Kia ora koutou. As you will likely already be aware,
Auckland remains in lockdown level 3 (step 1) until at least Monday 1 November
when the government will review the decision. It is becoming clear that the
chances of a return to alert level 2 in time to allow a return to campus for
any part of semester two are highly unlikely. We have therefore made the
difficult decision that the remainder of classes for semester two will
continue to be facilitated fully online. Please check your courses on
CareyOnline for specific details and links for your classes.
It is also clear that Covid-19 restrictions will affect our
scheduled end-of-year celebrations and farewells – and a final decision on
those events will be made in the near future. These decisions align with the
advice from the Ministry of Health and NZQA, and have been made in the best
interests of protecting all of our staff and students – and wider communities.
We acknowledge that for many of you, continuing to study
fully online will be difficult and we are working proactively with the teaching
teams and support staff to ensure that you have the best support possible. If
you need additional support please do not hesitate to contact your teachers or
any of the support staff. If you are struggling with assessment timelines
please contact your teacher and/or Neroli (email@example.com) – do
this sooner rather than later so we can work with you. Remember that the
library continues to be available for click and collect services Monday to
Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm. Look out for each other, take care and please reach
out if you need any support.
For the most
recent advice on Auckland restriction and the three step plan announced on
Monday 4 October please refer to the Auckland
Regional Covid Advice page. Other specific regional advice can be found on the Government’s
Covid Advice page here.
Again - stay safe and look after one another. Kia kaha, kia manawanui.