COVID-19 Information


CLICK HERE  to see the TERM 2 CLASS LETTER INTRODUCTIONS & NEWS from each of the Form Teachers



9/6/20 Kia ora Manurewa Intermediate Community!

I am sure you were as pleased as we were to hear the Prime Minister’s announcement about moving to Alert Level 1.  For us, there will be no major changes because in our school grounds we have been basically business as usual. Our school has been and continues to be safe to attend, including any staff and children who are considered more vulnerable to COVID. We have a good cleaning routine in place, people who are sick are staying at home and we continue to encourage good hygiene practices. We also encourage you to continue with the same practices at home as I am sure you have been. 


What is changing is we can now look forward to inter-school and community sport, cultural events and performances and to welcoming all of our school community on-site for these activities. Things like marae stays in Term 3, our Mid Year Social and ‘Whanau Meet and Greet’ on Wednesday 1st of July in Week 12 are good examples of this. Life at Manurewa Intermediate is back to normal so make sure your tamariki are at school, on time, in the correct uniform as Mr Taylor says - ALL THE TIME!!


We, therefore, look forward to seeing you ALL very soon!

Ngā mihi

27/5/20: Please click on this link for our Attendance Expectations 

11/5/20 UPDATE: Please click on this link for our Level 2 Update 

8/5/20 UPDATE: Kia ora whanau and caregivers, You will have seen or heard about the Prime Ministers announcement on Thursday 7th May about what Level 2 will look like. We are currently preparing for Level 2 as a school. We are waiting to hear about when Level 3 will be finishing which will be announced on Monday 11th May before we tell you what Level 2 will look like at Manurewa Intermediate.  

21/4/20 UPDATE: Please click on this link for our Level 3 Update 

12/4/20 UPDATE: Please click on this blue link for our Term 2 Curriculum Letter update. Click on the above link in red for home learning advice and read our 3 reminders for today below:    

1) Just a reminder to make sure you are not victimised online while at home: Make sure you do not give private information to people you do not know. Hackers are trying to get personal details from students to hack into bank accounts on your computer and phones through your wireless.

Here is an example below: You might receive some email say from the principal but it is not from Iain. Example: Principal (textxtx@gmail.comWhen you receive an email. It will not have an email address. You will only see: email from Principal.

2) Your teacher might be using google meet and hangouts from Wednesday onward. Make sure you are logged in to your account and no other google accounts are logged in at the time of using this. This video call between you and your class will have a link that will be sent out by your teacher.

3) See the latest on cyber child exploitation and how to deal with it at the bottom of this page.


24/3/20 UPDATE: The Ministry of Education has clarified the Term 1 holidays will begin on Monday 30th March to Tuesday 14th April. Therefore the official start of Term 2 is Wednesday 15th April. However, there will still be one week of the four-week minimum isolation. This means the earliest students will be allowed back on site will be Thursday 23rd April, unless of course the isolation period is extended. 

We will keep you informed on Facebook and our website as we find out more closer to the end of the four week period. 

Some home learning will be available on the website but the majority will be sent straight to students' Google accounts. This will begin being sent out at the official start of Term 2 - Wednesday 15th April. For now, this time away from school is our school holiday term break; with term time starting, albeit not on-site, on Wednesday 15th April. This is why school work will be provided from then only.

23/3/20 UPDATE: Due to the Monday 23rd March government announcement around COVID-19 Manurewa Intermediate is closed from Tuesday 24th March for the next four weeks minimum. 

However, children are able to come to school on Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th March if caregivers are part of the essential service workforce as laid out in the government list e.g. healthcare workers. 

Over the next two days, our website will provide you with the details around our home learning options. This will be online by the end of Wednesday 25th March. Links to this will also be on our Facebook page. Please stay up to date as possible by keeping an eye on our website and Facebook page.

The school is open between 10am and 2pm on Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th of March for you to come and collect a small food parcel if required, while stocks last. 

Support for Auckland communities during COVID-19 Link - Click Here

Here is a list of FOODBANKS in Auckland Whanau:

Auckland City Mission Foodbank - If you need a food parcel call ACM 09 303 9266 and speak to the Crisis Care team. You will then be given a time to collect from ACM distribution centre at 15 Auburn Street, off Boston road in Grafton. Everyone must take ID with them.

Salvation army food parcels - Contact the Mt Wellington Salvation Army Community Ministry 09 379 7615 – or their local Salvation Army Community Ministry (ring 0800 53 00 00 to find your local ministry). You will be given a time to collect your food parcel.

Presbyterian Support Northern - Call 09 309 2054 to arrange a pick up at 8 Madeira Lane, Grafton. Strictly no walk-ins and collections are strictly between 11-12am Mon-Fri.

St Vincent De Paul in Newton Branch – Call 09 815 6122 or email – and they can deliver a food parcel.

Nga Whare Waatea Marae - Open Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm. Head to the Marae at 31 Calthorp Close, Mangere with ID. Wait in car and staff will get to each person one at a time, asking relevant questions as needed.

