Covid-19 and L2L Online

Welcome to L2L (Learn to Live) Online

 
covid info icon Learning at home, a handy guide
for students with tips for how to
plan your day.
covid info icon d Student tips for successfully
managing video calls during
L2L Online.
covid info icon f Guide to accessing Schoology for
students and staff to communicate,
set and submit work
.
covid info icon c Adapted from our Lynfield College
Korowai of Values these are our
Remote Learning Values.


Wellbeing Support: Useful Links

 
covid info icon b Helping children and young people
while they are learning from home
from the Ministry of Education.
covid info icon e Wellbeing support from Core
Education about learning at home
starting with relationships ...

 
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Information for Whanau: Friday 28 August 2020

Wairua kaha: We are resourceful. As this year continues to throw up new challenges, we will need to be creative and innovative in how we overcome difficulties.

With Auckland moving to Alert Level 2 at 11.59 pm on Sunday 30 August, schools are reopening on Monday 31 August.

NZ COVID-19 TRACER QR CODE POSTERS
Students, staff and coaches are encouraged to use the NZ COVID Tracer App. There are posters around the College, at entry gates and at reception.

TIMETABLE
We will return to the same timetable that operated before we entered Lockdown with Monday 31 August being Day 1. Students need to be onsite at 8.40 am ready for a 8.45 am start. The school day will finish at 3.00 pm.

There will be no assemblies in the Hall for the first week back. Students will need to go directly to form class.

RETURNING TO LYNFIELD COLLEGE AT LEVEL 2
Classrooms and bathrooms have been cleaned and checked. Signs and supplies of sanitiser and disinfectant have been refreshed. 

The water fountains have been covered. Students can fill their water bottles from the side dispensers. Water and drinks are also on sale at the tuckshop.

The wearing of face masks is optional. 

TUCKSHOP
A single queue will operate with entry from the Gym side. Payments will be taken at the first window before students move to the window closest to the Library to collect their purchases. This is in support of maintaining social distancing.

Students (or parents) can now also order food online at www.schoollunches.co.nz.  Details on how to place orders are outlined in this flyer: https://tinyurl.com/y5k59e7k. Orders close at 9.00 am on the day of the order, and can be collected at interval (morning tea), or lunchtime (please specify when making the order).  There will be a separate window open for collection of online orders. Students collecting online orders will be released by their teachers five (5) minutes before the bell. 

TEACHING AND LEARNING
Students who are unwell must remain at home. We are aware that they and students with pre-existing medical conditions will be working from home in Level 2.  Please ensure that you have advised their Dean and the Attendance Officer absence@lynfield.school.nz if this applies to your child. 

Class work will continue to be shared on Schoology. As this will be the same as what the students are doing in class the work may not be posted until after the class.  

Teachers and our student leaders are currently working on supporting our learners as they return to onsite learning. Information on any extra workshops and tutorials will be posted on Schoology once dates and times have been confirmed.

STUDENT WELLBEING
Student Executive have prepared a series of activities to support wellbeing and the transition back to school. Updates and activities will be posted on Schoology regularly.

Students are asked to keep an eye out for each other.  If they notice that someone is finding the transition back to school difficult they are encouraged to let their Dean or Guidance Counsellors know.  

LUMINO DENTISTS
Lumino will be on site for two weeks seeing Year 9 and 10 students. Lumino will be using PPE and conforming to their Health and Safety Policy.

NCEA
Further information about NCEA and assessments will be sent out early next week.



Principal's Email: Tuesday 18 August 2020

Tēnā koutou katoa

It was a big relief to hear we are moving back to Alert Level 2 at the beginning of next week. We look forward to welcoming all our students and staff back onsite on Monday 31 August.

Thank you once more to our parents and caregivers for the support and resilience you have shown through Alert Level 3.

Strong vigilance, good hygiene practices, coupled with the hard work our health authorities are doing to identify and support any confirmed cases and their close contacts remain important for all of us.
 
Just a reminder that while everyone is onsite at Alert Level 2 next week, we must adhere to key health measures including:
 
  • Good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette
  • Staying away if sick
  • Keeping the appropriate physical distance from others (in class this means no touching each other and keeping out of breathing distance)
  • Cleaning and disinfecting our high touch surfaces daily
  • Displaying QR code posters at our entrances and encouraging all of our community to download the NZ COVID Tracer App and use it if they come onsite
  • Keeping a visitor register for anyone who cannot use the app and for other visitors who come onsite for a period of time.

