COVID-19 Update: Wednesday 18 March

Coronavirus Update

Greetings to you all,

We certainly live in an ever-changing landscape at present and I would like to keep you all updated on any new developments that have occurred in the last 24 hours.

Please be assured that any decision we make is always in the best interests of Health and Safety of our wider De La Salle community.

  • No De La Salle student or wider family member has been diagnosed with the Corona virus.
  • The College P.T.F.A have decided to postpone our College Fair planned for Saturday April 4.
    They are hoping to hold our Fair at some stage later in the year, assuming the restrictions on mass gatherings are removed.
  • Our Year 9 Camp scheduled for early June has been cancelled, the Camp management and College staff have reached this decision in collaboration.
  • All College Rugby games have been cancelled up until April 18th when this decision will be reviewed by the Auckland Rugby Union and College Sport.
  • Most College Sport for the remainder of this term has been cancelled as has all NZ National Sports finals. Our Volleyball Team were due to travel to this.
  • We have held our last whole College Assembly as we are a gathering of 1000, well over the limit requested by the Government. We will still be able to hold smaller Assemblies with individual year groups alone.
  • Our Polyfest groups will be permitted to only individually complete their final filming of their performances so that they can complete NCEA Assessment requirements which are part of their schedule. This is not a re-scheduled Fiafia event.

All the latest professional advice from the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education is that students should be at school and I would like to reinforce this.

All De La Salle young men are expected to be at school as normal, in fact the school environment is the safest place for them at the moment.

With the cancellation of so many other school activities, our young men must see this time as a great opportunity to simply focus on their academic work, there are very few other activities left now.

Our young men are being constantly reminded to use safe practices regarding washing hands, sneezing and coughing and never to share drinks or foods.

The College Health Clinic will contact any families immediately if we suspect that any of our young men are unwell.


God bless

M. Hogarty