News and Events

If you are student or whānau, vist the Student & Whanau Site or Student/Parent Portal for more detailed news and events.

Covid Update - Term Three

Our Covid 19 Risk Assessment Plan

Click this link to read our risk assessment plan

What we will do...

  • Masks are to be worn by students and staff inside (unless otherwise exempted)

  • Sanitiser available in all classes

  • Indoor assemblies going ahead, with masks on

  • Windows/doors open in classrooms throughout the day (ventilation)

  • Parents/Visitors are required to wear masks when inside school buildings

We are doing this because...

  • Masks have been highly effective at preventing the spread of COVID and other viruses (masks protect others)

  • Student mask wearing at school has been consistent

  • This winter there are many more viruses circulating due to two years of lockdown

  • In winter our healthcare systems are stretched due to winter ills. We can slow the spread of a variety of illnesses by wearing masks

  • Finally, wearing masks takes better care of children with chronic conditions enabling more students to be at school

Parents & whanau can...

  • Send your child to school with a mask

  • Keep your child home if they are sick and let us know

  • Vaccinate your child against COVID

  • Dress your child warmly for winter (please contact the school if you would like any support with this)

Returning to school after a period of isolation

The Ministry of Education has some helpful information on their Parents and Whānau website to support your tamariki to get back to school. There is also an important reminder about how you can take care of yourself. While this might all feel a little overwhelming at times, we know that all these measures will help our students return to school, reconnect with whānau and friends and do what they enjoy.

Every year Mairehau boasts its talent to the community by holding a talent quest. We are proud of our students and what they can do- we have got a LOT of talent!

If you are keen to be involved speak to Mrs Robertson for more info.

School Board Parent Election 2022: Nomination round

Our school will be undertaking a parent election for 5 School Board vacancies. This process will start with the issuing of nomination papers to our caregiver community by Friday 15th July 2022. We have employed CES to undertake the election process on our behalf. This year with legislative change, our nomination form and full instruction on how to place your nomination into our own School’s Election website will be emailed to you if we have your email address in our database or you will receive it by post if we don’t have your email in our database.

Nomination papers will also be available at the school office. The school will send those on to CES for processing upon receipt from candidates.

Nominations close on Friday 5th August at 12 noon.

We look forward to your participation in this process.


Results of staff and student survey (Re: masks)