Thousands of Auckland students are being tested in isolated, three colleges after 19 cases.

Auckland’s three secondary schools now have Covid 19 cases – Evandel, Northcote and Linfield College, where students and staff are asked to be isolated and tested.

A teacher at Evondale has been confirmed to have the novel corona virus, as there is one student in each of Northcote and Lanefield.

Both Evandale and Northcote College are listed on bus 95b or 95c between Northcote College and Glenfield, as well as places of interest to the Ministry of Health.

Keith Neal, principal of Lanefield College, said. Checkpoint She wanted a testing site at the school..

“Please can we have a pop-up station at Lanefield College – this is a point of conversation that we have today, our request is being taken seriously and forwarded but I think “The sheer supply of resources and staff means that this is not possible. It is going to happen in the near future,” Neil said.

He said the school had told the families that there would be no education on Friday.

The only way to stop them from learning online until Tuesday was to “give them a little breath.”

Evandel College.

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Meanwhile, Perry Rush, president of the Principals’ Federation, said teachers were preparing for further distance learning next week, provided the country remained on alert level 4 by the end of Tuesday.

The teachers were setting up the resources and computers the children needed, he said.

“The most important challenge for principals and teachers this week is to put these resources in the hands of young people and they are unable to do so because we were called to the lockdown so quickly.

“The focus is now on this coming weekend and as Monday approaches, we are working to bring these hard copy resources or digital resources into the hands of young people.”

Rush said the schools knew Delta was a “different ball game” of sorts and they expected the lockdown to last longer.

“We know this source is in Auckland and the northern part of the country and we expect that there will be a higher level of lockdown than in the rest of the country.”

Van Quilt, principal of Papatoto High School, suggested planning for next week at all 4 levels.

“It means you will be at least under pressure on Monday afternoon when the announcement comes.”


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