School at Level 3


This email is to confirm arrangements for schooling at level 3.

Dear parents/caregivers

The following points are from the Minister of Education regarding school at level 3:

  • All year 11 – 13 students are legally required to stay learning from home.
  • At Alert Level 3, you legally must stay within your household bubble unless for essential personal movement including going to work and going to school. As the Prime Minister noted on Friday, schools are essentially closed at Alert Level 3 with the exception of those few children whose parents and carers must go to work at Alert Level 3, and there is no appropriate caregiver at home.
  • School will open from Wednesday 1 August (note this is a day earlier than previously advertised by Nayland College) for pre-registered year 9 and 10 students without appropriate supervision within an extended bubble.
  • For students that absolutely must come to school they will be working on supervised online study.
  • Face coverings are not required, however, remain a personal choice for students and staff.

To enrol for Level 3 school please follow this link. You do not need to complete this link if your child can stay at home. Registrations close at midday on Tuesday 31 August.

All our usual safety precautions for Alert Level 3 will be in place which include following all the recommendations from the public health experts. This means we will regularly clean and disinfect high touch surfaces, encourage everyone to frequently wash their hands and cover their coughs and sneezes, and keep everyone physically distanced from others as much as possible (1 metre inside and two metres outside). Each bubble will be supervised by a senior leader, with other staff rostered on at various times. The school day will be divided into three blocks of learning and rolls will be taken. All school services including the Kuaka Café, Breakfast Club and buses will be closed.

Currently it is difficult for Nayland College to cater for some students that require close supervision from a Learning Assistant (Teacher Aide). This is due to physical distancing requirements. If you are not able to supervise your child please contact the school so that arrangements can be made. 

Our contact tracing systems will be in place, which includes our attendance register and visitor register, and we will be limiting staff onsite with the majority of our team working from home.

You can also assist everyone’s safety by keeping your child at home if they are feeling unwell and please do contact your GP or Healthline, to seek advice about getting tested.

We will continue to support all students who remain learning from home, through our distance learning programme.

While we know how difficult it is trying to work from home as well as support your child’s learning, please keep your child at home if there is an appropriate carer available. 

Ngā mihi nui

Daniel Wilson

By Daniel Wilson