect that all staff members and volunteers who may have contact with children or students or will be present at a time when children and students are also present must have had a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by 15 November and be fully vaccinated by 1 January 2022.

From 1 January 2022, schools and kura must only allow those that are fully vaccinated to provide onsite services.

This includes:

relief teachers and casual staff
administration staff
caretakers and cleaners
contractors and other tradespeople
service managers
caregivers and other staff.

It also includes unpaid workers, such as volunteers and any members of the community who are regularly on site during a time when children and students may be present. Throughout this guidance we have used the term staff member to refer to paid staff members, unpaid workers, volunteers, contractors and other workers at your school or kura.

Essentially this means that all parents who complete the following tasks must be vaccinated.

  • Camp helpers
  • Field Trip helpers
  • Swimming helpers
  • Disco, sausage sizzle, pizza volunteers

The Ministry of Education has asked all schools for the following information from parents who wish to enter the school under the conditions that have been described above.'

A Message from the BOT

The Public Health Order requiring vaccinations for teachers, parents and volunteers sets out the minimum requirements required by schools regarding vaccinations. The Board of Trustees is of the opinion these minimum requirements are in some contexts insufficient. On November 15 the Board will be considering whether to extend the vaccination and registration requirements as described above.  Our primary focus is on the wellbeing and safety of staff, students, whanau and our community

if you wish to know more about the Public Health Order please click the following link/s