COVID-19 Information

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a great deal of concern worldwide. However the Ministry of Health have said that the chance of widespread outbreak is expected to remain low. Here is information on what you can do to minimise the affect of COVID-19.

Symptoms, prevention, treatment advice

If you have been overseas within the last 14 days and develop a fever, cough or shortness of breath, phone Healthline’s dedicated COVID-19 number 0800 358 5453 or contact your GP, including phoning ahead of your visit.

Support for parents’ conversations with their children

The Ministry of Education has developed several resources to help assist you when talking to your children about COVID-19. Click here for more details.

Students may start to feel a little stressed about Covid19 as they flourish on routines.  It is important to talk to them about how it has affected children very little but also very importantly that they must wash their hands regularly.  Monitor what you say in front of them and be careful about how much news they watch.

The number one thing that we ask you to do is not to send children to school sick.  Students who present with flu-like symptoms will be isolated in the sickbay and sent home. 

What is Wakari doing to minimise the risk?

Teachers are having conversations with children.

Posters around school remind children about the importance of hygiene

The following events have been CANCELLED until further notice:

  • All school assemblies
  • Year 5-6 Rugby League tournament
  • Fustal, Touch and T-ball