Karori Normal School

COVID-19 Key Information for KNS Families 

MOE Coronavirus Information

Information on the School's move to Level 2

Monday 18 May 2020

Kia ora Koutou


Thanks for all your support for today from our  end this has been very smooth. Please find the updated Drop off and Pick up plan that includes a wet weather plan. The map has been updated for you also.


Thanks again for reading our information and following our process. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.


Conrad Kelly - ckelly@kns.school.nz

Andrea Peetz - apeetz@kns.school.nz

James Appleton - jappleton@kns.school.nz

Version 2 Level 2 Drop off and Pick up Plan.pdf

Friday 15 May 2020

Dear Parents and Whānau

We are looking forward to welcoming everyone our first day back to school on Monday 15th May. Please read the latest information for Drop off and Pick up and the Updated Important Messaging. These messages will be sent out again on Sunday evening as a reminder to ensure everyone knows the process and plans we have put in place.

Please be patient and respectful as we navigate this new way to enter our school. We will continue to adapt and alter these plans as required. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact. 

Message to Parents - Level 2 Planning

Level 2 Drop off and Pick up Plan

School Map with Marked Entrances

Conrad Kelly - ckelly@kns.school.nz

Andrea Peetz - apeetz@kns.school.nz

James Appleton - jappleton@kns.school.nz

Wednesday 13 May 2020

Kia ora tātou

As you are aware, KNS will be opening on Monday.  We are all very excited about this and looking forward to meeting with the children and getting back to school.  Thank you all for your quick response to the survey sent out earlier this week, this has been very helpful in putting our plans together for Alert Level 2.

Yesterday you will have received an overview of our Alert Level 2 plans so far, along with a social story to help your children have a clear understanding of what school will be like next week.  Before the end of the week you will also have had a conversation with your child’s teacher regarding how Alert Levels 3 and 4 have been for your child, giving you the opportunity to share any information you feel would be useful in helping your child settle back into school.

The focus for the first few weeks will be on a smooth transition for the children, re-establishing our school, team and class culture and ensuring that we make school as normal as possible, within the parameters of Alert Level 2.

To ensure that you are clear about our Alert Level 2 systems and procedures, we will resend the plans to you on Friday and again on Sunday.  Please read these carefully, there will be amendments and additions, as we take note of additional guidance from the Ministry of Education and work through solutions to the various challenges that we are identifying.  

It is very important that all adults role-model being kind, calm and patient on Monday, as well as following the guidelines around physical distancing, contact tracing registers and the drop-off and pick-up of children etc.  Children will be looking for reassurance that they are safe and the best way we can do this is to follow the guidelines and keep calm on the outside, even if this may not be how we’re feeling on the inside.  “As a leader, it’s a major responsibility on your shoulders to practice the behaviour you want others to follow.” (Himanshu Bhatia)

If you need any support or have any questions, please contact one of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT):

James Appleton                jappleton@kns.school.nz

Tuesday 12 May 2020

KNS: Level 2 Planning - PLEASE READ :)

Kia ora koutou,

Further to the survey we sent out yesterday, here is some additional information about how school will operate during Level 2.  Thank you to those of you who have completed the survey. We have attached two documents. The first one is providing you with more detailed information about how school will operate during level 2, the second is the KNS Visual story for students. Please share this with your child and reinforce the key messages. We will continue to update you as more information and advice comes to hand and plans put in place. We are all responsible for being aware of the restrictions and plans we are putting in place for a safe return to school during Level 2. Please read the information carefully. 

Message to Parents - Level 2 Planning
KNS School Visual Story Level 2

If you have any questions, concerns or comments, please contact a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Ngā mihi nui

Conrad, Andrea and James