Update for Parents from the Ministry of Education
Update for Parents from the Ministry of
All schools and early childhood education
services in Christchurch city are closed until further
In the Selwyn and Waimakariri Districts, 42
schools and 52 early childhood education services are open.
More plan to open as the week goes on. Greenpark School and
Tai Tapu School will remain closed until further notice.
Parents should contact individual schools and early
childhood services to see if they are open or plan to open.
The Ministry of Education’s website provides an
up-to-date list of which schools and facilities are open or
planning to open. You can find it at wwwmoe.govt.nz. The Ministry is also
running a helpline on 0800 225
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South Africa: Death Of Nelson Mandela
South African President Jacob Zuma:
Our beloved Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the founding President of our democratic nation has departed. He passed on peacefully in the company of his family around 20h50 on the 5th of December 2013.
He is now resting. He is now at peace.
Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father. Although we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss.
His tireless struggle for freedom earned him the respect of the world. His humility, his compassion, and his humanity earned him their love. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mandela family. To them we owe a debt of gratitude.
They have sacrificed much and endured much so that our people could be free. More>>