Edgewater College

COVID-19 Principal update Friday 10 September

COVID-19 Principal update Friday 10 September

Mālō e lelei

I hope you have all enjoyed Tongan language week and are looking forward to the weekend ahead, including hearing from the PM next Monday about what is happening with Alert Levels in the Auckland region.  A reminder that in the meantime we do remain at Alert Level 4 and so will be continuing with our distance learning programme.  A sincere thanks from the staff and myself to all parents and caregivers for your support of your children who are at home learning – we know this is not easy with managing your own jobs and households but do thank you for your ongoing support.  

Alert Level 3

We are also continuing to make plans for when the Prime Minister does announce a move to Alert Level 3.

If you have a child in your bubble who is in year 9 and 10 who has no adult at home for supervision (e.g. because all adults in the home are essential workers) then they are able to be supervised at school from 9 am to 3 pm at this level.  If you are in this situation, please email [email protected] to book your child in for supervision.  We will be back in touch with registered students once Alert Level 3 is announced.

Engagement Update – how to access

As mentioned previously from Monday you will be able to access an Engagement Update to see how you / your child is engaging with their learning during this lockdown.

Four grades are available:

  1. No contact to date
  2. Some engagement / participation
  3. Good engagement – some task completion
  4. Excellent engagement – all tasks completed

How to find the engagement update:

  • Go to the Edgewater College website https://www.edgewater.school.nz/
  • Click on the ‘portal’ button (top right)
  • Click on ‘sign in’ and enter your login details
  • Click on the icon ‘Current Year Progress’

This shows you all the results from internal assessments for the year and also the external assessments that your student is entered for. Scroll to the bottom of this to find the ‘Engagement update’

If you have forgotten your login details - please send an email to [email protected] and these will be sent to you.

Te Wiki o te reo Māori

Next week is Te wiki o te Reo Māori – please look for further info via our Facebook and Instagram pages.  You are also encouraged to join our staff in participating in the Māori Language Moment on Tuesday at 12 pm.  You can register online at www.reomaori.co.nz . Last year 1,058,356 people sang, recited poetry, paddled waka ama, prayed and celebrated their way into history and they are hoping to make that 2 million people this year.

Practical Support for Families

We know that many families across Auckland are feeling the complicated effects of this lockdown. KidsCan have contacted us to say that they are able to deliver a one-off food parcel to Edgewater College families who may need it. If your whānau would benefit from a food parcel please contact our Deputy Principal, Rachel McCarten on [email protected] by midday today, and she will collect the necessary information from you (we just need a confirmed delivery address and contact details). All requests and contact details will be kept confidential. Parcels will be delivered next week.

If you require other support at this time please visit the links below for guidance. 

Prepare Pacific - Food Banks

Ministry of Social Development Services and Support

Whānau Ora Family Support Packages

Malo ‘Aupito


Get in touch

Office hours

8:30am - 3.20pm Monday - Friday
New Zealand Time GMT+12

Physical address

32 Edgewater Drive
Pakuranga, Auckland 2010, New Zealand