COVID-19 Update - 27 March

Hamilton Girls' High School

COVID-19 Update - 27 March

Hamilton Girls' High School

COVID-19 Update - 27 March

Kia ora koutou

He waka eke noa - we are all in this together

As we head into Day 2 of our Covid-19 lockdown, this is an opportunity to reinforce the prime minister’s instructions to “save lives by staying home”. Please ensure that our school community complies with these instructions.  


Over the past 48 hours, we have been working on a "Students Guide to staying connected at HGHS". We have included a few tips and pointers for studying at home.  While aimed at our students, it is important that our whanau also read this.  We hope you find this helpful.


I have also included a bulletin post from our Pasifika Community:

Pasifika News
Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Mālō nī,Talofa lava, Tēnā koutou katoa and warm Pacific Greetings.

We have secured a special broadcast on TVNZ TV1 of our COVID-19 key messages in 9 Pacific Languages from our Pacific clinicians we have been working with through the Pacific COVID-19 team led by Dr Debbie Ryan.

Please note the following details for your information and to share to your networks:

  1. TV1 26 March at 4.30pm – key messages from our Pacific Clinicians in 9 Pacific Languages (28 mins) (Samoan, Tongan, Kuki ‘Airani, Niuean, Tuvaluan, Kiribati, Rotuman, Fijian and Tokelauan)
  2. TV1 9am on Saturday 28 March – a one hour special on Tagata Pasifika’s segment
  3. TV1 7.35am on Sunday 29 March  – Tagata Pasifika’s segment sharing messages from our community leaders

There will be more social media out today to get the message out there – while everyone will be at home, we encourage our Pacific communities to watch the Pacific segment on TV. Please spread the word!!


School holidays 
As per our last notice, holidays will now begin from Monday 30 March to Tuesday 14 April inclusive (a reminder that the Tuesday after Easter Monday is always a closed day for schools).

At the end of the school holidays, schools will be open for distance learning but not physically open for staff to work at the schools. It is, however, important that senior students ensure they do their best to keep up to date with their NCEA assessment work.
Please note the instruction to stay home (Alert Level 4) will continue beyond the new school holiday period (15 April) but schools will be technically open for distance instruction. Teachers will be working offsite.

Our staff will be supporting your daughter’s learning through online learning. Your daughter has been prepped for this, and the majority of our communications will be via our Learning Management System - Schoology. Please ask your daughter to show you their course programme, and how they will communicate with their teachers. It is important to treat the day as a timetabled school day..but at home.  


Kia kaha - be kind, stay calm.


Ngā mihi

Marie Gordon