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28 February 2021

Kia ora koutou, 

What a quick contrast from a lively and enthusiastic Friday night supporting our awesome kids at Triathlon to last evenings latest press conference! 

With further cases confirmed yesterday, the Government announced that the whole of Auckland will move from Alert Level 1 to Alert Level 3 for 7 days hours from 6am this morning.

This decision was taken for two reasons – first it is not immediately clear how the latest person to test positive got infected and second, that person has visited several large sites while potentially infectious and it will take some time to identify and track down what could be a large number of people.  

Level 3 means stay home to protect your household bubble and if you do have to go out, keep a 2-metre distance from people you don’t know. Children should be kept at home from school for this period.

Please follow the link below regarding children on site during Alert Level 3. 

Your child’s teacher will be in contact with you regarding their online learning this coming week. Please let your teacher know if there are any difficulties with supporting your child at this time. 

For all of our community, we need to keep ourselves, family and whānau safe. It’s important we follow the rules.

If you aren’t sure if you have been to a place where someone with COVID has visited – please go to the Ministry of Health website for the ‘Locations of Interest’. Check the date and time of each location listed in the table and if you were there at the same time, go to the right column on the right to see what you need to do.

COVID-19 symptoms can vary a lot with each person, so while we are familiar with the following symptoms:

  • a new or worsening cough
  • fever (at least 38˚C)
  • shortness of breath
  • a sore throat
  • sneezing and runny nose
  • temporary loss of smell.

Some people may present with less typical symptoms such as only one of the following:

  • muscle pain
  • fever
  • diarrhoea
  • headache
  • nausea/vomiting
  • confusion/irritability. 

If you or your whānau experience any of these symptoms, please contact your GP or Healthline (0800 358 5453) for advice and get tested if advised to do so. 

As the team at ‘All Right?’ say: “It’s all right to feel over this right now but we all know what to do, we have done this before and we will do it again, together”.

Please contact the office if you have any questions. Take care! 

Ngā mihi

Nardz Stephenson 

Click here for information about children attending school at Alert Level 3

Home Learning information is available here

Welcome to Woodlands Park School

Ngaria Stephenson - Woodlands Park School Principal

Greetings, Kia Ora, Hallo, Talofa lava, Malo e Lelei, Kia Orana, Bula, Ayubowan, Namaste, Konnichiwa, Nín hǎo, Guten Tag, Dia dhaoibh, Goeie dag, Kamusta, Salām, Bonjour, Shalom

Nau Mai Haere Mai and welcome to Woodlands Park School

Woodlands Park School is situated in a beautiful bush-clad valley adjacent to Scenic Drive in the Waitakere Ranges of West Auckland. There is a strong friendly, vibrant community feeling that identifies closely with the school, which is the focal point of Woodlands Park.

Woodlands Park School nurtures the development of our 400 students through the values and Maori principles of;

  • Manaakitanga (showing care, kindness and respect)
  • Whanaungatanga (positive relationships and family connections creating sense of belonging)
  • Kaitiakitanga (connecting with our identity, culture and environment)
  • Rangatiratanga (Leadership through understanding ourselves and our impact on others)

Our staff are committed to building strong relationships with our children through valuing individuality, identity and culture; we believe this is pivotal to creating a strong sense of belonging and essential to nurturing self-esteem and overall well-being. When this is in place, it creates a natural flow of relaxed learning and happiness leading to success. Our school has an excellent reputation for ongoing academic success, supporting and caring for children with additional needs and our commitment to caring for the environment.

Dame Whina Cooper encapsulates so accurately what we aspire to throughout our children’s six year educational journey at Woodlands Park School;

“Take care of our children, take care of what they hear, take care of what they see, take care of what they feel, for how the children grow, so will be the shape of Aotearoa..”

We look forward to welcoming you to our school and sharing with you our passion for excellence in all that we do.

Nga Mihi nui,

Ngaria Stephenson
Principal