Announcement : 

Country Show Day – 29 October 2022 – 10am to 2pm   This week is packet week: Please bring in jelly, pasta, muesli bars, dried fruit, bags of chips, sauce packets. Anything tasty and in a packet. Please remember all items will go into prize hampers so be mindful of expiry dates (must be after 31 December 2022) and only new and unopened items please!   If you rather not bring in items every week you have an option of depositing a $25 donation 12 3046 0231780 00: Reference: Raffle Item. We are only asking one item per family.   For regular updates on what you can expect on the day, please follow our FaceBook page Silverdale School Country Show Day – Saturday 29 October 2022.  

Wednesday 2 March Silverdale School Newsletter

School Newsletter
Learn to Journey – Journey to Learn
Ako ki te Haere – Haere ki te Ako

Wednesday 2 March 2022

Kia ora, Talofa, Malo e leleli, Kia orana, Fakalofa lahi Atu, Taloha Ni, Ni sa bula, 你好, Namaste, 안녕하세요, Hola, Xin chao. 

School attendance

It is important to reiterate that if your child is not Covid positive or at home isolating as a household contact, the best thing for your child is routine and consistency. This means coming to school as per normal. This is because it is giving them consistent learning and social engagement with their friends. If you are concerned about exposure to the virus, my view on this is that every place in Auckland is now a place of interest and we all will have been exposed as a close or casual contact by now around the city. Because school children with covid or as household close contacts are isolating at home, children are probably less exposed in a school setting as sick children are at home now.


Your child tests positive for Covid-19. What does this mean?

  • Self isolate for 10 days. Test on day 3 and then again on day 10.
  • Your child can return to school on day 11, if a negative day 10 test is confirmed and they are asymptomatic.
  • Please send proof of a negative day 10 test to
  • You will receive an email from me asking:
    • Date of last day at school:
    • Date of Test:
    • Type of Test (PCR or RAT):

Your child is not required to do any work as they are sick, as they will need to focus on recovery. 

The school will inform the class and the team of a positive case, no names will be used when informing people of a positive case.

A household whānau member tests positive for Covid-19. What does this mean?

  • Contact the school as soon as possible. Your child is a household close contact
  • Isolate for 10 days. Test on day 3 and then again on day 10.
  • Your child can return to school on day 11, if a negative day 10 test is confirmed and they are asymptomatic.

My child is a household close contact. What does this mean?

  • If you live with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 you must follow these steps (whether you are vaccinated against COVID-19 or not):
  • Self-isolate from the day that the first person in your household receives their positive test result, until they complete their 10 days of self-isolation and are released.
  • When the first case in your house gets to days 3 and 10 of their isolation, you need to get tested using a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT).
  • You can end your self-isolation on the same day as the first ‘case’ in the household, provided you have no new or worsening symptoms and your tests were negative.
  • If symptoms develop at any stage, you need to get tested using a RAT.
  • Avoid or minimise contact with the person with COVID-19 as much as possible during your isolation period.


Learning support at home

In the current climate, we need to be flexible with the way we provide learning. Should either the class or a family group need to go into isolation, due to being identified as ‘a household contact’, we are prepared to support learning at home. Our teachers have hard packs ready to issue. Please note that hard packs will only be issued when the teacher or school if your child is a household contact. The hard packs alongside online links are enough to support learning at home for the period of 3 weeks without the daily input of a teacher.

We will not continue to support learning from home for those children/tamariki whose parents have chosen not to send their child/ren to school. 

Online learning will only be provided to children who are required to self isolate or are learning from home on the advice of a doctor.

Useful links for home learning that you can use:

Red Level School

  • Please make sure that your child knows how they are getting home at the end of the day. Please remind them what gate you will be at. In the mornings no one is allowed at school until 8.30am and then only children are to come on site. Please make sure that you drop your child off at the gate, if needed we have staff at each gate to walk your child to class.
  • During red level we are asking that no parents/caregivers come onsite, if you do need to come to the office, come to the front door and ring the bell and someone will come to see you. If you have something to drop off to your child please write their name on it and put it in the box provided. 
  • If you do come on site you must wear a mask, sign in using the QR poster and report to the office.


Welcome to Hannah-Belle Dixon, Jiah Kim, Lara Saddam and Aahana Sachdeva who started with us this week. Our current roll is 789.

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to Kiani Becker, Shuyang Hu, Casey Hill, Leanne Cilliers, Cooper Smith, Sasuke Sarai, Roy Kim, Ayush Gosai and Alivia Longstaff.

School App 

Please go to the Apple App Google Play store and update our school app to get the most out of the latest functionality. An update should be all that is required, but if you are still facing any issues then you should uninstall and reinstall the app.

Here is a QR code to install the app.

Cameron Lockie
When: 2 March 2022
Time: 7pm
Where: Zoom
Meeting ID: 986 3622 0628
Passcode: 3GZrz6
Our AGM for PTA is this Wednesday, all are welcomed.
Attendance of the meeting does not mean you have to join the Committee, you may wish to be the ‘friends of the PTA’ which means when we hold events we will do ‘shout outs’ to everyone if they can help us with the lead up or help on the day of the event.
Joining the PTA is a fabulous way to meet new people and share fundraising ideas.
Don’t be shy, we are a bunch of enthusiastic parents that fundraise resources for our children.
Kind regards,

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