Online learning will be available for students at Wellington’s Onslow College from Thursday due to another confirmed case of Covid-19.
A case of Covid-19 at the eschool was reported earlier in the week but the school has kept its doors open.
In an email sent out on Wednesday night, school principal Sheena Millar confirmed another case had since been reported in the school community. Online learning would begin from Thursday as a result.
“Students can still come to Onslow College or they can access their learning from home. Learning is going to look different,” the email said.
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“Students at school will be supervised in classes with their year group and they will need to bring their computer, charger and earphones.
“Students will follow their normal timetable online. The work will be available on teams and staff will be checking in with their classes.”
If students were to access learning from home, instead of school, parents would need to notify the school.
As of Monday, there were Covid-19 cases reported at 164 schools, kura and ECE centres across Aotearoa New Zealand, Ministry of Education data showed.
It’s up to schools whether they temporarily close or not amid rising Omicron cases in classrooms, the Ministry of Education says.
For the first time ever, daily Covid-19 cases have cracked more than 1000 amid the growing Omicron outbreak – with 1160 cases reported in the community on Wednesday.
Of the new cases, there were 861 in Auckland, 24 in Northland, 73 in Waikato, 33 in Bay of Plenty, five in Lakes, 15 in Hawke’s Bay, three in MidCentral, four in Whanganui, nine in Taranaki, nine in Tairāwhiti, five in Wairarapa, 32 in Capital and Coast, 20 in Hutt Valley, 15 in Nelson Marlborough, eight in Canterbury, three in South Canterbury, 39 in Southern and two unknown regions.
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