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Early winter storm closes schools and ECE

Early winter storm closes schools and ECE


The early winter storm working its way across the country has closed 10 schools and four ECE today.

We recommend parents and whānau keep in contact with their school/kura or early learning service to get information about further possible closures today and tomorrow as a result of the storm.

The best information will come from schools and early learning services themselves as they make decisions.

Parents are advised to check school or early childhood service websites or Facebook pages or contact them directly.

The decision to close remains that of the Board of Trustees for schools and Centre Managers/Owners for Early Learning services.

The closed schools are:

Opunake High School - Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu
South Westland Area School - Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast
Kaponga School - Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu
Opunake School- Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu
Pembroke School - Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu
St Joseph's School (Hawera) - Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu
St Joseph's School (Opunake) - Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu
Kakaramea School - Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu
Methven School - Canterbury and Chatham Islands
Springfield School - Canterbury and Chatham Islands
The closed ECE are:
Methven Pre-school Learning & Child Care Centre - Canterbury and Chatham Islands
Maxwell and Districts Kindergarten - Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu
Opunake Communities Kindergarten Incorporated - Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu
Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Namu - Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu
ENDS

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