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5 October 2020

Kia Ora everyone,

The Prime Minister has advised the outcome of the review of alert level settings for Auckland, made by Cabinet today. From 11.59pm Wednesday 7 October, Auckland will join the remainder of New Zealand, and move to Alert Level 1.

While this is good news, COVID-19 will be with us for many months to come. New cases in our communities remain a possibility, as happened with this recent resurgence in Auckland. It is important we avoid complacency and remain vigilant.

QR code posters continue to be required to be on display at Alert Level 1 (please keep checking in when doing drop offs and pickups) as we continue to be ready to support health authorities with contact tracing, should new cases emerge in our community. This also relates to all groups using our school grounds e.g. Buzz Club, sports training groups, including those who visit the grounds outside of school hours.

At Alert Level 1 our school will return to the normal pick up time of 3pm for all and parents are welcome on school grounds again.

We continue with the following health measures to reduce the transmission of illness:
● maintaining good cleaning and disinfecting practices
● encouraging good hygiene standards
● people who are unwell should stay away, and seek medical advice
● everyone should get tested if recommended to do so by health professionals.

Our school grounds will reopen next Monday 12 October and we look forward to seeing you all then.

Nga Mihi,

Nardz Stephenson

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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