2023 School Year start : Update to parents


Kia Ora Whanau,
On Monday this week, the Secretary for Education took the decision to direct schools and other education providers in Auckland to close for on-site instruction (learning) because of the weather emergency and the need to reduce traffic on roads.
This initial direction was until the 7th of February, which is the last day by which schools must start their term under education regulations.
The Secretary for Education, Iona Holsted, undertook to review the direction to close on a daily basis, to minimise disruption to schools that can open.
After the review today, the Secretary has lifted the Direction to close schools until 7 February.
Having considered this decision, The Board has decided to stick to their original plan of opening on Tuesday 7th of February (the day after Waitangi day) to help minimise disruption to our whanau. The organisation will be a staggered start meaning year 7 students will meet in the MPS starting at 9am and Year 8 students will meet at 11am. Upon arrival students will gather in the new MPS and teachers for both year groups will call out their classroom rolls and each class will make their way to their new learning spaces. 
The scheduled ‘Goal Setting’ discussions for Year 8’s will now take place later in the term (more information to come). This will mean that Year 8 students will remain at school all day on Tuesday 7 February as they would normally. The decision to postpone goal setting discussions for Year 8’s was made in an attempt to support parents with trying to organise care for their children as well as getting them back into the school routine as quickly as possible. 
So in summary;
School opens on Tuesday 7 February for both Year 7 and Year 8 studentsYear 7’s to ALL meet in the MPS at 9amYear 8’s to ALL meet in the MPS at 11amBoth year levels will finish at 3pm on Tuesday 7 February  
Please contact ani@ani.school.nz or call the office 09 630 1109 if you have any questions or if there is anything you need us to know about before school starts.