Late this afternoon we received this instruction:
“With the possibility of further weather damage leading to more disruption, the Secretary for Education has directed that schools, kura, early learning services and Tertiary institutions in the Auckland region (Wellsford to Pukekohe) must close for physical attendance and instruction until 7 February.”
This means that Wentworth College & Primary School are not able to operate classes on site this week.
The College will commence online classes that we will start on Wednesday 01 February. Information will be sent to the students tomorrow informing them of how to access these classes. If there are any problems, please contact the school.
Wentworth Primary School
We have taken the decision to move the start of the year completely to the 7th of February rather than trying to pursue the online learning option that we successfully managed in lockdown. This means that all our students are given the best opportunity to form relationships with their new teacher and get the best educational start in class.
This is not our preferred way to start the year but the College began lessons last week so most students have already met with their teachers and have a course outline. The College has successfully managed online teaching over the last few years and we will make this work again.
For the Primary, this wasn’t the start of the year we had hoped for, and are deeply disappointed that we are unable to start school tomorrow, but look forward to seeing you all next week.