​​​​​​​We know all these things will help to keep our community as safe as possible. Because of these measures, your child does not need to wear a face covering while at school. We will of course support them should they choose to do so.

For those of you who might be finding things more difficult than usual, a reminder that there is a large range of support available for businesses and the community. We encourage you to go to covid19.govt.nz for more information, or get in touch and we will help you to find the information and support you need.

A further update will be emailed later in the week with more specific details about our return to onsite learning.

Noho ora mai

Cath Knell, Tumuaki | Principal



Principal's Email: Tuesday 18 August 2020

Tēnā koutou katoa

Our school value for this week is Wairua kaha: We persevere in challenging times.

The latest information from the Ministry of Education indicated an agreement to give flexibility to schools to bring back Year 12-13 students under Alert Level 3.

Lynfield College will not be open for students during Alert Level 3. The safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and community is paramount for us. We consider that opening the school is not in the best interests of our community.

Students have access to a variety of learning opportunities at home. Work is posted on Schoology and staff are available for guidance and support. Students were able to collect resources yesterday and today in support of their learning. If your son or daughter was not able to come into school, please contact the subject teacher to arrange an alternative.

We know that some courses have been severely affected by the time offsite this year. We are currently considering a range of ways to support students in their learning including modified programmes and access to learning spaces outside of timetabled classes. There is also a possibility that some courses will continue into November so that students can complete practical work with the support of their specialist teachers.

If you have any pastoral or academic concerns, please email your child’s Dean, the Careers Counsellor, the form teacher, or the subject teacher.

Ngā mihi

Cath Knell, Tumuaki | Principal


Principal's Email: 6.21 pm, Friday 14 August 2020

Kia ora koutou

Confirming the announcement just made by the Prime Minister, we will remain at Level 3 for another 12 days. This means school will be closed until Thursday 27 August - date to be confirmed 21 August. There will be supervision available for students under 14 who are children of essential workers. If your child requires supervision, please email saharris@lynfield.school.nz to register.

If your child requires a device to assist with their learning we do have a few still available that can be picked up from the main office from 9.00 am to 10.00 am on Monday morning.

Further details about the collection of subject specific resources will be posted on Schoology to the relevant students.

Noho ora mai (Stay well, Stay safe)

Cath Knell, Tumuaki | Principal


Principal's Email: Wednesday 12 August 2020

Kia ora koutou, 
 
Our school value for this week is ​Wairua kaha: We are confident. ​We believe that our  people, our community, and systems have the capability and the resilience to continue to  cope with the unexpected. 
 
SCHOOL CLOSED
School will be closed from 12.00 noon Wednesday 12 August until midnight Friday 14 August. Children of essential workers who are under 14 are able to be supervised at school if necessary.  Please email Sandy Harris ​saharris@lynfield.school.nz​ to register your child. Students who aren’t registered will not be able to be supervised. 
 
STUDENT LEARNING
Teachers will be posting work on Schoology for students for their usual classes for Wednesday 12 August  - Friday 14 August. Any assessments that are scheduled for this week will be rescheduled.  
 
SCHOOL EVENTS 
All school events which were scheduled for this week up until midnight Friday 14 August will not happen. This includes sports practices, games, and music concerts. Parent Teacher Conferences which were due to happen on Thursday 13 August and Friday 14 August will be rescheduled.  
 
We understand that these are challenging circumstances for our community, and we will face whatever comes next together.  
 
Noho ora mai  

Cath Knell, Tumuaki | Principal
 



Important Notice: Tuesday 11 August 2020

Kia ora koutou,

With the emergency announcement from the Government this evening that Auckland is going into Lockdown Level 3 as of 12.00 noon on Wednesday 12 August, Lynfield College will be closed from midday tomorrow.

If you can, please keep your children at home from tomorrow morning. Supervision will be available at school for any student that turns up. After midday supervision will be provided for students under 14 years of age and who are children of essential workers.

At this stage, school will be closed for the remainder of the week awaiting further announcements from the Government.

Stay safe, Noho ora mai

Richard Winn, Deputy Principal