Government announcement 23 March – moving to Alert Level 3 for 48 hours and then Level 4


The Prime Minister announced on Monday 23 March that we are moving to Level 3 for the next 48 hours and then from Thursday 26 March we move to Level 4 in the COVID-19 Alert Level structure for a further period of 4 weeks where people are instructed to stay at home.
For Tuesday 24 March and Wednesday 25 March,  the expectations are that teachers will come to work to teach the children of essential workers, including children of teachers, and to prepare online work.

Schools will be open for Tuesday and Wednesday this week for children of essential workers. Please ensure you continue to support good hygiene practices with these students and also undertake physical distancing. 

Our school opening hours remain 8.55am – 3pm with the exception of that Afterschool care will not be operating.

School holidays brought forward

School holidays are being brought forward so that they are completed within the 4 week period. Holidays will now begin from Monday 30 March to Tuesday 14 April inclusive (a reminder that the Tuesday after Easter Monday is always a closed day for schools).
At the end of the school holidays, schools will be open for distance learning but not physically open for staff to work at the schools.

Supporting learning from home

Newton Central teachers will share with you learning resources and more will be added as they’re developed.
The information and resources are available at and


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