COVID-19 Update

A letter will be coming home today, to update you on what Favona School is doing to keep our children safe at school during this time. We are watching closely for any developments, and will let you know of any information that we get from the Ministry of Education that will affect the school or your child.

Thank you for all you are doing to make sure our children and community stays safe.

IMPORTANT- All schools have to give the Ministry of Education details of how many of our school families DO NOT have internet in their home, today, in case schools have to close and we try to provide home learning through the internet. Please call the office 275 8449 today, if you DO NOT have internet access in your home.

If you don’t have internet access, we have an amazing deal for you, and can get a free internet modem for you for your home, which comes with 30 GB of FREE internet access. Once that 30 GB access runs out, you can top up for only $5 for another 30GB. This is a fantastic offer, and we encourage all families without home internet to take up this offer. Please contact the office today if you would like to have this modem with 30GB of FREE Wifi.

A notice was going to come home tonight, announcing a community information evening in Week 9, to share about upcoming changes to reporting to families on our student progress, and to give families the opportunity to learning more about our school 4 whānau groups – Miro, Rata, Matai and Kowhai.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, and in the interest of doing as much as possible to minimise risk to our community, we are postponing this evening until later in the year. We will let you know the new date when we have one, and we will communicate about reporting to families in a way that avoids a public meeting at this time.

This summary of information from the Prime Minister, from the NZ Herald, is a useful snapshot of the important, most recent developments with coronavirus. Schools are being updated daily by the Ministry of Education, and we are carrying on with making sure good hygiene practices are followed. Staff have been asked to stay home if they fit any of the descriptions on who should self-isolate, or if they are unwell. Please keep your child home if they are unwell. We will let you know any new information as soon as we hear about it.