Returning to School – Update

Alert Level 2

This afternoon the government announced that Auckland will move from Alert Level 3 down to Alert Level 2. Therefore, we welcome students back on site on Thursday 18 February. The following information outlines our Plan for Alert Level 2 at Sunnybrae Normal School.

The success of our plan relies on the support of our parents and caregivers.

  • Keep children home if they are unwell.
  • If your child is showing symptoms, they should remain at home and you should seek advice from your GP or Healthline (0800 611 116) about possible testing before returning to school.
  • If you are informed that your child has become unwell while at school, please pick them up promptly.
  • The best measures of prevention are hand hygiene, cough etiquette, no touching and keeping out of the ‘moist breath zone’.

Students Returning to School

No Parents/Caregivers on school grounds

To reduce contact tracing

1. Plan for Drop Off at Gate     8:30 – 8:45 am   All Students

  • Staff will be present at all gates to assist with drop off.
  • To ease congestion at all entrances to the school, we encourage you to park away from the school grounds and walk your child to the entrance. 
  • When your child is ready they could walk on their own.

2. Plan for Pick Up at Gate        3:00 pm   All Students 

  • Year 1 staff will bring the students to the gate on Sunnybrae Rd to meet parents.
  • Staff will be present at all gates to assist with pick up.
  • Ensure your child knows where you will meet them at 3:00 pm each day. 
  • Please keep your meeting point the same.

Other Important Information

Swimming lessons will continue for R11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

Essential Appointments During School Time

If your child will be late due to an appointment, please call the office before arriving at school. A staff member will meet you at the gate and escort your child to class. 

If you need to pick up your child early for an appointment, please call the office. A staff member will bring your child to the designated pick up point at the requested time.

Cleaning Routines

  • All teachers will clean high contact surfaces in their classroom twice a day.
  • The school cleaners perform a full clean each night.
  • Devices cleaned daily.

Good Hygiene Routines

  • Water Fountains are closed – bring your own drink bottle.
  • Cough/sneeze into the elbow.
  • Keep your hands away from your face.
  • Wash hands with soap and water (soap available in all toilets).
  • Dry hands completely with paper towels.
  • Regular use of hand sanitiser which is available in each classroom.
  • Masks are not required (personal choice).

No Touching, Stay out of ‘Moist Breath Zone’

  • Teachers will create new routines in class to support no touching.

Music, Culture and Sports Groups

  • No music, cultural and sports groups. To be reviewed regularly.
  • No assemblies. To be reviewed regularly.

YMCA Before and After School Programmes 

Learning Support Programmes will run as usual

Sushiday – Lunch for Students

  • Website (
  • “Contactless” online ordering system
  • Parents order directly via the website 
  • Minimise cash handling 
  • Streamline the ordering process for parents

Pastoral Care

  • We are available to support families. If you need assistance, please contact your classroom teacher, Team Leader, Deputy Principal or Principal via email or leave a message with the office staff.
  • We are all happy to answer any of your questions. 

The Alert Levels will be reviewed again on Monday 22 February. Hopefully, we will move to Alert Level 1. Thank you for your ongoing support. 


Kind regards,

Lorene Hurd


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