COVID-19 Information


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.

Stay off Instagram and phones children! 

Keep safe and be kind - look after your whanau!

Look after Rewa and New Zealand.

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