Dear parents and caregivers

With the announcement by Government that we are going into self-isolation, we are continuing with our plan to support your child’s learning from home. We appreciate that things are changing quickly and that this will have an impact on our students and their families.

We will be supporting student learning in the following ways:

  • through online learning.  Some students already have access to a TeKura online programme and for others their teacher will be working on ways to connect and to provide a learning programme.
  • provision of learning packs.  Some of you will already have been given packs of work and others will be receiving work shortly.
  • We are working with the hospitals to find ways to support student in-patients and will do our best to provide work for students to do.
  • Your teacher will be in touch and they are the best person to contact if you have any questions.  The school’s phone system will still operateand we will all be clearing emails regularly.  0800153002 and are good ways to contact the school.

The upcoming school term break will be brought forward to start on Monday, 30 March. For the remainder of this week and through the term break, schools will establish ways to deliver teaching online and remotely. Term 2 will start on Wednesday the 15th April, after Easter weekend.

Your child will be looking to you for guidance about this decision. Parents, caregivers, whānau and teachers will have a particularly important part to play in reassuring children at this time. If you haven’t already done so, you may wish to read the information put together by the Ministry of Education to support your conversations with your children – Talking to children about COVID-19

As noted by the Prime Minister, these restrictions are our best chance to slow the virus in New Zealand and to save lives. We all have a clear role here to slow the spread of COVID-19.

We will continue to communicate with you over the coming days. Thank you for your ongoing support of our school staff and school community. Our teaching staff will be in touch with you soon to determine how we can best support you.

Ngā mihi nui

Richard Winder
Northern Health School

Guidance for parents to talk with their children re COVID 19

The most important thing is the wellbeing of people

Hi everyone

At the Northern Health School we are of course focused on the wellbeing of our staff, students and families.  We have a Covid 19 plan for the school that aims to continue to provide education support to our students, while responding to the virus.

We’ve rolled out a number of precautionary measures to protect everyone.

We’re cleaning, handwashing and sanitizing more frequently with a focus on high-touch areas; and we’re reminding our staff and students about good hygiene.

We have adapted what we do in the following ways:

  • We’re following Ministry of Health and Education guidance, which includes asking people to self-isolate for 14 days if they come back from an overseas trip.
  • We have created clear guidance on attendance at internal and external events, moving many meetings online.  This includes our Board meetings which will go online from April.
  • Our staff are preparing to work remotely should they need to, which includes online learning as well as options for those who do not have access to the internet.  Your teacher will be in touch about how that might look for your family.
  • We’ve asked our people to practice social distancing including greetings and the way we meet and work together.

If you have any concerns please contact your NHS teacher, or call the school on 0800 153 002

Richard Winder

A nurturing school for students with health issues

It can be a worrying time when your child is forced to miss school due to illness or accident, however we at the Northern Health School can help.

We are one of three New Zealand health schools providing community, in-home and hospital based teaching to school aged students who are too unwell to attend their regular school.

Tailored Programmes

We pride ourselves on providing individualised programmes tailored to meet the health and education needs of our students.

Globally Unique

This integrated service is, we believe, unique in the world and allows our teachers to provide a seamless service to each student.

Close Relationships

We have a close relationship with each of the other two health schools which makes the service we offer a national one.



The learner is the reason and the focus of all we do.
Every learner receives an education, no matter what their illness, where they live, or what path they want to follow.
The learners’ voices and choices are central to everything.
High quality staff deliver consistency and cohesiveness across the school.

Vision and Mission Statement


Commitment to learning and the learner.
Compassion inherent in all that we do.
Achievement through setting and achieving learner-centered goals.
Respect for culture, diversity and each other.
Equity of opportunity for all learners.

Memorandum of Delegations
Policy Contents Page

NAG1 – Curriculum

NAG1 – Assessment
NAG1 – Assessment for National Qualifications
NAG1 – STAR Funding

NAG2 – Documentation and Self Review

NAG2 – Complaints
NAG2 – Media
NAG2 – Reporting to Families, Schools of Origin and other Agencies

NAG3 – Personnel

NAG3 – Allocation of Classroom Release Time
NAG3 – Allocation of Management Units
NAG3 – Appointments
NAG3 – Discretionary Leave
NAG3 – Domestic Violence Leave
NAG3 – Equal Employment Opportunity
NAG3 – Ethics
NAG3 – Financial Assistance for Tertiary Study
NAG3 – Incidental Private Use of a School Vehicle by Principal
NAG3 – Internet Safety
NAG3 – On-Line Learning
NAG3 – Performance Management
NAG3 – Privacy
NAG3 – Protected Disclosures
NAG3 – Smoke Free
NAG3 – Staff and Board of Trustees Travel and Accomodation

NAG4 – Finance and Property

NAG4 – Credit Card
NAG4 – Financial Management
NAG4 – Fixed Assets
NAG4 – Fraud and Theft Prevention
NAG4 – Property Management
NAG4 – Sensitive Expenditure
NAG4 – Vehicle Purchase and Sale

NAG5 – Health and Safety

NAG5 – Child Protection
NAG5 – Health and Safety
NAG5 – Induction, Training and Information
NAG5 – Infection Control
NAG5 – Others in the Workplace
NAG5 – Pandemic
NAG5 – Personal Protective Equipment
NAG5 – Restraint and Seclusion
NAG5 – Safe Driving
NAG5 – Student Disclosures
NAG5 – Transporting Students
NAG5 – Traumatic Incident
NAG5 – Welfare of Animals

NAG6 – General Legislation

NAG6 – Administration
NAG6 – Performance Appraisal of the Principal

We would like to give special thanks and acknowledge the following organisation for their interest in our school and kind donations

Morrinsville Combined Lions’ Clubs