This COVID-19 Update contains (1) Information from Campbells Bay School. (2) Information from the Ministry of Education. (3) Jungle Book Update.

(1) Information from Campbells Bay School

Following the announcement today for a move to return to Alert Level One at midnight on Wednesday 7 October the following information pertains to Campbells Bay School in particular when we return to school for Term Four, Monday 12 October.


  • No student registration for 042 bus.  No sanitiser for 042 bus students.
  • No paper/pen registration at entry points.
  • No sanitiser at entry points to the school.
  • Physical distancing.


  • QR signs will remain at the following gates: Peter Terrace, bus bay and main gate for parents/caregivers to use.
  • Drinking fountains now in use. Individual student water bottles are optional.


  • Usual ‘sign in’ at the office for parents/visitors during school time.
  • Students who are sick should stay at home.
  • Students who become sick at school will be required to go home immediately.
  • Hygiene, hygiene, hygiene: (1) Enforcement of use of hand sanitiser upon entering and exiting classrooms. (2) Surfaces regularly disinfected.
  • Basically, school is back to the old normal but with a heightened emphasis on hygiene and tracking.

(2) Information from the Ministry of Education. As before, at Alert Level 1 we all need to be ready in case COVID-19 reappears in our community.  

  • There are no specific public health requirements.
  • There are no restrictions on personal movement so all students, children and staff continue to be safe to go to school / early learning, and all students must attend school.
  • Schools are no longer required to keep a contact tracing register but will continue with the usual practice of having a visitor and an attendance register (and will need to work with local health authorities to identify close contacts, should there be a case connected with the school).
  • There are no restrictions on numbers at gatherings or on physical activities including cultural and sporting activities, practices and events.
  • Physical distancing is not a requirement but where possible or practicable is encouraged when you are around people you don’t know.

There are key public health measures – Golden Rules – for everyone in New Zealand to follow. For schools and early learning services this means:

  • If people are sick, they should stay home (phone Healthline or their GP and get tested if they have cold or flu symptoms).
  • Continue to regularly wash and dry hands, sneeze and cough into elbows.
  • Soap, water and the ability to dry hands should be provided in bathrooms.
  • Regularly disinfect shared surfaces.
  • Support contact tracing efforts by displaying QR Code posters for the NZ COVID Tracer App

(3) The Jungle Book

It is wonderful news to confirm that the show must go on! The Jungle Book will go ahead at the Bruce Mason Centre on Tuesday 20 & Wednesday 21 October 2020.

In summary, school is back to ‘normal’ and a great way for us to start the final school term of 2020. Hope you are all enjoying the sunshine today!

Kind regards
Rachael Taylor