Communication from Ministry of Education

Information and advice for students, whānau, and the education sector.

From Tuesday 24 March, early learning services, schools and kura will be closed for most students.

Children whose parents are essential workers will be able to attend early learning services or school on 24 and 25 March, while their parents make other arrangements.

Early learning services, schools, kura and tertiary education providers will then close from midnight on Wednesday 25 March for four weeks. Distance education will be provided where possible.

School holidays will start early, from 30 March to 14 April inclusive. During the holiday break, we will support schools to develop e-learning and other distance learning options for Term 2.

Dairy Flat School will be closed except for Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th March for students of essential workers only. I will publish this list as soon as it is available. 

Tertiary providers are moving to full distance learning as quickly as possible.