Reminder to all families#3
School remains open and classes are going ahead as normal. If students are sick please keep them at home and notify the school office in the usual way. Students who are absent can keep up with work through their classes Google Classroom or Hapara pages and on the online platform Education Perfect.
We have emailed all families with this update today. If you have not received an email please check the Kamar portal to see if we have your correct contact details. If you need your contact details updated please contact the school office.
Bus and Train Travel
To encourage train customers to make the leap to EFTPOS, there will be a 50% discount on all monthly passes during April, May and June. These discounted monthly train passes will be available for purchase from 23 March 2020.
Ten-trip and single tickets will also continue to be sold, but we will ask customers to cross off each trip themselves under an honesty policy. These tickets will be available from staffed stations and will also need to be purchased using EFTPOS.
Any customers buying a monthly pass for April will be able to start using it in March. Aside from occasional spot checks at railway stations, we will be trusting customers to have the right ticket to travel.
Similarly, for the health and safety of bus drivers and passengers throughout the region, cash payments will be removed from all Metlink buses and we are asking customers to use Snapper, Total Mobility, or SuperGold cards.
We understand the move from cash to Snapper is new for a small number of customers and we will support them as best we can, so from 23-30 March any passenger boarding a bus without a Snapper card will be given a Snapper card preloaded with $5.
Information is changing quickly but the government's site https://covid19.govt.nz/ is the most up to date and accurate place to gain information about the situation. The school will continue to update our school community through emails, facebook posts and on our school webpage. Teachers often communicate with students around work and events in school. Please encourage them to check their school email regularly or set up a forwarding system to their personal emails.