Friday 4 March 2022

Kia Ora Whānau

Since our last message, there has been another confirmed case of COVID-19 in our school community.  This occured in our Year 3-4 Team. Parents of the class have been contacted. Currently, we have 8 confirmed student cases. However, not all these students were at school when they became infected. We have no staff cases.
We are now at Phase 3.  This means that only people in the same household as that person need to isolate.  Everyone else should still come to Stratford Primary School. However, if you would like to keep your children home that is fine, please let the Office Team know in the normal way for absences. 

What you need to do:
# You and your whānau should watch for symptoms
# If any develop, get tested immediately
# Then, stay at home until you receive the result
# Advice from the Ministry of Health is if your whānau has not been vaccinated, please do so as soon as possible. You can book on-line at or by calling 0800 28 29 26. It’s free.

What we are doing:
# Stratford Primary School continues to operate as usual
# We have already separated into four big bubbles to avoid unnecessary contact of students when they are inside e.g. Year 1-2, Year 3-4, Year 5-6 and Year 7-8.
# We have appropriate public health measures and cleaning procedures in place providing multiple levels of protection for our students

Symptoms of COVID-19
# A new or worsening cough
# Sneezing and runny nose
# A fever
# Temporary loss of smell or altered sense of taste
# Sore throat
# Shortness of breath

Less common symptoms include diarrhoea, headache, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, malaise, chest pain, abdominal pain, joint pain, or confusion/irritability. For more information, go to link)

Please contact the Office Team (7656938, option 3 or 0800-000-352) if you have any questions.

Finally, a big thank you to all students, staff and whānau who continue to practice healthy hygiene habits to prevent getting unwell. A big thank you to whānau who are also keeping their tamariki home when they are unwell. A friendly reminder to let the Office Team know the reason for why your son/daughter is away e.g. sick: covid like symptoms, being anxious etc. 

Nga mihi

Jason Elder
Stratford Primary School