Coronavirus Covid-19 information
Updated 14 March 2021
We all have a role to play in containing and minimising the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19 within Aotearoa. Te Wānanga o Raukawa (TWoR) is committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of our students, staff and communities, this is at the forefront of every decision we make.
- Please do not come on to campus or site if you or someone in your immediate whānau is unwell.
- Everyone must register in with Kaitiaki or reception upon arrival on campus or site with I.D. Please ensure you use the government’s covid tracer app to scan in.
- Venue hirers must supply a covid-19 contingency plan - TWoR reserve the right to cancel any event or booking.
- Continue to wash your hands regularly, sneeze into your elbow, clean high-touch surfaces (surfaces you touch often) etc.
- All students attending residential noho on campus/site will attend a covid-19 presentation.
- In line with Kaitiakitanga and in response to Covid-19 Alert Level 1 for our Wānanga, we will not be able to provide accommodation support for children or family members at residential noho or any other time, with the exception of Heke and Poutuarongo Reo daily students with babies.
Tikanga for pōwhiri has been adapted to reduce contact in a way that preserves the rangatiratanga of every person present. Until otherwise advised, the following applies to pōwhiri at Te Wānanga o Raukawa.
- Karanga will occur in the normal format
- Whaikōrero will occur in the normal format
- Upon completion of the final speaker, a waerea (karakia) will take place to complete this part of the pōwhiri
- Pao to kai will occur in the normal format
Kai will be shared in the wharekai in a manner that supports rangatiratanga.
During these unsettles times it is okay to NOT TOUCH, TWoR supports and respects each persons decision – its okay to not hug, hongi or touch.
Be prepared to move to online learning should alert levels move. Keep an eye out for communications from your academic whare.
Where students are in regions with higher alert levels, they must NOT come on to campus or site. Alternative arrangements will be made to continue your learning online.
- At Alert Level 2 – dependent on numbers and accommodation noho will proceed where it is deemed safe to do so, unless otherwise stated.
- At Alert Level 3 – learning will continue online.
- At Alert Level 4 – learning will continue online.
Te Wānanga o Raukawa asks anyone directly impacted to let us know immediately:
Kia tau ai ngā haumarutanga ki runga i a tātou katoa
For more information about the virus visit:
- Ministry of Health website https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus
- Unite against Covid-19 website https://covid19.govt.nz/
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Congratulations to all our 2020 graduates, koia kei a koutou!. With the exception of our Free online Poupou, all graduates will receive a graduation package in the mail mid March including an invitation to attend the 2021 ceremony in December to celebrate and be awarded your graduation taonga in person. If you are urgently requiring your award before March, please contact your academic area.
Stay updated with our stance on Covid-19 and other pānui
Download the Te Wānanga o Raukawa app from your device app store:
- Go to your device app store – Apple store or Google Play
- Download the SchoolAppsNZ
- Go to ‘Schools’ type in ‘Te Wānanga o Raukawa’ and ‘join’
- Choose the ‘General’ and 'Covid-19' groups to receive all relevant information.
Congratulations to all our 2020 graduates. All graduates will receive a graduation package in the mail early March including an invitation to attend the 2021 ceremony in December to celebrate and be awarded your graduation taonga. If you are urgently requiring your award before March, please contact your academic area.
Visit the Ministry of Health website for latest updates on Covid-19.
The government's Unite against Covid-19 website is also a good source of information about the virus and looking after yourself and your whānau.