Information for Parents/Caregivers and Students

Alert Level 1

The key changes for schools at Alert Level 1 are:
  • Physical distancing is not a requirement but where possible or practicable is encouraged when you are around people you don’t know.
  • There are no specific public health requirements.
  • There are no restrictions on personal movement so all students and staff continue to be safe to go to school, and all students must attend school.
  • We are no longer required to keep a contact tracing register but will continue with the usual practice of having a visitor and an attendance register (and will need to work with local health authorities to identify close contacts, should there be a case connected with the school).
  • There are no restrictions on numbers at gatherings or on physical activities including cultural and sporting activities, practices and events.

Golden Rules

  • If people are sick, they should stay home (phone Healthline or their GP and get tested if they have cold or flu symptoms).
  • Continue to regularly wash and dry hands, sneeze and cough into elbows.
  • Soap, water and the ability to dry hands should be provided in bathrooms.
  • Regularly disinfect shared surfaces.
  • Stringent self-isolation of those who display relevant symptoms of COVID-19, test positive for COVID-19, have been in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19, or have been overseas in the last 14 days – Ministry of Health information for self-isolation.
  • At all levels, upon advice from the local medical officer of health, any educational facilities connected to a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 must close on an individual or group basis for 72 hours to allow contact tracing, and then potentially for a further 14 days.

NZ COVID Tracer app

The ability to quickly trace close contacts of a confirmed case is a key defence against further transmission of COVID-19. We are supporting contact tracing by having QR code posters at our entrances – so if you haven’t already downloaded the NZ COVID Tracer app the Ministry of Health’s NZ-COVID Tracer app page has information to help you do that.

Applications for places in 2021

We are still accepting day girl and boarding applications for positions in the 2021 year. The best way to send these to us is via email to. 

Hard copy applications can still be posted to the school (the school will be receiving couriers from Wednesday 29 April)
Waikato Diocesan School for Girls
Private Bag 3051 
Hamilton 3240.

To ensure you have ample time to submit your application, we have extended the cut-off date for Year 9 2021 intake applications to the end of Term 2 2020.