We are really pleased to be welcoming back our Middleton Grange community for the new school year. We look forward to seeing you all soon. A warm welcome to our new students and their whānau and to our new staff to the school. We hope and pray that you will all feel very much at home soon.
Please be assured that we have appropriate health and safety plans in place for Covid-19 under the RED setting of the COVID-19 Protection Framework (CPF) and that our school is a safe environment to be in, however we do need your support and co-operation with this too.
Part of the impact of being in the RED setting of the CPF is that we have had to modify some planned events, reschedule others, and unfortunately cancel some activities too. Please find below some of these details for this term to date and also some other important information. Further details will follow in due course.
A reminder that under the RED setting, there are additional health and safety measures to follow at school, including compulsory mask wearing for all staff, students, and visitors. Please refer to the email sent out on Wednesday 26 January for details. In addition, face masks are now mandatory on buses for all passengers who are Year 4 and above except for those who have a medical reason for an exemption.
If you are sick – stay home and get tested. If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, or are waiting for any Covid-19 test results – stay home. Call your doctor, or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice about getting tested.
Please note the following:
Amended Week 1 arrangements as follows:
Monday 31st January
|Interviews with Class teachers, students and parents are still on. Please wear a mask, scan the QR code as you enter and socially distance
Students wear mufti
|Years 7-8||Small group interviews
Students wear mufti
If you are unsure of your interview time please contact either
email@example.com (year7) or firstname.lastname@example.org (year8)
|Years 9 – 10||9am – 12.00pm
Activities with Whanau Teachers
Students wear mufti
Students who are new enrolments for 2022 are invited to stay for an extra 30 mins for further orientation
|Years 11-13||Course Confirmation Senior College
Students wear mufti.
Please – No parents on-site.
Course Confirmation on Monday 31st is now ONLY for those who have: clashes, not enough subjects and those students whom Curriculum Leaders want to see. Each student in these categories will receive an email on Friday with a time they are expected to be at the School Gym on Monday 31 Jan.
For those who wish to change their courses due to other reasons, please copy and paste the following link and fill in the form provided: https://forms.office.com/r/HJMSQ3WGwb
Please complete this form by 9.00pm on Friday
ALL NEW STUDENTS TO SENIOR COLLEGE MUST ATTEND AN OFFICE 365 TUTORIAL AND WILL NEED TO BRING YOUR DEVICE. IF YOU ARE CHANGING A COURSE DO THAT FIRST AND THEN GO TO D201. OTHERWISE GO DIRECTLY TO D201 from 9.00am to 11.00am
Peer Support training will continue as planned
Tuesday 1st February
8:20 am Year 7-13 Staff Briefing
8:45am Year 1 – 6 Normal Classes commence
8:45am Year 7 – 13 Whānau classes
- ALL students must wear correct summer school uniform.
- Year 7-13 students to bring their laptops
|Time||Yr 7, 8 and 9||Yr 10||Yr 11 – 13|
|8:45am||School based programme||School based programme||School based programme|
|10:15am||Morning Tea||Morning Tea||Morning Tea|
|11am||School based programme||School based programme||School based programme|
| School Finishes
Year 13 Camp cancelled
School based programme
Wednesday 2nd February
Yr 1 – 13 Normal classes – normal timetable. 2.20pm finish to the day for ALL students
Thursday 3rd February
Yr 1 – 13 Normal classes – normal timetable. 3.15pm finish for Y7-13 students
Friday 4th February
Yr 1 – 13 Normal classes – normal timetable. No Founders Day assembly
Reminder of Bell times for 2022
Year 1 – 6
Start at 8.45am on Monday – Friday. They finish at 3.05pm on Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri and at 2.20pm on Wed.
Year 7 – 8
Start at 8.45am on Monday – Friday. They finish at 3.15pm on Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri and at 2.20pm on Wed.
Year 9 – 13
Start at 9.15am on Mondays and 8.45am on Tuesday – Friday. They finish at 3.15pm on Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri and at 2.20pm on Wed.
- ALL assemblies are cancelled until further notice
- Itinerant Music Lessons – will proceed under strict health and saftey measures
- Interschool Sport will be Vaccine Pass only
- Year 13 Camp cancelled
- Y10 Big Day Out – postponed till later in the year
- Week 2-3 Parent evenings – will be held via Zoom
- Y7-13 Photos – postponed, except for some individual photos
- Y6 Trek – will proceed with health & safety measures in place
- Year 1 – 8 Orchestra on hold
- Y9-13 Athletics – cancelled, but revised programme for regional/national competitors
- Y9 Camps – to be confirmed
- Y6 Cycle Safety – will proceed with health & safety measures in place
Year 13 Students Note
Year 13 students must not leave school grounds during lunchtimes until further notice.
Monday 7th February
Waitangi Day observed – school closed
Monday 21st February
Year 9 – 13: Late start (10am) for students as PPTA meeting from 8am – 10am
Thank you for your understanding, patience, and continued commitment and loyalty to our school.
Ngā mihi nui
Principal / Tumuaki