Papakura Marae Foodbank - Open Mon-Fri 10am-2.30pm, 09 297 2036. Please phone to request a food parcel, someone will ring you back to do a phone interview, then food will be delivered. Only deliveries to Papakura and Manurewa areas currently.

Orakei Foodbank - Call 521 5712 and leave message on voicemail with details of how many in family etc. Parcels are only delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays to Orakei, Kohi and Mission Bay.

St Marks Church in Pakuranga are still open but only focusing on those in Pakuranga . You can contact them directly via their contact page on their website or emailing

Hills Church on Hillsborough Road can be emailed at Please provide details on your needs and they will do their best to provide a food parcel. Hills Church has also offered to go shopping for those that cannot leave home due to self-isolation if needed.

Support Services available:

• 211 Helpline (0800 211 211) – for help finding, and direct transfer to, community-based health and social support services in your area.

• Find your Local Women's Refuge by calling 0800 743 843 (0800 REFUGE) to be linked up with an advocate in your area.

• Victim Support – call 0800 842 846. 24-hour service for all victims of serious crime.

• Victim Information Line/Victim Centre – call 0800 650 654 or email

• Shine domestic abuse services – free call 0508 744 633 (9am to 11pm) if you're experiencing domestic abuse, or want to know how to help someone else.

• Family violence information line – call 0800 456 450 to find out about local services or how to help someone near you.

• Elder Abuse Helpline – call 0800 32 668 65 (0800 EA NOT OK) - a 24-hour service answered by registered nurses who can connect to local elder abuse specialist providers.

• Tu Wahine Trust – call 09 838 8700 for kaupapa Māori counselling, therapy and support for survivors of sexual harm (mahi tukino) and violence within whānau.

• Shakti New Zealand – call 0800 742 584 for culturally competent support services for women, children and families of Asian, African and Middle Eastern origin who have experienced domestic violence.

• Safe to Talk – sexual harm helpline. Call 0800 044 334, text 4334 or email

• Rape Crisis Centres – call 0800 88 3300 for contact details of your local centre. Provides support for survivors of sexual abuse, their families, friends and whānau.

• Male Survivors Aotearoa New Zealand – call 0800 044 344. Offers one-to-one, peer and support groups for male survivors of sexual abuse and their significant others.

• Tu Wahine Trust – call 09 838 8700 for kaupapa Māori counselling, therapy and support for survivors of sexual harm (mahi tukino) and violence within whānau.

• ACC Sensitive Claims Unit – call 0800 735 566 for access to services related to sexual abuse or sexual assault.

• Hey Bro helpline – call 0800 HeyBro (0800 439 276). 24/7 help for men who feel they're going to harm a loved one or whānau member.

• Korowai Tumanoko – text or call 022 474 7044 for a kaupapa Māori service for those with concerning or harmful sexual behaviour.

• Stop – support for concerning or harmful sexual behaviour.

• Need to Talk? 1737 – free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor.

• Youthline – call 0800 376 633, free text 234 or email

• Kidsline – call 0800 54 37 54 (0800 kidsline) for young people up to 18 years of age (24-hour service).

• Skylight– call 0800 299 100 helping children, young people and their families and whānau through tough times of change, loss, trauma and grief.

• Oranga Tamariki – call 0508 325 459 (0508 FAMILY) or email for concerns about children and young people.

Increase in Child Exploitation Material and Online Child Sexual Abuse during Lockdown

Overseas law enforcement have indicated a dramatic increase of the amount of online child exploitation and child sexual abuse during the lockdown period. Due to New Zealand being at level 4 with most Kiwis being confined to their homes everyone will have an increased online presence including children. Many Kiwis are also working from home while level 4 is in place and may not feel they have as much time as normal to monitor their children’s internet use. Unfortunately, online offenders are also at home with an increased online presence.

To get ahead of the overseas trend and prevent sexual predation, sexting, cyber bulling and other types of cyber crime occurring please refer to the link and information provided by Netsafe:

While the internet is a great place for learning and education and during this time a great tool for delivering distance education there are some dangers and things that parents and caregivers should remember to be aware of to try and prevent children and young persons from becoming victims and exploited online. Discuss internet safety with children of all ages and agree with them on what they can do online including sites to visit and appropriate behaviours

·         Review and approve games and apps before they are downloaded

·         Review privacy settings of sites and applications

·         Check your children’s profiles and what they are posing online and be aware that anything that is posted online with be permanently on the internet

·         Take the time to understand what sites they are visiting and who they are talking with and check in regularly

·         Some social media sites have age restrictions to join, check these before letting your child use them or join

·         Monitor your child’s use of the internet and consider having them use it in an open, common area of the house

·         Make sure your children know to report any activity they don’t feel comfortable with to you straight away.

Remember if your children were going out you would go with them or depending on their age check where they are going. If your children are online you should be with them or check what sites they are visiting.

If you think your child or a child in your care is the victim of online exploitation or abuse, please do not hesitate to report it. If we all work together to make sure children are safe online, we can make the internet a great tool for people of all ages.

Stay off Instagram and phones children! 

Keep safe and be kind - look after your whanau!

Look after Rewa and New Zealand.