With the school closure this week, all sports fixtures are cancelled for this coming weekend 20th and 21st August. For any queries please contact Lincoln Doull, Director of Sport.
This afternoon, all Havelock North schools met with the District Health Board to discuss the ongoing response to the potential campylobacter outbreak. The District Health Board advice is that primary and intermediate schools should remain closed to reduce the risk of secondary infection and further spread of the illness. Accordingly Hereworth will now reopen on Monday 22nd August and we will be contacting all our parents via email shortly.
We have been advised by the Ministry of Education that due to the continued risk of the campylobacter outbreak the school should not remain open. Given the seriousness of the situation we are following their advice and closing the school until Thursday 18 August. Whilst we fully appreciate that this two day closure will cause disruption for our families, our primary concern is for the well-being of the boys and staff, and we thank you for your understanding.
Hereworth is open today as normal. Robust Health & Safety policies are in place to minimise the spread of any communicable illness within the school including regular sanitising, providing bottled water for our students, and turning off the water fountains. We do not have any unwell students in our Boarding House. More information will be posted as the situation develops.
The Gastroenteritis bug circling through the school has affected the sports teams for this weekend’s fixtures. With such a shortage of players, the following teams will not play this weekend: Rugby: 12th Grade, 11th Grade Green, 10th Grade Hockey: 3rd XI
Many of the available boys have been drafted into other teams as cover, and your son knows if he is one of those boys so please check with him before heading out for your games this weekend.
We have had several boys unwell with vomiting and diarrhoea over the past few days. To avoid further spread of this illness within the school please follow the Ministry of Health guidelines and keep your boys at home for 48 hours after the last episode of vomiting or diarrhoea.
View and download ‘The Week Ahead’ for the coming week.
Please note the change of time for assembly and Matt Webb’s farewell on Friday (1 July). Assembly will start at the earlier time of 8.50am to accommodate the Parent/Teacher Interviews in the afternoon. Dress Whites please.
Parent/Teacher Mid-Year Interviews: Thursday 30 June 3.00pm – 5.30pm and Friday 1 July 1.30pm – 3.00pm
Both days will be a normal finish time for the boys (Thursday 4.15pm and Friday 3.00pm) and they will be supervised in the Hall. However once you have finished your interview you can take your son home.
The full programme and billeting details for the Wellesley College Prep Fixtures on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 June are now available. Contact Kate in the school office if you haven’t received yours by email.
Parent Teacher mid-year interviews are available on 30 June and 1 July. For full details, including how to book your interview(s) online, download the notice here.
The latest Hereworth Highlights is out now. Featuring news on Hereworth’s approach to primary education, introductions to new staff, the 2016 Choir Installation, and of course the achievements of our boys and news from around the school. View and download your copy below.
A reminder that it is Mufti Day this Friday 27 May for Years 1 to 7 (Year 8 boys are to be in dress Whites for their trip to Palmerston North and will not be charged for Mufti Day). The theme for the day is “Blue Jeans Day” (no ripped jeans allowed). $2 will be charged to your account with the money raised going to the Napier Family Centre.