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*** COVID Level 3 Newsletter ***

by Dion Tia

Kia ora Whānau,

Welcome, Nau mai, Haere mai! hello, As-salām ‘alaykum, Namaste, Nǐ hǎo, Chào bạn, Musta, Noa’ia, Hola, Mauri, Ni sa bula vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Tālofa, Mālō e lelei, Mālō nī, Talofa lava, and Kia orana.

ALERT LEVEL 3: Updates for the coming Week 10 starting from Monday 27th September.

This is our official last week for Term 3. We hope and look forward to school moving to Alert Level 2 for the beginning of Term 4. Term 4 begins on Monday 18th October at our regular time of 8.50 a.m. . If we are at Alert Level 2 all students will be expected back at school. We wish all whānau an enjoyable holiday and we can’t wait to get back to regular learning with our tamariki.

Next week we will continue with bubble schooling, thank you to all parents who have supported us by continuing to keep your children at home despite the temptation to bring them into school. We only have a small number of teachers on site for bubble school and we only have 1 week left before the holidays.

A reminder please remember bubble school at Level 3 is only for students of essential workers who do not have someone at home to care for their child.

We will continue to have learning available for all students online next week and new learning will be made available as always on Monday morning.

NEW ONLINE LEARNING REMINDER: On Monday please visit the Puhinui Website https://www.puhinui.school.nz/ for the new learning for Week 10. A reminder to also check out the Ministry of Education (MOE) online learning from home website https://learningfromhome.govt.nz/resources .

HARD COPY PACK COLLECTION: Next week on Monday and Tuesday we will continue our hard copy pack drive-through collection. This is open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on these days. Please refer to the email sent last week for collection details.  There are no hard copy home deliveries at AlertLevel 3.

HOME INTERNET CONNECTIONS:  After working with secondary schools in COVID-19 priority regions, the Ministry of Education now has approval to extend their proactive connectivity project to all schools/kura nationwide. Once we are at Alert Level 2 we will be sending home a letter to whānau to see who does not have internet connectivity in their homes. MOE will provide an internet modem for these families free of charge.

GETTING VACCINATED: Auckland Airport and other major New Zealand businesses are supporting a campaign to get Auckland vaccinated against COVID-19 – and our school can benefit too.

Anyone who gets vaccinated at the Auckland Airport Park & Ride site can vote for our school to go into a draw to win a $10,000 cash grant and $10,000 of stationery from Warehouse Stationery. Plus, there’s daily prizes of smart phones, mobile devices, whiteware appliances and more up for grabs.

A further $5,000 is available to a South Auckland community organisation, including a school, for the best social media campaign promoting vaccination using the hashtag #vax4AKL.

For more information on the Park & Ride opening times, protocols, and competition details here: www.doingitforeachother.nz

Thank you Puhinui Whanau, let’s keep being strong, kia kaha, we can do this!

Please see a helpful list of food bank services available in our community below:


  • Student Volunteer Army https://shop.sva.org.nz/  This is help with receiving groceries delivered to your door.
  • Foodbank NZ      Phone: 022 045 8184
  • info@foodbank.co.nz
  • www.foodbank.org.nz
  • Women’s Refuge 0800REFUGE or 0800 733 843
  • Oranga Tamariki call centre 0508FAMILY
  • Lifeline 0800 543 354 or free text 4357
  • Youthline 0800 376 633 or free text 234
  • Depression Helpline 0800 111 757
  • Counselling Free Call or Text 1737
  • Healthline for COVID-19 health advice: 0800 358 5453
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