Coronavirus-COVID19 update 22 March 2020

Kia ora whānau of Tāmaki Primary, 

With so much information and misinformation swirling around about COVID-19, I wanted to share with you what will happen if we were to have a case in our school community. We have been planning for this and are in a position to respond quickly, so we would appreciate if you or your whanau can inform us directly if someone in your household has suspected or confirmed case of COVID19.

  • As soon as a case is confirmed in our immediate school community (eg. a student, staff member, or member of their household), the Medical Officer of Health and Ministry of Education will inform me about this, and we will work together to get quick and clear messaging out to you
  • If there was a case confirmed of someone in our school, we will likely be asked to close temporarily by the Medical Officer of Health. This will allow time for close contacts to be traced, appropriate testing to be undertaken, and a careful clean of the school to be undertaken.
  • If our school does need to close temporarily, we have a plan in place to support student’s learning.

We know COVID-19 feels scary and of course people are concerned for the wellbeing of our children. Please be assured that with no case confirmed in our school, your children are safe here. If you are unwell or concerned about your child’s health, please call the COVID 19 Healthline 0800 358 5453. Also if you would more information about the management of COVID-19 please visit the following website for verified information New Zealand Govt COVID19 and MOE- COVID19 updates.

Good hygiene is a priority at our school, and we are reinforcing this regularly with all students and staff. We know that practicing good hygiene is still the best thing we can all do to prevent illness. Please use the following easy steps to prevent the spread of COVID19:

  • Make sure that you, whanau and your child is well before coming into school and a person has a medical condition listed by the Ministry of Health please keep them at home until further notice.
  • Wash hands regularly. Scrub soap on to your hands for at least 20 seconds before you rinse them off. Make sure to dry your hands before touching things.
  • Cover your mouth with a tissue before coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid going to social gatherings and on overseas holidays.

Please review this helpful guide to check if you or a whanau member may need further medical assistance –

We are getting the most up to date advice and guidance so that we can confidently make informed decisions about the safety and wellbeing of our school community. Thank you again for showing manaakitanga to all our whanau, staff and students at this time and if you have any questions or concerns please contact me on 0800 5276345 or email 

Ngā mihi

Lou Reddy 


(Acting Principal)

Tamaki Primary School


Phone: 0800 527 6345


Notices and updates for TPS events:

Contact information and attendance – 

Please ensure that all of your contact details are up to date on our enrolment database. If you are unsure please email us or follow the update information page on our website or call us on our free number 0800 527 6345.

Swimming lessons – cancelled 

The Auckland council swimming pools have stated they will be closed and so we have decided to cancel our own swimming lessons to be in line with Auckland Council’s safety management of COVID19 – apologies for previous communication sent last week. 

Teacher only Day – Friday  27 March 2020

We have a teacher only day on Friday 27 March for teachers and admin staff at our school. We will be covering our strategic plans, updating our learning sites and preparing for managing our pandemic plan for COVID19 Please do not send your child to school as the school will be closed to students. 

Boostrix and HPV immunisations – Wednesday 25 March 2020

We will continue to run year 7 and 8 immunisations at school and require parents to give consent or advise us if it has already been completed.