Brandon Intermediate - Dare to be True

          Brandon Intermediate School         

 2021




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COVID 19 ALERT LEVEL 2 ANNOUNCEMENT

 
Alert Level 2 - All of New Zealand excluding Auckland region
Alert Level 2 began at 6am this morning, 28 February for a period of seven days.
 
1. Schools are open to everyone, and all children must attend.
At Alert Level 2 the disease is contained but there is still risk of community transmission. It is safe for children and staff to attend school and for school hostels to be operating as there will be appropriate measures in place, including for children and staff vulnerable to severe illness.
2. Learning will be onsite with distance learning offered in some circumstances.
Distance learning should be provided for those required to self-isolate, those individuals who health authorities have asked to stay away while waiting for a test result, or those choosing to remain at home because they are vulnerable to illness.
3. Schools are not classified as gatherings and a range of events and activities can go ahead.
For most day to day activities at schools, the rules for gatherings do not apply. Under the COVID-19 Public Health Response Order, schools are exempted from physical distancing requirements when people are there to receive, provide, or support education services.
However as soon as your event or activity brings people onsite who are not there for education purposes, including students, parents and caregivers, then the rules for gatherings do apply. This would include performances such as school plays, cultural events and sporting activities.
4. Schools will close for cleaning and contact tracing if there is a confirmed case who was infectious when at school.
Your Director of Education will work closely with you and health authorities should this occur. Please contact your Ministry regional office if you hear of a confirmed case in your school community but haven’t been advised about it by health officials.
5. Face coverings are not required at school or on any school transport.
This includes charter buses hired by the school to transport students and staff. Anyone who chooses to wear a face covering in any setting should be supported to do so.
6. Sick people must stay at home.
They should seek medical advice if they have COVID-like symptoms and get tested if advised to do so. If that person displays relevant symptoms of COVID-19, tests positive for COVID-19, or has been in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19, they must self-isolate.
7. You must have a contact tracing system in place.
This includes displaying QR code posters at your entrances, your timetable, attendance register and visitor register.
8. Fundamental public health measures continue to apply at every alert level:
  • Physical distancing (not touching and not breathing on each other at Alert Level 2)
  • Hand hygiene
  • Cough and sneeze etiquette
  • Regularly cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces.
9. Think and plan carefully before you go ahead with any activity that brings a large number of students together and/or spectators are involved.
Some events may need to be cancelled or postponed when we are at Alert Level 2. Inter-regional travel is possible but only where you are confident the appropriate measures will be in place at the host venue, including requirements for gatherings.
10. Your Ministry regional office team is available to provide support.
Please contact your regional office team if you need further information or assistance. For more details on Alert Level 3 requirements, please see our Guidance for school hostels Alert Levels 1 - 4. 



 Kia Ora, Kia Orana, Fakalofa Atu, Malo E Lelei,  Malo Ni,  Talofa, Bula, Hello and Warm Brandon Intermediate Greetings!


Welcome back

 

Office Hours

 

The office reopens on Tuesday 26th January for enrolments and uniform sales.  Office hours are 8.30am to 3pm.

 

 

New Enrolments

 

We are accepting new enrolments for 2021. Please bring along one of the following documents to support your child’s enrolment application:

·        NZ birth certificate,

·        Passport (current or expired)

·        NZ citizenship certificate

 

 

 

School starts back on Wednesday, 3rd February at 8.55am, beginning with a full school Powhiri to welcome new students and staff.

 

We are looking forward to seeing you all!!!


 

Ngā mihi

Paul McKendry

Principal




 

Brandon PRIDE 4 Learning 

The matrix of Brandon PRIDE 4 learning expectations is now published. All students have been taught the expectations and they are displayed around the school. Should students forget and find themselves in trouble the expectations will be used as the base for the conversations that are needed. Punishment is not part of what we believe in – but owning the behaviour and repairing any hurt is. 

BP4L MATRIX 2020.PDF