Covid-19: Onslow College in Wellington offers online learning after another case confirmed

If students are attending Onslow College, they will need to bring their own computer, charger and headphones.

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If students are attending Onslow College, they will need to bring their own computer, charger and headphones.

Online learning will be available to students at Wellington’s Onslow College from Thursday due to another confirmed case of Covid-19.

A case of Covid-19 at the online school was reported earlier in the week but the school has kept its doors open.

In an email sent Wednesday evening, school principal Sheena Millar confirmed that another case had since been reported in the school community. Online learning would therefore start from Thursday.

“Students can still come to Onslow College or they can access their learning from home. Learning is going to be different,” the email said.

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“Students at school will be supervised in classes with their age group and they will have to bring their computer, charger and headphones.

“Students will follow their normal schedule online. Work will be available on teams and staff will check with their classes.

If students were to access learning from home, instead of school, parents should notify the school.

On Monday, cases of Covid-19 were reported in 164 schools, kura and ECE centers across Aotearoa in New Zealand, according to data from the Ministry of Education.

It is up to schools to decide whether or not to temporarily close amid rising cases of Omicron in classrooms, the Department for Education said.

For the first time ever, more than 1,000 daily cases of Covid-19 have erupted amid the growing Omicron outbreak – with 1,160 cases reported in the community on Wednesday.

Among the new cases were 861 in Auckland, 24 in Northland, 73 in Waikato, 33 in Bay of Plenty, five in Lakes, 15 in Hawke’s Bay, three in MidCentral, four in Whanganui, nine in Taranaki, nine in Tairāwhiti, five in Wairarapa, 32 in Capital and Coast, 20 in Hutt Valley, 15 in Nelson Marlborough, eight in Canterbury, three in South Canterbury, 39 in the south and two unknown areas.

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