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*** COVID Level 3 Newsletter #3 ***

by Puhinui School

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.

TERM 4, WEEK 3 STILL AT ALERT LEVEL 3: Unfortunately we remain in a holding pattern and we can continue to work under the advice we continue to receive from the Government and the Ministry of Education (MOE). We trust that it is good advice and we know the MOE decision making has been thoroughly thought through.

NEW ONLINE LEARNING REMINDER: On Monday 1st November new online learning will be available for all students from around 9 a.m.Please visit the Puhinui Website https://www.puhinui.school.nz/ for the new learning for Week 3, Term 4. A reminder to also check out the Ministry of Education (MOE) online learning from home website https://learningfromhome.govt.nz/resources .

BUBBLE SCHOOL FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERS ONLY: On Monday we will continue with bubble schooling, thank you to all parents who have supported us by continuing to keep their 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 have been encouraged to keep numbers on site as low as possible.

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

If you do intend to send your child to bubble school, please make sure you have read the email previously distributed and reply via the email address provided in the email.

HARD COPY PACK COLLECTION: We will recommence with our hard copy packs for week 3. This will be a drive-through collection. This will be open on Monday and Tuesday between 9.30 a.m. – 2 p.m. More information will be sent out regarding hardpack need to know information in a separate email.

NOVEMBER 15: There has been some discussion around a return to school from November 15. This is yet to be confirmed and currently we are in a wait and see space. If any further information is provided to us we will inform our parent community as soon as possible.

VACCINATION MANDATE: In the last newsletter we informed our community of the requirement for our school employees to be vaccinated as mandated by the Government and Ministry of Health. We are working with staff to ensure we have up to date information on their vaccination status. Please note all information will remain confidential. For our parent community we would like to assure you that the Puhinui Board will follow the mandated expectations for employees of Puhinui School.

CURRENT YEAR 6  2022 ENROLMENTS: A reminder to parents that intermediate schools across Auckland are working through their enrolment processes for 2022. Please remember to contact any school you intend to enrol your child for in 2022. Please note that Papatoetoe Intermediate is our in zone intermediate. If you are planning on sending your child to Papatoetoe Intermediate please contact them if you require an enrolment for, or if you need any help regarding enrolling for Year 7 in 2022.

SCHOOL UNIFORMS: Angels Fashions are now able to provide a “CALL AND ORDER” service.

Please feel free to call, text or email for any uniforms required. Contact:  09-2777735, 0212319363 or email: info@angelfashions.co.nz Pick up Address :   98 St George Street, Papatoetoe.

Thank you Puhinui Whānau, 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<mailto:info@foodbank.co.nz>
  • www.foodbank.org.nz<http://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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